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Dermal Fillers Part 2

What happens during a dermal fillers treatment?

During your first visit, we will discuss your expectations from a dermal filler treatment. A medical history will be taken upon registration to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have the treatment. Photographs will be taken by us for a “before and after” comparison of the treatment.

Before injections numb cream will be applied to ensure the process is as comfortable as possible. However, as dermal fillers products have developed in recent years, now many hyaluronic acid based gels are available with the addition of 0.3% lidocaine combined with the gel in the syringe. This provides an instant relief from pain upon injection.

Follow up Treatment 

Depending on the type of dermal fillers used, and the area treated, top up treatments are usually required to maintain the effect.

How long will it take to recover from a dermal fillers treatment?

Treatment times can vary from 30 minutes to an hour, and recovery time can be from a few hours to a few days. However, most people find that they can return straight back to work after treatment with dermal fillers.

What are the risks and potential complications of dermal fillers treatment?

Patients may find the procedure relatively painless to mildly uncomfortable. Treatments around the nose or lip areas are usually more painful.

The obvious, immediate and most common side effect is slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin. Other risks include mild bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling that may also occur around the site of injection. These signs may take 2 – 3 days to vanish completely, especially around the lips where there is little flesh and the skin is tender.

Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after treatment with some fillers. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all of the points of injection. Sometimes, they can last for several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual.

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