Fillers such as Restylane® and Hydrafill® are modern medical implants designed to fill out and smooth away lines, wrinkles and folds and to add volume to lips.
This is an excellent treatment for nasal furrows, smile lines, lip enhancement and facial contouring, such as cheeks and chins.
Radiesse® lasts twice as long as older fillers such as Restylane and gives unbeatable results for areas like the nasolabial lines (lines around the nose and mouth). Although it has been used for a number of years and is recognised as the top filler for this area in the USA, it has only recently been launched here in the UK.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are ‘fillers’ and which areas can be treated? Fillers such as Restylane, Hydrafill and Juvéderm are modern medical implants designed to fill out and smooth away lines, wrinkles and folds and to add volume to lips. This is an excellent treatment for nasal furrows, smile lines, lip enhancement and facial contouring (such as cheeks and chins).
The main component of these two fillers is hyaluronic acid, a biosynthesized version of one of the body’s own natural substances. The amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body decreases significantly as we age; as a result the skin becomes dryer, thinner and less supple, rendering it increasingly prone to wrinkling. Injecting fillers into the skin simply adds volume where the body’s own hyaluronic acid has been depleted.
What will happen during the treatment?
Following a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion of the proposed treatment plan, the treatment can be started straight away. (No pre-test is necessary as Restylane, Hydrafill and Juvéderm are of non-animal origin.) The gel is injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles with the natural volume it provides.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.
How quickly will I notice an effect?
The results are instantaneous.
How long will the treatment last?
This will vary from individual to individual. It very much depends on factors such as a person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the degree of correction required. Most clients choose to have a repeat treatment within a year, since the main component of both products (hyaluronic acid) is a natural substance which dissolves over time.
What are the possible side effects?
Restylane, Hydrafill and Juvéderm are considered very safe treatments. Both substances are highly biocompatible and biodegradable. A local anaesthetic may be used to minimize any discomfort at the time of injection. Bruising, redness and some slight swelling at the site of treatment does sometimes occur, although rarely lasts more than a few days.
Post-treatment care Gentle massage of the treated skin is beneficial. However, you should not touch the area for at least six hours following treatment. The correct massage techniques will be demonstrated during your consultation.
Dermal Fillers Lips upper only From £185
Lips lower only From £185
Upper and Lower Lips From £350
Nose to Mouth Lines (charges per side) From £200
Results will last between 6 and 12 months
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