A treatment with dermal fillers provides an easy way to enhance your looks. The result of a single treatment of hyaluronic acid can be seen instantly and typically lasts 6 -10 months.
With dermal fillers you will achieve a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. Remember that your face changes over time and treatments with dermal fillers will allow you to have an element of control of your looks and features subtly as you age.
Typical areas treated with Dermal Fillers are:
Dermal Filler Prices:
These prices include all necessary anaesthetic cream.
Typically 1ml of dermal filler is sufficient to treat one area in isolation although more Dermal Filler may be required and if so, will be charged at the price of each extra ml used.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are frequently used in the correction of scarring, wrinkles and other depressions in the skin. They are commonly in the form of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body and are injected into the skin to improve aesthetics.
For anyone suffering from problems such as wrinkles, folds or depressions in the skin, dermal fillers may be the best solution to improve appearance.
What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. It's job is to fill the gaps between collagen and the elastin fibres in our skin.
They are natural, animal friendly making it a valuable product for skin regeneration and anti-ageing.
Are there different types of Dermal Filler?
Yes there are. Dermal fillers can contain hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid or calcium-based microspheres. Dr Paul Silvester prefers to use hyaluronic acid.
Are Dermal Fillers permanent?
No. Fillers typically last for 6-10 months in the face and 6 months in the lips. Some people can be good retainers for this product, so it can sometimes last longer for them.
The length of the treatment depends on a number of factors including:
Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?
Dermal fillers are contraindicated in patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding, have had recent treatment with other fillers in the last 6/12 months and laser and skin peels in the last 1-2 years, suffer from cold sores, highly allergic patients, patients with auto-immune diseases or those with keloids or hypertrophic scars.
What happens during the treatment?
The dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The hyaluronic gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhancing facial shape, or create fuller lips.
Will the procedure hurt?
The dermal filler has a small amount of lidocaine (anaesthetic) in it to help relieve any discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience which will remain on for 20-30 minutes.
The numbing effects wear off within 1-2 hours and it not the same as having injections (dental block) so you can carry on with your normal day to day activities.
Will I notice the difference right away?
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! Very often the results can improve over time.
Are there any risks or side effects with dermal filler treatments?
Millions of treatments have been performed with hyaluronic dermal fillers in the past and product related reactions are rare.
There are some side effects which may occur after any injection including redness (this will reduce quickly), swelling (this is very mild), discomfort (reduced by the numbing cream), itching (rare) and bruising at the injection site.
Any skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection but it is very rare.
What happens after the treatment?
Hyaluronic dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended six to twelve months after your initial dermal filler treatment but is not essential. Generally, you will know when this is required and the timescale is different for everyone. A follow-up appointment will be arranged for 3-4 weeks later so that Dr Silvester can review you and compare the before photos with you.