WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLERS ACHIEVE?
Restore skin glare and tone
Smooth lines and reduce wrinkles
Moisturise and rejuvenate skin
Long lasting effects (up to 2 years)
Minimal downtime – return to work/activities the same day
You may experience some slight swelling or bruising to the area being injected but it typically doesn’t last longer than 48 hours.
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO DERMAL FILLERS?
There are other non-surgical treatments such as Botulin Toxin that also seek to tackle the effects of ageing and surgical options such as face and neck lifts, fat injection and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) which you may want to consider depending on your individual circumstances.
Speaking to Dr Cotrufo about your goals should help you decide on the most appropriate course of treatment(s). Dr Cotrufo performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures and will advice on the best possible treatment to achieve your desired results.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOUR DERMAL FILLERS TREATMENT
Meeting with your surgeon before your procedure will help to set clear expectations and put in place the good communication that is fundamental for creating a comfortable and relaxing experience.
DURING YOUR CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
Discuss your reasons for seeking advice and how long you have been noticing effects of age
Learn more about dermal fillers, the procedure and before and aftercare
Undergo a full health evaluation
Have an assessment of the area being treated and the surrounding tissues.
Talk about timescales and costs
As your treatment approaches, you may be asked to make some small lifestyle changes and asked to avoid particular activities and medications
This may include:
Stopping smoking to help reduce bruising and make the healing much faster
Adjusting or stop taking certain medications
Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
Avoiding sun overexposure, particularly to the face
Committing to not making stringent changes to your diet
THE DERMAL FILLER PROCEDURE:
Each procedure should last between 15 minutes and 1 hour
The area to be treated is cleaned and a numbing cream can be applied. Dr Cotrufo has a very soft touch, uses very fine needles or cannulas and in most cases, can proceed without any anaesthesia.
Sometimes the treated area needs to be massaged. Dr Cotrufo often recommends to use an ice or cold pack to reduce the swelling.
AFTER YOUR TREATMENT WITH FILLERS
You will be able to leave the clinic straight after your procedure.
Sometimes you may notice some swelling and a little bruising. It is very rare and it depends on the type of fillers you chose and the area where it is injected. For example, the “nasolabial fold” around the mouth is more prone than the nose or crow’s feet for bruising.
Swelling and bruising should subside within 48 hours
You can return to work or other activities straight away
Your aftercare and any follow up appointments will be scheduled with your plastic surgeon
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS?
As a cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery expert, Dr Stefano Cotrufo specialises in carrying out procedures for the face and neck area. He personally carries out all surgical and non-surgical procedures here at the clinic, including dermal filler injections. Dr Stefano Cotrufo is also a member of the General Medical Council and appears on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons. If you have any further questions about dermal fillers and whether they are appropriate for you or you would like to discuss the level of care you can expect to receive should you wish to undergo your procedure with us, please call our clinic on 02078732330 to book your consultation with Dr Cotrufo.