Dermal Fillers


 

Dermal fillers are frequently used in the correction of scarring, wrinkles and other depressions in the skin. They are a form of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, and can be injected into the skin to improve appearance of lines, make tissue plumper and skin smooth and hydrated. They are generally made of several types of synthetic, man-made and natural collagens. For anyone suffering from problems such as wrinkles, folds or depressions in the skin, dermal fillers may be the best solution to improve appearance. The procedure is quick, often taking just 30 minutes or less to complete, and many people experience just modest discomfort and no side-effects. A topical anaethetic is used on the skin prior to the procedure to help minimize this. The effects are immediate and this provides a really satisfying result visible straight away.

The use of dermal fillers dates back to the early 1890’s and is used in medical practice so this is a well establish and studied area of medicine.

The fundamental working principle of dermal fillers is that they have a ‘plumping’ effect. This simply implies that they will plump-up the area which has received the injection, levelling it with other parts of the skin and making it look plumped out, even and no longer sunken. Ultimately, different fillers may achieve this goal in slightly different ways, but the result is that the skin will look plump and firm, more youthful and refreshed.

One of the major component of the skin and tissues is collagen which gives the skin its firm elasticity and strength, offering fundamental support. As one grows old the ageing process causes the skin gradually become thin and provides less protection to the tissue below. In addition, collagen production in the body slows down considerably as the existing collagen becomes ineffective. All of this is one of the causes of wrinkles, depressions and other forms of skin abnormalities associated with old age. It is at this point that dermal fillers become helpful to reduce the consequences of the deteriorating skin and reduction in collagen. Dermal fillers work as replenishment for the natural collagen which has been rendered less effective by the ageing process. They work as collagen and impressive results can be achieved.

There is also longer lasting filler “Radiesse” that encourages the body to produce its own collegen. This can only be used for certain procedures, however we will discuss the various products and options during our initial consultation based on what outcome you are looking to achieve.

Dr Harris also does total facial rejuvenation with either 8 point face lift or Vectoring with Radiesse “Liquid Face Lift”, which are well establish procedures to give complete results.

Before and After total facial rejuvenation (8 point face lift with Juvederm.)

The most common individual treatments with Dermal Filler are Lip border, Lip body enhancement, Nasolabial folds (smile lines), Glabellar lines (Frown lines), periorbital lines (crow’s feet), Perioral lines (smokers lines), Marionette lines (Sunken lines at corner of mouth), Cheek enhancement, and Jaw contouring.

 

Prices

Product : Belotero                        £180 for 1 syringe (1ml)     £280 if 2 syringes*

Product : Juvederm Vycross   £220 for 1 syringe (1ml)     £330 if 2 syringes*

Product : Radiesse                      £220 for 1 syringe  (0.8ml)    £350 if 2 syringes*

8 point face lift                               from £650      depending on assessment of volume loss. (Cost for client pictured above £980)

Vectoring (Radiesse)                 from £700

Topical skin anaethetic or nerve block infiltration performed for certain procedures.

* Additional syringes may be required to achieve desired aesthetic result