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 specifically use the range of Juvederm products. 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. The effect lasts up to 6 months and can then be repeated. Bruising, lumpiness and under/over-correction can occur. The real benefit of this particular type of filler is that there is a reversal agent that can be used to dissolve a visible lump in the unlikely event of its occurrence.
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.
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.