There is a difference between the Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers. The former relaxes the muscles whereas the fillers fill and plump up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make your 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. They are also used for lip enhancement.
The injections take only a few minutes, and are usually administered after a local anaesthetic has been applied either directly onto the skin or incorporated into the syringe containing the Filler, and this serves to reduce or prevent any discomfort – 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 12-18 months (usually 12 months for lips).
What can we use Dermal Fillers to treat?
• Naso-labial lines (nose to mouth lines)
• Marionette lines (mouth to chin lines)
• Mouth lines (smokers lines)
• Cheek definition
• Jaw line shaping (jowling)
• Turning up corners of the mouth
• Definition/volume for lips
days to take full effect.
Results usually last between 4-6 months, giving the face a fresher complexion.
As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and
wrinkles need to be re-treated.
Products used and costs:
£320 per 1ml syringe
If you would like to know more about treatment of lines and wrinkles please give us a call to organise your free consultation