WHAT TO EXPECT
What happens when you have face and lip fillers
An anaesthetic cream might be used first to numb your skin. Injections are given around the area of your face being treated, which is then massaged.
It might feel uncomfortable but should not be painful.
The treatment usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
The affected area may be a bit red, sore and swollen. Any swelling or bruising should settle down in a few days.
You should be advised about what to do to help reduce the risk of side effects. This includes not wearing make-up immediately after the procedure and avoiding alcohol, coffee and the sun.
The risks of dermal fillers depend on whether the procedure was done correctly and the type of filler used. Speak to your practitioner about the risks.
Serious problems are rare but can include:
a lumpy appearance under the skin, which might need to be treated with surgery or medicine
the filler moving away from the intended treatment area, which may need to be removed using surgery
blocked blood vessels in the face, which can cause tissue death and permanent blindness
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- Peace of mind with our personal three-year aftercare programs.
- We have state of the art hospital facilities.
- We assure our medical team will discuss and plan any treatments with you in detail
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Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results.
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results. We take photos throughout your journey with us as part of your medical records, with your consent, to ensure we are able to show you the satisfactory outcome and to show the difference in appearance. We provide the same high level of professional care o all of our patients.
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We will go through your medical history and address any concerns and questions that you may have and discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment options with you.
You will have minimal downtime, but it is very common to see mild bruising and swelling at the injection site after your treatment. Avoid sun, heat, workouts, and alcohol for 24 hours; these side effects should clear up within a few days.
Avoid alcohol, aspirin, some supplements (high-dose vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and garlic) or other blood-thinning medications for a week or two prior to your appointment, to minimize bruising. Some doctors recommend arnica gel or cream, to reduce pain and swelling.
You’ll see more fullness or smoother skin immediately or within a couple of days, but it can take up to two weeks for the swelling to fully subside.
BEFORE & AFTER
Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape. Take a look at some of the results below
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