What is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal Fillers are injections used to restore lost volume and lift to the face and smooth out lines and folds. They can also be used to contour and add definition to the cheek bones, forehead, temple area, nose, chin, jaw line and brows. We use temporary (HA) hyaluronic acid dermal Fillers which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin. The treatment results last 1-2 years.
Amongst the options available to treat lines and wrinkles Dermal Fillers are a popular choice because they effectively diminish the signs of ageing and rehydrate the skin instantly. At Cosmetech we offer a range of Dermal Fillers.
Tear trough area
Treat the tear trough area of the eyes for a natural and long lasting result.
A brow- lift with dermal fillers can be achieved by injecting the Dermal fillers into the brow area above the eyes. This treatment adds definition and lift to the brows.
Enhance and define cheek bones, jawline and chin areas
Juvéderm® VOLUMA® with Lidocaine was specifically created to restore lost facial volume and add definition in the cheeks, cheekbones and chin.
Non-surgical nose job
A non – surgical nose job is a non-invasive procedure that produces temporary results. It can be an option for people looking to change the look of their nose without undergoing rhinoplasty. The procedure is not a replacement for rhinoplasty surgery, but it can smooth bumps and improve the appearance of your nose.
Juvéderm® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine adds definition to the mouth and the outline of the face. A study showed that 98% of people who had Juvéderm® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine reported that their lip appearance goals had been achieved; with results lasting up to 12 months.
Treat smoker’s lines and sleep lines
Juvéderm® ULTRA erases moderate lines, especially those around the lips and corners of the eyes and those very close to the surface of the skin.
Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines
Juvéderm® Ultra smooths wrinkles between the nose and corner of the mouth and restores lost volume to the most noticeable folds and lines, improving the contour of the face.
Juvéderm® VOLIFT® with lidocaine delivers a natural look and feel and is excellent for smoothing nasolabial folds. Juvéderm® VOLIFT® with lidocaine has an estimated duration of 15 months.
Temple and forehead areas
Hollow temples can be corrected with the use of facial fillers to address volume loss.The hyaluronic acid fillers use a substance that is naturally found in the body, to replace lost volume and contour the temples to create a refreshed look.
Post Treatment Advice
Dermal Fillers Aftercare Instructions
Immediately after the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two. If this continues or if any other reactions occur, please contact the practice.
If you are having lip treatment the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for a few weeks and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore, the result directly after this treatment should not be seen as the final result.
Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment. After that, light make-up can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. Solarium and Sunbathing) or extreme cold.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
To book a consultation at the Cosmetech, Chelsea Private clinic please call 020 7565333 or 02890423200 to book into the Belfast or Holywood clinics.
Dermal Filler Q&A
Q: What makes the Juvederm Ultra range of products so special?
The Juvederm range of products is the only line of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers that offers customisable results proven to last up to 12 months. It is currently the only HA filler to include an anaesthetic that makes the experience more comfortable for you. It is also very smooth and natural looking, meaning that although people may notice a difference, they won’t know you have had anything done!
Q: What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluroic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural Hyaluronic Acid is broken own by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced – as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of Hyaluronic Acid decrease. Hyaluronic Acid is used for aesthetic treatments, and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as eye surgery.
Q: How long is an appointment?
The injection process takes 20-30 minutes, you will also need to allow time to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your medical practitioner before treatment. Allow 45 minutes for a consultation and treatment.
Q: Will the procedure hurt?
The smooth consistency of the Juvederm Ultra range of products allows your medical practitioner to administer it easily and smoothly. It also contains 0.3% lidocaine to reduce injection pain for a more comfortable experience.
Q: Will I notice the difference right away?
Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You will see the results as soon as your appointment is over.
Q: Are there any side effects?
Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Your Surgeon will advise on this. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection.
Q: How long will the effects last?
This depends on the number of factors including:
- The area you have had treated
- Quantity of Juvederm Ultra injected
- Quality of skin
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon & Director Mr Ashok Songra
Mr Ashok Songra MBBS, BDS, BSc (Hons), FFDRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Max Fac)
Mr Ashok Songra, previously a Consultant in head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial plastic Surgery at the Regional Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit, Ulster Hospital and Honorary Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Mr Songra pioneers new training standards and injection techniques for world leading aesthetic companies. He is also on the anti-wrinkle validator panel of experts for the UK that assesses safety standards and the ability of practitioners in administering anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
Mr Songra is available at the Cosmetech, Chelsea Private Clinic, London and the Maypole Clinic in Holywood, Northern Ireland.
Dr Kate Alexandra Bishop
Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Bishop is a passionate doctor with a great artistic vision who believes in natural beauty and ‘less is more’. Dr Bishop qualified as a doctor from the University College of Medicine in Wales. Dr Bishop offers a broad range of aesthetic treatments including Botox, dermal fillers and the UK’s first leading non-surgical thread-lift which is a new generation of non-surgical face lift, which aims to create a more naturally refreshed, radiant and healthier look.
Dr Bishop is available at the Cosmetech, Chelsea Private Clinic, London.
Dr Lisa Neligan (Lisburn Rd, Belfast)
Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments are now being performed by Dr Lisa Neligan at 3fivetwo Consulting Rooms, located on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
Dr Lisa Neligan graduated from the University College Dublin Medical School in 2001. She gained extensive experience working with patients in A&E, before training to become an anaesthetist and then a GP with the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin in 2009. Dr Neligan has worked as a GP in the NHS in Belfast ever since so you can be sure of excellent service with her wealth of experience.
Dr Neligan is available at the Cosmetech, 352 Lisburn Rd Clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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