DERMAL FILLERS

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Overview

Dermal fillers are popular treatments used to soften and plump wrinkles, facial lines and laughter lines caused naturally by ageing or sun exposure in older people. Once injected into an area, the filler instantly creates a smoother and more youthful appearance. In younger people dermal fillers can be used for contouring to create cheekbones and strong jawlines.

What areas can be treated?

  • Correction or enhancement of facial contours including the cheeks, temples, jawline chin & nose
  • Correction of sagging and creating lift
  • Correction, definition and enhancement of the lips
  • Correction and softening of facial wrinkles and folds such as nose-mouth lines (naso-labial) and mouth-chin lines(marionette)
  • Correction of hollows and/or dark circles under the eye (tear trough)
  • Improvement of the tone, texture & hydration of the skin
  • Restoration of loss of volume to the hands to reduce the appearance of veins & tendons

Am I suitable for treatment?

  • It is not recommended if you have a skin infection at the site of proposed treatment
  • If you have had a previous allergic reaction to dermal fillers or local anaesthetic
  • If you are taking medicines which affect bleeding such as warfarin, heparin & aspirin
  • If you take steroids or have an auto-immune disorder
  • If you have a bleeding disorder or poorly controlled medical condition
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have completed a course of roacutane (treatment for acne) within the last 18 months

Is it safe & does it hurt?

Dermal fillers are a sterile, clear gel like substance made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body/skin and it attracts and binds with water to give the skin volume & hydration. It also acts as a cushion to support collagen & elastin fibres. As we age the natural hyaluronic acid content in our skin loses the capacity to store water. The skin loses moisture and volume, becomes drier and thinner and regenerates less efficiently.

Once injected into an area dermal fillers work by boosting the skins supply of hyaluronic acid to revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can be long lasting but is not permanent and is reversible.

We only use well tested, reliable fillers that are perfectly safe.

Procedure Details

At consultation we will discuss

  • Any relevant medical history
  • Discuss your expectations, assess your suitability for treatment and possible treatment options for you to consider
  • Explain the treatment plan and any risks and complications
  • Post treatment advice
  • Before, sometimes during and after treatment photographs

The treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed with Clinisept and dependent on area treated safety zones maybe marked on your face.

A blunt cannula or needle maybe used for the treatment and the area maybe massaged following the procedure.

Aftercare

  • Application of ice may help with bruising & swelling
  • Avoid applying make up for 24hours
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol for 48 hours
  • If bruising develops arnica cream may be used
  • If possible try to sleep on your back for 24 hours 

How long do fillers last?

The body naturally starts to break down the filler and these can last from 4-18mths, dependent on filler used and area treated.

There are no permanent effects from injectable filler treatments

Are there are side effects

Common side effects include:

  • bruising & itching to injection site. These usually subside with 24-72hours
  • hypersensitive reactions are rare but may include swelling, redness and tenderness with an average duration of 2 weeks. Treatment with antihistamines maybe required in this instance.
  • infection as with as with any injection. We always clean your skin thoroughly with Clinisept to minimise this risk.

Priced from £185

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