HA fillers are found naturally throughout the body with the highest concentration in the skin. As we age, our skin experiences decrease in hyaluronic acid and loss of elasticity and volume. HA fillers can be used to contour, restore volume and elasticity to your skin for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. They are by no means permanent and are biodegradable. Fillers can last between 1-2 years.
1. What is HA filler?
HA fillers are crossed linked Hyaluronic acid (which is naturally present in the skin).
2. Do’s before Dermal Fillers
Do follow instructions on skin care before and after procedure.
3. Don’ts before Dermal Fillers
Avoid topical retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and any lightening or whitening moisturisers and serums. Do not wax, tweeze or use hair removal products on the area to be treated or at least 2 days’ prior treatment. Avoid sauna, steam and vigorous exercise for at least 2 days post dermal fillers.
4. When can I see results?
Results are visible immediately following gradually increasing over the course of 2 weeks.
5. Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is not painful because the filler contains an anaesthetic. Additionally, we do apply topical numbing cream for 30-45 mins prior to treatment for maximum comfort.
6. Are there any side effects?
Immediate side effects may occur which are minimal and temporary. They are redness at the site of injection, bruising and tenderness and itching which would settle in 1-2 weeks.