As we age, our bodies begin to break down collagen and leave our faces looking deflated and more wrinkled.
Where Botox works on the muscles, fillers work in tissues under the skin by plumping up areas of lost volume.
The fillers we use are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a substance found naturally in the skin, meaning our bodies process it as they would with natural HA.
Have a look at our specific filler pages for extra information.
We tend to use Juvéderm and Teoxane fillers, as the global leaders, but other brands include Restylane, Revolax and Princess.
Fillers come in different consistencies to create different results, so you may need different fillers for different areas.
Fillers last between 6-12 months, again depending on your body’s individual metabolism.
Frequently asked questions
What do they look like?
Having filler in place should make your skin look rejuvenated and natural.
When will I notice results?
Results are instand with dermal filler.
Are the results permanent?
Your body breaks down the Hyaluronic acid over time, just like it does to the natural Hyaluronic acid already there.
Does it hurt?
The filler we use contains anaesthetic, and we also place numbing on the areas to be treated to minimise discomfort.
Are they safe?
Dermal fillers have been used safely and effectively for over 20 years.
Can anyone have filler?
Most people can.
Where can I have filler?
Hyaluronic acid can be used all over the body.
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
One week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Aspirin, Ibuprofen), Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E or fish oil supplements.
These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If you require a pain remedy during this time period, it is ok to take paracetamol.
Adding leafy greens to your diet will boost your Vitamin K and help to reduce the possibility of bruising and swelling.
Arnica supplements or creams have been shown to reduce discomfort, bruising and swelling from injectable procedures.
Bruising is possible and therefore, we recommend that you schedule any social plans accordingly for 2 weeks following your procedure.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Keep your hands very clean when massaging the filler if instructed to do so
Do NOT have any facial laser or electrical treatments for 2 weeks following your injections
Avoid makeup for 24 hours after injections where possible, if desperate, stick to mineral based powders and natural balms
Following your injection, limit intense exercise for 24 hours
No alcohol or smoking for 24 hours
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, sun beds for 48 hours
Swelling is normal, you may still be swollen 2 weeks later. If you see any bruising that doesn't look normal, or your lips or face feel cold, contact us immediately.