Dermal fillers are exactly that, they are injections of gel that fill the skin lifting lines and wrinkles from underneath. As the face ages we lose volume. Dermal fillers can also be used to create and replace this volume as well as contour areas if needed helping us achieve a natural more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can also be used to address asymmetries
The number of dermal fillers available within the UK has exploded over the past few years with over 160 now available on the market. The technology has moved forward considerably over the last few decades now giving us ranges of dermal fillers that can be specifically chosen to meet your individual needs. It is not a one size fits all and for that reason that we use a wide range of "Clinically Safe, Gold Standard" fillers. These include the Belotero TM, Emervel TM, Juviderm TM and Teosyal TM range of Hyaluronic acid fillers as well as Radiesse TM and Ellanse TM both known for their collagen stimulating properties these are medical devices, the majority are prescription only in the USA, this is not the case in the UK.
Dermal fillers are used to treat many areas of the face to help address the signs of ageing, treat asymmetries or in some cases to enhance natural features whilst ensuring the natural balance of the face is maintained. We do not subscribe or carry out what we believe to the unnatural enhancements that have been driven by social media.
All dermal fillers that we use are bio-degradable and non-permanent. They are broken down by your body and excreted fully.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
Fillers are generally safe when in the hands of an experienced practitioner who knows what they are doing and importantly how to recognize and deal with complications should they arise. All potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to treatment. The most common side effects are bruising and swelling. With this in mind you should think carefully about when you want to have your treatment. Some of the rare but more serious complications need to be managed by practitioners who not only have the skills and knowledge base to recognise and treat but also who are in a position to be able to prescribe appropriately. It is for this reason that sometime people who have had cosmetic treatments from unregulated persons seek our help ad advice. fresh Faces Medical Aesthetics are able to asses, diagnose and prescribe ensuring wholistic care and keeping you in safe hands
How quickly will I see results?
The results with dermal fillers are immediate. However on the day of treatment you may well have some swelling and bruising. The ultimate results with hyaluronic acid fillers will be seen once any swelling and bruising has settled, we would usually advise that this can take up to 2 weeks. The ultimate results with Radiesse and Ellanse take longer. The results that you should expect will be discussed before you are treated.
How long will results last?
This depends on the individual client, area treated, choice and amount of dermal filler used. Typically fillers can last from 4 months to a year.
Is the treatment painful?
Modern day fillers nearly all have local anaesthetic within the gel. Topical anaesthetic can be applied to the skin prior to injection couple that with the correct choice of needle or cannula to inject the product and most people find the treatment only mildly stingy or uncomfortable. It is also possible to use a local anaesthetic if required.
What will happen when I have the treatment?
We will ask you to come to clinic without any make up on. The procedure you are going to have will be discussed with you at length and you will be asked to fill in and sign a consent form. Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned. Photographs will be taken before and after your treatment, these are for your medical records. If needed local anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin and will be cleaned off prior to the treatment being performed. The actual treatment is treated like a minor surgical procedure with all steps taken to minimise the risk of infection as well as maximise your comfort.
What about after care?
We ask you not to apply makeup for 24 hours we will also ask you not to touch the treated area. Both of these are to reduce the risk of infection. We will give you any specific instructions regarding what to expect and what to look out for following your treatment. We always ask you to contact us immediately with any worries,concerns or problems that maybe related to your treatment.
How much filler will I need, will 1 syringe be enough?
Everyone is individual. How much dermal filler you will need to achieve the results you need will depend on many different factors. This will be discussed at length during your consultation.
Can I have my treatment on the day?
We prefer not to treat on the same day as a consultation. This is so you can have time to cool off and asses the information we have given you . If your treatment is deemed to have a medical basis then the Dermal fillers will be prescribed and ordered in from one of the pharmacies , if however the treatment you are having is cosmetic only then a prescription is not required,we do have dermal filler in clinic as stock so treatment can be sooner.
Suitable for the following Skin Worries and Concerns
Dermal fillers: Pictures before and after treatment.