The hyaluronic acid gel that is made by cross linking to ensure the longevity and durability also enables this product to be used for medical purposes outside of cosmetic medicine. Examples of such are for back pain where the gel is re injected into the disc of a old vertebral disc to help increase the disc space between the bones of the back so they don’t rub and irritate the surrounding nerves that cause the pain. Filler injections are also used for areas where knee cartilage has worn away through over use or injury. Rare uses are for clitoral stimulation or vaginal rejuvenation or in some cases to help with bladder incontinence by raising the neck of the bladder upwards. Trials have also been ongoing for anal fistulas but have not had a great deal of success so far.
Once you have made a booking your consultation will be with one of our doctors. You will be able to discuss all the treatment options and decide what is the best procedure for you. Facial filler treatments can be done at the same initial appointment, if you are happy to go ahead, by the same doctor.
See our price tab for latest information. Prices are subject to consultation and depend on the area to be treated, amount of fillers used and brand recommended.
Yes, sometimes to create the best effect they can be used together. Botox injections.
Yes. There will be a little redness, slight swelling and occasionally a small bruise that may last 1 to 2 days. These can all be covered with make-up.
With dermal fillers there can be redness, swelling and bruising, which is normal and which does subside.
The results will be immediate. Your skin will be smoother and younger-looking. Once any swelling has subsided the results will be subtle and pleasing. See our before and after results.
Depending on the area treated, approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
The injections are now used with anaesthetic in the actual filler to ensure that the treatments are not painful. For certain procedures numbing cream can also be applied that maybe in more sensitive areas such as the mouth and lips.
There are lots of different types of filler that are used for filling out lines; each has different benefits and effects.
Restylane and Perlane
These are our most popular alternatives to collagen replacement therapy and do not require an initial 28-day skin test. Restylane and Perlane are dermal fillers consisting of a non-animal clear gel that will help smooth your wrinkles and folds and create contours. It can also be used to provide lip enhancement if required. Restylane and Perlane will generally remain in the treated area for some months following your treatment, giving it natural-looking volume and contours. Restylane is used for fine lines whilst Perlane is used for deeper wrinkles and folds.
Another natural facial line filler with the advantage of built-in anaesthetic for a more comfortable experience. It does not last as long as restylane but does give a softer look and is particularly useful for our younger patients.