|Dermal fillers are used to introduce volume back in to areas of the face that have lost volume during the ageing process|
What are Dermal Fillers?
The underlying tissue of our skin that plumps up and helps us to look youthful starts to break down as we age. This often leaves us with unwanted laughter lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and deep creases over the area where movement occurs. But thanks to dermal fillers we now have a way of correcting these unwanted lines on our face.
Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance found in the body) suspended in a gel. When injected underneath the skin, they improve the appearance of wrinkles and replace volume that has been lost due to the ageing process.
What can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to add volume back into your face that is lost as you start to age. This can be in a number of different areas:
- Naso-labial folds (nose-to-mouth lines)
- Marionette lines (lines from the corner of your mouth to your chin)
- Corners of the mouth that can sometimes make you look unhappy
- Smoker’s lines (the vertical lines above the lip that appear when you pout)
- The lip itself (either the body of the lip for fullness or the border for definition)
- The nose (to reshape and straighten)
- Tear troughs (the lines under your eyes that make you look tired)
What does the treatment involve?
Your dermal filler treatment will begin with an injectable consultation to determine the areas that you feel would benefit from added volume. Once the areas have been decided on, the brand or strength of the dermal filler to be used will be assessed according to your needs and your desired outcome.
During the procedure, topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) will be applied to the area that will be injected to minimise any discomfort of the injections. Once this has started to take effect the practitioner will cleanse the area and begin the treatment. This procedure will be performed using a very fine needle underneath the skin and followed with a very slow injection of a colourless smooth gel which immediately lifts static lines. Sometimes a little massage is required but this depends on the depth of the product we are using.
How long does the treatment take?
The dermal filler treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the number of areas to be treated.
How long will the effects last?
The results from this treatment will be seen immediately. The length of time these results will last differs between each individual, the type of dermal filler used and the area that is treated. Hyaluronic acid is something that our body naturally breaks up and those with a higher metabolism will break the product up quicker than those with a slow metabolism. If you have the dermal filler injected into somewhere with a lot of movement such as your lips, this will also result in the product being broken down quicker. However, on average the dermal fillers can last anywhere between 3 and 18 months.
With repeated treatments, the benefits of dermal fillers build up so that the effects will be greater and will stay for a longer period of time.
Before & After Photographs
Price of Dermal Fillers
Prices start at £250 per syringe of filler
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are our most Frequently Asked Questions on dermal fillers that we have had from previous patients. If you have a specific question that you can’t see listed please contact us and we’d be happy to answer it for you.
If you would like to find out more information on Dermal Fillers or would like to book a consultation please give the team a call on 01844 318825 or fill out the contact form and one of the team will be in touch.