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DERMAL FILLER

We do not just improve lines at our clinic.  We aim to treat your face as a whole rather than fill individual deep wrinkles. Using a precise cannula technique, we restore our patients' natural younger look. Your treatment will be a journey of inspiration and artistic vision.

Dermal Filler injections consist of natural substances (hyaluronic acid), identical to those that exist in your body. Their purpose is to improve the appearance of deep lines on the face, by making skin smoother and improving volume. Dermal filler has been called "liquid facelifts" because it offers many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.

Benefits of Hyaluronic acid (HA)

As your skin ages, it loses the collagen and moisture that helps hydrate, shape and support it. Natural lines and wrinkles deepen. Additionally, sun exposure, smoking, air pollution and even stress can all age your appearance. The face can also begin to lose volume, leading to sunken cheeks and ‘dragged down’ jowls.

The beneficial functions of HA in skincare and health are wide and varied. Found in our skin, joints, eyes and connective tissue, HA's most important function lies in its high capacity for retaining water1-4. HA's hydrophilic properties attract water into the tissue, rehydrating it and increasing its elasticity.

What they can be used for?

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • restore shape and volume of the face
  • minimise Nasolabial lines (nose to mouth),
  • correct the shape of the nose (non-surgical rhinoplasty)
  • reduce dark circles and hollows under the eyes
  • minimise Marionette lines (mouth to chin),
  • enhance shape and volume of lips
  • hydrate and improve quality of the skin
  • lift corners of the mouth
  • decrease Smoker's lines
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What are dermal fillers?

We use a range of approved, premium DYNAMIC dermal fillers as an effective treatment for deep lines and volume restoration. Our faces project our emotions by moving, flexing and stretching. Dermal filler that we use will retain your natural look. It will 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.

How do they work?

Premium dermal filler is injected in small controlled doses just under the surface of the skin. Facial filler can plump up your skin, smooth wrinkles and fill out deep lines by replacing the collagen lost due to natural ageing or skin damage. The treatment might offer substantial improvement to facial volume. It takes 4-6 weeks for the filler to integrate with the tissue but some improvement can be seen immediately.

How is the treatment carried out?

The medical practitioner might draw some marking on the skin. Your skin (treated area) will then be cleansed with a special surgical antiseptic solution. We use precision cannula technique for injecting small amounts of dermal filler directly into the skin. The filler consists of hyaluronic acid gel and some anaesthetic medication. Therefore, many of our patients comment that the experience is painless. A numbing cream may be applied if necessary.

At our clinic, dermal filler treatments are carried out only by our fully qualified Registered Nurse Prescriber.

What happens after the treatment?

Usually, you can return to normal activities straight away as minimal recovery time is required after dermal filler treatment.  There might be a small amount of swelling, mild redness and numbness. You may experience some slight bruising, but this is typically gone within 72 hours. Meanwhile, it can be easily covered with makeup. Your practitioner will discuss the recovery process and what to expect when you attend your appointment.

How much difference will it make?

Facial filler plumps up your skin, smooths wrinkles and fills out deep lines by replacing the volume lost due to natural ageing or skin damage. You will see some natural difference but, do not expect great improvement after just one visit. For some people, one treatment might be enough depending on the part of the face being treated and the look they want to achieve. However, for most people dermal filler therapy become a process towards a desired result that requires patience and time.

What is the difference between DERMAL FILLER and BOTULINUM TOXIN?

Fillers and botulinum toxin are both used to treat wrinkles. However, their impact on tissues is completely different. Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle. It causes local paralysis and thus reduces expression lines. In comparison, Dermal fillers are injected into cavities left by receding deep and superficial fat. Unlike Botulinum toxin, dermal fillers do not relax the tissue, they replace lost tissue.

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Do you reuse syringes?

No. After the injection, we immediately dispose of syringes, needle or cannula, and any open but unused products. They are all single-use items.

How do I need to prepare?

You should inform your practitioner of your complete medical history, your current and past medications, and prior treatments.

BEFORE the injection:

We strongly recommend to avoid taking aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to the procedure. Please check with your practitioner or GP before interrupting any treatment for a chronic condition.

AFTER the injection:

Avoid drinking alcohol, taking a plane or doing any kind of sports for a period of 72 hours post-injection. Additionally, during the 4 weeks 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, etc.).

LIP FILLER

Why do people get lip fillers?

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. Another manifestation of the problem can be 'Smokers' lines' - vertical wrinkles above the top lip. You may have used make-up to disguise this, but it can 'bleed' down the wrinkles, only highlighting the problem. Dermal fillers restore or enhance lip volume and smooth out smoker's lines.

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. Other benefits of dermal lip fillers include:

* a more defined smile
* restored volume or realigned facial structures
* helping turn the corners of the mouth upwards
* giving lips a more youthful looking appearance

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Does it hurt?

The filler contains some anaesthetic medication, making the treatment virtually painless. Lip filler is very carefully injected into the area requiring attention with a tinny needle or a blunt cannula. Any discomfort is minimal.

How long does it take to get your lips done?

Treatment itself is very quick. Basic lip definition treatment takes up around 15 min, whereas full lip augmentation lasts no more than 30 minutes. However, please remember that you will also have a full medical assessment prior to any treatment. This can take an additional 30-45 min.

How quickly does it work?

The results of lip enhancement treatment are immediate. After any initial swelling and possible bruising subsides, you should be left with beautifully full and hydrated looking lips. To maintain volume and definition, you may need a top-up.

How long does it lasts?

Dermal fillers are not permanent. The result should last up to 6-8 months. Eventually, patients will require repeat treatments. 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.

TEAR TROUGH

Dark circles or hollows under the eyes can be caused by excessive pigmentation, thin or translucent skin, absence of subcutaneous fat, negative vector of underlying face structure, genetics, vascularity, and other reasons. 50% of women over 30 start noticing deterioration in the appearance of their under eye area, aka tear trough.

Treatment of this area is very challenging. To avoid complications after the procedure, it is of utmost importance for the injecting cannula to avoid the delicate lymphatic system, sophisticated vascularity and the nerve structure. Tear trough augmentation requires deep knowledge of human anatomy, specific skills, and a lot of experience. At our clinic, you are in safe hands.

We only use TEOSYAL Redensity II - the only licensed Filler for Periorbital (under eye) rejuvenation. This product is hydroscopic (pre-soaked), minimising any swelling following the procedure.

Beautiful result can be achieved almost immediately.

What is so special about this Filler?

Its sophisticated nutritional formula combines a mix of cross-linked and non-cross-linked hyaluronic acids, which are natural ingredient found in the skin. The Filler is infused with 8 amino acids (glycine, lysine, threonine, proline, isoleucine, leucine, valine, and arginine); 3 antioxidants (glutathione, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, alphalipoic acid); 2 minerals (zinc and copper) and a vitamin (B6). These help continue rejuvenating the skin after the treatment, maximising long-lasting results. Furthermore, this filler contains anaesthetic, minimising any discomfort during the procedure.

Who can be treated?

Any adult with eye circles/ hollow area under eyes can be treated. The product is not suitable for pigmented dark circles. Neither can it improve large eye bags.

When will I see result?

It is possible to see some results almost immediately, but it will take 4-6 weeks for improvements to develop fully.

Is one treatment enough?

One treatment might be enough for some patients with minor issues, but people with pronounced hollows under their eyes typically require two treatments (2 months apart). Following this, improvements to their appearance will remain for up to 24 months. ) typically require two treatments.

How will I look after the treatment?

If you have never had this treatment before, you might look slightly puffy and flashed right after the treatment, but this will disappear within 24 hours. Bruising is very rare and also subsides very quickly. People who have had this treatment previously can normally continue with their daily routine without any downtime.

Price guide:

Naso Labial lines (nose to mouth lines) from £285
Marionette lines (sad smile lines) from £285
Smokers Lines from £285
Tear trough from £295
Non-surgical rhinoplasty from £285
Lip Definition (0.5ml) £230
Lip Augmentation (1ml) £285
Mid Face from £500
Lower Face from £500
Upper Face from £500

 

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