As we aging we are loosing natural stores of hyaluronic acid. 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.
Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that are injected into the skin to restore volume, lift and improve the appearance of lines. Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin. Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin to provide instant correction.
- To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin
- To define, correct or enhance lips
- To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
- To restore lost volume in hands to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons
- To correct hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
- To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
DOES IT HURT?
The procedure may be uncomfortable but is not usually painful. Certain areas, such as the lips, are more sensitive. Many dermal fillers contain local anesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure however before the treatment the practitioner will apply apply a topical anesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment to numb the skin.
From £ 200.
Final price will be calculated following consultation.
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- All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, attend ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.
- Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising – Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E.
- Do cancel if you are at all unwell, even minor coughs and colds can increase your risk of post treatment complications.
- Reschedule if you think you have or are developing a cold sore. Treatment around the mouth can trigger or spread cold sore infections. If you are prone to developing cold sores then it is important to inform your practitioner as they may wish to prescribe some prophylactic medication.
- Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
After treatment it is expected that you will see an improvement straight away although due to initial swelling, the product may feel hard or lumpy or asymmetrical immediately afterwards. The final results are best judged at a 2-week review appointment. Depending on the product used and the area treated, results may last from 4 months to in excess of a year.
- Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours’ and the skin should be kept clean, with normal cleansing. Do not use cleansing wipes which may irritate the skin.
- Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise and massage (unless specifically asked to do so) on the day of treatment.
- Avoid sun bathing and extremes of heat for 14 days as this has been shown to increase and prolong swelling.
IS IT SAFE ?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed.
Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks.
Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimize risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
Side effects include, but are not limited to:
AM I SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT ?
Our practitioner will take a detailed medical history and an assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you.
- Dermal fillers cannot be used in pregnant or breast feeding women.
- Not suitable if you are currently taking certain medicines, particularly drugs that affect the immune system.
- If you have previously experienced adverse reactions to dermal fillers or local anesthetic.
- Treatment is not recommended if you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the
treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).
- Not suitable for patients with bleeding problems. If you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin.
- If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roaccutane (acne treatment) in the last 18 months.