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What are they?

Soft tissue fillers are substances injected into the skin to create a more youthful appearance.  Many fillers are available but the most popular fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a clear gel that is hydrophylic, allowing it to correct wrinkles and volume deficits by drawing in water.   Hyaluronic acid is a substance which naturally occurs in our skins, keeping it firm and hydrated.  Fillers made from hyaluronic acid are very similar in structure but are cross-linked to allow them to last for longer in tissue before our bodies break them down.

Different thickness gels (fillers) are used in different areas, according to the condition being treated.

What does a treatment entail?

The area to be injected will be cleaned and the filler will be injected by your doctor.  One or more fillers may be injected according to the treatment plan agreed to by you and your doctor. Some patients only require one filler, others may need multiple fillers to achieve best results.  Often, patients choose to undergo the process in a step by step fashion over time.

Is there pain and downtime?

Ice is applied to the area being treated which helps make the injection less painful.  Most people tolerate the procedure well.  If you are particularly scared of needles, please ensure that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment and request topical anaesthetic cream to be applied.  You may experience mild tenderness in the area for a few days afterwards, and bruising may occur.  Other rare side effects are covered in your consent form and can be discussed with your doctor.

When can I expect to see results?

Results are immediate but improve over the next 2-4 weeks as the filler draws in water and integrates with your tissue.  The result is soft and natural-looking, with no loss of movement in the treated area.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

Fillers last for varying amounts of time according to the type of filler used.  Your doctor will discuss the expected longevity with you. Results can vary from person to person and longevity may be influenced by your genetic aging process and other factors such as smoking, diet, and sun exposure.

Volume restoration

Filling of creases

Improving lines and wrinkles

Lip augmentation

Correcting nose deformities

Augmentation of chin

Augmentation of jawline

Improvement of skin quality

“Beautification”

Soft and natural-looking

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