Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin in order to smooth it out and to reduce wrinkles and other imperfections. Dermal fillers can also be used to make lips and cheeks look fuller and help decrease the appearance of scarring.
The material used as a filler can vary, with some fillers that use natural substances and others are comprised of synthetic materials. The most popular type of dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid.
Patients who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin folds, loose skin, or scars without undergoing surgery
ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS
Average length of stay abroad: 1 - 2 days.
Number of trips abroad needed: 1.
Recovery time after dermal filler treatment is usually quick, and patients can generally resume normal activity immediately.
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Patients should consult with the doctor about their expectations and discuss problem areas to be addressed. The doctor will then choose the type of dermal filler which best suits the patients needs. Before commencing with the treatment, the doctor may conduct a skin test in order to ensure that the patient is not allergic to the filler.
Once a treatment plan has been established, the doctor will disinfect the injection site, before proceeding to inject the filler directly into the area. In some cases, the doctor will also administer a small amount of anesthetic.
The procedure is quick and relatively pain-free, and patients can usually fit it into a normal day of activities.
Commonly used dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid (eg. Restylane and Juvederm), calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) and collagen fillers (ArteFill, CosmoDerm etc.)
In some cases local anesthetic is used to numb the area.
The Dermal Fillers takes 30 to 45 minutes.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED
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BEFORE DERMAL FILLERS ABROAD
Post procedure care
Depending on the amount of liposuction, patients may be discharged, or may stay overnight in hospital. Patients should rest and keep the wounds clean, avoiding swimming or sunbathing.
The doctor may offer special compression clothing to wear, and may prescribe antibiotics. When the anesthesia wears off, there may be some pain and patients should ask the doctor about which painkillers are appropriate. The incisions are usually small, resulting in minimal scarring.
Patients should seek travel advice from their treating doctor, however, in general it is recommended to wait at least 7 days before flying and to take precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Numbness, tingling and discomfort are common following liposuction, as well as some swelling and bruising. Most patients find these symptoms subside after a week, and the final results are visible after 4 to 6 weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER DERMAL FILLERS
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS
Not recommended for
Inflamed or infected skin
Skin prone to excessive scarring
Patients with severe allergies
Allergy to collagen, eggs, animal products or lidocaine (check which substances are used in the clinic)
Open or draining wounds
Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat from the body.
Injections are administered to the treatment area to smooth and firm the skin