Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are successfully used to fill volume loss in the face, add more definition or create more projection depending on your facial proportions. The type of filler used to treat different areas depends on the desired outcome and what will suit your face. The dermal fillers used in Skin Enhance and Wellness include hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite collagen-stimulating fillers).

At a Glance

RECOVERY TIME24-48 hours
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediately
FINAL RESULTSImmediate - 4 weeks
DURATION OF RESULTS6-9 months usually longer depending on the product
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSBruising, infection, swelling, allergic reaction

Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I look dramatically different after this treatment?
Dr Tash’s ethos is to give you a refreshed and restored appearance so the treatment is tailored to your requirements. The effects are so subtle you may not look any different to loved ones who see you on a daily basis. The fillers we choose in Skin Enhance Clinic are extremely successful at integrating with your natural collagen to give a smooth appearance.
Can the filler move to other areas?
No. The fillers we use in our Skin Enhance Clinic have been licenced and researched for many years. Once injected the product stays where it is injected and does not move anywhere else.
Is the treatment painful?
Everyone’s pain threshold is different and most fillers now come with a local anaesthetic (lidocaine) that means the treatment can be done without any additional anaesthetic, but please discuss with Dr Tash if an anaesthetic cream is needed. The technique for the treatment can be with the use of a needle or a cannula and Dr Tash is trained in both techniques and will choose the right delivery option for the best outcome.
What can I expect immediately after the treatment?
You can see the effects of the filler immediately after the treatment. There is usually some redness, soreness, and swelling that will subside within a few hours. Using an ice pack will help with these mild symptoms.
What can go wrong with the treatment?
Dr Tash is confident with her skills. If there is a problem with the site of the product or the patient does not like the outcome she will inject a protein to rapidly dissolve the filler safely, within a few hours.

You will always have Dr Tash’s personal number to contact at any time for reassurance.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The duration of a filler varies depending on your lifestyle and the product chosen and where it is injected. Soft fillers like lips fillers are gradually broken down by the body and disappear over 6-9 months. Some fillers such as cheek, chin, or jawline fillers can last 12-18 months. Tear trough fillers can last up to 18 months. 

Are there any circumstances when I can't have dermal fillers?

You can’t have the treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have certain medical conditions affecting your immune system or allergies. If you have active infection at the site of filler placement it would not be advisable to have filler treatment at that time.

Can dermal filler treatment be done alongside other treatments?

Yes, it is safely done with other treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to other areas like lips or cheeks.

Is there anything I can’t do before or after the treatment?
Avoiding the following for a few days before treatment and for 24hours after treatment can reduce swelling and bruising:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen
  • Vitamins supplements like fish oils, omega-3 fatty acids, high dose vitamin E, garlic, gingko biloba and St John’s wort

Any medication being taken that can increase bleeding like blood thinners or steroids must not be stopped and must be discussed with Dr Tash.

It is also recommended you are careful when washing after the filler treatment, avoid rubbing the area and avoid make up for 24hours to reduce any risk of infection. Your aftercare will be discussed in more detail at the face-to-face consultation.

If I stop having the treatment would I look worse than I started off with?
No. If you do decide not to continue with your treatment, then your face will gradually return to how it looked before treatment. Some people have the treatment regularly, for example, every year to maintain their appearance and there is evidence to suggest that the filler stimulates your body to produce more collagen.
How much will the treatment cost?

This is dependent on the amount of filler and the desired outcome. Treatments are often staggered over a period of time. There are payment plans available at Skin Enhance Clinic to spread the cost of the treatment.

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