Photographs of a Dermal Filler treatment by Dr Martin Watts NeoDerma Medical, March 2015.
The Product that we use in Clinic is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
They are a smooth consistency gel. Juvederm products are developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal results.
These products also contain the local anaesthetic Lidocaine for a more comfortable injection. They contain 0.3% preservative-free Lidocaine and numb the treatment area within seconds. The Juvederm Ultra Plus products contain more highly cross-linked formulations for volumising and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.
Dermal Filler Side Effects
Most Dermal Filler side effects are mild in nature and short-lived, usually resolving in 7 days or less. The most common side effects include injections site reactions, such as:
- Risk of infection
If continued redness or visible swelling lasts for more than a few days, please notify us.
How painful are the injections?
There may be some discomfort during and after the injection. It is injected directly into the skin with a fine needle. Some products contain the local anaesthetic Lidocaine to help lessen discomfort during injection, or your injector may choose to numb the site prior to injection. You should discuss these options with your doctor prior to the procedure. We also offer vibration distraction and topical numbing cream.
What is expected after the procedure?
Within the first 24 hours, avoid:
- strenuous exercise
- extensive sun or heat exposure
- alcoholic beverages
Exposure to any of the above may lead to temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If swelling occurs, place an ice pack over the swollen area.
How long does it last?
Correction with Juvederm is temporary. Re-injections may be needed, typically between 9 months and one year after the initial injection. Smaller injections (about half the amount) are needed for repeat procedures.
A consultation is needed prior to a treatment with our doctor.
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