Frequently Asked Questions

Dermal Fillers

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Juvaderm Dermal Filler FAQ’s

Millions of treatments have been performed with dermal fillers in the past. Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection; they typically resolved spontaneously a few days after injection a few days after injection to the skin, within a week after injection into the lips. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.

Although extremely rare, skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection. After lip enhancement, lips may swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days. In case of more pronounced reactions or if they last longer than a week, contact our practitioner. You should discuss side effects and post treatment reactions with our practitioner during consultation.

Dermal Fillers are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips, shape facial contours and revitalise the skin. The most common areas treated are:

• The nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial fold).

• Lines around the mouth (Periorial lines and Oral Commissures).

• Natural lip enhancement and definition or the border (Vermillion Border + Philtrum).

• Natural cheek augmentation.

• Can also be used for replacing soft tissue volume loss and scar corrections.

Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct lines and wrinkles. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. The lips are a highly sensitive part of the body, therefore, topical anaesthesia is usually applied before lip enhancement. Some dermal fillers already contain anaesthetics 0.3% lidocaine which provides a more comfortable experience.
Yes the aesthetic results are immediate. You’ll see the results as soon as your appointment is over and no-one else needs to know!
One of the great advantages of dermal fillers is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. The different Juvederm range varies:

Juvederm Ultra (2), Juvederm Ultra (3) and Juvederm Ultra Smile typically last 6-9 months.

Juvederm Voluma, Volift and Volbella typically last for 12-18 months.

We advise you to avoid using asprin or other non-steriodal (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection. Ask our practitioner if you have any concerns.
Before Treatment: Start by making an appointment with our practitioner. During consultation, be prepared to discuss your treatment expectations. After discussion of what you wish to achieve and assessment of your treatment needs, our practitioner will recommend which treatment is most suitable for you.

After consultation, and if you are happy to proceed, a complete medical assessment will be carried out and you will need to sign a consent form before treatment can progress. It is also a requirement of our aesthetics insurance to obtain ‘before and after’ photographs. These will be stored in strict confidence following the Data Protection Act (1998) principles of being used solely for the purpose intended.

During Treatment: Approximately 30 mins prior to treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed with Cholorhexadine solution, a topical anaesthetic is then applied. Following this, the dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using very fine needle. The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes. The benefits can be seen instantly.

After Treatment: Dermal Fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended six months after your initial dermal filler treatment. This will be discussed during the consultation.

After treatment, some reactions might occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.

Most people can benefit from dermal filler treatment. If you wish to reduce lines and wrinkles, create more defined or fuller lips, define the contours of your face, or boost your skins vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone.

Dermal fillers should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation, or skin related problems. Dermal Fillers have not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by the skin injection procedure.

A full medical assessment will be undertaken during your consultation.

No skin test is needed as hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
If you have recently had a laser or chemical peel treatment, it is recommended that you wait until the area is totally healed and the skin is back to its normal condition.
The price depends on the type of filler used and the areas to be treated. You can find prices by clicking here, however prices may vary depending on individual. The cost of all treatments will be confirmed during your consultation.

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