Are there any Side Effects?
Every patient is different, but as most dermal fillers are made of bio-compatible hyaluronic acids or calcium microspheres, there’s no allergic reaction as a rule.
Some patients may experience mild versions of the following:
- Slight redness
- Pain or tenderness.
The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.
How long will my Dermal Filler last?
Dermal fillers are long-lasting, but not permanent, as they will gradually break down and leave he body. How long you get from your filler depends on many factors-your skin type; your age, your lifestyle.
You’ll usually expect to need a top-up treatment after 6-12 months, depending on the areas treated; and once you’ve had filler done twice you’ll have a better idea of how your body responds and expected duration of the effects.
What are the different Types of Filler?
Cosmetic Doctor can use a variety of different filler types, from Restylane™, to Radiesse™, to Juvaderm™ and Perlane™ (as well as different types of each brand) suitable for use in order to:
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
- Create more defined or fuller lips,
- Define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek,
- Boost your skin’s vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone on the face, hands, neck or décolletage
Who cannot use Filler?
Dermal fillers should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin- related problems.
Cosmetic Doctor does not recommend the use of fillers or anti-wrinkle injectables whilst you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
People with particular medical conditions, or those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy may not be good candidates for any treatments or procedures that require a skin injection procedure, due to risk of infection.
It’s important to reveal all your medical history to Dr. Fay on your initial pre-treatment consultation so she can make an informed decision about your treatment plan.
Will I need Pain Medication?
Filler injection isn’t usually too uncomfortable, unless you’re very sensitive; you can request use of an anaesthetic cream which can be applied to the area before injection.
The lips are a quite sensitive, and Cosmetic Doctor can use dermal filler product containing the local anaesthetic lidocaine to make the experience more comfortable for the patient.
Are there any Risks?
Filler-related reactions are very rare, especially when they are professionally used by a doctor. There are some reports of injection-related reactions that happen after any injection, like a bit of bruising or selling, which resolve on their own in a few days.
Lips can be a little tender and there may be some swelling for a few days, although Cosmetic Doctor use Juvederm Smile™ which has no down time and minimal swelling.
Call 01 685 3100 to book your consultation at Cosmetic Doctor at the Slievemore Clinic in Dublin, and the staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have.