What are they?
Dermal fillers are made from a naturally occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in human tissue which means that allergy testing is not required before treatment.
How does it work?
With the ageing process, we lose volume and skin structure. Dermal fillers help to re-volumise and restore the structure of your face.
What areas can be treated?
Deep lines and furrows
Nasolabial furrows (from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth)
Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth to jaw)
Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
Horizontal worry lines on the forehead
Facial scarring (acne or traumatic)
What does treatment involve?
Anaesthetic cream may be used for your comfort.
Injections of dermal fillers are delivered to the treatment area. Our dermal fillers also contain an anaesthetic to ensure a more comfortable experience.
At the conclusion of the treatment, the area is massaged to help mould and contour the filler.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens after treatment and how long will the results last?
An immediate change to the treatment area can be seen after treatment with dermal fillers.
The treatment area further improves in the two to four weeks after treatment as the dermal filler volumises.
The duration of dermal fillers will depend upon the type used; they can last between 6 – 24 months.
What should I do after treatment?
Following treatment with dermal fillers, the following should be avoided for 24 hours:
Consumption of alcoholic beverages
Extended exposure to sun or heat
Massaging the area.
Are there any side effects from anti-wrinkle injections?
Immediately after treatment, redness and swelling at the treatment site may result however this usually resolves within 30 minutes. Make up can be applied after treatment if desired.
Bruising may develop after treatment and will generally settle within 4 – 5 days. Patients taking anti-inflammatory medication or aspirin may be at increased risk of bruising.
Are dermal fillers suitable for everyone?
We do not treat:
Pregnant or breastfeeding woman
Young people under the age of 18 years
People with orthodontic braces
Any area where current significant skin disease or infections such as cold sores are present.
Individuals with a history of collagen/scarring/connective tissue disorders
People with a history of stroke, paralysis, nerve or muscle disease
Anyone with a history of adverse reactions to these injections
Anyone with an emotional or medical condition that may impair judgment.
Can dermal fillers be combined with other procedures?
Yes, dermal fillers can safely be combined with other procedures such as anti-wrinkle treatment. It is usually best to perform the anti-wrinkle treatment last to avoid excessive massaging and pressure on the treated areas.