As our skin ages, it gradually loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows our skin to stay firm, supple, therefore resisting wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin.
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles, and scars. Fillers add volume for a more natural youthful appearance.
Our Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Specialist is highly trained and has superior qualifications. Ultimately cosmetic work is an art form. She has an eye for form and proportion, and will provide you with an honest, balanced and realistic opinion about what is achievable.
A. For lip enhancement, a dental block is given so you won’t feel anything until the anesthetic has worn off. It’s just like the feeling you get when you go to the dentist—numb! For nasolabial folds, and other areas to be injected, a topical numbing cream is applied. The treatment can be uncomfortable for some.
A. Treatment time varies depending on how many areas you have injected during one treatment. It generally takes an hour and a half to inject the lips and the nasolabial folds.
A. Everybody will metabolize dermal fillers at a different rate, but in general, they will last up to one year.
A. Some patients are swollen the next day and maybe two days following treatment, whereas some patients are swollen the day of the treatment and it is resolved by the next morning. If you tend to retain fluids, prop your head up on two pillows when you go to bed the night of the treatment and it may help with swelling.
A. Based upon the goal you are looking to achieve, our highly trained Cosmetic Nurse Specialist will recommend the filler(s) that will best suit your need.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ TO HELP PREVENT BRUISING
To prevent bruising, it is best to stay away from, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Fish Oils, Flax & Vit E for a week prior to the procedure. Arnica tablets (a natural remedy available over the counter) may be taken prior and post treatment to help prevent bruising too.