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Traditionally, rejuvenation has been achieved with a face-lift. Today, a multitude of minimally invasive procedures are aimed at rejuvenation without the risk, recovery time, and expense of major surgery.
Soft-tissue augmentation (the use of Dermal Fillers) involves a placement of a natural or synthetic substance into or under the skin to smooth folds, line, wrinkles, depression and scarring. This has become a popular means of addressing contour defects that result from ageing, photo damage, trauma, scarring, or disease.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the different types of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can be broken down into three categories: bio-degradable, semi-permanent and permanent.
The safest products are biodegradable products because any problems associated with the treatment (the risk of which is minimal) can be reversed. At Titchfield Skin Health we only use bio-degradable Hyaluronic Acid products because of their greater safety.
Although they produce longer lasting results, there are higher risks associated with semi-permanent and permanent products. For this reason we do not offer semi-permanent or permanent fillers. Well known brands that clients may be aware of are: Juvederm and Restylane.
Is the treatment painful?
There can be some discomfort associated with treatment: during placement a slight burning or an aching sensation may be felt. Our team will use a topical anaesthetic on the treated area to minimise any discomfort if you wish, but not all clients require this.
For lip augmentation, our dentists can administer dental anaesthetic to the area to help with any discomfort; again not all clients wish this.
Also our team only uses Dermal Fillers that contain anaesthetic for all procedures.
Do I need to take time off work to have the treatment?
No. This procedure is non-invasive and patients can return to work after treatment without any noticeable side effects.
How long does the treatment last?
Depending on your age and the area treated, you can expect to repeat the treatment twice a year. On average, the treatment will last 6-8 months. In the lip area, the treatment will last about 5-6 months. The reason for this is that there is more mechanical stress in this area; therefore, the product tends to breakdown more quickly.