Dermal Fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid, which occurs naturally in the human body, present in virtually all of our body’s cells. Known as nature’s moisturiser, this natural acid acts like a sponge to bind and absorb water in our skin. This, in turn, creates volume in the face.
The use of dermal filler and other non-surgical wrinkle treatments are on the rise. They’re non-invasive and a great alternative to surgical options. They have the ability to achieve desired results instantly and play an important role in rejuvenation of the face.
The facial skin also tends to stretch over time, adding to this loss of facial volume.
Facial fillers can not only ‘correct’ these imbalances, they can also give fuller lips, cheeks, jaw lines, chins, enhance shallow contours and soften facial creases. This treatment is great for people who are not ready to commit to surgical procedures. The results are natural and will last anywhere from 4 months to a year, depending on the individual, their lifestyle choices and the type of filler used. Not every dermal filler is right for every type of wrinkle, or facial feature. The least risks and best results come from choosing the right type of filler and correct administration.
Are you thinking of getting dermal fillers?
To prepare yourself make sure you have eaten a meal on the day and beforehand, think hydration. Keeping yourself extremely hydrated will help your body heal. Eat spinach, kale and celery the week before, to boost your levels of Vitamin K (this helps with bruising) Avoid Vit E and fish oil.
Before the procedure, a full consultation is required as it is important to go through the process as everybody is different and with every procedure and treatment undertaken, there are potential side effects and some limitations that can vary from each person and this will form the basis of the correct treatment path for you.
The treatment is around 20-minutes and entails the solution being injected into the desired area. We may want to begin with smaller doses before building it up accordingly, particularly if you are new to cosmetic injections.
Generally, the injections are well received and accepted by the body, as the consultation will have determined the right course of action. However, individuals may have a mild response, some potential side effects include: redness, swelling, slight bleeding and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps, this is a problem that often improves over a short period of time.
Of course, aside from the possibility of temporary side effects, the major benefits to many is a prolonged, more youthful look that prevents the signs of ageing! This is not a permanent solution however, dermal fillers are only temporary and repeat treatments must be undertaken to maintain great results, usually about twice a year.
Aftercare will be one of the most important processes in order establish a healthy partnership with your body and the filler - full detailed aftercare will be given on the day of the procedure.
A little tip from me.. Pineapple Juice!
Yes, pineapple juice helped with my swelling and inflammation due to an enzyme called Bromelain that is found naturally in pineapples.
Eating fresh pineapples will provide the greatest amount of Bromelain.
You can also get Bromelain as a supplement that will provide the highest concentration and a more potent effect.