Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are products that are injected into the skin to fill in defects such as creases, lines, wrinkles and scars. Injected directly into the dermis (the deeper layer of skin), dermal fillers fill in and elevate the skin's surface to make it look smooth and even.

The main areas treated with dermal fillers are around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and brow. Dermal fillers may also be used on lips to redefine, enlarge or make fuller.

A dermal filler injection is a comfortable procedure where the filler is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the skin prior to injection for increased comfort.

Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural ageing process. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural!

These products are a non-animal hyaluronic acid made from a naturally occurring sugar which is broken down by your metabolism over a period of time.

This wrinkle treatment has the ability to combine with water, so when the molecules dissolve, they depart without leaving any trace in your body.

Modern skin fillers can achieve impressive results in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. They are often highly effective in smoothing wrinkles, erasing lines in the face and providing lip enhancement without the need for surgery.

Dermal fillers typically last for 12-18 months.

Muscle Relaxants

Muscles repeatedly used to frown, smile and squint can cause our sin to retain 'static' lines and wrinkles which become deeper with time as well as lack of prevention.

Muscle relaxants target those specific muscle to decrease their movement and hence improve the overall appearance. The result is a refreshed, natural look which can last for up to four months when using the recommended dose.

After this time, the product is broken down by your metabolism, and the facial muscles will return to normal activity.

They can be used in various areas of the face and neck, and results can be visible in three to ten days. No downtime is associated, but there is a risk of bruising, asymmetry, and tenderness.

Muscle relaxants can be used independently or in conjunction with dermal fillers, collagen stimulants or skin care for overall facial rejuvenation.

Looking for more information about our dermal filler or muscle relaxant treatments? Please get in touch!

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