Natural enhancements for my patients
Dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel containing Hyaluronic Acid they are injected into different layers of the skin providing instant correction. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’.
I only use the very best premium dermal fillers to achieve natural enhancements for my patients, bringing back lost volume to areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks, contouring features such as the jawline creating a refreshed and balanced look.
Dermal fillers can also be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Deeper wrinkles and folds can also be softened and lifted.
Areas that I treat include:
- Lips and smokers’ lines
- Marrionette lines
- Nasolabial lines
- Tear troughs
How long will it last?
Dermal fillers are not permanent. Their longevity varies depending on the product used and where it is administered. Generally speaking your results will last between 6 and 18 months, however this can differ from person to person.
What Happens During The Treatment?
Before your procedure starts, the skin will be cleaned and local anaesthetic may be applied or administered. A white pencil will be used to mark out the areas to be treated. The hyaluronic gel is then injected under the skin using either a fine needle or a cannula. Arnica gel will be used to firmly massage and mould the filler to ensure it is smooth and there are no lumps and bumps. You will be given a pot of arnica to apply at home to reduce any bruising. Time will be taken to discuss aftercare and you will be able to return to your daily activities.
Will It Hurt?
Dermal filler treatment can come with slightly more discomfort compared to other treatments. Levels of discomfort can vary depending on area and technique. To minimise any discomfort local anaesthetic is used in either the form of a cream or an injection, this will be discussed in more detail in your consultation.
Is It Safe?
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Although allergic reaction is very rare, dermal filler treatments are not risk free. Common side effects can include bruising, swelling, lumps and redness; they are usually mild and temporary. During your consultation we will discuss the risks and side effects further and I will give you advice on how to minimise any side effects.