With advancing age, the effects of volume loss and gravitational descent leads to a squaring effect of the face often with loss of volume. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume and return areas of facial anatomy to a more youthful position/appearance.
The term “dermal fillers” encompasses a wide range of products and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving the skin’s appearance and texture by restoring its natural plumpness.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight of water. Introduced under the skin, it will help plump the supporting tissues of the skin, preventing the skin from folding in on itself and causing a wrinkle.
Frequently asked questions
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles.
It can also be used to treat scarring in some cases. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face.
There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breast feeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
While there are permanent fillers available on the market, we do not use them.
We promote the use of temporary fillers, as patients should have the ultimate say on what they would like from their treatment. If permanent fillers are used, there runs the risk of the patient not liking the result achieved and not being able to reverse the effects of treatment.
With HA fillers, not only are the results temporary, they can also be reversed with a special product called Hyalase.
With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling that accompanies it. This should not persist much longer than a day and is easily cover-able with makeup.
The idea of a prescription is that the necessary dose to a person is dependent on; the size of the effect wanted, the individual’s reaction to the drug and the type of drug prescribed. For this reason, we cannot provide an exact costing for this treatment until we have made a detailed assessment of you. Anyone providing prices without the appropriate assessment is not properly prescribing in our opinion and risks administering too much or too little. Who would like this to happen in their face? For this reason, we are offering a no obligation free facial aesthetic assessment.
This treatment can only be legally prescribed by people who possess a current prescribing licence. It is best utilised by people who are very familiar with the anatomy of the head and neck and for this reason, we recommend plastic surgeons and dentists as they are most qualified.
Who will carry out this treatment?
The products we use
Due to extensive clinical research and progression in the industry we use HA fillers, a natural ingredient that is found in the body but diminishes as we age. They are a popular means of restoring volume to the facial structure, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
The product lines we have selected include smooth, gentle fillers, volumisers and deep hydration treatments that offer a full-face approach to achieving the natural look you desire (appearance lasts for up to 12 months).
These products contain Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, to help numb the area while simultaneously administering the treatment.
Which areas can be treated?
Frown Lines, Marionette Lines, Nasolabial Folds
Frown lines, marionette lines and nasolabial folds can make you look sad or angry when relaxing your face. Also referred to as “smile lines”, over time they can develop into static lines, which cannot be softened with anti wrinkle treatment.
Thin lips are not necessarily a result of ageing – many men and women are born with thinner lips. If you would like to add volume whilst avoiding an exaggerated look.
Ageing usually contributes to volume loss. The round, full look diminishes as the fat pads in our cheeks gravitate downward. Cheek fillers can be used to plump up the skin.
The process of aging can lead to sagging of the lower face including the jaw line and chin. Dermal fillers can be used to return definition to this area to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to the tear troughs and hollows under the eyes to reduce shadows and the appearance of dark circles, creating a fresher and more youthful look.
The use of fillers can smooth and fill out these crepey lines, creating a much softer, younger-looking appearance.
Loss of elastin and atrophy of the subcutaneous tissue leads to exposure of subcutaneous structures and an aged appearance of the hands. Volume restoration can be achieved through the use of dermal fillers
- All make up must be removed before treatment to minimise infection risk.
- Please avoid aspirin and ibuprofen the days leading up to and the day of treatment as this can increase the risk of bruising.
- Please avoid caffeine intake the day of treatment as this will reduce the risk of bruising.
- If you have a needle phobia or have fainted when having an injection in the past, please make your practitioner aware.
- Patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately but should refrain from strenuous exercise and excessive alcohol for 24 hours.
- If you require a review you will be told this on the day of treatment and advised when to book in.
- If possible, make up should be avoided for 12 hours post treatment but can be applied after 2 hours if necessary.
- Facials, facial massage and other cosmetic treatments such as ultrasound and radiofrequency should be avoided for 1 week after the administration of botulinum toxin.
- Avoid extreme heat, cold and alcohol consumption for at least 12 hours
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