<p “>As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid and fine lines start to appear on the face. Some lines become wrinkles due to outside factors like sun exposure, diet and years of facial muscle movement. Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds too.
Here at Elate Skin we use Juvederm as our hyaluronic filler of choice.
Who can benefit from it?
People who have lost volume in the face due to rapid weight loss. People who want to regain their youthful appearance or perhaps you want to balance out an asymmetrical face. Fillers are an excellent solution for wrinkles and fine lines which are present at rest.
What is the procedure?
For your comfort, we use a lot of ice and a topical anesthesia may be applied depending on the area being injected. The filler will then be injected into the relevant area and you will be shown the results after each fill, therefore you can have as much involvement during this treatment as you which.
How long will the procedure last?
30-45 minutes including consultation
15 minutes for top-ups or follow-ups.
What happens straight after treatment?
If you have had anesthesia you will feel numb in those areas for a couple of hours whilst it is wearing off and there may be a chance of swelling and bruising. We would suggest you do not apply make-up over the area.
When will I see results?
Instantly, except for tear troughs, which can take up to 2 weeks. However, the area injected might appear more ‘plumped’ due to hyaluronic acid filler attracting water. This usually settles in a few days. You may also feel lumps/bumps which normally settles in 1-4 weeks. This is usually inflammation and internal bruising.
Do I need to repeat this treatment?
Yes, you will need to repeat this treatment every 5-9 months depending on the area treated. Frequently, people find that their own body produces more collagen in the area injected, as a response to the injection, which helps lengthen periods between treatments.