How does it work?
Frequently Asked Questions
The treatment is a non-surgical procedure performed by an experienced medical doctor. Using a very fine needle the dermal filler is injected just under the skin to lift a line or wrinkle or to add volume to the lips. A local anaesthetic can be used to help numb the area being treated. There is minimal discomfort with little or no downtime. This can be a lunchtime procedure, as most can return to their normal activities.
At DRV Skin our dermal filler treatments are always performed by a medical doctor. The doctor will consult with you before the treatment and discuss your medical history to ensure this will be a safe and effective treatment for you. Reported side effects are usually minimal and confined to the injection site. They include swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, itching or discolouration. In the majority of cases these are temporary and will usually resolve themselves.
There are a number of strengths of dermal fillers, for fine lines, medium lines and deep lines, so treatment is tailored for your needs. How long the product lasts will depend on your body’s metabolism. The faster your metabolism, the faster the product will dissolve. Also, your age and condition of your skin is a factor. We can estimate between 8 -18 months depending on these factors and the area the product was injected.