What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a popular treatment to replenish facial volume, give contour as well as smooth wrinkles, folds and scars. They also hydrate the skin.
- Dermal fillers consist of a gel that contains a modified type of Hyaluronic acid that is similar to the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid found within the body.
How do they work?
- Your own body stores of hyaluronic acid diminish with age and dermal fillers can effectively replenish those levels to restore a more youthful appearance. Your body accepts the hyaluronic acid from dermal fillers as its own. Different grades of filler are used depending on the area and the extent of restoration required.
- A very small needle is used to inject the filler into the dermis of the required area. We use fillers combined with local anaesthetics to minimise any discomfort. The most popular areas for use are the nasolabial folds (lines between the nostril and corner of the mouth), marionette lines (lines from corner of the mouth and the side of the chin) and the lips. We also offer treatments to other areas such as the cheeks.
Are the effects permanent
- The effects are usually instantaneous and on average last for 6-12 months. This is because dermal filler, like your own hyaluronic acid, is broken down over time. So to maintain the effect treatments are recommended up to twice a year.
Potential side effects
- The most common side effects are temporary redness/bruising at the injection site, mild swelling and discomfort. Sometimes lumps and firmness can occur. Most side effects are mild- moderate in nature and have gone within 7 days.
Post treatment advice
- Avoid touching treated areas for up to 6 hours after treatment and then the treated areas can be washed gently with soap and water. Avoid make-up for 12 hours and strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.
- Avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperatures and saunas/steam rooms/jacuzzis for 2 weeks after treatment.
- We provide a free follow up consultation 2 weeks after your treatment to review the results.
When is treatment not advisable?
- Most people can have dermal fillers but you should NOT have them if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid fillers if you have an allergy to hyaluronic acid or lignocaine. Avoid being prone to keloid scarring or if you have an active herpes infection. Dermal fillers may not be advisable if you have an immune system disorder
Lips 0.5ml – 1.4ml £160 –£300
Cheeks & Mid Face £400 – £900
Jawline Sculpting 1 – 5ml £250 – £1000
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty – Nose £400
Tear Trough £400
Dental block (to numb whole lip area) £25
Hyalase (filler removal) £150
Gummy Smile £350
Smokers Lines around the mouth £350 – £600
Chin & Jaw £500
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