Hair. Makeup. Beauty & Aesthetics

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and soften lines and folds we acquire through ageing, in the face, neck and chest. When injected into these lines and folds, they can plump up the skin and sculpt facial contours, restoring the skin to its former youthful appearance.





What are they?

  • Most fillers are based on synthetically produced hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body, though some (less commonly used today) are based on collagen.
  • Another type of filler, highly effective in volumizing skin, is Radiesse®. Currently in vogue, it consists of calcium-based microspheres and gel that provide immediate volume and lift. They create a scaffold under the skin that stimulates the body's own collagen production.
  • None of the treatments is permanent, the effects of the HA fillers lasting 9-12 months, and those of Radiesse® over one year.

  • What can’t they achieve?

    Dermal fillers cannot lift loose or sagging skin, for which a different approach is necessary. Solutions to this can be discussed during an initial consultation.


    • TYPES OF FILLERS

    There are many different types of filler in use today, but only a few have delivered consistently safe, effective, long-term results with minimal side-effects. I use one or more of the following fillers:

    Juvederm Ultra

    Juvederm Ultra is a range of smooth consistency gels, which are injected, to restore volume, fill in lines, wrinkles and folds and to redefine lips. Ultra contains Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic which helps make the treatment process comfortable. Ultra is not granular which means that it is able to flow easily into the skin. This results in a smooth and natural appearance. Juvederm Ultra Smile is dedicated to the lips and mouth area and is selected to enhance lip volume, redefine lip shape and to treat vertical lip lines and depressions at the corner of the mouth. Juvederm Hydrate is a clinically proven treatment to bring deep hydration to the face, neck, décolletage and hands. It has been specially formulated to be injected just under the surface of the skin to improve hydration, tone and elasticity.

    Belotero

    Is a new generation of hyaluronic acid gels that can be used to correct lines and give more volume to lips, cheeks or the facial outlines. Belotero is a particularly soft gel that feels natural and smooth. It is completely biocompatible and biodegradable, meaning that it both poses a low risk of allergic reactions and degrades slowly and naturally.


    Radiesse

    Radiesse is an injectable subdermal implant, made of calcium-based microspheres and a gel. Radiesse Volumizing Filler is a unique product, in that it both provides an immediate replenishment of lost volume and provides a scaffold, the latter stimulating the skin's natural collagen production. The natural results are clinically proven to last a year if not longer.


    Emervel

    Emervel is a scientifically advanced and sophisticated range of softer HA dermal fillers, that are new, well-established and currently in fashion, formulated through a unique process called Optimal Balance Technology™. The range, currently consisting of five variants, is versatile and offers a product tailored to individual treatment needs, from softening lines and wrinkles to volume-lifting and reshaping contours. All variants are designed to maximize patient comfort, containing lidocaine as a local anaesthetic.


    Restylane Skinboosters

    These are a brand new approach to increase skin hydration, smoothness, elasticity and firmness. Its range comprises three products: Restylane Vital, Vital Light, and Lip Refresh. The treatment involves micro-injections of HA as a soft gel-like substance into the skin. They all contain the anaesthetic lidocaine to maximize patient comfort during the treatment. They boost, revitalise and restore the hydro-balance of a depleted skin on the face, neck, decolletage, lips and hands. Skin elasticity, tone, vitality and smoothness are given an incredible boost, creating a naturally fresh and youthful appearance. They are injected with a uniquely designed injector to get a high quality and even volume delivery.

    Skinboosters are for all skin types, for men and women in any age group, who want to improve their skin texture and tone in a subtle, gradual way. A noticeably invigorated, youthful and radiant look to the skin is achieved after a start-up course with a minimum of three sessions, each two weeks apart. Two courses a year are recommended to maintain results. Skinboosters can be used as a stand-alone treatment, but can be combined with any other aesthetic treatment.


    • What’s Involved

    As with all our treatments we will take a medical history to make sure there are no reasons why you shouldn't have this treatment. You will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form.

    For your personal comfort, an anaesthetic cream will be applied 30 minutes prior to injection of the filler. Once the area is anaesthetised, the filler is carefully injected into the treatment area. When Radiesse is injected lidocaine is used as an anaesthetic already mixed with the filler, making no additional anaesthetic cream is necessary. If you choose to, you will be able to return to normal daily activities (except sport) immediately. The treatment session lasts about 30-60 minutes, excluding the anaesthetic application time.


    • Possible Side Effects

    You may experience some temporary bruising redness and swelling after your treatment which can be disguised with concealer make-up. In very rare cases, an allergic reaction to a filler may develop, but this is exceptional.


    • Your Results

    All dermal fillers produce some immediate results, though the full effect can take several weeks to develop. None is permanent, lasting usually 9-12 months. To maintain the results the treatments need to be repeated.


    • Prices

    Dermal Fillers with or without local anaesthetic

    Prices depend on product range selected, indication, area(s) treated and number of syringes required:

    Standard & Appropriate Areas for Treatment

  • Vermilion Border – the upper edge of the lip, to prevent lipstick spreading into lines, and to redefine lips.
  • Naso-labial Lines – the fold extending to the nose and the Cupid's Bow area of the lip are defined.
  • Glabellar Lines – frown lines.
  • Marionette Lines – from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.
  • Peri-oral Lines – around the mouth, also known as smoker's lines.

  • Other Areas of treatment:

  • Cheek volume.
  • Lines between the brows.
  • Jawline definition.
  • Chin augmentation.
  • Hands and Décolletage.

  • The amount of dermal filler needed will be discussed during the consultation. The amount needed varies from person to person and is dependent on the depth of the line or wrinkle. As a general guide, lip treatments require approximately 1ml of dermal filler, and nose to mouth wrinkles require approximately 2ml.

    Juvéderm Fillers®

    • Grades 2-3, 1 syringe£190
    • Grades 2-3, 2 syringes£250
    • Grade 4, 1 syringe£290
    • Grade 4, 2 syringes£50

    Belotero®

    • One syringe£260
    • Two syringes£490

    Radiesse®

      Used for enhancement of hands and cheeks. Prices variable (the latter mainly for cheeks).

    • Prices£450-£750

    Stylage® monophasic HA

      A new range of hyaluronic acid filler. Prices similar to the high grade Juvederm fillers, but to be agreed during consultation.


    Emervel® fillers

    Buy three Botox treatments upfront and save up to 10% off the individual treatments. This offer is ideal for loyal customers who have regular Botox treatments.

    • Deep, 1 syringe£317
    • (1ml per syringe)

    • Deep, 2 syringes£277
    • Classic, 1 syringe£277
    • (1ml per syringe)

    • Classic, 2 syringes£237
    • Lips, 1 syringe£368
    • (1ml per syringe)

    • Touch, 1 syringe£267
    • (1ml per syringe)

    • Volume, 1 syringe£650
    • (2ml per syringe)

    Juvéderm Fillers®

    Combination Packages(full price, minus 15%)

    • 3 areas Botox and 1 syinge Juvederm£470-497
    • (grade linked)

    • 3 areas Botox and 2 syinges Juvederm£663 -£705
    • (grade linked)

    Belotero® Fillers

    • 3 areas Botox and 1 syinge Beloterofrom £467
    • (linked to selection of grade)

    • 3 areas Botox and 2 syinges Beloterofrom £663
    • (grade)

    Emervel® fillers

    • 3 areas Botox and 1 syinge Emervel Deep£516
    • 3 areas Botox and 2 syinges Emervel Deep£786
    • 3 areas Botox and 1 syinge Emervel Classic£482
    • 3 areas Botox and 2 syinges Emervel Classic£718

    Restylane® Skinboosters

    • Restylane Vital injector with local anaesthetic (Lidocaine), 2mlfrom £275
    • Prices per injector.

    • Restylane Vital Light injector with local anaesthetic (Lidocaine), 2ml£275
    • Prices per injector.

      For the treatment to be fully effective a course of 3-5 treatment sessions, each 2-4 weeks apart is essential.