What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical treatment that will add volume or plump up areas where wrinkles and folds have appeared due to aging. Dermal fillers will help to smooth lines, enhance lips and restore cheeks to give you a more youthful and fresh-faced look.
Am I Suitable For Dermal Fillers?
Do not use Dermal fillers if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or bruise easily. If you’re unsure of your suitability our doctors will advise you further at the consultation.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
At Thérapie Clinic we use the world’s most tried and tested HA dermal fillers available on the market. Its safety and effects are clinically proven and supported by extensive clinical data. Our dermal fillers have been used for over 15 years and in more than 15 million treatments worldwide. Your doctor will give you more information during your consultation.
How Long Will The Results Last
One of the great advantages of Dermal Fillers is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. Treatment of the lips lasts from 3 to 6 months. Your doctor will give you more information during your consultation.
What Should I do After Treatment?
Your doctor will advise you fully of post-treatment advice at your consultation. After the treatment, some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. The use of anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin will almost always cause bleeding or increased bruising at the injection site. No exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure.
Can I smoke after dermal fillers?
While you can smoke after dermal fillers and it won’t directly impact the results, it’s advisable to avoid it as it can have an effect on how your body reacts to the procedure.
If you’ve had lip fillers, you should avoid smoking as you can increase the risk of infection.
You should also avoid touching the area for at least four hours after the procedure.
Are dermal fillers painful?
You may experience some discomfort during the procedure and some tenderness afterward, though our team is highly experienced so will make every effort to reduce your discomfort.
How much dermal filler do I need?
Usually, 1ml of dermal filler is required, but we offer 2ml too.
Our professionals will be able to advise on the most suitable amount, depending on your requirements and following a full consultation.
Please plan any social occasions around your Injectable treatments as redness, bruising and swelling can be experienced post-treatment.
Please let us know if you have any planned travel in the next 4 weeks.
You cannot have Injectable treatments if you are feeling at all unwell.
If you have had a previous Dermal Filler at another clinic please find out the name of the Dermal Filler that you had before coming for your Dermal Filler treatment with us.
Please ensure that you:
Have no cold sores (if you are prone to cold sores please discuss with your treating Medical Professional).
Have had no recent or upcoming invasive dental work a month pre or post-dermal filler treatment.
Have overall good dental health.
Have had no recent sickness.
Have had no recent bacterial infections or antibiotic treatment.
Are not pregnant/trying to get pregnant/not breastfeeding.
Have had no recent invasive skin treatments (in the same treatment area as your proposed dermal filler treatment area) four weeks pre or post-treatment.
Know the name of any previous dermal filler product that you have had injected in the same area previously
You must inform your treating Medical Professional about any medications or dietary supplements you are taking, some medications can adversely affect the way Anti-Wrinkle Injections or Dermal Fillers work and can increase your risk of bruising.
You must refrain from taking any painkiller medication that contains Ibuprofen (this only relates to any medication that is “not prescribed by a Doctor”) this may contribute to bruising and is best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
You must refrain from taking Alcohol, and Vitamin supplements including; St. Johns Wort, Fish oils, Garlic, Gingko Biloba, and Vitamins A-E, these may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
It is important that you come with no makeup on the day of treatment, you must not reapply makeup for 24 hours in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.
Most people are able to continue with normal activities immediately post-treatment. Some may have redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling, possibly bruising – particularly in the lips. Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day.
Make-up must not be worn for 24 hours post-treatment.
Avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment.
Refrain from placing any pressure on the treatment area for the first-week post-treatment.
Avoid sunbathing, sunbeds, or extremes of heat or cold for 2 weeks post-treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong bruising and swelling.
Swelling may worsen in the first 24 hours. Visible swelling should settle within the first-week post-treatment. Cold packs can be helpful in reducing swelling. As a consequence of swelling and internal healing, the product may feel harder or lumpy and you may notice some asymmetry. The final result may be assessed 4 weeks post-treatment.
Bruising may take a few days to appear and can take up to 10 days to resolve. Arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. Avoid Ibuprofen and alcohol for 24-48 hours post-treatment to reduce bruising and swelling.
Tenderness should settle as swelling goes down and bruising heals over the course of 4 weeks post-treatment.
Do not have dental work for 4 weeks post-Dermal Filler treatment.
Do not have an invasive laser or skin treatments in the same area as your Dermal Filler treatment for 4 weeks post-treatment.
It is very important that you contact Thérapie Clinic immediately if you experience intense pain, mottling (fishnet stocking pattern) or discoloration of the skin in the area or the surrounding area of your dermal filler treatment immediately post or in the days post-treatment. Thérapie Clinic will inform your treating Medical Professional so that they can contact you, advise you and if necessary, arrange to see you again to address and resolve the issue.