Dermal Fillers – Temporary Reduction Of Deep Lines And Wrinkles
Dermal fillers as the name suggests, fill the wrinkles so they are not as visible. With age, the skin naturally starts to lose its elasticity as the collagen synthesis in the skin starts to diminish. Dermal fillers can be used to plump out fine lines as well as deep wrinkles and folds. In particular the fold which runs from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth (naso labial fold) can become more prominent as we age. Dermal fillers can be used to plump out the line or wrinkle or to generally add volume to the face which will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles (see facial volumisers).
Aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers may be carried out once a full consultation to discuss your treatment options and suitability. Call us on 01962 809937 if you would like to discuss further or book a free initial consultation for aesthetic treatments.
Treatment At A Glance
|Dermal fillers are used to plump out wrinkles and/or add volume to the face. There is very little downtime with respect to normal activity after this treatment.||From £250|
Dermal fillers can be used to generally plump the skin making it look firmer and more youthful. The dermal fillers we use fall into two categories:
1) Those based on Hyaluronic acid. These are marketed under brand names Restylane, Juvederm, Teyosal, Perlane, Belotero and Emervel. Restylane is the mainstay of what we do because it is highly bio-compatible and it consists of non animal derived hyaluronic acid offering patients immediate and long-lasting results. Other dermal fillers, Belotero, Perlane,Teyosal, Juvederm and Emervel are available where the client has a preference for those products. All hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are temporary and can last up to around 12 months.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers are popular because they are affordable, biocompatible and because of the hyaluronic acid, they give instant hydration within the skin.
2) Calcium hydroxylapatite based dermal filler, Radiesse costs a little more but they have key advantages over hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. Radiesse is longer lasting, typically lasting more than a year, restores volume, adds structure and stimulate the bodies own collagen production. Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones, ligaments and other supporting structures. Radiesse is often used to fill the moderate-to-severe creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It can also be used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours.
Radiesse consists of Calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel to form calcium hydroxylapatite. This dermal filler was first used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery and has a long safety record. It gives a natural looking result and doesn’t migrate.
Radiesse is also used for hand rejuvenation, smoothing out wrinkles and lines on the backs of the hands and generally . For hand rejuvenation, Radiesse is often used with Belotero which will help hydrate the delicate skin on the back of the hands to add the finishing touches to your rejuvenated hands.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. This lowers your risk of an allergic reaction and no skin testing is required.
Side effects, pillow face and other things you need to know
We use highly bio-compatible temporary dermal fillers which are synthesised in a laboratory and contain no animal by products, as such, reactions to the products are extremely rare. However, immediately after treatment you might be a little puffy in the treatment area and occasionally bruising may occur.
Dermal fillers are usually administered using a canula which causes less trauma to the area than a needle and therefore less risk of bruising.
Pillow face is a term used for someone who has had too much dermal filler. We always aim for a natural look, NEVER pillow face!