Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that are injected into the skin to volumise, lift and improve the appearance of lines. The dermal fillers used at our Clinic contain Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres and providing a medium, or carrier, for chemical messages between the cells.
Dermal filler can be used:
- To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin
- To define, correct or enhance lips
- To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
- To restore lost volume in hands to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons
- To correct hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
- To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
Does Dermal Fillers Hurt?
Many dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure although we may apply a topical anaesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment to numb the skin.
The procedure may be uncomfortable but is not usually painful. Certain areas, such as the lips, are more sensitive.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Most people are able to continue with normal activities. Some will have some redness, pin- prick marks, swelling (particularly following a lip treatment) which should settle within a few days. Cold packs may be advised to help alleviate swelling and arnica may be recommended to reduce bruising. We will provide you with aftercare advice.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed.
Your dermal fillers will be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training. Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks.
Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
Bruising and swelling may be more apparent the next day and can take up to 14 days to disappear. Tenderness should settle within 48 hours.
After treatment it is expected that you will see an improvement straight away although due to initial swelling, the product may feel hard or lumpy or asymmetrical immediately afterwards. The final results are best judged at a 2-week review appointment. Depending on the product used and the area treated, results may last from 4 months to in excess of a year.
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“I’ve had both anti-wrinkle and filler treatments from Nishi over the course of a few years. I have always been extremely happy with the results. I return to Nishi time and time again because she is so professional and produces optimal results each time. Nishi also puts you at ease and I always leave with a smile on my face!”
“Always professional and polite. I’ve never been unhappy with Nishi’s treatments, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Looking forward to visiting the new clinic. It’s guaranteed to be a success.”
“I am loving my new lips!! Can’t stop looking at them. I’m very happy with the treatment Nishi has done for me. This is my second time having fillers. I couldn’t thank her enough for how fantastic and very patient she was with me. I will certainly be coming back to her, also friends and family have now booked in with Nishi. Great and relaxed service, she’s very skilled on what she does.”
“Love Nishi! She is so professional and caring! Not only is she an amazing dentist she is fabulous and very good with aesthetic treatments. I’m very impressed with the before and after pictures. Very happy with the treatments.”
“I’ve had anti-wrinkle injections and fillers over the last year with Nishi! I have been amazed how natural my skin has looked after treatment, leaving my skin energised and refreshed. I can’t wait to visit her new clinic for further treatment. Nishi is a lovely, caring professional.”
“What can I say? You have been so welcoming and warm towards patient care. You are such an amazing person. I absolutely love the enhancement!! You break the stereotype of the ‘plastic look’. I had anti-wrinkle injections and filler done. Pain – minimal. I absolutely love it! When I apply my make up, it is so natural, people can’t even tell the difference. I am super excited for Dr Nishi’s new clinic in Sunningdale.”
“I love Nishi, she is so sweet, gentle and so professional. I have been so happy with my fillers, they look natural and make me feel 10 years younger. I look forward to seeing Nishi in the new clinic.”