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Spotlight on Dr Eugenia Bonelli

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Ellie Taylor
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This month we’re putting the spotlight on Dr Eugenia Bonelli (@wellnessdoc_), Aesthetics specialist here at DestinationSkin. Based at our Windsor and Basingstoke clinics, Bonelli is an expert in anti-ageing injectables, dermal fillers and skin regeneration treatments. Carry on reading to discover more about her career background and her love for aesthetics.

 

What is your career background?

I finished my medical studies in Argentina before moving to London to complete my surgical training. At present I am a fellow in general surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, specialising in emergency surgery but I also have a background in plastic surgery alongside teaching at London Medical school of aesthetics, delivering all types of training. I also have a background in lifestyle medicine and Asian aesthetics as I have been working for a period of time in an Asian clinic. I am planning to do an MSc in aesthetic medicine in the next year.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being an aesthetics specialist?

I have a special interest in regenerative medicine as well as a passion for ageing naturally. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to help people to feel and look better inside and outside.

 

Why should someone choose to come to DestinationSkin for their treatments?

At DestinationSkin you will be seen by a specialist who is regulated by one of the main bodies such as GMC, NMC or GDC so you will be in safe hands. Treatments will be performed in a professional manner and patients are always followed up to check on their wellbeing after the treatment. Click here to discover more about why you should only get fillers at a specialist clinic.

 

Would you recommend getting preventative injectables?

I would definitely recommend getting preventative injectables! I always explain to my patients that taking care of your skin is like going to the gym. There are no quick fixes and in most of the cases we need to work on the quality of the skin first. I always create a treatment plan according to my patient needs and budget.

 

Do you think people are now taking a more natural approach to injectables?

Yes and I love it! I am not here to change the way you look but to enhance your own features and help you slow down the ageing process. Click here to discover everything you need to know about injectable treatments.

 

Considering getting injectables at DestinationSkin? Click below to book your free consultation with Dr Eugenia Bonelli at our Windsor and Basingstoke clinics.


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Everything You Need To Know About Lip Fillers

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Ellie Taylor
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LIP FILLER

Lip fillers are a form of injectable dermal filler that can be used to treat long-term lip concerns, age-related volume loss, and improve the appearance of your skin. Our hyaluronic acid-based lip filler procedures can help re-balance uneven lips, create a defined Cupid’s bow, boost volume, and eliminate fine mouth wrinkles.

If you’re curious about getting lip fillers, then read on to find out everything you need to know.

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What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies, and is non-permanent. It aids in the volume enhancement of the lip. A doctor or nurse injects the dermal filler just beneath the skin’s surface, then massages the region to ensure that the filler is smooth.

 

Do Lip Fillers Hurt?

Lip fillers are a painless, uncomplicated, and non-invasive technique if carried out by a trained professional. Fillers have become much safer and easier as cosmetic medicine has progressed.

Click here to read why it’s important to get your fillers at a specialist clinic like DestinationSkin.

 

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

The effect is immediate and lasts for up to 18 months in most cases. Because the filler is formed of a natural substance, our bodies will begin to break it down after around 6 months, so the duration of the filler will vary from person to person.

 

How Long Do Lip Fillers Take?

Depending on the size of the region being treated, the filler procedure normally takes 20 to 30 minutes.

 

Are Lip Fillers Safe?

As mentioned above, when performed by one of our medical injectors, lip fillers are a safe procedure. Our practitioners are all completely certified and experienced, and each is a member of the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

It’s possible that the affected area will be a little red, painful, and swollen afterwards however swelling and bruising should go away within a few days.

You will be instructed on how to lessen the chance of side effects. This includes refraining from applying make-up right after the treatment and avoiding alcohol, coffee, and exposure to the sun.

 

Lip Filler Aftercare

You can expect some swelling after the treatment, which is to be expected given the injective nature of the procedure. This can be improved with arnica and other extracts that your practitioner will recommend. Swelling and bruises will go away in the weeks following your therapy.

We also advise that you refrain from doing any hard exercise for a few days because an elevated heart rate and blood pressure can exacerbate bruising and swelling. We recommend staying hydrated, drinking using a straw, and avoiding touch with the sensitive treated regions. Please stay away from water-related activities such as spas, saunas, and steam rooms, as well as touching the injection points.

 

Side Effects Of Lip Fillers

Dermal filler side effects are uncommon, however, they can include:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • A lumpy appearance under the skin that may require surgery or medication
  • Filler moving away from the targeted treatment location, which may necessitate surgery

If any of these occur you must contact your clinic or go to A&E if symptoms worsen.

 

How Much Are Lip Fillers?

The cost can vary, but DestinationSkin’s treatments start from £179 and are suitable for most people over the age of 18.

Our skilled medical injectors are here to help you get your desired results in a safe and welcoming atmosphere, utilising only the finest quality lip injection materials sourced from only the most recognised, industry-leading suppliers.

Click here to read our full price list.

At DestinationSkin, our medically qualified Doctors and Nurses specialise in obtaining natural-looking results by enhancing your lip shape and creating a beautifully balanced face. Book a FREE consultation with us.

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Everything you need to know about Injectable Treatments

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Injectable treatments have progressively become a convenient alternative to more traditional cosmetic surgical procedures, especially for those seeking the perfect anti-ageing solution. The ability to restore a youthful complexion or revitalise ageing skin using relatively non-invasive treatments with little downtime is appealing to many.

Here we will cover many of your burning injectables questions including the different types, indications, regulations, as well as some of the benefits.

 

Types of injectable treatments and how they work

Injectable treatments for facial lines and wrinkles

Facial lines and wrinkles form following natural, age-related volume loss in the dermis along with repetitive contraction and relaxation of muscles in the face. Anti-wrinkle injections can help reduce the extent of facial wrinkles by either replacing the lost volume or by inhibiting the contraction of overactive facial muscles.

  • Dermal fillers are an ideal solution to replacing the lost volume, moisture and elasticity in ageing skin. Hyaluronic acid, the main component of dermal filler, is a naturally occurring resident of the skin that binds tightly to water molecules to keep the skin hydrated, plump and looking vibrant.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections that temporarily relax facial muscles are used to eradicate fine lines and reduce deep-set wrinkles in many problem areas of the face including laughter lines, forehead lines, crows-feet and bunny lines.

Lip fillers

Dermal fillers can also be used to alter and enhance the shape and fullness of the lips. Whether you are looking to make subtle enhancements to thinning lips and smoothen lip lines or make more significant adjustments to the contours of the lips, the DestinationSkin experts are on hand to tailor your lip filler treatments to compliment your desires. You can read more about the range of popular shapes and styles that are achievable with lip fillers in our dedicated blog here.

Profhilo®

A revolutionary preparation containing high concentrations of the injectable moisturiser, hyaluronic acid, that is used to achieve a full facial rejuvenation. Profhilo® contains only the purest form of hyaluronic acid without any unwanted chemicals. The preparation is injected into 5 specific areas on each side of the face around the jaw, nose, ears and chin followed by gentle soothing massage motions to achieve remodelling of the facial contours.

 

Which areas can I get injectables?

Anti-ageing injectable treatments are remarkably versatile and can be used to combat a range of concerns. Some commonly treated areas include:

  • Forehead
  • Glabella
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip lines
  • Bunny lines

 

Who can get injectable treatments?

The adaptability of injectable treatments mean that they are suitable for a wide range of people to achieve a variety of results.

There are however some important age-related restrictions. Recent changes made to legislation in England now make it illegal to administer any cosmetic filler treatments to anybody under the age of 18. This legislation applies to any treatment intended to alter the appearance of the recipient but does not affect any treatment required for a medical need that is performed under the direction of a doctor.

Whether you are looking to reduce the visible signs of ageing, prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or alter the contours of your lips, our qualified experts here at DestinationSkin are on hand to help you in deciding on the most appropriate injectable treatment for you.

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SAVE UP TO 60% ON OUR BIGGEST EVER SUMMER SALE!

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Injectables from £149!

Perfect your pout or minimise fine lines with our range of injectable treatments, now from only £149! Our new prices may be lower but you can still expect the same high quality service from our team of highly trained medical professionals who use injectable products from only the most reputable suppliers in the industry.

Some of our most popular dermal filler treatments are:

  • Lip fillers – Perfect for creating bigger lips and definition. Can also restore fullness to ageing lips and remove lipstick wrinkles.
  • Nose reshaping – Also known as a ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ or ‘non-surgical nose job’. Can help to improve the appearance of a hooked nose, even contours and bumps and restore symmetry for a more balanced appearance.
  • Cheek fillers – Can lift, sculpt and create volume to sunken, undefined cheekbones.
  • Tear trough fillers – Also known as ‘under eye filler’ and instantly rejuvenates the eyes, reduces crow’s feet and dark circles.
  • Jawline fillers – Can be used to cleverly create a more prominent jawline and firm loose skin under the chin.
  • Profhilo® – An award winning, anti-ageing treatment that completely rejuvenates the face using innovative bio-modelling approaches.This is the perfect treatment to reinstate a softer, younger and healthier complexion using the naturally occurring, cosmetic favourite, hyaluronic acid.

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Why You Should Only Get Fillers at a Specialist Clinic

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Professional Clinic vs Discount Botch

Although filler treatments have become a more popular and easily accessible aesthetic procedure, the administration of filler remains an expert procedure that should only ever be performed by appropriately trained, qualified practitioners with relevant knowledge and experience, like those here at DestinationSkin.

Here we’ll tap into some of the main reasons why it is so important to visit a specialist clinic for any procedure involving fillers and injectables.

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Do you have to be qualified to administer filler?

Many clients expect that procedures such as Dermal Filler and Anti-ageing Injectables are subject to strict regulation and legal restrictions in the UK, however this is unfortunately not the case. The reality is that anybody is permitted by law to administer such medical treatments, and without professional regulation there is no obligation to take responsibility for any potentially life changing complications.

The advantages of visiting a professional clinic such as DestinationSkin for your cosmetic procedure fall under four main areas:

  • Appropriate training and qualification of practitioners mean that you can be rest assured that the treatment is being administered properly and safely.
  • Professional clinics that are regulated by the Care Quality Commission are subject to review of their safety and hygiene standards. This minimises the risk of infection and complications.
  • Professional clinics use high quality, properly licensed products whereas discounted, unqualified services often cut costs by purchasing cheaper, unlicensed alternative products that pose significant safety concerns.
  • Clinical professionals that are affiliated with a regulatory body such as the GMC or NMC are held accountable for the procedures that they perform.

Now we’ll look at some of the things that can go wrong when clinical expertise and safety are disregarded when selecting a clinic.

 

Dodgy filler – The Bad, The Ugly and The Downright Dangerous

The complications associated with dermal filler are related to problems that can be put into 6 main categories:

  • Volume – too much or too little filler is used for the treated area
  • Location – filler is administered in the wrong area
  • Depth – the needle is inserted too superficially or deep into the skin
  • Product – inappropriate or unlicenced products are used
  • Infection – substandard hygiene procedures lead to infection
  • Immune – the patient experiences an allergic reaction to the product

The Bad – Lumps and bumps

A common complication that occurs when dermal filler is administered improperly is the appearance of lumps or bumps under the skin. Often these appear because the injector has placed too much pressure on the syringe and administered too much filler in one area.

The Ugly – Tyndall effect

This complication arises in cases where hyaluronic acid filler is injected too superficially into the dermis or epidermis causing a blue tinge to the overlying skin.

The Downright Dangerous – Vascular complications

A very serious and dangerous complication of filler use is vascular occlusion. This can occur when the filler product is injected into either an artery or vein, leading to restriction of blood flow. If this complication is not treated as an emergency by a professional with the necessary skills and equipment, the consequences can be severe. These include severe pain, tissue swelling and necrosis and even irreversible blindness.

 

Regulation, regulation, regulation

Despite recommendations made by the NHS Medical Director in 2013 for all practitioners performing cosmetic procedures to be properly qualified, this is still not a requirement in the UK.

Currently, the only reliable way of ensuring that your aesthetic treatment is administered by an appropriately trained professional is to visit a clinic where procedures are performed by regulated clinicians. These include registered and licensed doctors, dentists, or nurses.

To visit our fully qualified experts at DestinationSkin, book your free consultation here.

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How Can Fillers Treat Fine Lines And Wrinkles?

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Dermal fillers are most commonly associated with plumping and volumising effects in the lips and cheeks, but they are also great for treating wrinkles. They are a non-invasive and non-permanent approach to lessen laughter lines, deep or fine forehead lines, or lines around the mouth and nose, resulting in subtle, natural effects.

Read on to learn more about how dermal fillers repair wrinkles and creases, as well as which ones they work best for.

 

Fine Lines Or Wrinkles, What’s The Difference?

Fine lines are the result of a weakness in the skin’s foundation. They begin to form when the skin becomes folded and unable to return to its normal shape.

They are little skin creases that usually occur directly on or adjacent to the area of facial movement, but they can develop anywhere on the face. For instance, you might see a fine line on your cheeks that has grown crepey due to age and sun exposure.

A wrinkle isn’t that dissimilar. The depth of the crease in the skin is the primary distinction between fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines are relatively light, whereas wrinkles are more pronounced. Wrinkles are sometimes referred to as expression lines.

 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance produced naturally by your skin to maintain plumpness and hydration, is used to make dermal fillers. Small amounts of the gel are injected just beneath your skin, targeting trouble regions in the process.

Fillers have the advantage of making a significant impact on your appearance without the necessity for surgery or other invasive treatments. Your skin should appear fresher after fillers, giving you a well-rested and revitalised appearance.

Because the filler is injected into the skin, the procedure must be done in a clinical setting by experienced and well-trained specialists. Every one of our clinics at DestinationSkin use highly qualified doctors and nurses and we always put your safety and well-being first.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks when you have fillers injected. You can read all about what to expect from the treatment in our blog here.

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How Does Dermal Fillers Work On Wrinkles?

Dermal fillers are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and to revitalise your skin.

Fillers work by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin, which rejuvenates it, smooths out wrinkles, and gives it a more youthful appearance. Because the hyaluronic acid in our Juvederm® fillers is so similar to the hyaluronic acid your body naturally makes, it blends in seamlessly with your own facial tissue.

Dermal fillers are a simple and non-invasive approach to smooth the skin and restore plumpness to your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They have a natural appearance and do not affect your facial expressions.

Fillers adjust your appearance gently as your face changes throughout time because they aren’t permanent. Fillers soften lines and wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes, crow’s feet, and forehead lines and in all parts of the face. They have the ability to transform smokers’ lines and laughter lines.

 

Deep Wrinkle Filler

The best treatment for deep wrinkles is dermal filler. Deep wrinkles and deeper lines are treated with thicker fillers, whilst fine lines are treated with thinner fillers. The process is completely the same; just the amount injected may vary.

DestinationSkin’s professionals will be able to advise you on the sorts of fillers we use for each procedure and how long they will last.

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What Actually Causes Wrinkles?

Learning what causes wrinkles may help you to understand your filler experience a bit better. As you get older, the decreased production of collagen and elastin proteins causes your skin to thin and become easier to wrinkle.

The skin becomes less resistant to harm during this process, and the subcutaneous fat that gives your skin its plump appearance begins to disappear. Wrinkles form on your face when the skin folds naturally during facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. Read more about smile lines in our blog.

Wrinkles can also appear on portions of the body exposed to the sun the most, such as the face and neck, the backs of the hands, and the arms. Collagen and elastin fibres in the skin are broken down by UV radiation. These fibres make up the connective tissue that supports the skin. When this layer breaks down, the skin becomes weaker and less flexible and wrinkles appear as the skin begins to droop.

Smoking, using sunbeds, drinking a lot of alcohol, poor nutrition and being dehydrated are all factors that contribute to your skin showing symptoms of ageing.

Wrinkles can appear on young people; read more about dealing with wrinkles when you’re young here.

Key Learnings

  • Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and boost your body’s own supply when injected.
  • Dermal fillers are a simple and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing the skin.
  • They are not permanent, allowing you to control your looks subtly as your face continues to change over time.

There is always some risk to any cosmetic procedure; make sure you consult an experienced professional before going ahead with your treatment.

Our industry-leading skin and anti-ageing experts are available in all of our clinics and are fully qualified. If you are interested in our range of dermal fillers for anti-ageing treatment Book a FREE consultation with us.


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How to Deal with Wrinkles When You’re Young

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We all know that wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, that they are a natural and normal result of skin losing elasticity as you grow older. But what about if you find yourself with unwanted wrinkles at a young age, also known as premature wrinkles?

Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing solution for just about anyone – regardless of age. The fillers we use here at DestinationSkin are a safe cosmetic option for smoothing away lines and wrinkles, giving you long-lasting and subtle results.

But why do some people get wrinkles at a young age and how can fillers tackle the problem? Read on to find out more.

 

Why Do We Get Wrinkles At A Young Age?

People usually associate wrinkles or lines on the forehead, around the eyes, smile lines or even neck wrinkles with the effects of ageing.

Dynamic wrinkles, the lines that are only visible when you move your facial expression, like the crinkles around your eyes or the cheek creases when you smile, usually begin in the late twenties to early thirties.

If by this age, you are already experiencing static wrinkles, the ones that are visible even when your face is at rest, these are known as premature lines and aren’t necessarily related to the natural ageing process.

A few factors, both lifestyle and environmental, can contribute to having wrinkles at a young age. They include:

  • Smoking, or living with a smoker – smoking subjects your skin to free radicals which attach to the body breaking down DNA and RNA, leading to inflammation and skin damage.
  • Drinking a lot of alcohol – alcohol is a diuretic and dehydrates your skin, causing a lack of plumpness and volume. It also interferes with your skin’s natural antioxidant defences.
  • Sleeping on your front – stomach sleeping can accelerate ageing, as mechanical compression can speed up the wrinkling process.
  • A high sugar diet – when you eat too much sugar, a process called glycation occurs; sugar molecules in your bloodstream attach to collagen, causing it to go stiff and break.
  • Not using suncream – exposure to UV light is one of the leading causes of visible ageing.
  • Not staying hydrated – your skin needs water to keep its volume; wrinkles quickly follow a lack of hydration.
  • Living in a highly polluted area – back to the free radicals, polluted cities carry them in the atmosphere, and they cause damage to cells, protein and even DNA.
  • High-stress levels – stress produces high cortisol levels in the body, which affects your skin’s connective tissue.
  • Not getting enough sleep – research has shown that people who get enough sleep have improved skin barrier recovery.
  • Straining your eyes by squinting at computer screens or squinting in the sun, pretty obvious this one, all that squinting causes lines.
  • Overuse of skincare products containing retinoids, antioxidants, peptides and alpha hydroxy acids – using too many of these products can cause irritation and inflammation of the skin, especially affecting the skin barrier.

Of course, some people may also have genes that lend themselves to premature wrinkles. You can take steps to alter many of the factors that cause your skin to wrinkle at a young age. Stopping smoking, cutting down sugar and alcohol, staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen are fairly easy steps to take to prevent further skin damage.

But what can you do about the lines that have already formed and are causing you concern?

 

How Dermal Fillers Tackle Premature Wrinkles

You will find that topical creams and even serums can’t lessen or mitigate wrinkles and lines, but temporary dermal fillers can.

Dermal fillers are derived from a substance called hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in your body. Your skin produces it to maintain plumpness and hydration. The procedure involves having small amounts of filler injected just beneath your skin, targeting the areas you are concerned about.

One of the results that we love about fillers is that they can create quite a big difference in your appearance without you having to undergo any surgery or other more invasive procedures. After having fillers, your skin should look restored to its natural, youthful look, feeling fresher with your wrinkles and lines softened or removed. You can read all about how fillers work on fine lines and wrinkles here and about how they specifically help with smile lines here.

Because the filler is injected, the procedure must be done in a clinical setting by experienced and well-trained specialists. Every one of our clinics at DestinationSkin has highly qualified doctors and nurses on hand, and we always put your safety and wellbeing first.

When you receive the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to your face; then, our expert practitioners will inject the filler beneath the dermis. The hyaluronic acid then attracts water and binds naturally with your facial tissue, achieving a fresh, rejuvenated look.

It’s a short process and you can speed up recovery time by taking your aftercare steps, but as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks. Always consult with professionals first before having the treatment.

Fillers are not permanent, as your body slowly and naturally breaks down the hyaluronic acid. The thinner fillers used for fine lines and wrinkles tend to last 6 to 9 months. The benefit of this is that you can control your looks subtly as they continue to change in the future.

You can read all about what you should and shouldn’t expect from the treatment and aftercare in our blog here.

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Key Learnings

  • The natural ageing process causes most wrinkles and lines.
  • People tend to start having static wrinkles in their late 20s to early 30s. Wrinkles forming before this are called premature wrinkles.
  • Premature wrinkles are usually caused by lifestyle and environmental factors like smoking, diet, not using sunscreen or living in a polluted area.
  • You can help prevent further damage to your skin by altering some of these factors, but these may not soften or remove the lines already formed.
  • Dermal, or facial fillers, are a non-permanent way to soften lines and wrinkles, rejuvenating your face for a fresher look.

Our industry-leading skin and anti-ageing experts are available in all of our clinics and are fully qualified. If you are interested in our range of dermal fillers for anti-ageing treatment book a FREE consultation with us.


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Dermal Fillers Before & After – What Difference They Can Make!

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Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetics that can be used to shape, enhance, or define your features. They can be used to restore volume to ageing skin, rejuvenating and revitalising it.

Our professional team of medical experts solely use Juvéderm®, the world’s number one brand, to achieve natural, long-lasting results.

If you’re wondering what face fillers before and after look like, read on to discover more.

Cheek Fillers Before And After

Cheek fillers are a series of tiny injections of a gel-like formula that increase volume to the cheek’s soft tissue. They are a non-surgical method for lifting and sculpting the cheeks. These injectable dermal fillers add volume to the cheekbones, giving them more definition and shape.

They contain hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar substance found in the connective tissues of our skin. Its primary purpose is to retain water, which aids in the plumping and hydration of our skin. It increases the dimensions of the cheeks by providing them more fullness and symmetry when carefully injected.

If you’d like to learn more about face feminisation, read our blog on it here.

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Jaw And Chin Fillers Before And After

For both men and women, having a flawlessly sculpted or chiseled chin is one of the ultimate markers of youth and beauty. With the help of chin fillers, anyone can now improve the appearance of this key feature without resorting to invasive surgery.

Dermal chin fillers rejuvenate the face by restoring proportion and shaping the jawline, resulting in a sculpted and balanced lower face. Chin fillers also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm up drooping skin.

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Nose Fillers Before And After

If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose but don’t want to endure invasive surgery, nose fillers (also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job) may be a good option.

Dermal Fillers can give you a new look. Our professional practitioners can easily and quickly change the contour of your nose by injecting filler into it, improving your overall appearance.

Filler can be injected above and below a bump on the bridge of the nose to make the nose look straighter and the bump less apparent. A ‘hooked nose’ is another common problem. Filler can be injected into the tip of the nose to give it a raised or tilted appearance.

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Under Eye / Tear Trough Filler Before And After

Dermal fillers can assist if you’re weary of dark circles under your eyes. Our Tear Trough Fillers can rapidly and effectively revitalise and freshen your eye bags with no downtime.

By restoring lost volume and decreasing the appearance of dark circles, our safe and effective treatments help smooth out your under eye shadows. They also promote collagen formation deep within your skin, which helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Under-eye bags and dark circles will be reduced, giving you a more youthful, refreshed, and confident appearance.

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As you can see, fillers are excellent at helping you re-shape your entire face. Check out our blog on face reshaping here for more information on this topic.

 

How Permanent Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material in your body. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, binds to water in your skin and integrates with your facial tissue to give you a natural-looking result.

Dermal fillers are not permanent since enzymes in the body break down HA over time. Fillers that are thicker and used for augmentation of the cheeks, chin, or nose can last up to two years. Most high-quality fillers should last for at least a year.

DestinationSkin’s professionals will be able to advise you on the sorts of fillers we use for each procedure and how long they will last. Discover our dermal fillers aftercare blog here.

Key Findings

  • Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic procedure used to enhance, sculpt and define your features or restore lost volume to ageing skin.
  • A naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected under the skin for a plumping or smoothing effect in a simple procedure.
  • Dermal fillers work to treat various signs of ageing and add lost volume and plump up the desired areas.
  • Fillers are not permanent, and your body will break them down over time.
  • How long they last depend on the filler’s type and thickness used and your own body’s process.

 
Check out our blog on everything you need to know about fillers if you’re curious to learn more.

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Lip Filler Shapes & Styles: Get Your Perfect Lips With Fillers

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While having a lush pout is desirable, a slew of overly injected celebrities have tarnished lip augmentation. In Hollywood, the ‘trout pout,’ or overfilled lips with a fish-like appearance, is becoming prevalent and often puts people off lip fillers. But your lips don’t have to look like this.

If you’re unclear about which lip shape you’d like, we discussed the basic rules for lip forms and the shapes you should consider before your fillers below.

Lip Filler Shape Guide

The Vermillion Dollars Lips (VDL) grading system was developed to assist patients in finding their perfect lip shape and size. Classic, Rubina, Cupid, Pearlique, Hollywood, and Angelic are the six fundamental lip styles on the VDL chart.

Classic
This kind of lip augmentation is subtle, yet it results in a definite development of all five natural planes in the lips. This style is preferred by women who have lost volume due to ageing or desire a slight augmentation.

Rubina
The whole of the lips are fully expressed in Rubina lips. Rubina lips are very dependent on the face structure of the person who wants to achieve this look. This can be an appealing style if they have enough length in their face from the bottom of their nose to their chin.

Cupid
Cupid shape is the most uncommon of all lip forms. The Cupid lip shape gives a very strong young appearance. This is because pre-adolescent women have a pronounced Cupid lip shape.

Pearlique
This lip style draws attention to the bottom lip (specifically the two teardrops that make it up). The Cupid style is the polar opposite of Pearlique. A more youthful, voluminous look is obtained by accentuating the two teardrop shapes. Pearlique can be blended with other looks because it is limited to the lower lip. Pearlique is an excellent match for looks like Cupid and Rubina.

Hollywood
The Hollywood look is perfect for women who want to draw attention to their lips without having to show off their entire top and lower lip. This look is widely seen on screen and in the entertainment industry.

This lip style enhances all three upper lip forms, including the two tapering rhomboid shapes and the half-bucket in the centre. This will give you the big lip filler shape you’re looking for.

Angelic
Another full expression of the top lip is an angelic shape. This lip shape enhances the lateral edges of the upper lip in particular. It elongates and forms the upper lip like angel’s wings, an attractive form for patients with a larger volume in the upper lip mixed with a narrow lip length.

There are variations on each of these lips; the best way to get your desired lip shape is by bringing a picture to your consultation.

Natural Looking Lip Fillers

If you’re looking for a subtle lip filler, then a smaller injection will work perfectly for you. If you’re worried about “the fake look,” a 0.5ml all-over application might help. It delivers stunning results without overdoing the augmentation.

A 0.5ml injection will generally be adequate if you only want to fill one lip to make it look bigger or fuller. The majority of the derma filler will be used to fill in the thin area of concern, with any remaining filler shaping and contouring the rest of the lips.

For natural-looking lips with filler, we wouldn’t advise you to go above 1.5ml; A 1ml injection will provide you with all-over augmentation while maintaining your natural appearance. This size will volumize both the top and bottom lip, providing the appearance of a plump, full lip.

Key Takeaways

  • There are six fundamental lip styles; Classic, Rubina, Cupid, Pearlique, Hollywood, and Angelic.
  • The best way to get your desired lip shape is by bringing in a picture to your consultation.
  • With a filler, you can achieve natural-looking lips; just use a smaller injection to achieve a realistic result.
  • Always contact our experienced medically trained staff if you have any doubts, queries or questions.

 
Still have some questions? Click here to see Medical Director, Dr. Toni Phillips answer your most common queries around lip fillers.

At DestinationSkin, our medically qualified Doctors and Nurses specialise in obtaining natural-looking results by enhancing your lip shape and creating a beautifully balanced face. Book a FREE consultation with us.


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