What are dermal fillers and how do they work?
As we get older the amount of the naturally occurring, highly moisturising agent hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases. This causes the skin to become more fragile and causes the formation of wrinkles as the tissues sag over time.
Dermal fillers treatment comprises hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to enhance facial features and plump and fill lines and sunken areas.
On which areas can dermal fillers be used?
They can be used to treat a range of skin concerns such as lack of volume and shallow to deep wrinkles and folds such as smile, marionette and lipstick lines and those at the corner of the mouth, chin and neck. They can also be used to plump up areas such as to create lush and full lips and fill out sunken cheeks.
Will dermal fillers hurt?
Dermal fillers are administered with minimal discomfort due to the needle being ultra fine. We are also one of the few clinics who routinely use dermal fillers containing a local anaesthetic to further reduce any discomfort. During the procedure you may experience a slight stinging sensation but this usually subsides almost instantly. After the procedure there maybe some slight swelling which is rarely noticeable and reduces within 24 hours. The great thing about dermal fillers is that there is minimal downtime and you can return to your usual activities straight away.
The great thing about fillers is that they are instant! You will immediately see a reduction in wrinkles and a more plump fresh appearance. Results usually last between 6 to 18 months depending on the area treated and product used.
Juvéderm Ultra™ (lasting around 6 months) from £250
Juvéderm Vycross™ range (lasting around 12 to 24 months) from £390