Dermal Filler Information Winchester Hampshire UK

Excellent for:

  • Augmentation: cheeks and lips
  • Lines: upper and lower lips, around the mouth and frown
  • Dark grooves under the eyes

Good for:

  • Lines:forehead
  • Chin augmentation

Poor for:

  • Crows feet
  • Lines in leathery, sun-damaged skin

 

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, providing that the right filler is injected by a well trained injector.

  • The safest fillers are made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid from non-animal sources (NASHA).
  • A detailed knowledge of facial anatomy is required to inject fillers safely. There are important arteries just under the skin that, if blocked by filler, can have disastrous and permanent consequences. Find an injector whose past surgical experience suggests that they have had a good look at the underlying anatomy and will know their way around your face. 

I think that the Juvederm range currently provides the best value for money.

  • The injections are amongst the most comfortable
  • The post-treatment swelling is amongst the least
  • It lasts up to three months longer than most other safe fillers.

Remember that permanent fillers, although tempting, can cause permanent and extremely distressing problems. I have been involved in trying to help patients injected with permanent fillers in other clinics and as a result of my experience with these patients, I strongly urge you not to let anyone inject you with them.

 

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal filler injections increase the firmness and resilience of the skin and make it less prone to fold and crease when squeezed by muscle movement or the pull of gravity.

 

Does treatment hurt?

If a modern filler, containing local anaesthetic, is used and it is injected slowly and carefully, it does not hurt.

If needed, local anaesthetic injections can be used to relieve the discomfort.

 

How should I prepare for treatment with dermal filler?

To reduce the chances of bruising, do not take aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, Vitamin E or Gingko Biloba for two weeks before treatment.

 

What does treatment involve?

Treatment usually consists of a few pin pricks each followed by the injection of filler. If the injections are performed slowly and carefully, they do not hurt.

If multiple injections are needed, I will usually first numb the skin with a few injections of local anaesthetic.

 

How will I look immediately after treatment?

After treatment, the skin is usually a little red and swollen and some of the needle marks are visible. These effects fade over a few hours.

Bruising, if it occurs, will last seven to fourteen days.

 

Is there any important aftercare?

Pressure and silence is needed to minimise bruising after treatments around the mouth!

 

How soon after treatment will I notice an improvement?

Fillers produce an instant result but the results can take 2-3 weeks to "bed in".

If you have smoked or have significant sun damage, a top-up injection after four weeks may be needed to get the full benefit from filler treatment.

 

How long do dermal fillers last?

6-24 months

 

What side-effects do dermal fillers produce?

 Anticipated

  • Temporary redness, minor swelling, minor bleeding, puncture marks and itching
  • Temporary bruising

 

Unanticipated

  • Uncommonly: infections
  • Uncommonly: blue beads or lines in the skin, formation of fine veins, migration of the filler
  • Rarely: scarring due to the filler being placed in an artery
  • Rarely: allergic reactions

 

Who shouldn't have dermal filler injections?

  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding