Dermal Fillers

WHAT PRODUCT IS USED?

At aUK Stamford we use only non-permanent, gold standard and clinically safe products. We like to offer a range of products to meet our client’s individual needs. We offer leading brands of hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Juvederm, Teosyal and Dermal Revolution.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin, young skin is continuously moisturised from within by this naturally occurring sugar. It attracts and holds on to water to provide hydration, structure and volume. The skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid dramatically diminish with age causing skin to become dry and lose volume.

Each lip filler used at aUK Stamford is a smooth gel formulation with cross linked hyaluronic acid and Lidocaine (local anaesthetic), it is injected into the lip outline and body of the lip and if required the perioral lines (vertical lines above or below the lip border).

HOW POPULAR IS THIS TREATMENT?

Anti Wrinkle Injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide. Botox® has been used in the UK for over 10 years. It’s the world’s most popular non-surgical treatment due to the remarkable results.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Crepy lines
  • Jawline
  • Marionette lines (Lines from corners of mouth)
  • Nasolabial folds (Lines from nose to mouth)
  • Lips
  • Perioral lines (Vertical lines around lips)

WHAT HAPPENDS DURING MY CONSULTATION?

During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the therapist to determine whether the dermal filler is an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from dermal fillers. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of injectable treatment is really right for you. You may also require this face to face assessment to determine how much dermal filler you will require to achieve desired results.

WHAT HAPPENDS DURING MY TREATMENT APPOINTMENT?

step 1

 

Preparation

Local anaesthetic topical cream can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to the treatment if necessary, the skin is cleaned with an appropriate solution.

step 2

 

Treatment

The prefilled syringe of dermal filler is injected using a small needle. In some cases a blunt ended cannula is used to administer the filler. The dermal filler can be injected into/under the skin to smooth wrinkles or deeper into the tissues to provide structure, volume or lift. The dermal fillers used at aUK Stamford contain Lidocaine to numb the area further and make it more comfortable for the patient during treatment.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE ADVICE?

After treatment, slight redness, swelling, itching and some tenderness at the site of the injections may occur. This is normal and will generally disappear over the next 7-14 days.

  • Keep well hydrated (2-3 litres of water) for next 3 days
  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours after treatment
  • Apply some ice to the area if tender/swollen – such as an ice lolly/ice pack
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and heat treatments for 48 hours
  • Avoid creams with Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Glycolic acid around the area
  • Avoid direct sunlight and wear a high SPF sunscreen to prolong the duration of the fillers
  • If you suffer cold sores, there is a risk of activating them
  • If taking aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin and other blood thinning medications you should be aware that there will be increased likelihood of bleeding or bruising at injection site(s)
  • If itching or swellings occur, a general over the counter antihistamine can be taken for a period of one week
  • Arnica cream/capsules can be taken to help prevent bruising
  • Keep the area sterile
  • Alcohol, smoking and sunshine will reduce the life of the filler

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?

Between 6-18 months depending on the product used. Results can vary depending on the individual, lifestyle choices and metabolism.

  • Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in the dermal filler (Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin therefore you would not be allergic to this) Lidocaine is usually present within the hyaluronic acid gel formulation
  • Skin infection at the injection site
  • Dermal filler treatment is contraindicated for some people with certain auto-immune diseases
  • If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the dermal filler can be harmful to your unborn child)
  • Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated