What are injectable fillers?
Dermal fillers help to restore youthful volume and diminish facial lines by hydrating soft tissue areas such as the cheeks, nose and jawline. By erasing wrinkles and contouring the skin, fillers bring definition to these areas, while also plumping up lips, elevating eyebrows, and smoothing out the forehead for an overall younger, more energized appearance.
How do injectable fillers work?
As we age, our faces naturally lose a layer of tissue immediately beneath the skin called subcutaneous fat. This diminishes the natural volume of the face, while also making wrinkles and lines more apparent due to facial muscles sitting closer to the skin. Dermal fillers contain a natural complex sugar found in all living cells called hyaluronic acid (HA) which helps to retain water. The treatment is administered to the face via injection and works by targeting the protective layer of tissue above the subcutaneous fat – known as the dermis – to help attract water, hydrate the skin and increase the volume and density of the face.
Results & Recovery:
Results are noticeable immediately with visibly fuller lips, cheeks, smoother skin and a more defined jawline depending on the area of treatment. The treatment generally takes no more than an hour and you can return to your normal routine the same day. We do, however, not recommend strenuous exercise, sun exposure or saunas for a period of time after the filler injections.
Will I notice the difference right away?
Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You’ll see the results as soon as your appointment is over.
Will I need to take time off work?
No, you can return to your normal routine within reason immediately after treatment.
How long will the effects of filler treatment last?
Since each face is different, the outcome of dermal fillers can vary. Based on our experience at Eternel Clinic, you can expect fillers to last between 4 to 12 months. This, however, is dependent on your age, the desired results, and the depth of the folds and wrinkles on your face.
It is important to tell your doctor the following before the treatment:
- If you have a history of severe allergy or bleeding disorders, recent use of aspirin, no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Cataflam or Brufen, or herbal supplements known to affect coagulation and hemostasis.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.