Dermal fillers are made up of Hyaluronic acid. This substance occurs naturally in our body. It is broken down and replaced every day. As we age the production of this substance decreases resulting in volume loss, sagging and wrinkle formation especially in the face. Dermal fillers can be injected into the face to replace the lost volume. Dermal fillers are a more cross linked form of hyaluaronic acid and therefore takes longer for your body to break it down. So fillers can last anywhere from 6- 18 months, sometimes longer depending on the product used and the individual.
The procedure can take 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the area treated. Results are instant. There may be some immediate swelling and redness, which usually resolves over the next 1-3 days. Bruising can also occur which is temporary and can be covered with makeup. Other less common side effects will be discussed with you before the procedure. The safety profile is excellent as millions of procedures have been performed around the world.