Dermal Fillers is one cosmetic procedure option to help revitalise and refresh your appearance. It is treatment itself is used to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and facial imbalances. It can also treat skin that has started to age, restore lost volume and fullness back to your skin for a youthful perkiness.
How do Dermal/Facial Fillers work?
As we get older, our skin loses its natural elasticity, it’s a part of life…
But now, by using Dermal Fillers we can restore our skin to its former glory. Dermal Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic Acid helps to keep our skin hydrated, full of volume, plump and firm. When we are young, we have high levels of HA in our skin, hence why we had such good skin! Yet as we age, these levels of HA decrease and we begin to see wrinkles and loss of volume.
Here at DestinationSkin, we have high standards and our products reflect this. Our temporary Hyaluronic Acid filler is called Juvéderm® and is manufactured by the global aesthetic brand, Allergan. By injecting Hyaluronic Acid just under the skins surface, it instantly boosts your skins firmness and produces fast results to add volume to your features. The new support given by this type of Dermal Filler, smooths out any unwanted fine lines, folds or wrinkles in your skin immediately, so you can have younger-looking skin from the first session.
We want to give you the most natural looking results possible. To achieve this, your medical professional will use an expert technique to ensure that the filler is evenly distributed across the skin. By using a combination of massaging and injecting the area being treated, they will restore loss volume and balance throughout your face.
This cosmetic procedure can take up to 30-45 minutes to complete. To make you more comfortable during the treatment, we can apply topical anaesthetic, which would take the treatment time up to one hour if needed.
Will Dermal Fillers work on my skin type?
Dermal Fillers are suitable for most skin types, yet upon consultation, we will determine whether this treatment is best for you and your skin.
What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?
The benefits of Dermal Fillers are numerous. This natural, subtle treatment can give you back your youthful glow from the first session. It can also help with the following:
- Improving cheek volume
- Reducing dark shadows under the eyes
- Uplifting downturned mouth corners
- Diminish lines around the mouth
- Enhance lip definition and fullness
- Improve jowls
- Lessen the appearance of a nasal hump or hooked nose
What areas can Dermal Fillers treat?
Dermal Fillers are commonly used on the face. The cheeks, lips and chin region are the most common areas. Although, their use is not restricted to only the face. Hyaluronic Acid fillers can be also be used on the body, on the neck, décolletage or backs of hands. It can be used to treat skin damage like scarring, add volume or to just to revitalise your skin.
What Dermal Filler results can I expect?
IIn every treatment we perform, we seek to enhance your features, not completely alter them. We are skilled in achieving subtle, gentle and natural looking results. During your first consultation, your practitioner will discuss your expectations and your desired results. Upon this medical advice, your practitioner will then decide if Dermal Fillers can fulfil these outcomes.
How much do Dermal Fillers cost?
Injectable treatments are a proven way to reduce signs of ageing or enhance your features, creating natural lasting results. Our team of Medical Injectors are all highly qualified to treat a variety of concerns and use only premium quality, medically approved products.
|Juvéderm Dermal (cheek) Fillers|
Dermal fillers offer a way to reverse signs of ageing or enhance your features, creating natural lasting results.
Dermal Filler results - Lower face - Before & After
Dermal Filler results - Eyes - Before & After
How many Dermal Filler treatments will I need?
This treatment option is non-permanent as the skin continuously changing. There are many factors that affect the skin: age, environment and our genes. Knowing this, semi-permanent fillers are a safe option to avoid any long-lasting damage to the skin. To maintain the best results, multiple treatments may be necessary.
Depending on you and your skin, in your consultation it will be discussed how many treatments will be required to give you your desired outcome. If multiple treatments are necessary, they will be in interval sessions every 2-4 weeks. This type of Dermal Filler typically last between 9 – 18 months.
Pre-treatment advice for Dermal Fillers
Please do not 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 two days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of swelling and bruising at the point of injection. Ask your practitioner for further medical advice if you have any concerns.
Dermal Fillers aftercare
Dermal Fillers should not affect your daily life too much. Our medical advice is that you should avoid wearing make-up, expect for mineral-based make-up (which we can apply in the clinic for you) after the treatment. Dermal Fillers are also safe to use with other treatments like Boxtox®. Ask your practitioner for further information about other cosmetic procedures that are safe to have with Dermal Fillers.
We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, or use its facilities like saunas, steam rooms or swimming pools on the same day as treatment. You should also avoid touching the treated area, to avoid infection and irritation.
Q: How do Dermal Fillers work?
A: Dermal Fillers are a natural product made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is already present within our body and keeps the skin plump and firm. By using a gel made from Hyaluronic Acid and injecting it into the skin, it can be used to fight the signs of anti-ageing by softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Commonly, it is used to restore lost volume into the skin, enhance your features and give you a younger complexion.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: Many practitioners no longer use a numbing gel as the skin physiology can be altered and it may compromise the final result. If you are very pain sensitive, or very nervous, your Medical Injector may apply some anaesthetic cream to make the procedure more comfortable for you.
Q: What will I look like immediately after Dermal Filler treatment?
A: After treating the fine lines and wrinkles, your skin may become red and slightly swollen. This settles in an hour or so. If you are treating deeper layers of skin, there is usually much less redness and no visible swelling or bruising. Bruising, redness and swelling is not uncommon and can occur in both treatments however. In most cases, all redness, light swelling or mild bruising can be easily covered with makeup or helped with herbal Arnica.
Q: When will I see the results of Dermal Filler?
A: The results of your HA Dermal Filler treatment will be visible immediately. Please keep in mind that there may be some mild redness, swelling or bruising, so the final result may take a few days or up to a week to see fully.
Q: How often will I need to repeat the treatment?
A: Usually, the fillers last between 6 – 18 months. Lasting time can vary depending on the amount of filler, the type of Dermal Filler and the treated area. Personal factors can impact treatment repeat time as your age, skin type, your rate of ageing, facial anatomy profile differs from person to person. This will be confirmed formally during your consultation with you medical practitioner.
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 also feel tender to touch. These effects are all normal and will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should begin to feel, and look better.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects. If you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek medical advice from a GP or A&E:
- Consistent swelling that gets worse as time passes
- Increase in pain and getting serve with time
- Skin feeling hot, increased redness that does not go away 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 following days of your treatment
Q: What if I don’t like the results or it looks too unnatural?
A: At DestinationSkin, we want to enhance your natural beauty, not transform it. Our aims during HA treatments are to give our clients subtle, but noticeable, final results. All of our procedures are modified to suit you and your desires. Our procedures are not standardised and we seek to give a personalised result, listening to your wishes all the way till the end! Most of our clients are very happy with the outcome, but of course we cannot guarantee that you will like yours What we do guarantee is our high standards. All our treatments are performed by medical professionals who are rigorous in their safety practices, they will strive to meet your expectations as thoroughly as they can.
Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: It is not recommended to undergo any injectable treatments if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suspect that you are pregnant. We also recommend completely finishing breastfeeding before returning to 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 minimise 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 reduce your risk of a bruising.
- For Dermal Fillers – please do not plan to have any other skin treatments (peels, facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling) for 1 week prior to your treatment and 2 weeks after.
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 medical advice given to you by your practitioner and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
What our clients say
Wow, Destination Skin you are life changers – Dr Toni you are amazing! Fantastic staff, so helpful, but most of all the way I feel now and how my face looks after my filler treatment yesterday – well I just want to keep this feeling forever and I can’t thank you enough.
What our clients say
I recently had a consultation and treatment for Dermal Fillers with the Doctor at DestinationSkin Basingstoke. She was very honest and gave me great advice. I was particularly nervous as I’ve never had any injectable treatments before but she explained everything so well. I look revived! Everyone keeps saying how well rested I look but no one has guessed I’ve had anything done. Very happy client!
What our team say
Here at Destination Skin we have dedicated team of well skilled and experienced nurses to design a tailor made treatment plan which is client specific. We help thousands of women and men restore their confidence again by helping them feel younger and enhancing their natural beauty. We perform thousands of treatments each year and are confident in using the best products on the market with the heist safety standards. We advise anyone who is considering an injectable procedure to book in with a member of our medical team for a thorough consultation and treatment plan