treat any clients under
the age of 18.
Cheek fillers are a treatment using FDA approved fillers which are injected by a medical injector below the skins surface to add volume.
No of treatmentsUsually 1 treatment
Treatment time30-45 minutes
How does it work?
Our cheek fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally occurring in our bodies. It’s our natural hydrator: the more we have, the healthier our skin is. When we’re born, we have huge stocks of it in our skin, providing the structure and support to keep young skin plump. As we age, the levels decrease, meaning that skin becomes less supported. That allows lines and wrinkles to develop and volume loss to occur. It’s especially noticeable in the cheeks, which is where the face moves downwards. Our fillers are injected below the skin’s surface to lift and smooth targeted folds and wrinkles by replenishing and adding subtle volume. The key to natural-looking results is restoring balance across the face and adding volume back where it should be.
The product is injected beneath the skin’s surface to replace the collagen and the supportive Hyaluronic Acid layers. Your doctor/nurse may massage the area to ensure that the filler is smooth. The treatment will:
- instantly smooth away wrinkles, lines, and most scars
- add volume to skin contour deficiencies.
Treatment time is usually 30 – 45 mins, but may be up to one hour if topical anaesthetic is applied. This helps to make the treatment more comfortable for you..
Will it work for my skin type?
Dermal fillers can be used on all skin types, however our thorough consultation will determine if this treatment is right for you.
Why should I have this treatment?
If you are looking to increase the volume in your cheeks and/or soften the lines from the nose to mouth this is the treatment for you.
What areas of my body can be treated?
This treatment can be performed on many facial areas and some body areas.
What results can I expect?
Our clinical team are all experts at achieving gentle, natural looking results, helping you age the way you want to. During the consultation, your medical injector will discuss realistic treatment results with you. It may be that multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.
Please don’t drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before your treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Before and afters
|Get the look you want|
|Facial Contouring/Facial Volume||Prices From|
|Juvéderm Ultra 3 (1ml)||£365|
|Juvéderm Ultra 4 (1ml)||£425|
|Juvéderm Voluma (1ml)||£475|
|Juvéderm Volift (1ml)||£475|
How many treatments will I need?
At DestinationSkin we only use non-permanent fillers, this is due to the fact the skin is continually changing as we age. Non permanent fillers are the safest, however results do need to be maintained.
The type of treatments and amount of product will be discussed on an individual basis at your consultation, and often if multiple treatments are needed, these will be spaced around every 2 – 4 weeks, until you have achieved the desired outcome. Dermal fillers typically last between 9 – 18 months.
You can have dermal filler treatment and continue with your day to day activities. However, we do advise you avoid wearing makeup, except for Youngblood mineral make up, which we can apply in clinic after your treatment.
We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, sauna’s, steam-rooms or swimming on the same day as treatment; and avoid touching the injection site.
Q: How much downtime is there after treatments?
A: With any injectable treatment, there is a small risk of bruising, bleeding and swelling. We recommend that you don’t apply makeup for 12 hours unless it is mineral-powder based. You also shouldn’t use a perfumed moisturiser. Please don’t go to the gym on the same day or touch the injection site to avoid infection. If you have had a lip treatment, you shouldn’t have drinks that are too hot or too cold. For any other concerns after the treatment, simply contact your medical injector.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: Juvéderm® dermal fillers are ideal for those looking to gently plump lines, add volume and tired looking skin with the most natural-looking results. You will notice an instant improvement to the condition of your skin. You shouldn’t have dermal filler injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding because the effects on the baby aren’t known.
Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: Your treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms. The medical injector will cleanse the area first and then perform the injections. Treatments typically take around 30-45 minutes.
Q: What does the treatment feel like?
A: The injections are relatively painless because they contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic. A topical numbing cream can also be applied if needed.
Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: We only use internationally recognised suppliers who rigorously test their products. Our fillers are approved by the FDA and provide certified medical devices for use as dermal fillers. They carry the European CE mark.
Q: How do dermal fillers work?
A: Dermal fillers are a clear gel made of Hyaluronic Acid that are injected into various layers of the skin to treat lines and wrinkles. They can also be used more deeply, under the muscles and fat layers to restore volume or enhance features such as the cheeks, chin, lips or nose.
Q: Is the treatment painful, and what will I look like immediately after?
A: Many practitioners no longer use a topical anaesthetic (numbing) gel as the skin physiology can be altered and it may compromise the final result. However, if you are very pain sensitive, or very nervous, the Medical Injector may apply some anaesthetic cream to make the procedure more comfortable.
Q: What will I look like immediately after dermal filler?
A: When the HA gel is injected into the skin to treat lines and wrinkles, the skin may become red and slightly swollen. These effects will usually settle in an hour or so. It is also possible for a bruise to occur, but this will heal in 5-7 days (or sooner if herbal Arnica is used – please see advice in Botox notes above). When the HA gel is injected into the deeper layers, there is usually much less redness and no visible swelling or other side effect seen. Often, a micro cannula (not a sharp needle) is used to inject HA fillers into the deeper layers, and apart from a small entry hole on the skin, no other marks are visible on the face. Your Medical Injector will discuss how they will inject the Dermal Filler, and the likelihood of visible marks on the skin, based on your treatment needs. In most cases, all redness, slight swelling or even mild bruising can be easily covered with makeup.
Q: When will I see the results of dermal filler?
A: The results of your HA Dermal Filler treatment will be visible immediately. Please remember, there may be some mild redness or swelling so that the final, natural result may take a few days or up to a week to see.
Q: How often will I need to repeat the treatment?
A: HA fillers usually last 6-18 months depending on the type of filler, the amount injected and the area treated. There are other factors such as your age, skin type, rate of ageing and facial anatomy profile that will also determine your specific treatment plan, and how often you will need to repeat your treatment. Your Medical Injector will discuss this with you at the time of consultation.
Q: How will I know if the side effects are normal, or something serious has happened?
A: After your treatment, the common effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising. The treatment area may feel tender to touch and all of these effects are normal, will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should look more normal and feel better.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:
- swelling that is getting worse as time passes
- increase in pain and getting more severe with time
- skin feeling hot, redness increasing and becoming worse in time
- skin near the treatment area or along the side of the nose looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day or day after the treatment, and pain increasing in this area
- generally feeling unwell in the days following your treatment
Q: What if I don’t like the results or it looks too unnatural?
A: Our Medical Injectors are experienced with all aspects of HA Dermal Fillers and the type of results that can be achieved. Dermal filler treatment is not ‘one size fits all’, and the injector will discuss the best ‘look’ for you in your bespoke, detailed consultation. We can assure you that your treatment will be delivered safely, and in accordance with your wishes based on a thorough consultation. Dermal Fillers are a popular treatment because most people are really happy with the results. Your Medical Injector will endeavour to completely understand your expectations, however we cannot guarantee how much you will love the result!
Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning for your aesthetic treatments.
Q: What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my injectable treatments?
A: Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:
- Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment. This will help to minimize the chance of bruising.
- In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of a bruise occurring.
- For Botox – please do not plan to have any other facial treatments (peels, facials, waxing, threading, semi-permanent makeup) for a week following your treatment. It is ok to have these treatments at any time before your Botox visit.
- For Dermal Fillers – please do not plan to have any other skin treatments (peels, facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling) for 1 week prior and 2 weeks after your dermal filler treatment.
- If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
- After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
What our clients say
After being very conscious of my thin top lip DS was my first port of call for a consultation with the medical injector there. Here my practitioner explained that for the results I wanted it may take more than one treatment. Three visits later, I love my natural looking fuller lips and now use post treatment lip care to maintain hydration. Now I can’t imagine life without them and come once a year for a top up!