Soft tissue fillers are used to literally fill in the grooves, gaps and wrinkles seen on a person’s hands and face. By injecting the fillers into these problem areas, the facial features will be re-formed and rejuvenated, effectively creating a younger, suppler look for those who use them.
Quick and easy, wrinkle releasers have become the go-to treatment for many men and women looking to reduce the lines and wrinkles on their foreheads, brow lines and around the eyes. It is now widely used to reduce sweating under the arms and around the face.
Dermal fillers are a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery. They restore volume and fullness to refresh and revitalize your looks. Ideal for deeper lines and areas of volume loss, dermal fillers work at a deep dermal level to delay the signs of ageing by ‘filling out’ and smoothing away wrinkles in troublesome areas that include lips, chin, cheeks, temples, tear troughs, nose and hands.
About your skin
Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, acts as the skin’s primary defence against the environment. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with its support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturiser. But, as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Dermal Filler injections correct this by restoring Hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
Dermal filler injections are non-surgical. Using a either a blunt cannula or a fine needle, Dr Bailey-Thompson gently works the Dermal Filler under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.
*Please be aware that any surgical or invasive procedure carries some risks.
Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks. Results can last between 9–18 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments. The longevity varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.
There are no precautions that you need to take before dermal filler, from an allergy perspective. During your consultation we will ask you about previous history of allergy or sensitivity to medications including local anaesthetic.
The dermal fillers that we use at The London Clinic contain local anaesthetic and the main precaution we take is to make sure that you are not allergic to this.
Best Dermal Filler Areas The face loses volume and contour when we age, the bones and the soft tissue dissolve and contribute to appearance of sagging. Dermal fillers may be used to replace this volume loss and restore the structural support, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. The aim is to make the face more harmonious and rejuvenated.
For instance, the lips may be injected to improve their shape, size, symmetry and proportion. The cheeks may be injected to make a face more defined and attractive. An underdeveloped chin may be injected to make it appear more projected and proportionate. The nose may be injected to improve the shape and its contour.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.