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Dermal Fillers – Your Questions Answered

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 21 September 2019

Which dermal filler lasts the longest?

Longevity of the dermal fillers depends on factors such as:

Density of the filler

Injection area

Patient’s metabolism

What is the difference between Restylane and Juvederm?

Juvederm and Restylane are both FDA-approved dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid gels. Juvederm comes as a smooth gel while Restylane is slightly granular. These differences can impact on where I decide to use the fillers. Restylane typically lasts from between 6 to 9 months, while Juvederm is labelled as lasting from 9 to 12 months.

Does Juvederm stimulate collagen?

Although Juvederm and other dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to fill out wrinkles, several studies suggest that these fillers also induce the formation of collagen. The result of this stimulation is that skin looks fresher and more rested for longer.

Are dermal fillers long lasting?

All the dermal fillers I use are semi-long lasting and made from hyaluronic acid, which breaks down and is absorbed into the skin after around 6 to 18 months.

Can dermal fillers be removed?

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, can be quickly dissolved using an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. This acts to disperse hyaluronic acid, speeding up the natural breakdown of the dermal filler. The use of hyaluronidase to remove fillers is off-license, so I will only go ahead if it is “in the best interest of the patient on the basis of available evidence”.

How long do fillers last in the cheeks?

The length of time a treatment lasts relies on a number of factors, including treatment area, skin elasticity, injection technique, the type of filler used and the patient’s metabolism. As everyone’s body is different and results will vary from person to person, I will be able to advise on the best course of action following a consultation. Juvederm and Restylane generally last between 6 months and 1 year.

What can dermal fillers be used for?

They can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the face that occurs as we age, which often contributes to the sag and jowling. Strategic and skilful placement of filler can lift and support the face naturally with no need for a surgical procedure.

Dermal fillers can smooth fine lines on the forehead and the lower face. Moderate lines occurring in the mouth to chin area and the nose to lip corners can be softened. Cheeks and chins can be remodelled and given more definition. Scars can be minimised, while lips can be defined or enhanced, subtly and naturally. Skinboosters can be used to increase hydration to the skin, particularly the face, neck, hands and décolletage.

How will I know which dermal filler is right for me?

Different fillers achieve different outcomes. At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to you. It could be that you need one or more of these options:

Increase hydration to your face, neck, hands and décolletage

Smooth fine lines on your forehead and the lower face

Soften moderate lines in your mouth to chin area and from your nose to lip corners

Remodel your cheeks and chin, and give more definition

Minimise scars

Define or enhance lips, subtly and naturally

Restore lost facial volume

How soon will I notice results?

You should be able to spot the difference immediately as a non-surgical lift. Your skin will look dewy and revitalised in a totally natural way.

I’m interested in having dermal fillers but will the injections hurt?

Many people find their procedure more comfortable than expected, and most dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic. I am highly skilled and precise; you should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.

What’s the difference between a dermal filler and botulinum toxin?

Both treatments involve injections, but botulinum toxin relaxes muscle movement that results in wrinkles while dermal fillers simply plump out and smooth wrinkles. Sometimes, these treatments are more effective when combined.

 

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