TREATMENT GUIDE & FAQs
WHAT HAPPENS FIRST?
WHICH PRODUCT DO YOU USE?
There are an increasing amount of dermal fillers on the market.
WHAT AREA CAN BE TREATED?
Dermal fillers can typically be used to treat any area where there is loss of volume or facial contouring. It’s also about structural balance for example, enhancing the chin or reshaping the nose.
WILL MY TREATMENT HURT?
Most dermal fillers these days contain some form of local anaesthetic. That, combined with topical anaesthetic makes for a surprisingly comfortable procedure.
WHAT IS THE DOWN TIME?
As with any injectable treatment there are associated side effects such as bruising and swelling. With certain dermal fillers we would expect some swelling which can last for a few days. Bruising can happen (although not expected) so we prefer on the side of caution and schedule your appointment where you have some time afterwards just in case, especially if it’s your first treatment. To reduce this it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol and taking omega-3 supplements for a couple of days beforehand as both can thin your blood. If you’re prone to bruising it might be wise to take some arnica tablets before and afterwards to minimise the risk but its not essential. If you look online there are some scary stories where necrosis has happened. This complication is where product has been misplaced and injected directly into a vein. This is extremely rare and highlights the importance of seeing someone who has sound facial anatomy knowledge. At Kris Beauty Aesthetics we have never had a case of this but know how to manage it should it arise by dissolving the dermal filler.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS FROM MY TREATMENT?
One of the many benefits of dermal fillers is that you will see the result immediately after your treatment, although you should allow time for any swelling to subside to see the full outcome.
WILL EVERYTHING BE DONE IN THE ONE TREATMETN?
Some people would like quick results which is understandable however, with dermal fillers its ideal to be treated in stages. We don’t need to inject much to make a difference so it’s best to have a treatment plan such as starting with the mid face followed by lower face but all of this will discussed during the consultation.
HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT LAST?
It varies on the individual, but generally the results of a dermal filler treatment will last for six to nine months. As dermal fillers are gradually broken down and absorbed by the body, most people return for another treatment before the visible results have gone.