Dermal Fillers for Facial Wrinkle Rejuvenation
Use dermal fillers to reduce facial signs of aging
What are dermal fillers?
As the skin ages, it loses collagen and fat. This causes the skin to sag and develop wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid can help to reduce the signs of aging by moisturizing the skin and returning its elasticity and tone.
Hydrafill is a non-animal, natural hyaluronic acid based implant, which is injected into the skin. Using these injectable dermal fillers for line reduction, skin becomes smooth, and facial lines plumped out – as Hydrafill works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to reduce the signs of aging.
Are dermal fillers a safe anti-aging treatment?
Dermal fillers integrate with the surrounding tissue, allowing free passage of oxygen and hormones. This results in natural, healthy-looking facial skin. Over time the fillers are broken down by natural biological processes, and removed from the body. There are no long-term problems associated with fillers.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Eyes – to smooth crow’s feet ·
Brow – smooth frown lines between the eyes ·
Mouth – smooth vertical lines on the top lip ·
Nasal lines – to plump out the deep lines from the nose to corner of the lips ·
Lip enhancement – fuller, pouting lips; or on the lip/skin border for a subtler look.
What does this rejuvenation treatment involve?
At the first consultation, the doctor will discuss your medical history and your expectations of the fillers’ cosmetic effect. If this treatment is not suitable for you, your doctor will discuss this with you and offer alternative wrinkle reduction treatments (such as botulinum toxin or Botox©).
The filler is injected with a very fine needle just under the skin. To eliminate discomfort, a dental block with local anaesthetic will be given to numb the treatment area. The whole process may take around 30 minutes.
How long do the anti-aging effects last?
Most dermal fillers last between 6 and 9 months. This can depend on lifestyle, skin type or age.
Are there any side effects?
After treatment, skin may be inflamed and tender around the injection site. This normally resolves within 24-48 hours. There may be temporary lumpiness at the injection site. Allergic reaction to this dermal treatment can occur, but this is very rare.
Can anyone have dermal fillers?
Treatment should be avoided if the skin is inflamed or infected, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you are prone to cold sores it is recommended that you use an anti-herpes cream to reduce the likelihood of an outbreak.
This treatment should be done by a qualified medical practitioner, and must be over 18 in the UK to have it done. Otherwise is safe and suitable for anyone that has lost their collagen and are looking for treatments without surgery or permanent changes.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Clear gel-like products, which are made from synthetic non-animal based hyaluronic acid (a type of collagen). They are used to smooth, fill and lift wrinkles and lines as well as enhance lips instantly. Sculptra can also be used for cheek augmentation and jowl lifts Here are the average going rates in London giving you an idea of the cost for Dermal Fillers.
- Hydrafill Grade 1, 2 & 3 £300 per syringe
- Restylane 0.5ml £200 per syringe
- Restylane 1.0ml £300 per syringe
- Perlane 1.0ml £320 per syringe
- Sculptra (deep filler) £450 for 1st treatment
- Sculptra (deep filler) £350 for subsequent treatments
- Radiesse £400 for 1.3ml syringe