As we grow older, our skin loses moisture and elasticity and begins to show the signs of ageing. Whether you are looking to smooth out wrinkles, enhance facial contours, volumize lips, brighten and refresh your eye area or simply revitalise and hydrate your skin, dermal fillers offer an instant, subtle and long–lasting, answer.
Juvéderm® and Restylane are the leading range of dermal fillers and used for a natural-looking, younger-looking you.
Areas that can be treated:
- Lip Border
- Lip Volume
- Cheek Enhancement
- Nose to Mouth Lines
- Chin and jawline
Q: Can anyone have dermal filler treatment?
A: While most people can benefit from this treatment, certain anticoagulation medications and conditions preclude its use. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you would be advised to delay treatment until breastfeeding has finished, this is merely a precaution. Keloidal tendency, active skin infection in the area of injection (cold sores, spots, ulcers, acne) are also contraindications.
Dr Michele Engel will ask some questions to ensure that dermal fillers are appropriate for you or not.
Q: What fillers best treat areas and concerns?
A: Fillers will help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance by plumping and firming the skin and filling out wrinkles or re-volumising the face. It’s widely used to address ageing hands and medium to deep lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), fill scars, contour or re-volumise the cheeks and chin or to augment or reshape lips and nose.
Q: How long do fillers last and can you get permanent ones?
A: The length of time that dermal fillers last depends on the type of filler used and the area injected. On average, you would expect the results of a Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler to last around 6-12 months. Thicker dermal fillers tend to last longer than those used for finer lines. Permanent fillers are available but not widely used in the UK. Cosmetica London only uses resorbable fillers (non-permanent).
Q: What substance are fillers made from?
A: The most leading dermal fillers used in the UK are hyaluronic acid based products. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our skin which can be synthesised. Other non-permanent fillers to be developed include ones using polylactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite.
Q: Should I expect any side effects from the treatment?
A: Like any injectable treatment, there is the risk of bruising, swelling, bleeding and redness in the injection area. You may also get headaches and respiratory infection.