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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are now one of the most sought after, non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation. They work within the skin’s matrix to help plump the skin, hydrate the tissues and reduce both fine and advanced, static lines and wrinkles.

The most common filler used is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and is found in skin, joint fluid and in the eyeball. Ageing skin produces less hyaluronic acid and this contributes to wrinkles and dehydration. We use the Juvederm range including the newer Vycross range of Voluma, Volift and Volbella. Length of duration varies but is typically 6-9 months for Juvederm Ultra range and 12-18 months for the Vycross range.

The hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible by injecting and enzyme called hyaluronidase, which dissolves the filler in 48 hours.

Longer lasting results are obtained using Ellanse, which has an absorbable suture material called polycaprolactone as its main ingredient. PCL has been in medical use for over 20 years in sutures and orthopaedic implants and is a very safe compound. Ellanse is a collagen stimulating filler and results can develop over 6 months. It comes in 1,2,3 and 4 year lasting variants. It is excellent for facial contouring and volumisation. It is not reversible and is best left to experienced practitioners.


CONCERNS ADDRESSED BY THIS TREATMENT

  • Temple hollows
  • Under eye (tear trough)
  • Upper cheek
  • Mid face volume loss
  • Nose
  • Nose to mouth lines (Nasal labial folds)
  • Lip plumping and shaping smokers lines
  • Peri oral rejuvenation
  • Mouth to chin lines (marionettes)
  • Chin
  • Jaw line definition
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Back of hands

The same attention to pain relief and careful follow up is paid to all dermal filler procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

At Lip Aesthetics, all of our patients have to have a full, no-obligation consultation with their practitioner before undergoing dermal fillers. This is to make sure that patients are medically fit and suitable for treatment. We put patient safety first, and must insist on saying no if a patient is deemed unsuitable.

PAIN LEVEL

With any injection, there can be a sharp scratch or stinging sensation. We apply a topical numbing cream or an injection of local anaesthetic injection beforehand, so the procedure is as comfortable as possible, but there can be mild discomfort

QUOTE FROM PRACTITIONER
“Dr Shazia says: There’s nothing fancy about fillers. It’s a simple yet very effective way to replace age related volume loss. Dermal fillers integrate into your own tissue and help to provide contour and projection. “


What are the side effects and risks of dermal fillers?


In the hands of a properly trained and experienced practitioner dermal fillers are very safe.

Common side effects are swelling and bruising lasting up to 2 weeks depending on the filler used and its application. Most bad press has been with the use of permanent fillers, which we do not use.

Less common problems are visible filler under skin, lumps and nodules, accidental injection into blood vessels or external compression of vessels and granuloma formation.

We minimize risks by using a blunt cannula to inject in areas of higher risk. Our doctor uses advanced injecting techniques to minimize risk and give the best results.

All filler work is checked up 2 weeks later and any adjustments made to compensate for initial swelling and to optimize results are included in the price.

WHEN WILL PATIENTS SEE RESULTS

Immediately, although it won’t show the end result as there can be swelling and bruising. Results get better over a course of weeks.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Dependent on the area that is being treated it should last between six to twelve months, this will be discussed during your consultation.

IS A COURSE OF TREATMENTS REQUIRED?

You should expect to maintain results every six to twelve month, again we will advise this on consultation. You do come back for a review appointment around a couple of weeks after the initial treatment.

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE HAVE THIS TREATMENT?

There is a reason that dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments worldwide. If you are bothered by either asymmetry, volume loss of ageing then this would be an excellent way to address any of these.

WHO GENERALLY HAS THIS TREATMENT?

Dermal fillers really are suitable for a large range of patients, bothmale and female, those looking for lip augmentation can start as young as 18 and at current our oldest patients are in their 90’s.

CONCERNS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THIS TREATMENT

Dermal fillers can be used to beautify or to combat the signs of ageing and volume loss.

HOW IT WORKS

Dermal fillers are made of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). It which also occurs naturally in the body but can be manufactured and suspended in a clear gel matrix to make an injectable product. Dermal fillers come in different consistencies which can be used on various areas of the face, neck and décolletage.

Before the procedure we will apply a topical numbing agent to the area to ensure it is as comfortable as possible, some areas will have local anaesthetic injected beforehand.

The filler is then delivered under the skin using either a needle or a cannula, depending on your treatment area(s).

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