What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like, volumizing substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and deep creases, or enhance facial contours. Over the last years in Cyprus, more and more men and women, choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without plastic surgery or downtime.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin, acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to skin cells. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers.
Which areas can be treated?
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles. They can:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth. (marionette lines, smile lines)
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks
- Reduce vertical lip lines
- Lip enhancement and Lip Augmentation
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Enhance the chin
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history. He will listen to your desired results and then evaluate your facial appearance and skin tone, examining the areas of your face to be augmented. He will explain you the procedure, the technique he is using and the complications that eventually can occur. You will be able to see many before & after pictures of patients, so you can have an idea of the results you can expect after the treatment.
Your injection sites will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent. Tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid are injected into your face through very fine needles. The actual injections will take just a few minutes total, and just seconds per site. You can expect very little discomfort. Some people will experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment.
You should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. The results are temporary; lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Be aware that you might not achieve the results you want with just one treatment. Depending on how your body reacts to the injections, you might need additional sessions.
When selecting a physician, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure. Even though it is non-surgical, filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. A plastic surgeon has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and a well-developed aesthetic eye. He knows exactly where to inject to provide you with the results you desire.
Don't choose a provider based only on the price, avoid discounts that seem extreme and ask always of what you are being injected with. It is recommended by medical societies that all medical procedures should be performed in an appropriate medical facility and not in shopping malls, private homes, office parties, group social gatherings or hair salons and spa.
Why not to use Permanent fillers?
Permanent fillers, stay in the skin permanently and the body cannot break them down. As your face change with time and your skin, bones and muscle change, shift and rearrange, adjustments need to be made periodically when using fillers. This is not possible with permanent fillers. Also if the aesthetic result is not what you wished for, it may not be possible to correct it. Permanent fillers have a higher incidence of unwanted side effects, which cannot be removed. Thus, they must be considered an irreversible decision as surgical removal attempts are very complex and sometimes impossible.
The price for fillers (1 cc) is 230 euro.