Face fillers (also known as dermal fillers) are used to fill lines and wrinkles, smooth and add volume. They can be used on different parts of the face – around the eye, in the cheeks, jawline and lips. If you’re thinking about a treatment at Dr Camilla Hill’s Clinic, we’re answering some common dermal filler questions in this blog. Here’s what to expect – but if you’d like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
At Dr Camilla’s Clinic, time is first spent assessing the face and the variation between the left and right sides. We’ll talk about the bits you like, as well as the bits you do not like.
Once a plan is made, we’ll proceed carefully and a little at a time. The treatment can still be altered and adjusted, step by step, as each 1ml of filler applied will have a positive effect on other areas of the face that may then not need any treatment.
Clients are continually shown their progress in the mirror and feel totally involved in the session (all while listening to Virgin Radio!) Pre Covid, friends could come and give support as well.
Cannulas are generally used to place filler in clinic. Why? What are they? Imagine a rigid hosepipe but a few cm long and fairly blunt at the end. We insert them through a tiny hole in the skin. The cannulas glide and allow us to deposit filler in an arc if need be. It is not really painful as the syringes contain an anaesthetic, which can make the face numb.
We use different thickness fillers for different areas. Cheeks tend to need something more robust and lips something soft so that we can still smile and kiss.
Common dermal filler questions: How long do dermal fillers last?
The fillers I use last 12 – 14 months and the most commonly used thicknesses come in 20% larger syringes, giving real value for money.
So again why cannulas? Compared to injecting with a needle they are associated with less bruising and, more importantly, the risk of placing filler in a blood vessel is less.
That’s why it’s vital to only visit a competent practitioner who knows anatomy to carry out the procedure. In my clinic once all the filler is placed, we spend time massaging and discussing aftercare.
Choose your practitioner well. Choose the products well.
Dr. Camilla Hill Mb ChB
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