Dermal fillers are used to remove or reduce lines, folds and wrinkles on areas of the face and body. They are based on hyaluronic acid, a clear gel which is found naturally in skin. Hyaluronic acid gives skin its elasticity and as we age is degraded so that wrinkles form and skin becomes more lax. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin. Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance.
Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as you age.
After a local numbing of the skin (if needed) the fillers are injected into the specific area to be treated. They work immediately to lift the skin and soften the lines but after a couple of days when any redness has subsided their overall effect improves. The time they last can vary but on average we have found them to last from 9 to 12 months making this a very cost effective treatment.
Glabellar (between eyebrows) ............ £200
Nasolabial (nose to mouth) ..... £200 - £400
Marionette (mouth to chin).................. £200