Dermal Fillers instantly correct and improve the signs of aging. While most dermal fillers are composed of Hyaluronic Acid - a natural occurring substance in our bodies, there is also a type of Dermal Filler mainly composed of Calcium Hydroxylapetite - a longer lasting dermal filler. The type and amount of fillers needed depend on the look you are trying to achieve. Not all fillers are appropriate for all areas of your face. Your injector should be able to discuss to you which filler is most appropriate for you area of concern. Fillers over time are broken down in your body and the length of time the filler lasts depend on the type used, the area treated and your metabolism.
Although most dermal fillers available now comes with an anaesthetic agent, we usually apply a topical anaesthetic cream before we start with a the treatment. Most of patients feel a little discomfort while the filler is injected however, this gets better as we go on with the procedure. Usually you will see the results right away and will get better as you completely heal from the treatment.
You may experience swelling, bruising and tenderness on the treated areas. Cold compresses help ease post filler injection discomforts. You are advised not to exercise or do vigorous activities for 24-48 hours after your treatment.