Dermal Fillers

Now offering Mid Face and Tear Trough fillers – an advanced technique that Dr Himani specialises in providing to all clients.

 

 What are Dermal Fillers?

 

Hyaluronic Acid is used mainly to improve volume under the skin, which can help to plump out wrinkles or hollows in the lower face caused by the ageing process or loss of facial fat. It is most commonly used to correct the nose to mouth furrows, to plump lips, and correct lines that bring the corners of the mouth down. It is administered by injections underneath the skin.

Typically the dermal filler treatment is used for:

  • wrinkles around the nose and/or mouth
  • crows feet around the eyes
  • lines and wrinkles on the forehead
  • lip augmentation
  • cheeks

 

 How Dermal Fillers Work

 

 

TEOSYAL®PEN

The motorised TEOSYAL®PEN system was designed to be gentle, consistent and virtually painless. This tool promotes fast recovery allowing you to quickly resume normal activities, such as going back to work the same day. Even areas that have previously been more delicate to manage can be treated, to help with the overall care of your beauty with more natural results.

Learn more about the TEOSYAL®PEN

Frequently Asked Questions

How is contouring treatment performed?

The doctor performs a series of small injections of filler, to fill out lines and any facial furrows. Pre-testing is not required.

The results can last from 3- 12 months for some fillers and upto 18 – 24 months of other fillers.

 

Do the injections hurt?

You may find that the injections are slightly uncomfortable, particularly around the nose or lips. For this reason topical anaesthetic gel is used, and sometimes an anaesthetic injection.

 

How will my skin look and feel immediately after treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, there may be a slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two.
Most patients feel comfortable in resuming their normal activities following treatment. Temporary puffiness of the treated areas, however, should be expected.

What other special precautions are necessary?

All facial injections should be used with caution in people on immuno-suppressive therapy and in people with a history of allergic reactions. Be sure to tell your practitioner of any allergies you may have, and any medicines or treatment you are currently taking.

You must understand and appreciate the risk of bruising, which occasionally can be unpredictable. Although this bruising is only temporary, it needs to be considered and make up concealment many be needed. If you are using aspirin, or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If needed you should use Paracetamol for pain relief.

All facial injections should be used with caution in people on immuno-suppressive therapy and in people with a history of allergic reactions. Be sure to tell your practitioner of any allergies you may have, and any medicines or treatment you are currently taking.

You must understand and appreciate the risk of bruising, which occasionally can be unpredictable. Although this bruising is only temporary, it needs to be considered and make up concealment many be needed. If you are using aspirin, or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If needed you should use Paracetamol for pain relief.

Can facial injections take the place of surgical procedures such as face-lifts and dermabrasion?

No. Injectable filler treatments are not meant for people who have excess facial skin, or for those who want a major resurfacing of the skin.

Does the correction last forever?

No. Top up injections will be needed to maintain maximum correction. Because the fillers are so similar to your own skin they will be altered by the same ongoing mechanical forces that caused the original skin depressions.

How often will I need a top up injection?

The time between injections varies from person to person. The injected material will eventually be absorbed and broken down, and that is why you need ongoing treatment to maintain the look you want. If you choose not to continue treatment, any remaining material is simply absorbed by your body over time, and your skin gradually returns to its natural contours.

Most patients who choose to receive top ups for lines or furrows do so within 3 to 24 months of the original treatment. For scars, and deeper depressions the time between top ups may be longer. Top up injections will help you maintain your correction and can provide a long-term solution to skin contour problems.