Dermal fillers are injected into facial lines to provide volume and hydration and to soften facial fold and lines. The most common areas for injection are the smile lines around the mouth and the lips. Depending on the product used the results may last up to nine months.
Our cosmetic fillers are:
■ Juvéderm® – Juvéderm® is a FDA approved non animal based hyaluronic acid dermal filler by the makers of Botox®. It is the only dermal filler using a smooth consistency gel, which gives a smooth, natural look and feel. Depending on factors such as age, skin type and life-style Juvéderm™ may last up to nine months.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles and scars. Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips and lessen the downward slant of the corners of the lip.
What are the risks of fillers?
Each filler is unique and has its own profile. In general, however, risks include allergic reaction, infection, pain, and scar formation. You should talk to your physician to decide which filler is right for you.
Is the treatment painful?
Your doctor will typically numb the entire area with a topical numbing agent. This does not take away all the feeling so there is some degree of pain.
Is the treatment safe?
Since 1996, more than three million people have been successfully treated in more than 70 countries. The safety profile is impressive and well documented. And the results speak for themselves.