Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) based soft tissue fillers which are used to correct facial lines, wrinkles and restore volume in the face. Here at Aestheticare we use dermal fillers to achieve a natural, and youthful appearance.
There are several manufactures of (HA) fillers in the UK, which vary dramatically on price and quality. After years of experience, we have found that the best results can be achieved to accommodate our clients preferences and budget. However, although most fillers will enhance your natural beauty, the price will vary depending on the cost of the products. Cheap isn't always cost affective as this will affect the longevity of the product used. In turn, you may need more treatments throughout the year as apposed to the more expensive products which can last up to 18 months.
TIME: 40 minutes
PAIN: Minimal, numbing cream applied
LONGEVITY: Approximately 6-18 months, this
may vary with product used and
from person to person
DOWNTIME: Minimal, you may have bruising
and swelling for a few days.
PRICE: 0.5ml syringe from £150
1ml syringe from £190
Most of our clients request treatment on one or more of these facial areas:
• Nose to mouth lines
• Lip/ lines around the lip
Other areas that can be treated with botulinum toxin include the lower face and chin.
Using a needle or cannula, small quantities of the filler are injected into the dermal layer of the skin. The product temporarily fills wrinkles, restores volume loss and enhances features by lifting and supporting the skin in the area being treated.
The effects of the treatment usually last between 6 and 18 months, this will vary from person to person. The average effect of treatment to the lips is less than in other areas of the face dues to the high vascularisation and action of the lip area. Deep lines will be softened and may take a couple of treatments until the optimum result are seen. Fine lines can almost disappear instantly.
Millions of people worldwide have had these injections and the safety of the product is well established. You should be aware that most dermal filler products contain 0.3% of lidocaine so may produce a positive result in anti-doping tests. Due to the use of a needle, there is likely to be some bleeding at the injection site.
People taking certain medications which reduce or inhibit metabolism (cimetidine, beta-blockers etc) are advised not have dermal fillers treatments. Treatment is also not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Tropical numbing cream is also used that contains Lidocaine therefore pain can be reduced, but not always eliminated.
The injections are fairly painless and may cause minor stinging, redness, itching or discomfort in the area being treated. This reaction may last for several days. The risk of bleeding or bruising can occur at the injection site. Indurations (hardening of the skin), bruising or nodules may develop at the injection site, these usually resolve within 1 – 2 weeks.
Infection is possible at the injection site, although this is rare and can be treated with antibiotics. The injection of dermal fillers in patients who are prone to herpes simplex (cold sores) may trigger an outbreak, particularly when injecting into the lip area. Prophylactic treatment with anti-virils will be discussed with these clients at their consultation.
In rare cases discolouration of the injection site, necrosis, abscess formation, granulomas, hypersensitivity and haematomas have been reported.
Very rarely reported: occlusion and compression of blood vessels in the area which can lead to skin necrosis (skin death) and permanent scarring. Delayed allergic reactions (hypersensitivity) may occur which can result in swelling and redness after several weeks which may need prolonged treatment.
There have been a few reported cases of blindness across the world which may have been attributed to the treatment with dermal fillers in the temple area, tear trough and nose re shaping. Severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis are a very rare possibility.
If any side effect becomes serious, or if you suffer from any side effects that are not listed in this document, please tell your health professional before treatment.
For 12 hours after treatment, we advise that you avoid extreme facial expressions, alcohol consumption or applying makeup. Please avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperatures and saunas for 2 weeks after treatment. It is important to avoid touching the area injected unless advised by your practitioner.
We always offer our patients a follow up appointment 2–3 weeks after their treatment to ensure we have achieved the best result possible; any additional product needed at this appointment may incur an additional cost.
Our clients wrinkles have been dramatically reduced and the volume increased
Our client had exciting filler in her lips from another practitioner.
She came to Aestheticare to add more definition and volume.
First time lip enhancement for our
client, who wanted natural fuller lips with more volume and definition. With multiple techniques we were able to achieve her desired look.