What are they?
Dermal filler are made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a natural occurring molecule. It works a little like a sponge absorbing water up to 1000 times its own weight. Hyaluronic acid fillers are widely used in the United Kingdom due to their high levels of safety and reliability. It is a natural substance which can be found in every living organism. As a result it is biocompatible and side-effects are very rare. Around thirty million individuals have benefited from treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in varying levels of thickness and so they are a flexible option to improve different sections of the face. Thinner fillers are more suitable for wrinkles and fine lines, or enrichment of the lips, while thicker fillers are able to address very deep wrinkles and volume loss, lasting between six and twelve months
How do they work?
Dermal fillers achieve a plumping effect by placing the product under the layers of the skin. Different fillers achieve this goal in slightly different ways. It is a non surgical treatment that will improve fine lines and wrinkles by adding volume, improving folds and sagging skin.
The treatment is successful by taking advantage of the basic roles and functions of the skin, which can also help in fully understanding the procedure. The human skin is made up of two layers, namely the epidermis and the dermis. The outermost layer is the epidermis and its main function is to serve as protection against the effects of the environment and other components. It controls water loss from tissues and cells, thus serving as a barrier to the outside environment.
The dermis layer is right below the epidermis and constitutes the skin’s structural elements, such as nerves, hair follicles and blood vessels. The growth of cells and blood vessels is enhanced through a framework provided by a network of fibres that is formed by protein.
The major component of the dermis is collagen which gives the skin its firm elasticity and strength, offering fundamental support to the skin. As one grows old the ageing process causes the upper layer (the epidermis) to gradually become thin and provides less protection to the dermis layer. In addition, collagen production in the body slows down considerably as the existing collagen becomes ineffective.
This then causes wrinkles, folds, depressions and other forms of skin abnormalities associated with old age. It is at this point that dermal fillers become necessary to reduce the consequences of the deteriorating epidermis and weakened collagen. Dermal fillers technically work as replenishment for the natural collagen which has been rendered less effective by the ageing process. They work as collagen and, depending on the quality of the system used, impressive results can be achieved.
At True You Skin Clinics, we only use FDA approved Dermal Fillers; this ensures you are undertaking a treatment that gives maximum results and reduces health risks.
Who are contraindicated for Dermal Fillers?
People who suffer from the following conditions are contraindicated for Dermal Fillers: Pregnant or breast feeding, If you have an active infection.
What should I expect during my treatment?
Before having dermal filler treatment you will need to undertake a consultation with our medical team.
They will discuss with you through the process of selecting the best dermal filler for your skin. This is also a great opportunity to discuss the results you would like to achieve. Consent is also signed before undergoing treatment to ensure the patient understands possible effects. The initial treatment can often take place during the first visit.
Treatments involving wrinkles and lines often require anaesthetic cream, which is applied around twenty minutes prior to having treatment. The function of the cream is to help numb the area for treatment and reduce pain when the injection is used. Depending on the type of filler and the area undergoing treatment, different types of injection will be used. In the treatment of filling out wrinkles there are two injection techniques that can be used: the linear threading technique and the serial puncture technique.
To maintain the results of treatment top ups may be performed, depending on the type of filler used.
Most people will have no problem going back to work immediately after treatment . If all instructions for dermal fillers are followed and prior measures are taken to ensure the right filler is selected, the process will be comfortable, fast and provide an effective recovery time
What should I expect following my treatment?
Following your treatment you may experience some redness, swelling or tenderness at the treatment site. Occasionally some bruising may occur around the treated area; this is usually short term and will subside withing a few days. Lip treatments may take a little longer to settle, sometimes a week later.
What are the common side-effects?
The treatments are not normally very painful but this will depend on the type of pain control in operation and the specific area of injection. More pain is usually encountered in treatments around the lip and nose areas. The most common side-effects include bruising, bleeding, itching, skin discoloration, viral infection, bacterial infection, redness and swelling at the region of injection, allergic reactions, lumps under the skin and skin ulceration in the injected area.
The important point to note is that most of these effects are expected when going through dermal treatment, and that they will disappear within a period of two to three days. If they persist then it becomes necessary to check with a qualified medical person to ensure everything is normal and there is no problem.
After care advice
Until the initial swelling has resolved, do not use sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and avoid extreme temperatures. You will be asked to wear a sun protection of minimum 30 SPF. If you are taking Aspirin or any similar medication this may increase the risk of bruising at the injection site. Do not rub or massage the treated area unless asked by your practitioner. Avoid applying make up for 12 hours and avoid touching the area for at least 6 hours post treatment. If you have undertaken a lip treatment you may be asked to use a cream following your treatment.
What areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers?
What Dermal fillers are used at True You?
Prices - for a full price list please download our AP where prices can be seen.
Belotero Glabellar 1ml – £210
Rediesse Hand Rejuvenation – £330
Belotero 1ml – £210
Lip Volumisation 0.5ml – from £180
Lip Volumisation 1ml – from £280
None Surgical Rhinoplasty – from £350
Nose to Mouth Lines – from £262
Profhilo – £500
Radiesse Plus 0.8ml – £180
Radiesse 1.5ml – £375
Smokers Lines 1ml Beletero – £210
Tear Trough – £420
Hydrobooster £250 per ml
Cheek volumisation from £272
Jawline from £272
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