What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers

Effective, Long-Lasting and Safe
Dermal fillers are sterile hyaluronic gels used to plump up areas of the skin lacking in volume, creating a firmer look and restoring the skin’s former youthful appearance. Smoothing out wrinkles and softening folds can make an enormous difference to your appearance.

By restoring volume your skin will look smoother and softer, giving you a fresher more youthful glow. At The Beauty Centre we only use dermal fillers that have a proven safety record with documented clinical trials. All fillers used are pure hyaluronic Acid with the added benefits of anti-oxidants to aid longevity (up to 2years) and reduced swelling. All our dermal fillers are biocompatible with human tissue. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water, enhancing the hydration of the skin and is viscosity will maintain the skins elasticity by forming a dense, interlocking mesh. The patented technologies used in the range of fillers we offer reduce the protein and bacterial endotoxin levels, resulting in less, if any, hypersensitivity reactions.

Dermal Filllers from £350 for 1ml 

What areas can Dermal Fillers treat?

1. Sleep Lines – Created by pillows while you sleep
2. Frown Lines – Diminishes the appearance of frown lines on the forehead and the frown lines above and between the nose
3. Crows feet – creases at the sides of the eyes
4. Tear Trough – Loss of volume under the eyes in the tear trough area between the upper cheek and eyes
5. Cheek Enhancement – Restore cheeks and accentuates natural features, e.g. high cheek bones
6. Nose to mouth lines – Nasolabial folds – corrects deep facial lines and folds
7. Smokers Lines – Barcode line above the lips
9. Mouth to chin lines – Corrects marionette lines at the corners of the mouth (oral commissures).
10. Chin Enhancement – Smooth and lengthen the lower face
11. Jaw Line – Create symmetry to the lower face
12. Reverse ageing of the hands – Restore volume and replace hydration

How do Dermal Fillers work?

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s natural supply of depleted hyaluronic acid. They revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles giving a natural, fresher and softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body that depletes with age. Although long-lasting they are not permanent.

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms.
It binds water and acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating the balance of water within skin.

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers provide an easy and instant answer in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, smoothing and plumping of the skin providing a more youthful appearance. The results of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last up to 2 years. This depends of the product used. Dermal fillers will give you a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression or movement. As our face changes with time, dermal fillers will allow you to control how you look and how you age.

How long will my Dermal Filler last?

One of the great advantages of this treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 12 months to maintain results but also depend on the individual client and the product used. Treatment of the lips lasts from 6 months to 1 year. Typically, treatment with dermal fillers on the face can last up 2 years.

Are Dermal Filler treatments safe?

At The Beauty Centre we are able to use a wide variety of dermal fillers. We choose to use those that are the most scientifically documented and have an impeccable safety record. Comprehensive studies support their safety and efficacy. Dermal Fillers resemble the body’s own hyaluronic acid, significantly reducing any risk of allergic reaction. More than 10 million treatments have been performed since the launch of Restylane in 1996. Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions, such as swelling and bruising, which may occur after any injection; these typically resolve spontaneously a few days after treatment, within a week after injection into the lips. Reactions may include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. After lip enhancement, lips may be swollen for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days.

Are there any possible side effects?

Although uncommon, possible adverse effects
may include:

Injection-related reactions are considered to be normal. These reactions may include swelling, redness a slight discomfort, itching and bruising at the injection site immediately after the treatment. Such reactions are typically mild and resolve within a few hours. The risk of an allergic reaction is extremely rare and they are usually self-limiting. Allergic reactions can however be treated with oral or injectable corticosteroids or the product removed using an injectable enzyme (Hyaluronidase). As with all injections, this procedure carries a risk of infection. The syringe is sterile and standard precautions associated with injectable materials are always taken.

What is the treatment like?

The chosen filler is injected with a very fine needle under the skins surface. An anaesthetic cream can be applied although most clients do not require this as many dermal fillers now have a local anaesthetic in them allowing for an almost pain free procedure. Any discomfort is therefore minimal.

For lip treatments, an anaesthetic nerve block is used which is similar to a dental injection. Treatments normally take 20 to 30 minutes and results are visible immediately. Dermal filler treatments are a very quick and easy process. As no pre-test is required, the treatment can be carried out immediately after your consultation should you choose to go ahead.

A treatment generally takes 30 minutes. The time differs however, depending on the area and the correction you wish to have performed.

What will I look like after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, you may have a slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of receiving an injection and should not be considered an adverse reaction. Any discomfort is minimal and transient and will generally disappear within a few hours. In most cases, clients can resume their normal activities straight away with no tell-tale signs of having received the treatment.

How long do the results last?

Results are immediate and once the initial swelling has resolved the full effect will become visible. The effects can last up to 2 years. The area under the eyes is reasonably static and this enables the product to last longer. In area with vast amounts of movement, such as the lips, typically the dermal filler will last approximately 12 months.