Ultrasound imaging or ultrasonography for supported facial injections is used to visualise facial and superficial anatomy in real time. It allows providers to plan safe injections, map vascular structures, and verify the placement of the fillers after injection. This helps improve patient outcomes and minimise filler complications.
As the device provides high-definition imaging, it can help providers identify the amount, location, and depth of the injected fillers. One key benefit is that it lets injectors know where to avoid structures in critical areas that are either very deep or shallow. It can also help avoid intravascular injections or injections within a blood vessel.
In a 30-45 -minute appointment (with exact duration depending on treatment areas), we will carefully administer your HA fillers injections to the targeted areas, assisted by the ultrasound imaging. The correct dosage will have been determined in your cosmetic consultation, based on your skin type and goals and treatment areas. You may experience some swelling, bruising and mild discomfort. It’s essential to stick to your aftercare and remember that it can take multiple treatments for desired outcomes.
HA fillers are dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (HA) as the primary active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, particularly in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes.
Unlike anti-wrinkle injections which relax the muscles, dermal fillers add volume and hydration.
What are the benefits of combining dermal fillers with ultrasound imaging?
The real-time and high-definition imaging helps fine-tune needle placements and minimise and evaluate filler complications.
Is the treatment truly pain-free?
Generally, yes. Many say it feels like a quick prick with some a pinching or stinging sensation and slight pressure.
How soon after will I see results?
Results vary from person to person but many see results immediately after, with full effect within a few days to a week, once swelling subsides.
How long will results last?
Results can last for 3-6 months, depending on how quickly your body metabolises the product.
What are aftercare instructions for this treatment?
It’s essential to allow your skin to heal and breathe without any potential irritants so we recommend you avoid active skincare products like Retinol for at least 5 days.
We also advise against any further skin treatments like microdermabrasion and microneedling for 2 weeks.
What activities should I avoid?
It’s important to avoid overheating in the first 1-2 days post-treatment so limit time in the sun, take cooler showers and baths and take it easy while exercising.
We also advise against any activities that involve inverted poses like Yoga so that you remain upright as much as possible to allow the product to properly settle.
It’s also recommended that you do not fly internationally within 2 weeks post-treatment.
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