Dermal fillers are used to correct volume loss, shape, contour and reduce the appearance of fine and/or deep lines. They consist of Hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring gel produced in the body, which is injected into the treatable area. Fillers consist of local anaesthetic gel which minimises discomfort. The different filler types vary in thickness and consistency. The results can often be seen immediately after injection and can last anything between 6-18 months.
Dermal fillers may be used to address the signs of ageing. They are used to
- Plump, shape and add volume to the lips to create natural-looking lips.
- Vermillion border treatment to instantly address thin lips giving definition.
- Smooth creases of the lines from nose to mouth which over time may appear sharper and deeper if left untreated.
- Evens out the area under the eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles to give a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
- Define, shape and add volume to the cheeks
- Enhance the shape of the nose and soften the appearance.
- Reshape the jaw and the chin.
- Address ageing hands to restore youthful bounce and rehydrate the skin.
The duration of dermal fillers depends on the type of filler used to treat a particular area and lifestyle, body metabolism and environmental factors.
Cheeks may last up to 18 months
Nose to mouth up to 9 months
Lips are up to 6 months.
Frequently asked questions
What should I expect from when I visit?
An in-depth consultation will be performed with each client in a confidential setting in order to assess suitability and manage expectations. Photographs will be taken to monitor progress.
What does the anti-wrinkle treatment feel like?
The injection may feel uncomfortable depending on the area treated. Pain is very much an individual response and everyone may feel differently about it. Most preparations are formulated with a local anaesthetic to provide a more comfortable treatment.
How much do lip filler injections cost?
This depends on the number of sessions and what is required to achieve the manageable outcome. Please visit the treatment guide for more information.
How long will facial fillers last?
There are no absolutes as all patients vary. This depends on the dermal filler used in relation to the area of the face. In addition, your lifestyle and genetics may influence your longevity. More information will be covered during your in-depth consultation.
When will I see the effects of the treatment?
Results are immediate after the treatment. However, there may be localised swelling or less often bruising which should settle within a week.
What are the risks of dermal fillers?
Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved. An individual’s choice to undergo a procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit. Although the majority of patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your practitioner to make sure you understand the risks, potential complications, and consequences of dermal filler injections:
- Rarely granuloma formation
- Vascular occlusion
What are the CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS of dermal fillers?
Infected skin area e.g. cold sores/cellulitis etc
Anticoagulant (e.g. Warfarin)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen
Known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or any of its excipients e.g. Lidocaine
Please note, never stop any prescribed medication without informing your doctor.
What should I do after the treatment?
Avoid high-intensity exercise immediately after and for a further 24 hours.
Avoid touching or rubbing the areas injected
Avoid alcohol consumption on the same day
Avoid hot environments on the same day (Sauna/Steam rooms’ hot bath)
Drink plenty of water following days after the treatment.
Sleep on the back for the first night after facia treatment.
Full effect will be seen around one week
Who can perform the treatments?
For safety reasons, please ensure that only fully qualified, registered, regulated, trained, certified and insured Aesthetic Practitioners perform these treatments.