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Dermal Filler FAQ

Dermal Filler FAQ. Dermal fillers are commonly used as a beauty enhancement procedure. Our frequently asked questions (FAQ) will provide you with further information.


How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are mainly used to soften and often reverse fine lines and wrinkles and hence, rejuvenate the face. An increasingly common area of treatment for dermal fillers is to redefine the lip border and soften or eradicate peri oral lines (smokers lines). Dermal fillers can be used to shape and revolumise the lips to help restore a beautiful smile and a more confident appearance. The natural aging of the face results in both the formation of fine lines, and a change in the contours of the face, both of which can be treated with Dermal fillers to restore a youthful appearance. The current trend in the use of dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation is that of revolumising. See our Dermal Fillers - Liquid Face Lift page for more information on revolumising. By placing hyaluronan dermal fillers deeper beneath the skin, we can build up lost volume in the cheeks to restore your natural “triangle of beauty”, and in doing so restore your more youthful and natural look through improving contour and volume and addressing residual fine lines and wrinkles. The ultimate goal of dermal fillers is to restore your beauty and confidence by making you look your natural best.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers last between six to eighteen months according to the product used and the depth at which the dermal fillers are placed. Face Value currently refrains from using permanent dermal fillers due to the fact that although generally safe, if complications do arise after a dermal fillers treatment, they sadly are often more prolonged and hence more traumatic.

Are There Any Side Effects From Dermal Fillers?

The most common side effects from a treatment with dermal fillers is temporary discomfort. Additional side effects from dermal fillers can include the possible bruising and swelling of the treated area. It is advised that you refrain from exercising immediately before and after a treatment with dermal fillers. It is also advised that you avoid aspirin or anti-inflammatories for two weeks before a dermal fillers are used, to minimise the occurrence of bruising. Although it is very unusual with temporary dermal fillers to have problems after the first two days, it is rare but still possible to have an allergy to dermal fillers develop. In the unlikely event of residual lumps or an over-correction of a wrinkle fold or lip after a dermal fillers treatment, Face Value can use hylase to dissolve quickly the excess dermal filler and correct the problem.

Are Dermal Fillers Painful?

When it comes to dermal fillers, here at Face Value we the take time to assess appropriate pain relief, if any is needed, at the time of a dermal fillers treatment. It is not uncommon for clients not to need any local anaesthesia for dermal fillers, however, in the area of the lip we may advise use of ice, and for some areas often topical anaesthetic creams can be applied for 30 minutes prior to the procedure of dermal fillers. At Face Value the “no pain no gain” philosophy does not apply to dermal fillers! We know that if your dermal filler procedure is an unpleasant experience you won't be likely to have on-going treatments.

What Is The Cost Of Dermal Fillers?

The cost of dermal fillers varies upwards from $480 for 0.5ml to $750 for 1ml according to the product used. We offer an obligation free consultation to plan the dermal fillers treatment course and fully advise of the maximal costs prior to any dermal fillers procedure, so there will not be any surprises

How Is A Treatment With Dermal Fillers Different From A Treatment With Botox?

Dermal fillers are used as an injectable gel to provide additional volume to the skin. Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and the dermal fillers gel provides volume to areas that may have lost volume, such as sunken cheeks. Botox® differs from dermal fillers in that it is injected to reduce muscle movement, which in turn is a means of preventing wrinkles from forming. Where dermal fillers would add volume to firm the face, Botox® Treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the skin.

How Long Does A Treatment With Dermal Fillers Take?

After providing a thorough consultation to ensure dermal fillers will be right for you, the treatment itself usually takes no longer than 15 minutes. Book a free consulation with us today.

Why Choose Face Value For Dermal Fillers?

Experience, is the reason you can trust Face Value Christchurch for a beauty treatment with dermal fillers. Dr. Frost is both the director and founder of Face Value, and personally performs all applications of dermal fillers. He is well known for his combination of science and artistry, and an eye for detail, to ensure that dermal fillers are used to enhance your natural beauty and restore your youthfulness and confidence. We welcome you to contact us for a free consultation to ensure that you have the beauty treatment that is right for you, so that "everyone will notice, but no one will know".


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