Dermal Fillers

Your Questions Answered

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are injected just below the surface of the skin, and work by instantly replacing volume lost as a result of ageing. This plumps up the skin, diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and gives a natural, softer look. Results of treatment can be seen immediately.

Are the results permanent?

No, AnnaLouise uses Juvederm, which is a non-permanent filler. The effects of treatment last 12-18 months, but depends on factors such as age, lifestyle and volume of filler injected.

What does Juvederm contain?

Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid; a naturally occurring molecule which creates volume in the face. It also contains lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience.

What areas can be treated?

Dermal fillers can be used to treat cheeks, jawline, chin, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Is the treatment painful?

Prior to injection a local anaesthetic cream is applied directly to the area to be treated, and cold packs can also used to help numb the area. In combination with the local anaesthetic content in the filler the level of pain and discomfort is kept to a minimum.

Is treatment carried out using a needle or cannula?

AnnaLouise uses cannulas where possible, as these reduce the number of injections required therefore lower the risk of bruising.

How do I know how many syringes I will need?

During initial consultation AnnaLouise can advise on the number of syringes required, this is an estimation based on desired outcome of treatment. However, this is only a guide, and it is your decision whether to use more or less filler. There will be opportunity during the follow up appointment to have further syringes injected.

Is there anything I should/shouldn't do after my treatment?

Yes, please see the after care section for more information.

Dermal Filler After Care Information
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