Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are used to fill out fine, moderate and deep lines and wrinkles; provide definition, enhancement and volume; or to correct and balance out contours and features, including asymmetry and scarring. Fillers are available with lidocaine (local anaesthetic). Aesthetic enhancement of lips, including lip borders (vermilion border), Cupid’s bow, and overall volumisation.
FInitial Consultation & Treatment
An initial consultation is required for all new clients, during which a medical history and clinical assessment will be undertaken. You will be provided with a full explanation of the procedure, its clinical/aesthetic benefits, the risks, aftercare and the consent process and you can ask as many questions as you need to make an informed decision. I recommend that you go away and think carefully about the information you have been provided and conduct your own research before consenting to treatment.
After the initial consultation has taken place (or a review consultation for existing clients), the treatment time itself takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated and whether local anaesthetic is required.
The results from receiving dermal fillers are immediate, ie. you will see lines, wrinkles and folds immediately filled. The overall aesthetic result for each person will vary and depends on the severity of their lines and wrinkles before treatment and the amount of filler opted for. The best aesthetic result is typically seen at least 2 weeks post treatment when any residual swelling, redness and bruising has settled and thereafter.
Fillers are temporary but long lasting at approximately 9-12 months, although every person is unique and we all metabolise at different rates. However, in and around the lips, fillers last up to 6 months, because the peri-oral area is more active due to eating and talking. As hyaluronic acid naturally draws in moisture, in addition to plumping out lines, you may also notice that the skin around the areas of injection is generally improved and appears more hydrated and youthful.
A follow up appointment is offered to all clients 2 weeks post treatment to ensure there are no complications.