Dermal fillers are injected to fill and plump-up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost, giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Injecting fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost with age, and restores volume and structure to your face.
During your treatment, our doctor, Dr Tina Peers, will inject the filler through a fine needle into your skin. She will apply a topical local anaesthetic cream before the procedure to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between six and twelve months; to maintain the results in your lips, a re-treatment is usually recommended within six months.
Scheduling a series of follow-up treatments will help you to achieve optimal and lasting results.