A popular non-surgical technique to combat the signs of agingDermal Fillers have become increasingly popular as a non-surgical technique to combat the signs of aging. Dr Niemann makes use of Allergan’s Juvederm® Range of Fillers namely Juvederm® Ultra, Juvederm® Hydrate and Juvederm® Voluma, which are injected under the skin to smooth lines, wrinkles and folds, shaping facial contours and sculpting lips. Dermal Fillers are made from a variety of natural and/or synthetic materials and vary in viscosity and effect.
What are dermal fillers?
Non-permanent or resorbable fillers have emerged as the products of choice amongst both doctors and patients and feature either one or more of the following key ingredients:
A naturally occurring polysaccharide found in all living organisms and is therefore highly biocompatible, safe and effective. Found in the following brands Juvederm® and Restalyne®.
The structural building block for connective tissue in the body which provides support and strength to skin, bone, tendons and organs found in brands such as Evolence®. The injected material fills in missing collagen, raising and smoothing out depressions.
The appropriate pain prevention measures are taken by our Aesthetic Practitioner in the form of a local anaesthetic cream being applied or the administering of a nerve block.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment time can vary between 30 minutes to 1 hour and may leave the treated area a little swollen and tender for 24 hours.
What results can I expect?
Dermal fillers are made from a variety of materials and as such, results last for anything between 3 – 18 months depending on the product, the area treated and the amount used. Results also depend on a patient’s skin type and facial structure, life style and own perception.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects include slight swelling and bruising of the treated area in some patients. Dr Niemann’s patients have the added advantage of being able to combine Filler treatments with appropriate pre and post treatments with the Omnilux™ Revive and Plus Programme, the incidence of side effects is minimised dramatically with this combination treatment. In addition, this programme will ensure that the effectiveness of dermal fillers is enhanced and prolonged and that the skin will simultaneously be rejuvenated.