Facial dermal fillers
Facial dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of deep lines and creases, most commonly on the face. Increasing the volume under the skin to fill areas under a line or fold, will give a soft and youthful effect. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of :
- deep lines around the mouth and nose (Nasolabial folds)
- forehead lines
- frown lines
- smokers’ lines
- crows’ feet
- marionette lines
It is also used to enhance and augment features such as ;
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
There are many dermal fillers available, these have different bases including collagen, polylactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxyapatite. At our clinic we use hyaluronic acid based fillers, this is a compound which is naturally found in the body. These products can contain, an anaesthetic, which makes the procedure more comfortable. We also use a longer lasting filler which contains calcium hydroxyapatite product
Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with wrinkle relaxing injections which provide a synergistic effect and enhanced a youthful appearance.
How can I augment or change certain features of my face?
Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth –
Dermal filler can be used to treat, lines around the mouth and nose such nasolabial fold, marionette lines and smile lines.
Cheeks (cheek filler) –
Looking to tweak the shape of your face, Cheek fillers can be used to give you a more defined cheekbone, as well as reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles around the face.
Chin Filler or Chin Augmentation –
Chin fillers can be used to reduce dimples on the chin, as well as increase volume to define your chin.
Using Fillers for non-surgical Nose Job –
Dermal fillers can be used to alter the shape of your nose. This is will improve the appearance of any bumps or ridges on your nose.
Lips or lip fillers –
Lip fillers can be used to increase the general volume of your lips. if you feel you have uneven lips, lip fillers can help equal that out.
You can inject lip filler just above your lips, to reduce the smoker lines.
If you have had too much lip filler injected, we can help reduce your lips too.
Using fillers for an eyebrow lift will help fill up the lost volume. This will greatly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkle around the eyes.
Hands Fillers –
Don’t want saggy wrinkly hands? We can inject dermal fillers to the areas considered, this will increase volume and fill in the void, to give you youthful looking hands.
dermal filler injectable areas
what to expect
This is a non-surgical treatment that will be carried out by a fully qualified doctor or nurse.
Before the treatment
The areas will be agreed between you and your practitioner and marked. Topical anesthesia maybe applied 20 – 30mins before the treatment for added comfort.
During the treatment
The dermal filler is injected into the areas agreed. The treatment takes 20-40 minutes depending on the number of lines treated.
After the treatment
There is generally no recovery time. The effects of dermal fillers are immediate, however you may experience some redness and swelling which will take a 24-48 hours to settle down.
Dermal filler usually last about 6 – 8 months.
frequently asked questions
What are Dermal fillers?
There are different types of dermal fillers available on the market. The two main types of dermal fillers are a) a hyaluronic acid based filler (hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in the body) and b) a calcium hydroxyapatite compound which is a longer lasting product. Dermal fillers are used to correct or enhance certain features and can eradicate the appearance of even deep wrinkles.
When should you have dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to enhance the appearance of various facial features including the forehead, nose, lips, chin and cheeks. This a non surgical approach to facial augmentation. facial fillers are also used to enhance and give more volume to the face, neck and hands. This in turn reduces the appearance of both deep and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are usually used together with wrinkle relaxing injections to give an optimum result.
Does it help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Yes, the dermal filler will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles greatly. By increasing the volume of an area the wrinkles are stretched out and less visible.
What product should I have?
There are a vast number of companies which manufacture these dermal fillers and which product range you use will depend on your practitioner.
Does having dermal filler hurt?
Most products these days contain Lidocaine, which is used to numb the tissue, therefore the discomfort during the procedure is greatly reduced. The pain will also depend on where the dermal filler is inject, for example the lip filler will be more sensitive.
How long do the results last?
The results vary depending on the type of dermal filler used. On average facial fillers will last about 6 months, after which either a top-up will be required or another session.
What areas can i have done?
Dermal fillers are generally used on the face, neck and hands. Facial fillers are the most popular and used to enhance and augment the chin, cheeks, nose and lips.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Most filler products these days are FDA approved and are safe to use if administered by a qualified professional.
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