Injectable HA filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face and lips.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle
WHAT DERMAL FILLERS CAN DO:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
- Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
Is a skin test required before treatment?
No allergy test needed.
Not to be used in
Dermal fillers should not be used in clients with the following contra-indications:
- Those with allergies or known intolerant reactions to hyaluronic acid or mannitol.
- Those with skin inflammation or certain allergies.
- Those who are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring.
- Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Those taking certain medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy.
The latest, most exciting cosmetic surgery advancement is the abundance and variety of injectable fillers. Injectable fillers can be used for many different cosmetic treatments, even a non-surgical liquid face lift. Fillers can smooth wrinkles, plump out cheeks, erase pitted scars, fill out the lips and more.
With age We become better at a lot of things, but this comes with a price. The soft, supple skin that we had when we were younger becomes wrinkled. Creases and folds appear on our cheeks and forehead, hollowness sets in under the eyes, and the face may become thinner as we lose the plumping fat underlying the skin! Ageing approaches and then overtakes us.
With this simple and quick procedure, injectable fillers can make you look as young as you feel. Once fillers are injected under the skin, they work by restoring volume and softness, easing the wrinkles and filling sunken areas and creases. Injectables attract water to plump up the skin, other fillers stimulate the formation of the body’s collagen to keep the face younger looking longer.
There are a variety of fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body, Which we produce.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers are some of the most natural feeling and looking substances and these fillers are amongst the safest of all fillers. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally a part of our skin, similar to collagen. Hyaluronic Acid fillers do not require allergy testing.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers are also mostly dissolvable and can be removed with an injectable enzyme known as Hyaluronidase.
Hyaluronic acid filler molecules can last up to 18 months in certain areas of the face. However the visible effects of the fillers, to the naked eye, can last a shorter period. HA fillers last a shorter time in more dynamic and mobile areas such as lips but last longer in less mobile areas such as the lower eyelid tear troughs or the nose.
DOES IT HURT?
Lip augmentation is normally fine with just ice and anaesthetic creams, but dental infusion is also available on request, to completely numb the area.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
The lips are a very vascular structure and that is why they are the colour red. To lessen bruising, you should avoid medications that make you bleed easier. These include:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, Fish oil or Omega-3-Fatty Acid. These should be stopped 7 days prior to augmentation.
- Avoid alcohol in the 24hrs before.
- If you are on prescription anticoagulants, check with your doctor before stopping.
- If you get regular cold sores, the stress of lip augmentation can sometimes bring on an outbreak. To prevent this, you should take preventative antiviral medication starting the day before your procedure.
IS A SKIN TEST REQUIRED BEFORE TREATMENT?
No allergy test needed.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The lips will swell after the procedure. The upper lip will usually swell more than the lower lip. Sometimes one side will swell more than the other. The swelling is most noticeable for the first 24-48 hrs then subsides. The majority of the swelling will be gone by day 3, but small amounts may linger for up to 2 weeks. Bruising may also occur.
Use ice on the lips to help reduce swelling especially in the first 12 hrs after the procedure.
Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours.
No makeup for 4 hours after procedure.
IS IT PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY?
Hyaluronic acid is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler. This treatment typically lasts for between four and 12 months.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I REQUIRE?
We usually start with 1ml of dermal filler, and reassess the result at 14 days. Most clients find 1ml will give them the subtle increase in size they desire. If more size is needed, further treatments can be performed at 1 month intervals until the desired size/shape is achieved.
To maintain the appearance, a further top up will be required in 6-12 months.
WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU HAD?
Luci Bruce has undergone comprehensive training with one of the UK's leading training centers, completing hundreds of hours of meticulous training, Not only has she had to learn the correct procedure over and over to administer these treatments, she has also completing a level 7 post graduate degree in injectables for aesthetic medicine.
Combine all of this training with her experience as a highly skilled and trusted permanent makeup technician and student trainer and you are in extremely safe hands.
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