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Dermal Fillers 

What are Dermal Fillers?


Dermal fillers are small injections of a substance usually Hyaluronic acid designed to add structure and volume to the face to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

These are not permanent and last between 6 and 24 months. 

Dermal Fillers at a glance...

Duration

30 - 60 Minutes 

Sessions 

1 every 6-24 months  

Results after 

2 Weeks 

Price From 

From £180

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What areas do you treat with dermal fillers?

Cheeks and Lips

What does the process involve when carrying out dermal fillers?

A full consultation will take place before any dermal fillers are given.  This will include explaining the procedure, discussing a realistic result, any risks and applying topical anaesthetic if required (lips).

For dermal filler applied to the cheeks no topical anaesthetic is applied because the dermal filler contains a local anaesthetic.

 

How long is the appointment?

The injecting procedure itself would take approximately 15 minutes but you will be given an hour appointment. 

Is it painful? 

Dermal fillers is not a pain free procedure however, care is taken to ensure your comfort. 

 

When will I see results?

Results can be seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the following 2-4 weeks.

Results can last between 9-18 months, although optimal results can be maintained over a long period through repeated treatments. The longevity varies from person to person.

What are the risks? 

  • Injection-related reactions. These may include redness at the injection site immediately after the treatment.

  • Bruising: occasionally, bruising can occur. 

  • Contour irregularities can and do occasionally occur. Massaging can usually smooth out any ‘lumpiness’; however, the filler can be dissolved if persistent.

  • Infection – as with all injections, Any trauma or puncture to the skin can cause infection.  Full infection control measures and sterile instruments are used.

  • Necrosis – one of the worst possible complications of dermal filler. Fortunately, this is extremely rare. It happens when the dermal filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, which subsequently blocks the blood supply to the skin/tissue in that area.

  • Blindness – This is a very rare complication. There have been approximately 100 cases worldwide caused by injecting dermal filler into a blood vessel that connects with the artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the eye. There is no treatment so far for this that has been successful.

What are the contra-indications of dermal fillers? 

  • Active infection, 

  • Allergy to lidocaine or any other ingredients. 

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