Dermal fillers are used to replace lost volume under the skin to help lift wrinkles and smooth lines. They have also been developed to boost the skin’s elasticity and enhance facial features improving shape and plumpness.
All of the fillers used at Face Studio Clinic are approved hyaluronic acid based fillers. This means that they are non-permanent but long lasting, and contain a sterile gel form of natural hyaluronic acid. This gel lifts and hydrates the skin, bringing about an instant smoothing effect and restoring lost volume. The gel remains under the skin for 4 – 18 months depending on the depth of injection, the product used and the body’s metabolism. One of the most significant benefits of using hyaluronic acid underneath the skin, is its ability to help boost the skin’s own collagen.
What can dermal fillers be used for?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat the following;
Cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin, tear troughs
To define, correct or enhance lips
To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
To restore lost volume in hands to help reduce the appearance of veins and tendons
To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
What should I do before treatment?
To prepare yourself for your dermal filler injections the following actions should be taken;
All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment
Alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, vitamins C and E may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment
If you are prescribed blood thinners (anti-coagulants), please continue on these and treatment will need to be assessed on individual merits to ensure safety
Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats, viral illnesses or other illnesses
After your treatment
Do not touch the injected area(s) as you may introduce bacteria and cause an infection
Do not massage the treated areas and try to lie on your back during the night after your treatment
Avoid make up for 12 hours
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours as this can increase the risk of swelling and bruising
Do not expose yourself to extreme movements, exercise or temperatures for at least one week after treatment
Avoid sun beds and saunas for 2 weeks
With lip treatments, swelling may be increased the next morning and they may also appear uneven, this can last up to a week with some patients and will eventually subside
What will happen at my consultation?
At Face Studio Clinic You will have a confidential consultation with no obligation. This includes discussing your concerned areas, any expectations, side effects and the treatment process. A medical history will be taken to ensure safe and appropriate treatment.