Before carrying out treatment, our doctors see each and every patient for a thorough assessment and consultation. No two people are the same and no two cases are the same, therefore, you will receive a bespoke treatment plan based on your particular concerns, medical history or skin condition. This not only ensures your safety is upheld at all times, it also means that you’ll gain optimum results from treatment.
What does Dermal Filler Treatment Involve?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are sterile, colourless gels which are synthesised in the laboratory to rejuvenate the skin. Whilst there are a variety of dermal fillers available, we only use the top premium brands (visit our main hyaluronic acid dermal fillers page or products page for details) to ensure that we always deliver high-quality treatments.
After designing a bespoke treatment plan with you which includes fully explaining the procedure and fees, our doctor will numb your skin for your comfort. They will then use the most appropriate dermal filler for your treatment which she will inject with a needle, microcannula or both depending on the treatment required.
Following the treatment, our doctor will apply a healing balm to the skin so you can enjoy your results immediately! The doctor will then answer any questions you may have, provide you with written instructions and arrange a follow-up consultation for you.
Dermal fillers we use are of a temporary nature only and made of synthesised hyaluronic acid.
How it works
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occurring substance in our bodies which make our skin smooth and elastic. As we age our hyaluronic acid levels decrease and so we lose that youthful, plump look. Non surgical fillers help replace the lost volume plumping up the areas and rejuvenating the appearance.
By introducing dermal filler under the skin, volume which has been lost through ageing will re-appear creating a smoother, youthful appearance. The filler will attract water to it further bringing hydration to the area leading to fresh, revitalised skin.
Depending on the desired effects, an initial treatment is usually maintained with occasional follow-up treatments every few months to years depending on the product used.
To discover more about dermal fillers and how you could benefit, we invite you to meet one of our highly trained and qualified aesthetic providers
What areas can you treat with dermal fillers ?
Dermal fillers are popular treatments for wrinkles and facial lines. A dermal filler procedure helps to ‘fill out’ and smooth away troublesome:
• Nose to Mouth Grooves
• Side of lower lips
• Small scars
For lips we can:
• Improve volume in the philtrum ridges to create youthful look
• Define the vermilion border
• Create fuller lips
• Correct droopy corners of the mouth
How long does the results last ?
The results last for up to 4 to 9 months on average although the longevity of results varies from patient to patient. The body will eventually break down and absorb the hyaluronic acid over time and without leaving a trace.
Does it hurt ?
The actual procedure is very quick and relatively painless. In the lip area we do intra oral injections (dental blocks) and for outer areas we apply topical anaesthetic to help reduce any sensitivity.
What is the recovery time ?
No down time, most people are able to return straight to work after treatment. Some redness, minor swelling or bruising may be experienced in the treatment area but is easily hidden with mineral make-up.
How will i look immediately after the treatment ?
You will be able to see the results immediately although there may be some swelling or slight bruising. Once the injection site and filler settle after a few days, you will be able to appreciate the final outcome
What should i not do immediately after?
• After treatment try not to touch the areas as the risk of infection is increased.
• Avoid heavy physical exercise for 48 hours
• No saunas or sun beds as product durability may be affected for two weeks.
Who can or cannot do it ?
Suitable for all skin types. No allergy testing is required, as hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring it is safe to use on anyone.
The procedure is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women. Also, not suitable for anyone with allergy to lidocaine (anaesthetic inbuilt with dermal filler) known bruising or bleeding disorder.