Dermal Fillers / Facial Volume Loss & Lip Enhancement
Certain products can be used to induce collagen growth in the skin to alleviate sunken facial contours, principally for the cheeks. This is an injectable material containing skin smoothing microparticles that help lift and smooth deep lines, wrinkles and furrows .It helps to lift and smooth skin gradually Depending on the degree of correction required, at least two treatments may be required. Anaesthetic cream is usually applied prior to treatment. Injections usually take about 15 minutes and then a short period of massaging occurs.
Massage of the treated areas should be performed each day for a couple of weeks to encourage smooth collagen growth. Further sessions of injecting can be scheduled six weeks later as collagen growth usually occurs over this period of time. As well as improving facial contours, the skin texture also improves in the treated areas. Results are quite long term with most patients choosing to have a single maintenance treatment 18 months to 2 years after their initial series of treatments.
Generally treatment takes about ten minutes, discomfort is minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required and normal activities can be resumed soon after. After the treatment it takes about 7 days to see the full effect and can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat treatments, the effect tends to last longer or discontinuation of treatments means the muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will revert to their pretreatment levels.