How long will Dermal Fillers last?

How long a filler lasts is dependent on how much product you receive, which filler you receive, and your metabolism. Some people break down the filler more quickly than others. Dermal fillers tend to last the longest in areas that move the least. For example, treatment in your cheeks will most likely last longer than those in areas such as the lips.

Juvederm® – results in a single session, lasting for up to one year

Restylane® – up to 18 months

Sculptra® – up to 3 years

Radiesse® – a year or more

Voluma® – 2 to 3 years

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are crystal-clear gels which are the same as a natural skin substance called hyaluronic acid. Replenishing hyaluronic acid rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaving patients with natural looking results.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

The hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers is not actually an acid. It is a “water-loving” molecule found naturally within the human body that keeps skin plump and hydrated. Dermal filler products containing hyaluronic acid provide very natural and safe results.

What Dermal Fillers do we use?

The dermal fillers are used to smooth lines and naturally re-contour your face and neck to give you a younger, rejuvenated appearance without surgery. We choose the dermal fillers that are the safest and give the best results for a more youthful appearance. The primary fillers we use are:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Voluma
  • Volbella
  • Defyne

What specific areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are ideal for softening smile lines and plumping thin lips, filling lower eyelid hollows and dark circles, raising cheeks, and lifting drooping brows. Dermal fillers have also been used in treatments to create beautiful nose shapes and profiles, smooth chins as well as acne scars, provide fullness to earlobes, and straighten jawlines.

What can I expect during a Dermal Filler procedure?

Dermal fillers are administered by injection.

First you will have a consultation with the Aesthetic Specialist .He or she will ask you what you would like to change about your appearance, and based on your goals, will determine which dermal filler is the best choice for you.

After the initial consultation, you can decide if you want to proceed with a treatment that day, or go home and think things over. In most cases, your procedure can be performed during the same visit as your consultation.

During the treatment, numbing cream will be applied to the treatment areas. If you are getting fillers in your lips, you may want a numbing injection, as the lips can be very sensitive. In that case could be given a series of small injections. The number of injections and location depends on what you are trying to achieve with the treatment.

With minimal discomfort, this procedure is done in just minutes and usually requires minimal downtime for recovery afterward. You may have some redness, bruising or swelling right after the treatment, but you can go home or back to work if you’d like. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.

Can Dermal Fillers be "Undone"?

The dermal fillers used in our clinic are reversible and can be adjusted very easily if you have second thoughts after the procedure. A touch-up or reversal can be performed with hyaluronidase, a medication that dissolves the filler.

Will My Wrinkles Be Worse After Filler Goes Away?

Wrinkles do not become worse after having dermal fillers.” Dermal fillers comprise a family of injectable medications that restore volume in areas of the skin where it has been lost. Early fillers used purified collagen to restore and rejuvenate the skin.After having the Dermal Filler treatment, you have gotten accustomed to smoother skin, the re-appearance of your baseline wrinkles, may feel as though they’ve worsened. But in fact, dermal fillers cannot in any way make your wrinkles worse.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable treatment by which a person’s own blood is used. Platelets are vital in the process of tissue healing, and the growth of new cells. PRP thereby promotes collagen production, regenerates the skin tissue, and essentially re-energizes your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The release of growth factors amphiphiles the healing process. PRP softens fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, and improves skin tone and texture.

How is PRP administered?

The treatment of PRP involves a fraction of blood, collected or ‘drawn up’ from the individual patient into a syringe. The collected blood is then spun down in a special centrifuge to separate its components. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected, and/or micro-needled back into the skin.

How long does a PRP treatment take?

Typically, a PRP treatment takes between an hour or two to complete. This depends on if the PRP is administered through injections only, and/or micro-needled into the skin. This timeframe includes an additional 30 minutes for the blood to be drawn and spun in the centrifuge, and topical numbing to be applied.

Do PRP injections hurt?

Some mild discomfort may be felt while the PRP is being reinjected. The sensation typically felt is a burning or tingling sensation. This sensation only lasts a few minutes after the PRP injected. We ensure our patients are comfortable throughout the entire PRP treatment and apply topical numbing cream and ice to aid any discomfort.

When will I begin to see results from a PRP treatment?

Generally, patients notice tightening and a more even tone to their skin in a week or two after PRP injections. These results continue to build for up to 6 months after treatment.

How long do results from PRP injections last?

Results from PRP injections can be seen for many years after treatment; However, these results vary due to the individual’s natural variation in quality of Platelet Rich Plasma, as well as their lifestyle. While we cannot stop the aging process, we can slow it down. Results from PRP injections can be extended with proper at home skincare maintenance.

What areas can I treat with PRP injections?

Technically, PRP can used to treat area of the body. For cosmetic purposes, PRP is most popularly used to treat the face and neck.

Is there any downtime associated with PRP?

There is no downtime associated PRP injections; However, after your treatment, your skin may be red. This is normal and to be expected. Redness usually lasts from one to 24 hours. You may also have a little swelling in some areas. Due to this, some patients like to be treated towards the end of the week, so they have the weekend to recover. Healing time varies from patient to patient. Healing may take longer if PRP injections are paired with micro-needling.

How many PRP treatments will I need?

Results can be seen after one treatment, but the exact amount of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Generally, 2‐3 treatments are advised, but more may be indicated for some individuals.

Are there any side effects or possible risks to PRP injections?

PRP used for aesthetic procedures are safe for most individuals. There are very few contraindications with PRP injections. The most common side effects associated with PRP injections are mild to moderate swelling and redness.

Who is NOT a candidate for PRP injections?

During your consultation, and assessment will be made to ensure you are the right candidate for PRP injections. Patients with certain health conditions are not a candidate for PRP injections. Patients who are pregnant are not candidates for PRP injections.

What are HD Brows?

Hd brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that’s completely personalised to you. More than a standard eyebrow wax and tint, our custom-blended colour, precise hair removal, unique design formula and make up application creates brows that match you and your style exactly.

How long HD Brows last?

On average, the effects of the treatment last between 4 & 6 weeks. This can differ due to a number of factors: how fast your hair grows, your skincare regime, etc. Your hd brow stylist will be able to advise you how long you can expect your treatment to last, and recommend how often you should be revisiting.

Can I get my Lash Extensions wet?

You cannot get your lash extensions wet for the first 48 hours following application, or 24 hours for lvl.

Do Eye Lashes grow back after extensions?

Yes, your eyelashes will grow back. Because of the lash shedding cycle, new natural eyelashes are always growing in, hence why you get "fills”. Getting eyelash extensions doesn’t affect the natural growth cycle during or after you decide to stop getting them applied.

How do I make my eyelash extension last longer?

  • Avoid water and steam for the first 48 hours
  • Sleep on your back
  • Use oil-free cleansing products
  • Brush them morning and night
  • Have a top up every 2–3 weeks