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Dermal Fillers

What is it?

There are a vast number of non-permanent dermal fillers. The most popular, trusted group which we use at DRG Plastic Surgery are the Hyaluronic Acid or HA fillers. We use the range of Juvederm products, specifically the Vycross range. These are injected under the facial skin to volumise and optimize the existing facial shape. It is very good for tear troughs, cheeks and the area around and including the lips. We have now moved to advanced filler treatments using multiple syringes of these HA fillers as defined by the MD Codes philosophy. By placing the filler either above or below the muscles of facial expression one can enhance or depower the effects of these muscles. This ultimately allows the injector to deliver a treatment that volumizes and enhances the midface and jawline. The effect lasts up to 12 months and can then be repeated. Bruising, lumpiness and under/over-correction can occur.

The real benefit of this particular type of filler treatment is that it is rejuvenating and low risk. If the treatment results in a visible lump, then a reversal agent can be used to dissolve the swelling giving added reassurance to the patient.

Would I benefit?

During aging, as well as descent of the facial shape, the facial volume also reduces.

Dermal fillers, if used conservatively, can help to maintain volume giving the face back some of its fullness. The consultation with the specialist is essential to set realistic goals for the patient. A programme of injections to ease the patient into this type of treatment is essential to avoid dissatisfaction.

The Short Version

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most widely used, safe dermal filler. They are non-permanent and the effect lasts for up to 6 months. Bruising can occur.

Procedure Stats

  • Clinic
  • Topical local anaesthetic
  • 6-9 months

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