Dermal fillers work by imitating a naturally occurring substance within your body – a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. Its normal function is to bind water so it 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 and in regulating water balance in skin. By boosting your skin with this naturally occurring substance, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the area instantly. This diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. The gel we use is very tissue-friendly and closely resembles that which exists in the body.
This will really depend on the individual. The injections themselves feel like a slight pinch, and you may experience slight pressure or a ‘stinging’ sensation as the product is being injected. Depending on the area, your cosmetic injector may apply numbing cream to the area to be treated. Some of the fillers already contain local anaesthetic which also makes the treatment more tolerable
Dermal fillers are considered to be safe but side effects can occur. The most common problems include:
Dr. Oosthuizen is a general medical practitioner based in Coromandel Peninsula. He is registered with the New Zealand Medical Council since 2001 and completed his medical degree in South Africa.
He has a special interest in treating sun damaged skin lesions and skin cancers.
Dr. Wessel Oosthuizen will be traveling to Auckland to provide services at Infinity clinic from December 2020 by appointments. He will be administering Botox, fillers and PRP ( platelet-rich-plasma), which he has been doing since 2002.