Dermal Filler injections consist of natural substances (hyaluronic acid) like those that exist in your body. Their purpose is to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, by making skin smoother and improving volume. Hydrophilic properties attract water into the tissue increasing it deep rehydration and elasticity.
Dermal fillers have been called "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
What are dermal fillers?
We use a range of approved, premium DYNAMIC dermal fillers as an effective treatment for deep lines and wrinkles. Our faces project our emotions by moving, flexing and stretching. We use the products that will retain your natural look, stretch with the smile and yet have the strength to gently volumise and restore youthful plumpness of the skin. Our Registered Nurse Prescriber will create a flexible, durable and natural looking result.
As your skin ages, it loses the collagen and moisture that helps hydrate, shape and support it. Natural lines and wrinkles deepen. Sun exposure, smoking, air pollution and even stress can all age your appearance. The face can also begin to lose volume giving sunken cheeks and a ‘dragged down’ appearance.
How do they work?
We use a range of premium hyaluronic acid Dynamic dermal filler products that can help you achieve the desired result. It will depend on the area being treated as to which product our qualified practitioner would recommend as the most suitable.
Facial fillers can plump up your skin, smooth wrinkles and fill out deep lines by replacing the collagen lost due to natural ageing or skin damage. It takes 4-6 weeks for the filler to integrate with the tissue but some result can be visual immediately.
Premium dermal fillers are injected in small controlled doses just under the surface of skin of the area to be treated. This fills out the sunken areas and lines to give a smoother, firmer and more refreshed appearance. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, results can last from 6 to 24 months.
How will the treatment carried out?
Your skin (treated area) will be cleansed with a special surgical antiseptic solution. Some marking will be drawn on the skin. A numbing cream will be applied. This ensures the injections administered by the qualified nurse prescriber will only cause minor discomfort. The filler consists of hyaluronic acid gel and some anaesthetic medication. Therefore, many of our patients comment that the experience is painless. Small amounts of dermal filler are injected directly into the skin using an ultra fine and sometime very short needle.
The gel administered helps to plump up the skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles. If the lips or facial contours are being treated, the filler adds volume, restores shape and gives a fuller, fresher appearance.
Dermal filler treatments are only carried out by fully qualified Registered Nurse Prescriber.
What happens after the treatment?
Afterwards, there might be a small amount of swelling which will quickly subside. You might experience mild redness and numbness. Depending on the area treated, it usually takes no longer than 30 minutes and you can leave the clinic as soon as you are ready to do so.
Minimal recovery time is required after dermal filler treatment and you can return to normal activities straight away. You may experience some slight bruising to the area being injected and typically doesn’t last longer than 48 hours and can be covered with makeup. Your practitioner will discuss your recovery and what to expect when you attend your appointment.
How much difference will it make?
Facial fillers plump up your skin, smooth wrinkles and fill out deep lines by replacing the volume lost due to natural ageing or skin damage. They’re also used to add volume to cheeks and lips and you’ll experience a fuller, more supple appearance in the areas treated.
What is the difference between HA FILLERS AND BOTULINUM TOXINE?
Fillers and botulinum toxine are both used to treat wrinkles. However, their mode of action is completely different. Botulinum toxine is injected into the muscle. It causes local paralysis and thus reduces expression lines. It is a preventive method. HA fillers are gels, injected under the skin to directly fill the wrinkles and smoothen skin surface. It is a corrective method.
Can open syringes be reused if stored properly?
No. After the injection, syringe, needle or cannula and any unused product should be disposed of immediately as this is a single-use device.
It is important you make sure your practitioner is using a new sterile syringe at the beginning of each session.
What precautions should be taken before the procedure?
You should inform your practitioner of all our medical and disease history and your current and past drugs and treatments.
BEFORE the injection:
It is strongly proposeed to avoid taking aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to the procedure. Refer to your practitioner before interrupting any chronic treatment.
AFTER the injection:
Avoid drinking alcohol, taking a plane or doing any kind of sports for a period of 72 hours post-injection. Also, during the 15 days following your treatment, it is highly advisable to avoid dental treatments, aesthetic procedures of any type, sun exposure and extreme temperatures (icy weather, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths…).
Why do people get their lips injected?
Ageing naturally causes your lips to become thinner and lose definition. Where you’re likely to notice it most is around ‘Cupid’s Bow’ – the V-shaped area of your upper lip. You may have used make-up to disguise things, but it can bleed down the vertical wrinkles and actually highlight the problem.
What’s so good about getting your lips done?
Lip fillers can be used to give you youthful looking, plump lips. People of all ages with naturally thin or thinning lips can benefit from lip enhancement treatment.
* A more defined smile
* Enhance your pout
* Can help turn the corners of the mouth upwards
* Give lips a more youthful looking appearance
Does it hurt?
Lips are sensitive, therefore a local anaesthetic is applied first to the lips to ensure the area is numb. Lip fillers are then very carefully injected into the area required to give you more natural fuller lips. The filler contains some anaesthetic medication therefore, treatment is virtually painless.
How long does it take to get your lips done?
The whole lip enhancement/augmentation procedure should take as little as 30 minutes. Lip definition treatment is around 15 min. You have to remember that you will have a full medical assessment prior to any treatment.
How quickly does it work?
The results of lip enhancement treatment are immediate and should last up to 6 months. To maintain volume and definition, you may need a top-up. After any initial swelling and possible bruising subsides, you should be left with beautifully full and plump looking lips.
It's important to realize that dermal fillers are not permanent. Even the semi-permanent variety eventually require re-treatments. Sometime it will be not possible to achieve the volume you might desire and you will have to come back for a few treatment. The way your face continues to age and how your body handles fillers will determine the timing of repeat treatments.
If you decide not to re-treat, your appearance will return to its original condition. Wrinkles and scars will return, and plumped lips will lose volume.
Naso Labial lines (nose to mouth lines) from £250
Marionette lines (sad smile lines) from £250
Smokers Lines from £180
Lip Definition (0.5ml) £180
Lip Augmentation (1ml) £250