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Facial Dermal Fillers

Younger looking skin

  • Facial dermal fillers use a gel of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin.  
  • They are a perfect solution to smooth areas around the nose and mouth.
  • The results of using dermal fillers can give your face a younger and more refreshed appearance.
  • Nasolabial Folds are the lines running from your nose to mouth and around the lips.  They are also known as smile or laughter lines.
  • As we age, the face loses fats and collagen.  As a result, the folds around the nose and mouth may grow in length and depth.  
  • Dermal fillers are effective at smoothing out these areas, adding volume and definition, to give you a more youthful and even appearance. 
  • Marionette Lines (or sad lines) run from the corners of the mouth to the chin.  They can make your face look unhappy, even if you are beaming inside!
  • As we age, the ligaments near the chin and mouth loosen and fat deposits in the face begin to deplete.  As a result, the skin becomes saggy and the marionette lines become deeper and more noticeable. 
  • Sadly, there is no tangible way to prevent marionette lines if you are genetically predisposed to them, but dermal fillers are effective at reducing them to give you a happier, younger appearance.
  • The impact of dermal fillers will be noticeable straight away; however, you will not see the full results until any swelling has subsided.
  • Dermal fillers can last on average between 6 – 12 months, but your first treatment might wear off slightly faster.  
  • Results last longer after several sessions, because the skin has more time to regenerate collagen and fill in those lines and wrinkles.
  1. Firstly, contact me to arrange a face-to-face consultation and treatment at a time convenient for you.
  2. I’ll need to fully understand your medical history to ensure that giving the chosen treatment will be safe.
  3. After that, we can discuss what you would like to achieve from the treatment and prepare you for the injections.
  4. Facial dermal filler injections are not usually painful; hence most people can tolerate them well.
  5. The injections will take about 10 – 15 minutes.
  6. Post treatment, we can then discuss aftercare and arrange any follow up reviews.
  • To prevent infection, try not to touch the area and surrounding areas for 24 hours.
  • Do not consume excessive alcohol for 24 hours, as this can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid exercise / excessive sweating for 24 hours.  
  • Try not to lie down or lean forward for 2 – 4 hours after treatment.
  • Limit wearing makeup or concealer straight after the treatment to help prevent infection.
  • For 1 week, do not have facial massages or apply excessive pressure to the treated areas.  This should include avoiding tight fitting hats or motorbike helmets.
  • Avoid direct sun, sunbeds, and saunas for 3 – 4 days after the procedure.
  • And remember to use your sun screen every day!  The sun is the single most cause for early ageing of the skin – it is much cheaper to prevent wrinkles than treat them. 
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on the baby are not known.
  • Below the age of 18.
  • Suffering from a cold, flu, or other illnesses.
  • About to fly within 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Have a skin infection or dermatosis (e.g. psoriasis or eczema) or are suffering from a cold sore at the time of treatment.
  • Taking certain medicines.
  • Suffer from certain allergies.
  • Dermal fillers do have risks, subsequently, if not used correctly there can be serious consequences.
  • Beware of going down the bargain-basement path.  Always ensure that your aesthetic practitioner is a medically trained professional and aware of how to treat complications.
  • As dermal fillers wear off over time, most side effects are only temporary.
  • Possible side effects of dermal fillers include: 
    Movement of the filler from one area to another
    Ability to feel the filler substance under the skin
    Inflammatory reaction to the filler
    Hives, rashes, or itching
    Pain, bleeding, bruising, swelling, numbness, or redness
    Headache
    Dry mouth
    Flu-like symptoms
    Nausea
    Trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
    Blurry vision or vision problems
  • It is especially important not to rub or massage the injection area after having a dermal filler treatment.  If you do, it could spread the filler to the surrounding skin.
  • Choose a qualified medical professional to perform the procedure.
  • By law, the person prescribing Botox or Filler should be a doctor, nurse prescriber, dentist, or prescribing pharmacist.  Guidelines by the General Medical Council (GMC) state that they should meet you face to face (Skype does not count) or risk being struck off.  
  • Be aware that in a lot of cases, this is not always happening.  Some practitioners still give Botox without referring clients to prescribers at all.  In other cases, prescribers are issuing client prescriptions based on just a phone call.
  • Remember – whilst the person prescribing the treatment can delegate the injections to another person, they are still responsible to ensure they are given safely.  If they are not present, walk away.
  • Ask for a treatment plan to outline how much work you need, how often you will need to return and what aftercare you’ll need to undertake.