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- WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
- HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
- WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH DERMAL FILLERS?
- WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLERS?
- WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAL FILLERS?
- HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
- DO YOU USE ANY ANAESTHETIC?
- WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Dermal fillers are a type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment used to add volume, structure and shape to the face, and to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal filler is injected into the skin using a variety of techniques (depending on the desired result). Popular areas for dermal-filler injection include the lips and cheeks, but there are many areas that can be treated.
The dermal fillers used by the aesthetic doctors at The Clinic Holland Park are all FDA-approved, hyaluronic-acid-based fillers, which mimic the natural hyaluronic acid that occurs in the skin. Hyaluronic acid has a number of important roles in the skin, including retaining moisture, and providing the framework on which our skin cells sit. When injected, the dermal filler combines with water in the skin to add volume, aiming to give a plump and youthful appearance.
The main areas that clients want to be treated are listed below (but are not limited to this – you can use fillers elsewhere, such as in the temples, jawline, etc – just ask your aesthetician):
- Lips: to add volume, definition and smooth out the appearance of fine lines (often known as smoker’s lines)
- Cheeks: to add structure to the cheekbone area, replace volume lost naturally as part of the ageing process, and even reduce the appearance of ‘smile lines’ by lifting the cheek
- Tear Trough (under-eye bags): to reduce the appearance of hollowing and dark shadows under the eyes
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Mouth-to-chin lines (marionette lines).
Clients will see immediate results from dermal filler injection, with virtually no recovery time. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is not permanent and will naturally break down over time; meaning that your tailor-made treatment can be adapted and tweaked over time to give you the best natural result.
At The Clinic Holland Park, we have the benefit of cutting-edge technology for improved safety: our V scan can pinpoint the position of blood vessels so that your aesthetician can carry out your filler treatment with ultimate precision. Nonetheless, as with any procedure involving an injection through the skin, there is a small risk of infection, but this is minimised by our practitioners using aseptic techniques to protect against contamination. There may be mild bleeding, bruising or swelling at the injection site, which will self-resolve.
There have been rare but serious side effects associated with dermal fillers including blindness and intracranial complications. That is why we believe that these treatments should only be performed by medical professionals who have undergone post-graduate training and who are practised and skilled in such procedures.
The procedure should take 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Dermal filler treatments are usually very well tolerated, although clients often report lip augmentation to be the most uncomfortable procedure. At The Clinic at Holland Park, we apply an anaesthetic cream to the lip area prior to any filler injection. Furthermore, our dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine that minimises discomfort when the filler is injected (please inform your doctor at initial consultation if you have allergies that might require you to have an alternative filler, without lidocaine).
Clients can resume their normal activities after treatment with very few constraints. However, for 24 hours following treatment it is important to avoid using chemical peels and medical-grade skincare.