What are dermal fillers made of?
These days most (but not all) dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which naturally exists in the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a gel like substance giving volume to the treated area and also attracting moisture and stimulating collagen and elastin production. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers produce the most natural results and are the safest as they can be dissolved if needed.
Which parts of the face should I treat with dermal filler?
Dermal fillers can be used to address the volume loss that we all experience as we get older in places such s as temples, cheeks, nose to mouth lines and jaw. The age at which you experience facial volume loss will vary from person to person. In addition to this, dermal filler can be used to effectively treat concerns that may not be are related such as wonky noises, receded chins and thin lips. Our nurses will always help you to design a treatment plan that will best suit your needs. Book in for a full face and skin assessment and consultation.
Which brand of dermal filler should I choose?
There are many different types of dermal fillers and many different brands. Here at LPA we work mainly with Kysense & Juvederm as we believe these to be premium products with regards to comfort, results and safety. These outstanding brands are hyaluronic acid based and long lasting. Hyaluronic acid naturally exists within the skin giving volume, shape, hydration and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid has minimal risk of reactions and we never patch test for this (as is the standard throughout the industry).
What happens during a dermal fillers consultation?
It’s important to us that you achieve the results you want, and we believe this starts with a thorough consultation. You will never be rushed and our highly trained nurses will take the time to discuss every aspect of your skin you may be unhappy with, your desired results, costs and timings. Our aim is for you to leave your consultation feeling confident, fully informed and looking forward to your treatment.
What happens during a dermal fillers procedure?
During a dermal filler treatment, you will review your treatment plan initially to ensure you are happy and nothing has changed. You will have numbing cream applied to the areas to be treated. This is really effective and you will find the actual treatment really comfortable. Before and after treatment you will have photographs taken for your medical records. Once your treatment is complete, you will be given the aftercare advice and reminded how and when to contact us.
What happens after dermal fillers treatment?
At LPA dermal fillers are only ever administered by a highly skilled nurse prescribers who will conduct a post-treatment review to ensure you are happy with the results. You will be given full contact information and links to aftercare videos (on our YouTube) channel in the event of any questions or concerns following treatment. Afterwards there may be some swelling or bruising, with the swelling usually fading within 48 hours and the bruising fading within a fortnight. Dermal fillers results always look better a few weeks after treatment when the products have had time to fully integrate with your skin.
How much do dermal fillers cost in the UK?
The price of filler will mainly depend on the type of product that is used. Some filler brands are much cheaper than others. This may be because they are not FDA approved or they do not last very long. Most clinics will charge based on the amount of filler that is used. Most syringes of filler are 1ml and prices will correspond to that amount. Some clinics may charge based on the area you are having treated but you may end up paying more than the amount you needed. The price may then be further dependent on the clinic and the clinician. A CQC registered clinic with all the systems and protocols in place to ensure safe and sterile treatments may charge more than a beauty room with slightly different facilities. A nurse, dentist or doctor will also be charging more than a beautician who should not really be carrying out these procedures. The Juvederm Vycross range for example will cost around £400. Juvederm Ultra range which doesn’t last as long may be around £300.
Are Dermal Fillers for Me?
Dermal fillers are used to treat a wide range of issues from lip treatments to nose jobs. They are suitable for all skin types and both men and women alike.
How do Dermal Fillers work?
Expertly placed injections of Hyaluronic Acid injections work by attracting moisture to the treated area as well as giving volume.
Will Dermal Fillers make me look puffy?
It is normal to experience mild swelling following filler treatment which settles very quickly usually within 48 hours.
How long do Dermal Fillers last for?
This is dependent on which type of filler is used and where it is placed.
Do Dermal Fillers hurt?
Numbing cream is applied to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. All of our fillers contain a numbing agent and so treatments really are comfortable.
Are there any medical reasons you cannot have Dermal Filler treatment?
This treatment is very safe. The main reason you may not be suitable is if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Also if you are taking antibiotics, you should wait until you have completed the course and your infection has resolved.