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Rejuvenate natural contours

DERMAL AND LIP FILLERS

Youthful skin has plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid. As we get older, the skin's stores of Hyaluronic Acid diminish, causing loss of volume and resulting in lines and wrinkles.  Dermal fillers are tiny injections of Hyaluronic Acid used to plump skin and fill out wrinkles.  By replacing this volume and smoothing folds and wrinkles, dermal fillers can give a rejuvenating, fresher look to the skin and face. The effects last up to 12 months. Lips can also be augmented with Hyaluronic Acid to give a fuller appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal filler is a soft injectable gel that is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our skin. It is long-lasting but not permanent. Dermal filler treatments are widely used in medical aesthetics to add volume, plump up and reduce the appearance of line and folds.

 

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and is central to regulating cell growth and renewal. HA has impact on number of functions in the body, one of which is to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

 

How do dermal fillers work?

Once injected an instant volumizing effect can be seen, giving volume to the skin. Unwanted folds and wrinkles can be “plumped up” to reduce their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking skin.

 

What are the benefits of dermal filler treatments?

The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 12 months and can give natural looking results that do not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.

 

Are dermal filler treatments safe?

When used by a well-trained clinician, dermal fillers are very safe.  Dermal fillers received very bad press in early 2000 when a high profile actress developed an allergic reaction to lip filler resulting in what became widely known as a ‘Trout Pout’. The filler used in this case was silicone which has no relationship to the hyaluronic acid fillers used widely today. At Islington Studio Rutland, only the highest quality hyaluronic acid fillers are used and problems with these fillers are extremely rare.

 

Which areas can be treated?

Dermal filler treatments are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours. The most common areas treated are:

  • Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth)

  • Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards)

  • Lips (Enhance the shape, definition and volume of lips)

What is involved with dermal filler treatments?

All clients will be given a detailed pre-treatment consultation. At this consultation you will discuss with Dr Debbie Lashbrooke the look you wish to achieve. Dr Lashbrooke will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach this. She will then explain which dermal filler option is best for your requirements and how you can expect to look afterwards.

The area to be treated are numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream and the dermal filler is gently injected with a tiny needle into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease, or plump up the area. The dermal fillers used by Dr Lashbrooke contain a local anaesthetic, so pain is minimal.

The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the results are immediately visible. Patients can continue with their normal day after treatment.

In the days after the treatment there may be some redness and minimal swelling, which normally settles in 1-2 days. Very occasionally patients can suffer some bruising at the injection site.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the area treated, individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. Generally the effects can last between 6-12 months.

 

Are there any risks with dermal fillers?

Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions that may occur after any injection including redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. If you are prone to cold sores, a filler injection may precipitate this. After lip enhancement, some swelling is likely for a short period.

 

What will happen after the effects of the filler fade?

The hyaluronic acid gel is gently broken down by the body over a period of 6-12 months. If you do not continue to have filler injections the face will simply return to how it was prior to treatment.  The injections will not in any way make wrinkles or the aging process any more marked.