WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are injectable medications that target and fill in hollows, fine lines and wrinkles on both the face and body. Fillers can increase the volume of your lips, lift your cheeks and plump a specific area that has lost volume due to collagen loss. Ageing causes a progressive loss of bone tissue, fat, elastin and collagen beneath the skin.
A youthful face is defined by a combination of facial fullness and skin tension. AcuDerma uses safe and natural dermal fillers to replenish the lost volume resulting in a more youthful appearance. In contrast to other cosmetic products and treatments that bring gradual results, dermal fillers provide instantly visible benefits. Depending on the type of filler used, the results normally last from 6 to 18 months.
HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
AcuDerma primarily provide Juvederm and Revolax, which are most widely used and commonly requested among clients. Both Juvederm and Revolax dermal fillers are Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which consists of a soft tissue-friendly injectable gel. It resembles a molecule found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid draws and binds with water and expands after injecting into treatments areas. Your skin subsequently increases in volume resulting in less sagging and wrinkling. The treatment is fairly long-lasting, but not permanent.
WHICH AREAS CAN DERMAL FILLERS TREAT?
As well as being used to correct volume loss e.g. enhancement of lips, cheeks, chin, jaw line, tear troughs and reshaping of nose, dermal fillers can also be used to correct lines e.g. upper lip lines, nose-to-mouth (nasolabial) lines and mouth-to-chin (marionette) lines.
DO DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS HURT?
We provide you with topical numbing cream before treatment. The cream only helps take away some pain, therefore you may still experience some amount of pain, tenderness, itching, bruising, swelling, or redness after your treatment. These effects range from mild to moderate and are temporary.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
Most people can resume their usual activities after a filler treatment. It is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, facial massages and excessive sun or heat exposure for at least 2 days. This allows the gel to settle evenly and more effectively. You will be provided with an aftercare leaflet that explains how you can look after your skin following your treatment to maximise effect and minimise complications.