Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that are used to “fill out” and plump lines and skin folds, such as the lines from our nose to mouth (nasolabial) and mouth to chin (marionette). They can also be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips, uplift the corners of the mouth, increase the size of cheekbones and re-contour the nose.
The fillers we use are formed from a substance called hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the skin and is naturally resorbed by the body over time.
The effects of this filler is temporary and you will require further treatments to maintain the effect. Effects can vary from 6 to 12 months.
Prior to treatment a skin anaesthetic cream is used to numb the area that is to be treated. There may be a slight discomfort and a feeling of pressure during the treatment but we talk you through any feelings you might expect so you will be prepared.
Following our consultation with you before treatment we will aim to meet your expectations being mindful not to over contour the lips. In this way we avoid over bulking out in this sensitive area.
You may experience some redness in the treated areas which will subside after a few hours. Some patient experience a temporary mild bruising and swelling. We recommend using arnica creams to help keep any bruising to a minimum.
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