Proof in real life

“It can be hard to trust the results of aesthetic treatments, these days, just by looking at an image. The beauty and entertainment industry is famous for showing extreme and altered images. That’s why Galderma decided to put dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters to the test, proving natural-looking results in real life.”

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“CAN YOU TRUST AN IMAGE THESE DAYS?”

The aesthetic industry is famous for showing extreme looks and altered images, and we know it is difficult to trust an image, and to understand the truth behind aesthetics procedures.

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First of all you should always contact a qualified clinician to be assured that the treatment will be performed correctly. Treatments should only be administered by a trained medical healthcare professional. Start by locating a clinic by using the “Find a clinic” link and make an appointment for a consultation.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

About dermal fillers and SKIN HYDRATION BOOSTERS
What are dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters?

Dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters are a range of products for facial aesthetic treatments to efficiently reduce lines, folds and wrinkles, create fuller lips, enhance contours and facial volume, as well as improve skin quality, structure and elasticity.
Dermal fillers are designed to enhance facial features, from targeted superficial filling of wrinkles to deeper facial shaping and contouring.

Skin hydration boosters, a fresh approach to skin rejuvenation, designed to deliver hydration and improvements to the quality of the skin.

What do dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters contain?

The main component in these products is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in many organisms.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in many organisms. It binds water and acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients, regulating water balance and giving volume and structure to the skin.

About the treatment; dermal fillers
How are dermal fillers administered?

First, the clinician disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of the gel is then injected into or below the skin through a fine needle in order to fill out wrinkles, add volume and enhance the face or lips. After injection, the clinician may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.

How long does the treatment take?

A treatment does not take long. Depending on the area and indication, it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimise the results.

Is the treatment painful?

Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Many dermal filler products contain an integrated local anesthetic, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and your clinician may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.

How long do the effects of the treatment last?

Dermal fillers are not permanent but are long lasting, the effect gradually diminishes with time as the gel is degraded. In order to maintain the improvement in skin quality, maintenance treatments may be recommended by your cosmetic physician. Following an initial course of three treatments the effect can still be seen up to 9 months later, depending on the treatment area.

About the treatment; skin hydration boosters
How are skin hydration boosters administered?

First, the clinician disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of skin hydration boosters is then injected into the skin through a fine needle in a series of tiny injections in order to improve skin quality, by improving the skin structure and hydration levels. After injection, the clinician may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.

How long does a treatment take?

A treatment with skin hydration boosters does not take long. Depending on the area and indication, it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. A typical treatment program with skin hydration boosters is made up of three initial treatment sessions, 4 weeks apart.

Is the treatment painful?

Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Some skin hydration boosters products contain an integrated local anesthetic, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and your clinician may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.

How long do the effects of the treatment last?

Skin hydration boosters are a non-permanent treatment, the effect gradually diminishes with time as the gel is degraded. In order to maintain the improvement in skin quality, maintenance treatments following an initial course of three treatments the effect can still be seen up to 9 months later, depending on the treatment area.3

Can everyone have a dermal filler or skin hydration boosters treatment?

Ask your clinician if you will benefit from treatment with aesthetic facial injections. It is important when discussing your medical history to tell your clinician everything, including all medicines that you are taking, any present and past allergies and their seriousness, and all current or past medical conditions you have had. Your clinician will discuss potential side effects from the injection of dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters, and how serious they may be.

Selecting a clinician
What should I bear in mind when considering a treatment?

First of all you should always contact a qualified healthcare professional to be assured that the treatment will be performed correctly. Dermal filler or skin hydration boosters treatments should only be administered by a trained medical healthcare professional (you can check they are registered with their appropriate professional organisation). For your safety, be prepared to discuss your medical history during your pre-treatment consultation to ensure that the products are right for you. Your treatment should be performed in a medical environment that affords you privacy and is spotlessly clean. You may want to request to see your chosen clinician’s training certificate and insurance certificate to ensure they are appropriately trained and insured for the treatment they are providing.

Who is qualified to administer dermal filler and skin hydration boosters treatments?

Only a medically qualified health care professional should perform a dermal filler or skin hydration boosters treatment. This may include plastic surgeons, cosmetic physicians, dermatologists, or aesthetic nurses. Your clinician should have undertaken a recognised training course (ask to see their training certificate) for the treatment you are having and should have the appropriate insurance.

What should I expect from my chosen clinician?
  • You should receive comprehensive information and a detailed explanation regarding the treatment.
  • You should be informed of the possibilities and limitations of the treatment.
  • You should receive information about possible side effects and precautions for treatment.
  • You should be informed of the cost of the treatment and possible follow-up treatments.
  • Your questions should be answered to your full satisfaction.

Disclaimer: Always discuss with your healthcare professional if you have any concerns about your treatment.

Risks and side effects
Who should not have a dermal filler or skin hydration boosters treatment?

Patients with a known allergy to hyaluronic acid based products should not undergo treatment, nor should patients with bleeding disorders, or active skin disease such as inflammation, infection or tumours in or near the area to be treated. Discuss contraindications, warnings and precautions with your healthcare professional before treatment.

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects include treatment site reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain, and tenderness. These side effects generally disappear within one week after injection. Other potential side effects can occur with dermal filler or skin hydration boosters injections. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare professional.

If you have any questions about precautions related to the treatment, please discuss them with your healthcare professional.

What precautions should my health care professional advise me about?

There are several important precautions to discuss with your healthcare professional to ensure satisfactory results and avoid any complications. Discuss with your healthcare professional the following:
If you are taking immunosuppressive medications, since use of these medications may increase your risk of infection.
If you are taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or any other medication that affects bleeding. As with any injection procedure, using these medications may increase your risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
If a laser treatment, chemical peel or other dermatological procedures are considered before or after the treatment. There is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.

If you have any questions about precautions related to the treatment, please discuss them with your healthcare professional.

What should I avoid after treatment?

After the treatment, you should avoid exposing the treated area to heat (sunbathing, saunas, steam baths, etc.) or extreme cold until any signs of local inflammation have disappeared.

Can I have a dermal filler or skin hydration boosters treatment if I am pregnant?

These products have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

References
1. Narins RS et al. Dermatol Surg 2011;37(5):644–650
2. Narins RS et al. Dermatol Surg 2008;34:2–8
3. Streker M et al. J Drugs Dermatol 2013; 12(9):990–994

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DERMAL FILLERS AND SKIN HYDRATION BOOSTERS –
SMOOTH AWAY WRINKLES, ENHANCE YOUR FACIAL FEATURES AND HYDRATE SKIN FROM WITHIN

From gently lifting and smoothing away lines and wrinkles, defining facial features, to enhancing lips and restoring your skin´s natural hydration, dermal fillers and skin hydration boosters can meet a variety of your needs.