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Frequently asked questions about Dermal Fillers from our Chicago dermal fillers cosmetic procedure clients

What are fillers?

Fillers are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin using a gel based on stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally exists in your body. The gel is injected into the skin.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

A treatment with Dermal Fillers provides an easy way to enhance your looks. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and lasts around one year. With CosMedocs dermal fillers you will achieve a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. Remember your face changes over time, and fillers allows you to control you looks subtly as you age.

What areas can be treated?

Restylane and Teosyal products can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin. The most common areas treated are:
• Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
• between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
• lips (adding volume and shape)
• cheeks and chin (shaping and contouring)
• back of the hands, décolletage, face, neck (skin revitalisation)

How do fillers work?

By boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane and Teosyal revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Restylane and Teosyal are soft injectable gels consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

What does Restylane treatment involve?

After the consultation, and if you are happy to proceed, your practitioner will help you complete a medical history form and you will need to sign a consent form before treatment can progress.

Restylane is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips

The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes. Treatment with Restylane or Teosyal do not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.

CosMedocs offer Restylane and Teosyal products which are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 6-12 months after your initial filler treatment. Discuss with your practitioner when a follow-up appointment may be appropriate.

After a treatment some reactions might occur, these include; are slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.

How long do filler treatments last?

One of the great advantages of Restylane and Teosyal is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual's skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. A treatment of the lips lasts about 6 months.

Can everybody use fillers?

Most people can benefit from HA Filler treatment. If you wish to;

• reduce lines and wrinkles
• create more defined or fuller lips,
• define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek,
• boost your skin's vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone (e.g. face, hands, neck or décolletage)

Filler should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Restylane and Teosyal have not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women, Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body's immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.

During your pre-treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your physician.

Do filler treatments need pain relief?

Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct lines and wrinkles.

Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience.

The lips are a highly sensitive part of the body and, therefore, anaesthesia is usually recommended before lip enhancement. This is achieved most effectively by using a dental block or local anaesthetic.

Do I need to take a skin test?

No skin test is required as Hyaluronic filler does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.

Do I need to wait if I just had a peel treatment?

If you have recently had a laser or chemical peel treatment, it is recommended you wait until the area is totally healed and the skin is back to its normal condition. Consult your practitioner

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