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Dermal fillers are primarily used for facial aesthetics treatments. They are injected into the skin and are designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creating volume and revitalising the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic Acid which is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in the body. Fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of this acid to revitalise and add volume and, in turn, diminish the visibility of lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can give a very natural result that does not affect facial expressions. As your face ages, the use of dermal fillers can be controlled to give a more subtle look.
The most common areas of treatment are the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), the glabella lines (between the eyebrows) and the lips to add shape and volume.
The treatment is long lasting but not permanent as it degrades naturally in the body.
Our aesthetics nurse, Ros Bown, will carefully listen to your concerns and discuss with you the best course of treatment to attain your desired goals. Each stage of the process will be fully explained to you during this initial consultation and throughout your treatment plan.
The dermal filler is injected into the skin at various depths to ensure a highly effective outcome.
Minor swelling of the treated area can last for up to 48 hours.
For scars and stretch marks, it is normal for these to look more pronounced after treatment. Recent stretch marks respond better and may improve after only one treatment, although a course of treatments every 2 weeks work best. Older stretch marks usually need more sessions at 4 weekly intervals.
For the treatment of fat and cellulite, a noticeable lifting effect is often observed. There is evidence to show that carbon dioxide can destroy fat cells and the increase in blood flow and collagen stimulation leads to firmer skin, along with a reduction of fat and cellulite. Several initial treatments are advisable followed by 6 monthly maintenance sessions.
After treatment, it is advisable to avoid bathing or swimming for the first few hours.
Procedure Time: Approximately 45 minutes
Downtime: 24 hours
Risks/Complications: Bruising, Swelling, asymmetry
Duration of Results: Up to 12 months
Full Recovery: 48 Hours