Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin inevitably loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural dermal volumisers and moisturisers such as hyaluronic acid diminish, leaving lines and wrinkles where our skin once was youthful. Today the signs and symptoms of the natural aging process can be reduced by replacing lost hyaluronic acid.  Most of the dermal fillers on the market today are made up of Hyaluronic acid that binds to water and when injected into the skin plumps, softens and hydrates the skin.

With the increasing desire for people to achieve a more youthful appearance and the increased demand for nonsurgical treatments, we have found that hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are consistent, have predictable and immediate results, feel natural under the skin, take little time to be injected and exert minimal to no downtime for the patient. Dermal fillers stimulate one’s own natural collagen, have minimal to no downtime and creates a natural looking result.

BENEFITS :

  • Improve lip shape and add volume
  • Restores a more youthful appearance
  • Diminish lines and wrinkles
  • Improve facial contours
  • Immediate results and no down time
  • Long lasting effects
  • Subtle results
  • Self confidence builder
  • Visible results from the first treatment
  • Say goodbye to scars
  • Boosts your own collagen

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. They are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. It binds water and it’s important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.

Dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers consist of a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It provides an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and results are long lasting but not permanent. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression.

How long do Dermal Fillers last for?

This again, depends on the area that is treated. Dermal Fillers injected into the lips will usually last between 6-9 months, nose to mouth lines would be expected to last 12-15 months and cheeks up to 18 months. The Dermal Filler is gradually absorbed by the body. Further treatments are usually required to maintain the effect, otherwise wrinkles and lines will return to their previous appearance but will be no worse than before treatment.

Which areas are most commonly treated with Dermal Fillers?

The most common areas treated with Dermal Fillers are for the lines extending from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), lines extending from the lips (smokers lines), lines on the cheeks, and lines around the mouth (marionette lines). Dermal Fillers are also used for augmentation of the lips, cheeks and jowls.

Will the injections hurt?

Many people find their procedure more comfortable than expected. We apply a numbing cream to the area prior to injecting and most dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic. You should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.

How long does a Dermal Filler treatment take?

Depending on the areas to be treated with the Dermal Fillers or the amount of product required, the treatment session usually takes around 30-40 minutes.

How do I prepare for Dermal Filler treatment?

Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen or blood thinners for 1 week prior to filler. Avoid fish oil, Vitamin E, and gingko biloba for 1 week prior to filler. Eat lots of leafy greens the week before to boost your levels of Vitamin K. Apply Arnica and vitamin K Cream to areas to be treated for several days before injection.

Are there any after-care instructions?

After your treatment you can resume normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work immediately. There may be some redness and swelling immediately afterwards but makeup can be applied. For 2 weeks after the treatment you are advised to avoid extreme heat (sun bed or sunbathing) or intense cold.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are very safe. They have been widely used for many years with over 10 million treatments carried out worldwide. They are a temporary Dermal Filler, and are therefore a far safer treatment than Permanent Fillers.

How much does it cost?

Cost depends on the type and amount of dermal filler required. During the consultation we will formulate a treatment plan for you and advise the exact cost of your treatments. Our prices are competitive and your treatments will be carried out by a qualified injector practitioner. We believe our patients deserve the utmost safety in our care and we are committed to offering reliable, safe and effective results. Please refer to our price list.

Are there any side effects to dermal fillers?

The obvious immediate side effect is of slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin. Other risks include mild bruising, redness and swelling that may also occur around the site of injection. These signs may take 2 – 3 days to vanish completely, especially around the lips where there is little flesh and the skin is tender. Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after treatment with some filler. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all of the points of injection. Sometimes, they can last for several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual. If you have a history of cold sores in the treated area, filler injections may cause them to break out again. In these cases, your practitioner may recommend that you take an anti-viral medicine to help reduce the likelihood of an outbreak of cold sores. If you are concerned about side effects of Dermal Fillers, you can discuss this in more detail at your private consultation.

Our Clinic

Our Dundee skin and laser clinic benefits from a fantastic central location at South Tay Street. Treatments are carried out by a micropigmentation specialist since 2010. We specialise in Microblading, Semipermanent Eyeliner and Lip Makeup, the latest rejuvenation treatments, pampering facials as well as IPL hair removal and tattoo removal.