Injectable fillers can be used to treat facial wrinkles caused by ageing and can also be used to add fullness to the lips and cheeks. The technique involves injecting a substance into the skin to correct a wrinkle or deep fold such as the nose to mouth lines. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased wrinkles and folds of the face. Injectable fillers may be used alone or in combination with other procedures such as Botox or surgery. Deeper folds and creases in the face and brow can be more effectively treated using surgery.
There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market, but only a few dermal fillers have demonstrated predictable long-term results with minimal swelling and reliable safety.
Restylane is the brand name for an injectable form of hyaluronic acid specially formulated for facial contouring. Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the connective tissue of our skin and along with collagen forms the building blocks of healthy tissues. Restylane is the most popular facial filler in the world today and it has a proven safety record. The result from the treatment is immediate and will last approximately 6 months.
Most injectable fillers are injected into the skin with a very fine needle. Either using a local anaesthetic injection or a topical anaesthetic cream applied to the skin before treatment can reduce the discomfort from the injection. Some patients may experience a little redness and swelling which can be minimised with makeup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on which area(s) you are having treatment on, dermal filler treatment takes between 15-30 minutes.
As there is little to no downtime with this treatment, you can return to your daily routine almost immediately. The results are seen immediately and can last between 6-18 months, depending on which dermal filler is used. All treatments are tailored to the individual patient, so experiences and results can vary.
Dermal fillers provide instant results with little to no downtime and are a simple, safe and effective treatment option when performed by a highly trained physician. Dermal fillers don’t require the use of anaesthesia, but a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied if required.
This treatment is performed by Professor Dunaway or Justine O’Hara, who are both highly skilled plastic surgeons.