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DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body.

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, they revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look.

Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. Done correctly these injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as jaw, cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin. Here’s why we love this treatment 

• Immediate and visible results.

• No recovery or downtime

• Minimal risk

• Long-lasting results

• Plump thin lips

• Enhance shallow contours

• Soften facial creases and wrinkles

• Boost confidence

  • Are they safe?
    The risks of complications arising with dermal fillers are very rare. Overall, they are a very safe procedure if carried out correctly and ethically by a skilled practitioner with adequate aftercare and good quality products. Problems are rare but can include: • Infection • Lumps in the injection site • The filler moving away from the intended treatment area (migration) • Vascular occlusion (very rare) If problems do occur filler can be removed quickly and efficiently by your practitioner.
  • Am I suitable?
    People who are in good physical health and do not have any underlying health conditions that could affect healing are generally considered suitable candidates. Other factors include not being a smoker and not having deep lines or other issues that a facelift or other surgical procedure would work better. You will need a full consultation before your treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate. For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breast feeding are excluded from this treatment.
  • How often do I need them?
    The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months although some dermal fillers can last up to five years.
  • Are they safe?
    It is regarded as a safe treatment. The Aqualyx manufacturer has reported no major side effects. Side effects include swelling, and there’s always a possibility of infection, there can be some bruising as well and pain and discomfort. The pain and discomfort usually lasts up to a week or so and then generally it settles down.
  • Am I suitable?
    Aqualyx is generally regarded as safe for most people, but it is not recommended for clinically overweight people, or people with lipodystrophy, as with all treatments you will be required to undergo a consultation before treatment to assess if you are a suitable candidate. For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are excluded from this treatment.
  • How often do I need them?
    Some people may see an improvement after 1-2 session but up to 8 may be required depending on the amount of fat in the area. Chins, where there is less fat for example, may require one treatment while hips or thighs may require repeated treatments. Treatments will usually be spaced 4 weeks apart.
  • Are they safe?
    This treatment is extremely safe given that it is found in nature and is an essential part of the skin. Side effects are minimal and include temporary redness, bruising and rarely palpable lumps, which are not visible and quickly dissolve into the skin.
  • Am I suitable?
    Skin boosters are very safe and suitable for most people as they contain naturally occurring products that we already produce in our bodies, we do still require a full consultation before administering the treatment to ensure you are suitable. For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are excluded from this treatment.
  • How often do I need them?
    For optimum results we recommend you have two treatments no more than 6 weeks apart and then regular treatments every 6-9 months to maintain the benefits.
  • Are they safe?
    Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, so it is passed through the urine. Excess amounts have not been shown to cause any harm. The most common side effect after the injection is irritation at the site of the injection which could last up to 5-10 minutes.
  • Am I suitable?
    You may be at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, and therefore a B12 injection may be suitable for you if:   • You are vegan • You are vegetarian • You are lacking energy and feeling fatigued • You have chronic gastritis • You have had previous surgery on your stomach • You have any chronic bowel conditions, such as Chrons disease or colitis • You take medications sometimes used to treat heartburn and indigestion (proton pump inhibitors) • You are unable to naturally absorb B12 For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are excluded from this treatment.
  • How often do I need them?
    Most people choose to have injections weekly for the first six weeks and every 3-4 weeks thereafter.
  • Are they safe?
    While the botulinum toxin that Botox is comprised of is dangerous in large doses, small doses are completely safe for injection purposes. In fact, the number of adverse effects of Botox reported between 1989 and 2003 was only 36. Of those 36 cases, 13 of them are believed to have been a result of an underlying condition and thus not Botox related. Although safe for use, there are some common side effects that may arise following your Botox treatment. You may experience some pain, bruising, or swelling at the injection site. Other patients experience headaches, fever, or chills. You can also experience heavy brows or droopy eyelids all these side effects are extremely rare and very temporary and will wear off over a few days / weeks. These are all common and considered to be minor side effects which should resolve within a day or two.
  • Am I suitable?
    We need to carry out a full consultation with you before treatment as this is a prescription only treatment you will be required to undergo a consultation beforehand in order to ascertain if you are suitable or not. For safety reasons all patients with a medical history including anaphylactic reactions, severe allergies, severe organic or physical illnesses, autoimmune disease or diabetes, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are excluded from this treatment.
  • How often do I need them?
    This depends totally on the individual some people need treatments every 6 months others every three months. It depends totally on how your body reacts to the product we use for you and how your body breaks it down. We usually say between 3-6 months.

AFTERCARE

Apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment.

AVOID any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers.

AVOID pressure on the area for the first 48 hours (sleep on your back, if possible, no face down massages).

AVOID alcohol for 24 hours (However got those wanting the best results from their fillers we recommend that clients abstain from alcohol for 7 days prior and 7 days post treatment for optimal result.

AVOID active cosmeceutical products (ahas, retinols, vitamin C) and oil-based makeup for 24 hours.

Use a topical treatment to soothe and calm the skin such as Bepanthen or Arnica cream. Use this three times/day for the next 7 days.

AVOID facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments for 2 weeks after treatment. Please discuss your future treatment plans with any of our consultants if you are uncertain.

DO NOT massage the treatment area unless instructed to do so.

This is what you should know if you find any lumps after your procedure:

If there are any lumps in the first 48hours of the treatment the best thing to do is leave them alone. (Touching them at this point can lead to infections). Initial lumps can be just swelling and bruising from the injections themselves and usually subside in 5-6 days. You can use ice for the swelling, take an antihistamine, Bonjela for discomfort and arnica cream for the bruising.


If you experience pain, inflammation or feels hot it could be infection. Go see your practitioner. 

If after 7 days, you can still feel a lump(s) but are not visible then there is no need to worry as these will subside or start to reduce in size within 2 weeks. You can massage them to mould them into the area.

If after 7 days you can see visible lumps and it feels soft, then the filler may have settled in that way and generally requires a good massage.

 

How to massage a lump?

The areas will be massaged thoroughly during the treatment. It may be required for you to do this at home.

To smooth lumps found on the lips. Using your thumb and index finger hold the lip with the lump. Apply pressure by squeezing down on the area then letting go. Repeat this for ten minutes.

To smooth the tear trough area press down on the lump with firm pressure to mould the lump with the rest of your skin. Do this for ten minutes.

It is best to do this three times a day for ten minutes.

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