Who is suitable?
Your practitioner will take a detailed medical history and an assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you. This must be a nurse, doctor, dentist or prescribing pharmacist with specialised training, qualified to prescribe.
Results/How long does it last for?
Depending on the product used and the area treated, results may last from 4 months to in excess of a year.
Does it hurt?
Many dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure, although some practitioners may apply a topical anaesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment for skin numbing.
The procedure may be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. Certain areas, such as the lips, are more sensitive.
Fillers are a little more involved than Botox, which is why you do need to plan accordingly before you come in for your facial rejuvenation. Do not schedule your treatment when you have an important event or holiday/trip planned within the next 4 weeks. Bruising and swelling can take time to settle and may be prolonged or worsened with exposure to heat and the sun. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for 48 hours or until any initial side effects settle. Should you have a problem, your practitioner will need to see you in order to provide corrective treatment or advise you.
Most people can continue with normal activities. Some will have redness, pin- prick marks, or swelling (particularly following a lip treatment), which should settle within a few days. Cold packs may be advised to help alleviate swelling and arnica may be recommended to reduce bruising. Your practitioner will provide you with aftercare advice.
Bruising and swelling may be more apparent the next day and can take up to 14 days to disappear. Tenderness should settle within 48 hours.
After treatment, it is expected you will see an improvement straight away. However, although due to initial swelling, the product may feel hard, d or lumpy, or asymmetrical immediately afterwards. The final results are best judged at a 2-week review appointment. Get ready for younger, healthier, and smoother looking skin today!