Dermal fillers are a multi-functioning treatment and can be used to reduce deep lines and wrinkles, fill hollows and smooth the contours, as well as adding or restoring volume to areas of the face such as lips or cheeks.

Overview
Dermal Filler is a popular non-surgical treatment to enhance the shape, volume and hydration of lips, cheeks, chin to name a few. Dermal Fillers can provide an effective volume enhancing solution that keeps them feeling soft and natural.

  • The majority of brands are made from hyaluronic acid
  • Immediate results
  • Single treatment
  • Minimal downtime
  • Lasts 6-18 months depending on the product used and site of treatment
  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body, identical across species. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres and providing a medium, or carrier, for chemical messages between the cells.
  • Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction.
  • Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin. In the UK, there are over 160 brands on the market due in some part to weak regulation.

Not all hyaluronic acids are the same and legitimate brands  are NOT available for general sale on the internet and should only be administered by trained clinicians.  Each brand has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products designed for specific results. One size does not fit all.

  • Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
  • Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling- particularly in the lips.
  • Possibly bruising.
  • Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day.
  • Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours
  •  You will be advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment.