Dermal Fillers FAQs: Dr. Matteo Vigo Answers Your Most Popular Questions
Fillers in Dubai | 8 April 2020
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for adding volume to areas of the face, giving them a refreshed and more youthful appearance. If you’ve just had dermal fillers, or are thinking of having the treatment, you’ll find all the aftercare advice you need as Dr. Matteo Vigo answers your most common questions.
Latest figures show that lip fillers are becoming one of the most sought-after aesthetic treatments, so here is a summary of information about lip fillers or lip augmentation. Here’s your questions answered!
Q: How long does the procedure take?
Less than an hour. First, your injector will cleanse the area and apply a topical numbing cream which takes about 20 minutes to kick in have an effect. Then, the injections themselves take 15 to 20 minutes.
Q: Does it hurt?
When asked to describe the sensation, most people say it can be best described as an immediate pricking sensation, then uncomfortable pressure as the filler moves throughout the lips.
Q: Will they look good straight after?
You do see immediate volume, but you may see a few days of bruising and swelling.
Q: What about the side effects?
There can be some small bumps under your lips, though this is rare. They usually smooth out on their own within a week or two, but if not, your injector can remove them. While rare, more serious complications (like a blood clot) can occur.
Q: How do I take care of them after?
Gentle treatment without harsh products and no touching your lips for 48 hours after the injections. And hold off on exercise for a few days, as it speeds up your blood flow, which can break down the filler.
Q: How do I maintain them?
Touch-ups every three months to a year. Certain factors like filler consistency and lifestyle can affect longevity.
Q: What if I hate them?
Your doctor can dissolve the filler by injecting lips with the enzyme hyaluronidase. This can only be done two weeks after the filler was injected. If you are not sure about the level of volume less is more its far easier to add more filler than take it away.