Dermal fillers

dermal-fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation, and for revitalising areas of the body such as the hands.

They can help to reduce deep lines and wrinkles, fill hollows and smooth the contours of your face.

Dermal fillers are the non-surgical way to achieve younger-looking skin and provide volume for tired lines and wrinkles.

How do dermal fillers work?

As your skin ages, it loses the collagen that helps to shape and support it.

Natural lines and wrinkles deepen. Sun exposure, smoking, air pollution and even stress can all age your appearance. The face can also begin to lose volume, giving sunken cheeks and a ‘dragged down’ appearance.

Dermal fillers can be used as a non-surgical face lift, commonly known as the 8-point lift or ‘liquid face lift’. A specifically-formulated filler is injected into the mid-face to augment and lift the cheeks. This gives the face a fuller appearance, lifting jowls and correcting sagging in the cheeks and lower face.


Dermal fillers for your feet

Foot-cushioning with dermal fillers is the latest treatment demanded by those ladies who live for their ‘killer heels’.

Because heels demand gravity-defying postures and put significant pressure on the metatarsal bones, we need something to ‘cushion’ our feet and make the wearing of the shoes more comfortable.

Click here for more about feet fillers: foot-cushioning with dermal fillers.


Are dermal fillers safe?

The fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring sugar in the body.

Facial dermal fillers have had a significant rise in their application for aesthetic reasons, namely to help correct skin conditions which develop as a result of ageing – such as creases, lack of volume, unsightly folds and moderate-to-deep wrinkles.

Since these components are used on human skin, which is highly sensitive and reactive to different materials, facial dermal fillers must always be tested for safety and effectiveness.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

As with many treatments nowadays, dermal fillers are relatively painless.

Many contain an anaesthetic within the product itself, or we can apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin before the treatment. The anaesthetic takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to take effect, so you will need to allow for this when planning your day.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment should not last more than half an hour. Afterwards, you should be able to return to your normal, daily activities.

You will need to take into consideration any advice that the doctor has given you for aftercare and management.

What are the side effects?

Some mild swelling, bruising or redness in injection sites is normal. However, if you have any concerns you must call your practitioner.

What do I need to do for aftercare?

After your dermal filler treatment, we recommend the following.

  • Don’t apply make up for 12 hours – unless you’re using a mineral powder-based make up.
  • Only use perfume-free moisturiser if you have any dry skin.
  • If you have had lip augmentation – don’t drink anything too hot or cold.

How long will the effects last?

The effects usually last between 6 months and 1 year, but can last up to 18 months depending on the area treated.

We will discuss the effects in more detail during your initial consultation with the practitioner.

How will I know if dermal fillers are for me?

During your consultation, you will have all the time you need to discuss your needs and to decide the course of treatment that is best for you.


Treatment prices

TreatmentPrice
Dermal fillersFrom £350 depending on the type of filler used