Dermal fillers are popular and effective in restoring lost volume such as in the cheekbones and enhancing volume in areas like the lips or reshaping the nose or chin. It is also a quick and convenient method of correcting wrinkles and small skin folds.
How does it work? Is it safe?
Over 10 million people have had temporary fillers in the world. We use non-permanent, non-animal dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid which already exists in our bodies, hence it is a natural ingredient that is not recognized as foreign once injected into tissues. The procedure involves the injection of a gel like dermal filler using a fine needle. The chosen filler will vary according to the skin type and the results required.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal reaction to the injection. Bruising is also a potential risk that but clears within about a week and can be covered with make-up.
How is the treatment done?
We most commonly treat naso-labial lines, frown lines, lines in the corners of the mouth, hollow or sunken cheeks and to increase fullness to narrow lips. We can also reshape the nose and chin.
What should I expect during and after treatment?
Treatment is painless and lasts 10-20 minutes, but some patients need numbing of the areas if the product used does not contain a local anaesthetic. The results are immediate and everyday activities can be resumed straight away. Make-up can be applied immediately afterwards and you can go straight back to work. Other than sun protection no aftercare is required.
What Dermal Fillers do you use?
Dr Nurein uses only renowned brands that are safe and effective. During your consultation you will be assessed and
advised as to which would give best results. These are most commonly used:
- Q-Med make the popular range of Restylane™ Restylane Lipp™ Perlane™ Vital™ and SubQ™ - the world's most popular dermal fillers with over 10 million treatments carried out worldwide since 1996.
- Juvederm® which comes in three different formulations for moderate lines to deeper wrinkles and folds.
- Teosyal - Award winning and manufactured in Switzerland. Some newer formulations contain an anaesthetic, which makes it a painless treatment.