What is dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles or add volume to the area. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced in our bodies. It gives our skin the elasticity and plumpness that gives us our youthful appearance.
Why have filler in this area?
Clients choose to fill this area as the treatment quickly and effectively restores lost volume and reduces dark circles under the eyes. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles as the dermal fillers will boost collagen production by hydrating from the inside.
How long will it last?
It depends how your body reacts, and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between 6 and 18 months.
Why is it better to use a Cannula than needle for this treatment?
- Cannulas are blunt, which mean that they are less likely to pierce a through a vein or artery. This results in less swelling, bruising and intravascular injection of filler.
- When injecting, we more feel about what structures are being passed by the tip of the cannula.
- Cannulas are longer, allowing for fewer injections and entry points through the skin.
- Can go in through the same entry point multiple times without hurting the patient.
Who is suitable for this kind of treatment?
You must be over the age of 18 to have any injectable treatments, if you look younger than 21 you will be asked for ID.
You may not be suitable for this
treatment if you have;
- Blood clotting problems
Is there any down time?
Whilst you can usually get back to your normal activities straight away, we recommend avoiding alcohol, smoking and vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours. It is completely normal to experience some redness, bruising, very mild bleeding, swelling and tenderness after the procedure for 2 - 3 days.