DERMAL FILLERS | FACIAL FILLERS | WRINKLE FILLERS
Dermal fillers are increasingly popular way of enhancing the appearance of the face and, when used well, can help to accentuate your natural features and reverse the appearance of ageing with long-lasting effects.
Injectables such as dermal fillers are suitable for treating fine to deep wrinkles, restoring volume to the face and even augment facial structure. Dermal or facial fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a molecule that is found naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.
At ADL Aesthetics, we offer injectable fillers for lip plumping and contouring, treatment of naso-labial folds (creases from nose to mouth) and Marionette Lines (creases from the lips to chin).
BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLERS
- Minimising facial wrinkles, eg smile lines and marionette lines
- Smoothing frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet
- Reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars
- Creating fuller, more beautiful lips and smoothing lip wrinkles
- Lifting eyebrows up to a more youthful position
- Re-balancing and bringing symmetry to the face
- Enhancing and lifting flattened, sunken cheeks
- Restoring volume to sagging jowls to create a straighter jaw line
- Lifting up sagging corners of the mouth
- Creating a more defined chin
- Restoring symmetry to irregularities of the nose, including bumps or dips
- Reducing facial folds
- Hiding dark circles, bags and hollow areas under the eyes
WHAT TO EXPECT
Are Dermal Fillers Painful
You may experience minor discomfort during the injection as the viscous filler stretches the skin. Some areas of the face, eg marionette lines & lips, are more sensitive so may be more painful than others.
What are the risks?
You may experience an aching or throbbing sensation for a short time after the injection. There will be mild swelling and common side effects include: bruising, redness, swelling and itching.
What to do after?
After your treatment the full effects won't initially be visible for around 3 days.
Results typically last from to 3-6 months, although this varies between patients depending on how long the hyaluronic acids take to be naturally absorbed by your body.
After Lip Augmentation
One of the most common side effects of dermal fillers is bruising. Even if you have never bruised before, it is always a possibility. Why? Because bruises are just a small hematoma; they occur when small blood vessels get punctured and leak into the soft tissue beneath.
As there are several injection points with the Russian lip technique, you may find that you have slightly more initial swelling and some bruising after this procedure. This treatment may cause more discomfort than a normal lip filler treatment due to the multiple injection points your injector needs to use.
Side Effects and Risks
Side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary and should only last a few days. They may include:
Bleeding from the injection sites
Swelling and bruising
Redness and tenderness at the site of the injection
Reactivation of cold sores or fever blisters (herpes simplex) of the lips or area surrounding the lips
More serious side effects or risks may include:
Severe and prolonged swelling or bruising lasting one week to 10 days
Lip asymmetry (parts of lips are different sizes)
Lumps and irregularities in the lips
Injection into a blood vessel, causing tissue loss
Ulceration, scarring, or stiffening of the lip
Allergic reaction causing redness, swelling, or itching around the lips
Your lips will likely be swollen after the procedure. You may also notice some redness or bruising at the injections sites, which is normal. Most side effects will be minor, and you will be able to resume most activities once the procedure is done.
Apply ice to your lips afterward using an ice pack or an ice cube covered in cloth (so it doesn’t stick to the lip and cause pain). This will help ease swelling, itching, bruising, and any other pain.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours after you get lip or any other dermal fillers. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate from exercise may make swelling or bruising worse. You can take Arnica for bruising. It’s fine to engage in light activity like walking.
Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help your body heal.
Eat plenty of hydrating fruits and vegetables and try to avoid excess sodium, which may worsen swelling.
Avoid high temperatures like steam rooms, saunas, or heated exercise classes for 48 hours after treatment. High heat can make swelling more pronounced.
Ask your doctor which painkillers are OK to take in the days after your treatment. Normally Tylenol will be fine, but not blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen.
If you’re getting lip fillers for a specific event, make sure to leave plenty of time in between the procedure and the event to allow your lips to properly recover.
Try to sleep with your head elevated on pillows to reduce swelling. Do not sleep on your face.
Avoid makeup on your lips for up to 24 hours after.
What to avoid
Here are a few other things we recommend avoiding after your lip filler procedure:
Smoking can increase the risk of infection, so it’s important not to smoke immediately after getting lip fillers. You may also want to avoid being around others who smoke.
Alcohol acts a blood thinner, and should be avoided for at least 24 hours after getting lip fillers. Alcohol can cause inflammation, increase the likelihood of bruising, and make swelling worse. It’s also a good idea to avoid alcohol a few days before your appointment.
We recommend that you wait at least a week after your treatment before flying. This is because the air pressure in a plane can make swelling and bruising worse.
You are probably seeing the sebaceous glands of your lip which are called Fordyce spots. The skin of the lips is very thin and you can easily see them period maybe they are more prominent after the filler because the lips lightly comes out a little bit.