As we age and become exposed to the elements, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides volume and suppleness to the skin. When our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, wrinkles will form around the nose, lips, cheeks and chin.
Using a hyaluronic acid based gel, we can ‘fill’ in the lines in the facial area to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance the fullness of your lips.
At Dentist Mandy, we now offer dermal fillers as a way to improve your smile in addition to traditional dental treatment you may need.
There are many advantages of using dermal fillers over other cosmetic treatments because dermal fillers are:
As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved with the use of dermal fillers. The most common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, pain and tenderness. Other less common side effects include allergic reactions and movement of filler material from the injection site. These risks will be discussed with you at your consultation with us.
Dermal fillers are a temporary procedure and will last between 3 to 12 months before the body completely absorbs it.
At your consultation at our clinic, we will explain the nature of the treatment and the risks and side effects and the results to want to achieve. As dermal fillers are a non-surgical procedure, you don’t need to be sedated. However, we may apply local anaesthesia to numb certain areas so that you don’t feel any pain!
The procedure will take between 15 minutes to 1 hour and results should be immediately visible.
With dermal fillers, there is no recovery time! This means you can return to your normal activities after the treatment.
If you are interested in getting dermal fillers to improve your smile or have any questions, schedule an appointment with us by calling (02) 93 000 999 or visiting this page.