We perceive shape as a result of highlights and shadows. Dermal fillers allow us to modify both. Injection is an art, so you want to find an artist whose work you like. Every practitioner has different philosophies, techniques, and levels of experience.
Mr. Bran has been training his peers on injectables for years. He has established new treatments and refers to injectables as THE LIQUID KNIFE – allowing us to prevent aging and rejuvenate a face without surgery.
“I use the LIQUID KNIFE whenever my patients are looking for a safe and reliable enhancement with a minimum of downtime. A good result is always subtle and discreet, maintaining facial expression and highlighting attractive features of the face.” – Greg Bran –
Your Dermal Filler treatment step by step
1 YOUR CONSULTATION
- We will assess the areas of your face you want to have treated and discuss all your treatment goals
- We will answer all your questions and offer alternative treatment options
- We will review your medical history to exclude any risk factors and take photographs of your face for our medical records
- We will establish a tailored treatment plan that will meet your needs
2 YOUR TREATMENT
- Your treatment will be performed in a safe and comfortable environment
- We always aim for natural results: while enhancing your facial appearance we aim for natural contours and a refreshed look
- Being respectful of your time, the treatment can be completed in not more than 30minutes – depending on the goals and the treatment plan, you might need to have several treatment sessions
3 AFTER YOUR TREATMENT
- You will be able to appreciate the effect of dermal fillers immediately
- Dermal filler injections have only limited downtime
- Depending on the area treated you may notice minimal swelling before the product is fully integrated
- Follow our after-care instructions and enjoy the improvement for 6-18 months (depending on the treatment)
CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED WITH DERMAL FILLERS
- forehead lines
- frown lines
- hollow temples
- hollowness under the eyes
- thin earlobes
- nasiolabial folds
- undefined jaw angle
- marionette lines
- chin lines
- low eyebrows
- hollow upper eyelids
- undefined nose / tip
- loss of volume cheeks
- flat philtrum
- thin lips
- sagging corners
- undefined jawline / jowls
- neck lines
RISKS DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT
In accordance with the Montgomery judgement, the following risks and side-effects are associated with Botulinum Toxin A injection:
RISKS DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT
|PAIN||Mild to moderate burning sensation at time of injection|
|REDNESS||Mild redness, which usually lasts 3-4 hours|
|SWELLING||Minor swelling may occur, lasting 5-7 days|
|BRUISING||Minimal bruising may occur, which usually lasts 4-6 days. Avoid Aspirin / Ibuprofen before your treatment.|
|May activate cold sores, especially when product is administered into to the lips.|
|REACTION||Very rarely, allergic reaction may occur.|
|INFECTION||Rarely infection can occur, appropriate antibiotics will be provided if necessary.|
Dermal fillers are a popular choice to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or plump up any area of interest (e.g. your lips or cheeks). They are a gel-like product, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that is injected using either fine needles or blunt cannulas. Depending on the area of the face to be treated, we can choose various degrees of viscosity (thick filler in areas like the cheeks or jaw line and thin filler to smoothen delicate tissue around the eyes).
Botox® and dermal fillers are two very different products, which only have the syringe as the method of administration in common. This is why both products are summarized under the term INJECTABLES. Botox® stops muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers plump skin from within or support tissue from underneath – depending on the injection technique – which smoothens skin and improves proportions of your facial features.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our body (e.g. skin, joints). It helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Our body constantly rebuilds new hyaluronic acid, which lasts approximately 2-3 days before being broken down. From the age of 25 onwards, this replacement mechanism slows down and eventually diminishes in your late twenties. The moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid on our skin decrease, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Dermal fillers use artificially produced hyaluronic acid, that can hold 1000x its weight in water, restoring plump and youthful contours.
Dermal fillers are a versatile non-surgical option to
- smooth effectively wrinkles and creases (e.g. frown lines)
- restore volume in hollow or sunken-in areas (e.g. temples)
- add definition to facial features (e.g. cheeks)
- accentuate contours (e.g. lips)
Like any treatment, so do dermal fillers bear specific risks (see below in box risks). The safety profile of the product has improved significantly over the past decade. Make sure to be treated through a qualified and experienced injector who is an expert of facial anatomy.
Results usually show immediately after the injection and last – depending on the viscosity of the product and the treatment area – between 6 to 18 months. Your body will begin to dissolve the injected dermal filler gradually, a process we call biodegradation, until it simply disappears.
In order to avoid any infections of the injection sites, do not touch the skin dermal fillers were injected, and refrain from any sauna or steam bath in the first 24 hours after your treatment. Avoid the consumption of alcohol or strenuous exercise for 24 hours, also avoid any facials, peels, and microdermabrasion in the first 24hours.
Some patients may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. We administer either a numbing cream or inject local anaesthetic prior to treatment. Especially when the treatment area is very sensitive like your lips.
During your pregnancy, and while you are nursing dermal filler injections should not be performed.
Patients with cutaneous disorders, inflammation or an active infection at or near the treatment site should not be treated with dermal fillers. Furthermore any hypersensitivity or allergy to the product or to the lidocaine mixed in the syringe of the filler.
What can complement Dermal filler injections
Other beneficial, non-surgical procedures that can be performed in conjunction with dermal filler injections include Botox®, Profhilo, Skin peels or Laser treatment.
In order to find out more you should book a confidential consultation with Mr. Bran. As an expert in facial plastic surgery, he will be able to answer all of your questions and explain the details of your tailored procedure.