What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are anti-aging products that are injected into the skin of patients to add volume. They are injected to make skin that is sagging or has become wrinkled because of age look smooth and plump. They are also called injectable facial fillers, injectable cosmetic fillers or soft tissue fillers. They are made of hyaluronic acid taken from animals or from the fat of the patient. It takes five minutes to an hour to perform dermal filler procedures.
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
Dermal fillers last from six months to five years. They are not permanent and are absorbed by the skin over time.
Is the administration of Dermal Fillers painful?
Local anaesthetic is applied to the skin before dermal filler injections are administered. Patients will feel the pain of the injection during the procedure and after the anaesthetic wears off, for a few days. Some fillers contain an analgesic substance called lidocaine. These fillers are less painful than other fillers.
When can I travel by air after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Patients should wait one week after getting dermal fillers injected before travelling by air. Air travel can aggravate the swelling and bruising that may occur after dermal fillers are injected.
How long does recovery take after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Recovery from dermal filler injections may take seven to fourteen days. Recovery depends on each individual patient.
What after care is required after the administration of Dermal Fillers?
Patients should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol until any swelling has subsided. They should avoid touching their face for at least one day. They should avoid going in direct sunlight for at least two days. They should drink plenty of water after the treatment. They should not get any beauty treatments done on their face for at least a week. They should avoid strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects for at least a month. They should avoid blood thinning medications for a few weeks. Patients should perform facial exercises for a few hours after the procedure.
What are the alternatives to Dermal Fillers?
Collagen stimulation therapy, some herbal medicines or lotions and micro-current assisted skin toning are some alternatives to injecting dermal fillers.
Why do tourists visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers a wide range of delights for tourists of all ages. There are lots of amusement parks that young tourists enjoy by day and unique shows to entertain tourists by night. Hong Kong boasts an excellent transportation system that makes it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are bustling local markets and large shopping malls for those who enjoy low cost shopping or high end purchases. Tourists can savour the delectable local cuisine or opt to enjoy food from across the world at Hong Kong’s many restaurants. Nature lovers can take hikes along mountain trails that lead to the sea or enjoy panoramic views of the islands by taking a cable car ride. Accommodation options in Hong Kong include luxury hotels, guesthouses, budget hotels and youth hostels.
Why do International patients visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers specialist medical, dental and surgical services of a high standard at affordable prices for overseas patients. All hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong are well-equipped and the doctors are experts in their respective disciplines. Most of the doctors and speak English.
How do I get to Hong Kong?
The Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport is the major international airport serving Hong Kong SAR.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling to Hong Kong for medical treatments?
There is no special medical treatment visa offered for patients visiting Hong Kong for treatments or procedures. They can enter Hong Kong with a visitor’s visa. Details on how to obtain a visitor’s visa to travel to Hong Kong is available at the website http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/
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