What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are the gold standard when it comes to treating volume loss — an early sign of aging caused by the gradual decrease of collagen, elastic tissue, bone and even fat, all of which act as supporting structures of the skin. They are also frequently the answer to questions such as “How to get a perfect smile?”
Dermal fillers are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid, a substance consisting of sugar molecules that are naturally found in our bodies.
At Dermetics we only use the leading brands of hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Teosyal®, Revanesse® and Belotero®, that have long-standing track records for safety and for the natural look they provide when expertly injected.
Treatments are often combined with Botox® and are performed by Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen, renowned for their ability to safely achieve incredible, natural looking results. Our expertly trained cosmetic injectors, working under the medical direction of our two Dermatologists, also skilfully perform both Botox® and derma filler treatments. Commonly treated areas include lips, cheeks, under the eyes and the lines between the nose and mouth.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers treatments are a series of injections under the skin using a fine needle or cannula. Injection sites can be pre-treated with a topical anaesthetic to minimize any discomfort, and most fillers also contain lidocaine, making injections virtually painless.
Side effects can vary from patient to patient and may include mild swelling and occasionally bruising, both of which subside within a few days. Touch-ups are sometimes done after one or two weeks as results settle.
Before your treatment, Dr. Muhn or Dr. Rosen along with your cosmetic injector will carefully assess your facial anatomy to determine where volume is required. As dermatologists, Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen understand the complex underlying structures of the face and how it ages. All our cosmetic injectors are expertly trained by our dermatologists and use advanced techniques that safely restore and maintain your youthful contours without ever looking unnatural or overfilled.
The effects from dermal filler injections are immediate and impressive. Results can last between six and 18 months as the product is slowly broken down and absorbed by the body.