Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment that targets the common signs of ageing, leaving patients with a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can either be temporary or permanent, with permanent fillers being non-absorbable.
To correct concerns such as puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles and even acne scars, dermal fillers injected under the skin. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to the face, which is why they can also be used to plump up the lips. Dr Michael Zacharia uses a leading cosmetic filler brand to treat his patients.
Dermal Fillers – Are You Eligible?
Men and women who want to add volume to the face and plump up deep lines without needing recovery time are ideal candidates for dermal filler treatments.
During your consultation with Dr Zacharia, you will also need to disclose any medications and supplements that you might be taking as these could cause bleeding and bruising during and after your treatment.
Unfortunately, pregnant or breastfeeding women are not eligible for this treatment.
Dermal Fillers – What You Need to Know
To ensure that you’re comfortable and to reduce bruising and swelling, a numbing agent or ice can be applied to the treated area before your treatment commences.
Once the skin has been prepped, Dr Zacharia will use a fine needle to inject the filler into the second layer of your skin. Dermal filler treatments don’t last longer than 15 – 40 minutes so it can easily be scheduled over your lunch hour.
Treatments are quick and most patients only find them mildly uncomfortable, particularly when the nose or lips are being treated.
Patients can expect to see immediate results but a second treatment may be required eight to twelve months later to maintain the results. In the case of permanent fillers, a second treatment will only be required much later in life.
The Side Effects
Much like all cosmetic treatments, side effects are a possibility. Any side effects that are experienced following a dermal filler treatment will be temporary and be related to the injection site. Reported side effects include tenderness, swelling, redness and bruising. Less-common side effects include infection, bleeding, skin discolouration, allergic reactions and asymmetrical results. Permanent fillers tend to carry a higher risk of complications, some of which can last for life.
Temporary dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is completely harmless and can be dissolved by the body, which is why they are the preferred choice. Permanent fillers, on the other hand, cannot be reabsorbed by the body because they contain synthetic substances.
Some people tend to shy away from dermal fillers because they believe it will produce unnatural results. When dermal fillers are administered by a qualified doctor such as Dr Zacharia and the face is treated in moderation, there’s no reason why your results won’t look completely natural.
Dermal fillers were used to treat a variety of other health conditions long before they were used for aesthetic purposes, so they are safe. Dr Michael Zacharia will also review your medical history prior to your treatment to ensure your safety.
Compared to other treatments that are used to achieve similar results, dermal fillers are one of the more affordable options. Costs will vary between patients because they are dependent on the areas that will be treated and how much filler will need to be used. Dermal filler treatments are not covered by health insurance.