DERMAL FILLERS: WHAT AREAS CAN I TREAT?
Fillers in Dubai | 8 December 2021
Dermal fillers can be used to achieve a variety of results in different areas of the face. They are usually used in three main areas to achieve the following:
Around the Eyes:
Reduce under eye bags and dark circles
Soften fine lines and crow’s feet
Mid Face Area:
Smooth accordion lines (the fine lines that creep up the sides of the face towards the cheekbones) and folds
Add volume to the cheek area affected by gravity and age
Lower Face Area:
Smooth a “gummy smile” above the lips
Reduce the appearance of vertical lines above the lip
Add volume to the nasolabial folds around the mouth
Correct the downturned corners of the mouth
Stop the jawline from sagging
Plump and reduce chin creases
How long do they last?
Depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used, Dermal fillers can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. This may also vary from person to person depending on how well it’s suited to the purpose and individual. There are many different brands of hyaluronic acid on the market, some of which you might recognise, including Juvederm, Belotero and Restylane. It can be difficult to know which dermal filler is right for you so be sure to ask your practitioner for advice on the right choice for you.
Things to know before your treatment
Dermal fillers are incredibly safe, and allergic reactions are extremely rare, so long as your treatment is carried out by a specially trained healthcare professional. Before getting dermal filler treatment there are a few simple steps you can carry out to ensure your treatment is as successful as possible.
Try and avoid any product containing aspirin, vitamin E, St John’s Wort and any dietary supplements that include ginko, garlic, primrose oil and ginseng for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
Avoid ibuprofen, Aleve, fish oil, alcohol and any product that can thin your blood for 2 days prior to your treatment.
Remove all makeup and wash your face before the treatment to avoid skin irritation.
Are there any side effects of dermal fillers?
After having dermal filler treatment, you may notice some common side effects in and around the treated area. These can include:
Pain and discomfort
Using a trained and experienced practitioner can help to minimise these side effects. Taking the right kind of supplements may also help but you should check with your practitioner before taking anything.