Dermal fillers are injectable gels that when laid under the skin help fill in wrinkles and folds, contour the face such as cheekbones and jawline and give volume such as the lips and the cheeks. Various fillers are available with different thickness and life spans, according to the result desired. The effects can also be enhanced with Botox and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for a better effect.
Dermal fillers are carried out after local anaesthetic cream is applied; however, some of the dermal fillers have local anaesthetic within the product. Since semi-permanent fillers are absorbed by the body, repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. The time frame between repeat treatments depends on the product used and site treated, as well as individual factors such as the person’s age, lifestyle, skin type, and the degree of perfection required.
Fillers have a high safety profile, with discomfort, if any, being limited to redness, bruising, swelling, lumpiness and itching. These symptoms will resolve in a couple of days.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers creates fuller, plumper lips, as well as reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth (smoker’s lines). They can correct any imperfections in symmetry, enhance the lip borders and brighten your smile. Augmentation can be performed for the upper or lower lip individually or both lips to maximize results. It is up to you whether you want to go for a natural look or a more voluminous one. Our doctors will guide you in this process. The procedure takes only minutes to perform, and is carried out under local anaesthesia in the form of a cream. Slight bruising, swelling or tenderness at the injected site may occur occasionally although this will resolve in a few days.
Liquid Face Lift
The same fillers used for semi-permanent lip augmentation may also be used to improve facial wrinkles and folds. The result is instantaneous and produces a natural enhancement, gentle to your skin. With a series of light injections your skin is supported and flattened to give a smoother look. The whole procedure can be completed in about 60 minutes. Usually a combination of four different fillers is used during this procedure. Your face will look more bright and fresh, without having to undergo any surgical procedure.