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Dermal fillers

The dermal fillers we use in our clinic are made of sugar molecules or composed of hyaluronic acids.Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are widely used in the United Kingdom due to their high levels of safety and reliability.. Dermal fillers helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA dermal fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, depending on the brand used, it is typically lasting 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA dermal fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimise discomfort during and after treatment.

Examples of areas can be treated with dermal fillers are:-

  • Enhance & restore volume to
  • sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Plump & enhance the lips
  • Smooth out a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry among facial features

Helpful Pre-care Advice

Many clients are concerned with having visible signs following dermal filler treatment. There are a few key steps you can take to help you minimise visible bruising and swelling as well as recover as
quickly as possible. The more closely you follow these steps, the faster you will recover and the fewer signs will be visible.
Avoid any blood thinners (e.g. alcohol,aspirin, Vitamin E, some herbal preparations and supplements) for 2 days prior to and 2 days after treatment.
Thin blood results in increased risk of bruising, so help minimise bruising risk by avoiding anything that can thin your blood.

Take arnica tablets as follows:

  • 2 tablets
  • every 2 hours for 5 days prior to the treatment. The 30c potency are best.

You may wish to purchase the products mentioned above PRIOR to your treatment so you don’t need to visit the chemist after treatment.

Dermal Filler Aftercare Advice

Immediately after treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a few days.
The initial swelling after lip fillers treatment may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for about a week and the lips can look some what uneven during this time. This means that the results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.
Avoid touching the treatment area for twelve hours after the treatment. After the twelve house the area can be gently washed with soap and water and light make-up can be applied.
Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

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