Natural ageing is something that progressively happens and begins from when we are in our twenties! This process causes the production of hyaluronic acid to slow down therefore the amount available in our skin is reduced. The skin starts to become dull and the appearance of lines and wrinkles begin to show. The decrease in the amount of hyaluronic acid contributes to loss of volume in the face.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a great way to enhance, contour the shape of our facial features and restore volume loss that have resulted from the effects the ageing process. They consist of a non-animal hyaluronic acid a gel like substance that has been stabilised, tissue compatible and similar to the hyaluronic acid that exists in the body. Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in skin hydration with its ability to absorb and bind with water. As the skin becomes more hydrated there is also an improved appearance in the skin tone and texture.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are very versatile and can be used in many areas of the face. They are available in different forms that enable the action of it to give the desired result. They can bring back structure and stability to sagging skin, restore volume lost, and integrate with the skin to smooth out fine lines in a natural looking way.
There are many many different types of dermal fillers out there and the ones I prefer to use currently are from the Restylane® and Belotero® range which give immediate yet natural looking results. They both are FDA approved and have a lot of clinical research between them. This ensures me they are safe to use and with minimal complications. Restylane® is one of the world’s leaders in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which have proven to be safe and reliable for over 20 years. They are designed to complement the natural youthful look.
Which areas can be treated?
Areas of the face that can be treated with dermal fillers include cheeks, chin, jawline, marionette area (corners of the mouth downwards), nose to mouth (nasal labial) and lips. The softer dermal fillers are excellent for smoothing out those very fine lines particularly around the mouth and upper lip.
What to expect when having a treatment?
At your consultation, an assessment is made to see which dermal filler would be appropriate for you. Everyone is different and the type and amount each individual requires varies greatly. In view of this a bespoke plan of treatment is created.
Sometimes if a lot of dermal filler is required, treatment may be planned over several sessions. This allows for any swelling, reviewing and to minimise complications.
At the time of your treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated as this will make it more comfortable for you. After your dermal filler treatment you may experience a bit of swelling, bruising, tenderness but these should all resolve in a few days. A review appointment is made at around 3 weeks.
Dermal fillers are not permanent; however the results can last from anything from 6- 12 months or even more. The longevity of the results can depend on various different factors which can include your age, lifestyle, skin type and the area treated.
A lot of worry and concern that many people mention to me is that they don’t want to look ‘done’ well I agree. By careful assessment, choosing the appropriate product that suits your needs dermal fillers can enhance, contour and shape in a completely natural way offering a lovely natural youthful look.
Cheeks from £300
Jawline from £300
Marionette from £300
Nose to mouth from £300