Rather than just smoothing or tightening skin, an injectable filler aims to change the facial profile to a more youthful one. The injection of filler materials under the skin can fill in deep folds, such as nasolabial folds (also called “bracket lines”, running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), create fuller lips and pad out hollow cheeks and eyes. Collagen used to be the standard filler, but now hyaluronic acid is more popular.
How long do fillers last?
We only use Hyaluronic acid fillers that last 6 to 12 months
How much do fillers cost?
The cost of a single unit of hyaluronic acid filler is about $500 – 650 depending on the percentage of the hyaluronic acid content. To treat the lines around the mouth, for example, you’d require one ampoule of filler, and with treatment fees the cost would total approximately $600 – 800.
Do fillers hurt?
The injections hurt, and the pain will vary depending on the patient and the area being injected. In places like the nasolabial area there may be a slight short-term burning. Anaesthetic is generally used for the lips, as the injections cause a burning and stinging that is intolerable for most.
What are the risks associated with fillers?
The most common side effects of fillers are bruising, infection and allergic reaction. There can be significant complications if the operator accidentally injects filler into blood vessels, the most common being potential skin loss. Beware of permanent fillers, which are prone to significant and long-term side effects.