Temporary dermal fillers have been used for a number of years to restore a more youthful appearance by softening and contouring lines, folds and wrinkles. There are many different types of dermal fillers in the market – Wimpole Aesthetics only use products which demonstrate predictable, long term results and which have achieved outstanding safety results.
Dermal fillers are produced in different consistencies and produce different effects. Thicker dermal fillers are injected deeper into the dermis to replace volume; they are often used to restore the contours of the cheek or fill the hollows at the temple. Deeper fillers can also be used to fill scars and other facial blemishes. Deep folds between the nose and mouth, known as the nasolabial lines, also respond very well to dermal fillers.
The most commonly used dermal fillers are collagen-based or composed of hyaluronic acid. There are many different types of dermal fillers in the market but only a few dermal fillers have demonstrated predictable results, long term results, minimal swelling and redness after treatment and outstanding safety results.
Below are some of the brand names of dermal filler we use in our clinic; these products have consistently demonstrated predictability and safety.
Restylane and Perlane are brand names for non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccride that is found in the connective tissue of our dermis. Hyaluronic acid in combination with collagen fibres and elastin fibres give the face form, shape and hydration. Restylane is the most popular dermal filler used to contour the face and the product comes in three formulations and we can advise you on which is the best produce depending on your skin type and ageing concern.
Juvederm is the other gold standard dermal filler treatment. It is also composed of a form of non-animal hyaluronic acid and works in the same way as Restylane.
Is a dermal filler treatment painful?
There is some discomfort but again this is very patient dependent and the area that is being treated; the lips and nose area can be particularly sensitive. Topical anaesthetic can be used to numb the treatment area and these products also contain lidocaine to make the procedures as comfortable as possible for the patient.
Is there any downtime after a dermal filler treatment?
You may experience some tenderness, redness and swelling immediately afterwards but this can be covered by make-up and should subside within a few hours. There may be some bruising that appears at the injection points, but this should resolve itself very quickly.
Most patients find they can return to work or regular activities immediately afterwards although we would discourage vigorous exercise for the next day or two.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers have been well tested and temporary hyaluronic acid brands Restylane and Juvederm are very safe. There are some risks, but these are minimal and will be discussed in full during your consultation.
How long will the dermal filler results last?
The longevity of your dermal fillers depends on the individual patient and also the area where the product is injected. It will gradually be absorbed by the body and it’s perfectly safe to have repeat treatments to maintain your results.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
YOUR STEP BY STEP PROCESS
1. GET IN TOUCH
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. AT THE CLINIC
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. YOUR TREATMENT
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. POST TREATMENT
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.