The main component of fillers is hyaluronic acid, a biosynthesized version of one of the body’s own natural substances. The amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body decreases significantly as we age; as a result the skin becomes dryer, thinner and less supple, rendering it increasingly prone to wrinkling. Injecting fillers into the skin simply adds volume where the body’s own hyaluronic acid has been depleted.
Following a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion of the proposed treatment plan, the treatment can be started straight away. (No pre-test is necessary) The gel is injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles with the natural volume it provides.
Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.
The results are instantaneous.
This will vary from individual to individual. It very much depends on factors such as a person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the degree of correction required. Most clients choose to have a repeat treatment within a year, since the main component of both products (hyaluronic acid) is a natural substance which dissolves over time.
Fillers are considered a very safe treatment. A local anaesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort at the time of injection. Bruising, redness and some slight swelling at the site of treatment does sometimes occur, although rarely lasts more than a few days. Fillers should not be used in patients with severe allergies, particularly those who have a history of anaphylaxis.
Gentle massage of the treated skin is beneficial. However, you should not touch the area for at least six hours following treatment. The correct massage techniques will be demonstrated during your consultation.