A variety of wrinkle fillers, both synthetic and natural, are generally used to “plump up” or reduce wrinkles, furrows, and hollows in the face, giving the skin a smoother and more pleasing appearance. These fillers are effective at contouring specific areas of the face, such as around the lips and mouth, and correcting depressions and scars. There are synthetic and natural filler substances with fewer side effects.
The filler products are designed for different purposes and effects. They are:
for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements
for correcting thin, superficial lines, for example around the eyes and mouth, forehead lines, smile lines.
shaping facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, correcting deep folds, and for volume augmentation of the lips.
Optimal results can be maintained over a period of time by regularly repeating the treatment.
What are synthetic fillers?
Synthetic fillers are derived from Animal and Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid. They consist of complex sugar chains that have been stabilised for longer; lasting effects on the skin. It creates volume for the treatment of lips, lines, wrinkles, and facial folds and you will be able to see immediate results.
What to expect from the treatment?
A trained dermatologist will determine the exact location to inject the fillers to achieve optimal results. Prior to the procedure, local anesthetic creams and nerve blocks may be used to minimize discomfort. The whole treatment usually takes about 30mins. Restylane lasts up to approximately one year, depending on the areas being treated, the depth of the lines, the condition of the skin, and the lifestyle of the individual. Most people return after around 6 – 9 months for a top-up.
What are the side effects?
The side effects of synthetic fillers may include swelling, redness, and occasional bruising. Other side effects may include minor lumps, itching, or tenderness, which usually resolves quickly.
What is Restylane ®?
Restylane ® is Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid (NASH). It creates volume for the treatment of lips, lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. Its results are immediate.
What is it made of?
Restylane consists of complex sugar chains that have been stabilised for longer; lasting effects on the skin.
How Long Does it Last?
Restylane lasts up to one year, depending on the areas being treated, the depth of the lines, the condition of the skin, and the lifestyle of the individual. Most people return at the 6 – 9 months mark for a top-up.
Does the treatment hurt?
Restylane ® treatment involves an injection into the skin, therefore, you may experience some discomfort, however, local anaesthetic creams and injections can be used to minimize pain.
What will I look like after treatment?
You may have slightly pinker skin and some swelling.
What are the side effects?
The side effects of Restylane ® treatment may include swelling, redness, and occasional bruising. Swelling is the likeliest effect because Restylane ® attracts the bodies own water to the area. Other side effects may include minor lumps, itching, or tenderness, which usually resolves quickly.
Is it Toxic?
Restylane ® is safer because it contains no animal proteins allergens or chemicals.
Can I go straight back to work after treatment?
Yes but for a first treatment it is probably better to schedule your appointment for the end of the day and preferably by the end of the week