LIP FILLERS

Lips can be treated to make them look fuller and more plump or to give more definition to the border of the lips, or both.

MARIONETTE LINES

Vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth down towards the chin formed can be smoothened using filler.

 

SUNKEN CHEEKS

Flattened cheeks can be treated with filler to create a lift or improved contour.

NASOLABIAL FOLDS

Also known as smile lines, these are the creases that run from the nose to the mouth. They are accentuated when smiling and their appearance can be reduced using dermal fillers.

AGEING HANDS

Hands with prominent veins, tendons and loss of volume, can be treated with dermal fillers to give a fuller, smoother more youthful appearance.

                                    DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers, are made of a substance that occurs naturally in the human body called Hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin, which gives the skin its elasticity and tone by attracting and attaching to water molecules. As we age, our skin produces less HA which causes it to lose its elasticity, become more dry and more prone to forming wrinkles.

How does it work?
Injecting HA dermal fillers into the skin causes the skin to attract water which restores volume and gives a smooth, refreshed and youthful appearance. The results can last up to 12 months when the body will gradually break down the injected HA and the effects of the filler will fade.
When will the treatment start to take effect?
The results of dermal fillers are seen immediately. Because fillers attract water, there will be some prominent swelling initially which will settle within the following few days.
How long does it last?
The results depend on several factors including; the area of the face/body where it is used, type of filler and how quickly your body naturally dissolves the filler which is different for each individual. Typically, fillers can last 6-12 months. Some fillers can last 12-18 months.
What does the treatment involve?
Your aesthetic doctor will discuss your medical history with you during a face to face consultation to determine whether dermal filler injections are right for you. If so, they will create a personalised treatment plan for you based on your concerns and treatment goals.

The treatment itself can take between 20-30 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated. The filler is injected into the skin using a fine needle or cannula and the area massaged to give a smooth finish.   You may experience some discomfort during the procedure however there is some anaesthetic in each syringe of filler and an anaesthetic cream will also be applied to the areas to be injected for that extra comfort.

Is the treatment safe?
The dermal fillers used are all FDA approved and considered safe as long as they are administered by a medical professional (doctor, dentist or nurse). The hyaluronic gel is completely natural and over time, your body will naturally dissolve the filler.

 

As with any injectable procedure, they are medical procedures so it is important to choose a skilled medical professional who is experienced, has a good knowledge of the anatomy of the areas to be injected and also has an artistic eye. In order to best serve our patient’s needs and ensure their safety, our injectable treatments are performed only by doctors. Dr Simi’s surgical training, her experience as an anatomy teacher and 12 years medical experience make her ideal to provide you these treatments safely.

What are the side effects?
There are some common side effects e.g. redness, swelling and bruising which would be temporary. Other more rare side effects will be discussed with you at your consultation.

 

Are these treatments suitable for me?
Dermal filler injections are suitable for men and women. We would advise that you do not have the treatment whilst pregnant or breast feeding. Your aesthetic doctor will ask you more about your medical history at your consultation to make sure that the treatment is suitable for you to have.
Which areas can be treated?
Dermal fillers are used to create volume where it has been lost, or where it is lacking. It is commonly used to smooth lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, to enhance lips and cheeks and to reshape the nose. It can also smooth wrinkles and lines or enhance the following areas: forehead, hands, eyes, jaw line.
After care.
After your treatment it is best to: avoid massaging the treatment area (e.g. facials) and avoid activities that can cause facial flushing (e.g application of heat to the face, sauna, sunbed, exercising, tanning, alcohol) until the swelling resolves.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Dermal filler prices are based on the type of filler used, size and number of syringes and the skill, expertise and training of the doctor treating you.

Prices start from £275