Physician led treatments - Dermal Fillers, Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) Prices on Application
As we age our skin loses elasticity and the supporting Collagen from beneath the surface. With less Collagen our skin becomes thinner and lines, wrinkles, and folds develop. Dermal fillers are non surgical cosmetic treatments used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips by plumping and firming.
What are dermal fillers made of? The products we use are non permanent and are made of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally throughout our bodies - it acts as a lubricant and moisturiser. Hyaluronic Acid is clinically produced, so it is not taken from an animal or human source.
What happens during treatment? A local anaesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated, to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, and the filler injected directly into the wrinkle just below the skin. It lifts and fills the line and wrinkle. From the first injection the wrinkle is visible reduced.
After the treatment: Some mild bruising and redness may occur. This may take a few days to vanish. Arnica cream and tablets together with cold compression are effective in aiding a speedy recovery. These symptoms are minor and will not affect your returning to normal daily life.
Wrinkle Reduction Injections (Botulinum Toxin Type A) : Botulinum toxin injections are now the UK's number one treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. Facial lines are caused by repeated use of the facial muscles for expressions such as squinting and frowning. Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles lying under the skin. Facial lines that are formed by the repeated contraction of these underlying muscles will then reduce or even eventually disappear.
How does it work? The treatment involves very small injections being given in to the muscle. It works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for facial wrinkles. The lines will begin to soften after three - five days, and it can take up to two weeks to see the full effects. Results last between three - four months, although repeat treatments have been shown to last longer.
What happens after treatment? Initially there may be some red marks which will fade within an hour or so. Occasionally you may require a top up injection - usually performed two-four weeks later. It is always better to inject a conservative amount the first time and add more if required.