Dermal filler treatments have a number of benefits, especially when compared to their surgical counterparts. For example, the treatment itself is non-invasive and only utilises a few small injections meaning that there is virtually no recovery time and you can resume your normal day to day life almost immediately after your proecdure has been done. It also isn’t a permanent solution and will naturally break down over time, meaning that if you’re unhappy with the outcome, it isn’t something that you are then stuck with forever.
In some cases, a local anaesthetic may be applied to the skin before the treatment is carried out but it isn’t considered to be a painful treatment and is thought of more as uncomfortable. The dermal filler will be injected at a number of sites and takes around 20-30 minutes to complete and once done the results will last around 6-18 months depending on the area that has been treated.
Following your treatment, the area that has been treated may have a red and slightly swollen or bruised appearance although this will settle down after a few days. You will be advised by your aesthetician on what to do to help to reduce the risk of side effects, including not wearing makeup for a few days after the procedure and avoding alcohol, coffee and the sun.