As you get older, loss of volume under the skin is one of largest contributing factors to facial lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. The bones in your face shrink, and fat and soft tissue is lost from beneath the surface of the skin. This can leave hollows under the eyes, at the temples and the corners of the mouth, pleating across the cheeks, and grooves running from the nose to the mouth. The ‘apple’ of the cheek may also sink. Here at enhanceskin, we can help you address these signs of aging with facial fillers; treatments can be booked in Nelson or Blenheim.
Past experience has taught us that clients who haven’t tried facial fillers before come to their initial consultation full of questions, which is great! But to help you take the next steps, we want to answer some of the questions we get asked most frequently about facial fillers.
- How much is my initial consultation?
At enhanceskin, we offer a completely FREE, no obligation, initial consultation on all cosmedical treatments, which includes consults for facial fillers.
- How do I decide what treatment I need?
Our aim is always to enhance your features, so you look more refreshed like a better you, and so it helps if you bring a photograph of your younger self to this initial consultation. At the end of your consultation, working together, we’ll have put in place a treatment plan that meets your budget and will achieve the natural look you want. This might involve just one treatment, or it might be a combination of treatments.
- What can I expect after my treatment?
After the treatment, you may experience some mild initial redness, swelling and/or tenderness & occasionally a little bruising. If you experience this, it can last for the first 1-2 days, or occasionally up to a week or so but should be easily masked with makeup.
- How long will the treatment last?
Depending on the area being treated and the type of dermal filler used, a one-off treatment can last, on average, between 6-8 months.
- Does the treatment hurt?
Facial fillers are injected with a very tiny needle. Numbing cream and or ice is used in most areas, so most patients tolerate it very well – reporting a tiny pinching sensation (at worst) with each injection.
- Is it safe?
At enhanceskin, we only use hyaluronic acid based facial fillers. These products are totally biodegradable and well tolerated as they are slowly broken down into water by your body. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found naturally in our bodies.
- How long does the procedure take?
Generally, after your consultation and assessment, the procedure can take around 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the treatment.
- How quickly does it work?
The fantastic thing about facial fillers is that there is INSTANT gratification – which means after visiting us in Nelson or Blenheim you will see the results immediately.
- Is there any aftercare?
We advise that you stay upright for 4-6 hours post treatment, don’t go swimming or to the gym, sauna or spa for 48 hours (or kissing if you have had lip enhancements). Always use a clean pillowcase to sleep on following treatment, and try not to touch the area you have had treated.
If you live in Nelson or Blenheim and would like to find out more about facial fillers, please call us for a complimentary consultation.