We offer injectable facial fillers from our clinics in London and Glasgow.
Injectable fillers one of the biggest advances in modern cosmetic medicine. They allow us to restore facial volume by means of a relatively quick and simple injection, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles whilst also restoring more youthful and attractive facial contours.
Easy as it sounds, choosing the right filler and injecting just the right amount in the right places is paramount to achieving a good result. When it comes to injecting fillers, experience and judgement is key.
Hyaluronic acid. Our filler of choice
Hyaluronic acid is a structural molecule found naturally in the skin as well as other connective tissues in the body. The benefits of HA over the previous generations of collagen fillers is its ability to provide a longer lasting result as well as a much lower risk of allergic reaction. Modern preparations of hyaluronic acid (such as Restylane, Juvederm, Surgiderm), with new cross linking technologies, are now able to provide a result which can last anywhere up to 2 years when the filler is properly injected.
One of the biggest advantages of HA fillers however is that they can be quickly dissolved should the need arise. When dealing with cosmetic treatments in the face it is always essential to think of “what happens if things go wrong” and it is absolutely essential to have a get out of jail card. Hyaluronic acid gives us that peace of mind.
What can fillers do for you?
The press is often very critical of celebrities who have had ‘too much’ filler. Very often when I look at them I don’t see too much filler per se, what I do see is a lot of filler in the wrong places. When it comes to injecting filler it is not just a case of how much to inject, but more importantly where to inject it.
Here is a quick guide to some of the area’s we usually inject, and how to tell if you might benefit from treatment in these areas.
Side effects and complications
Side effects and complications following HA dermal fillers are relatively uncommon and in most instances they are minor and reversible.
After an injection, where the needle has pierced the skin there will inevitably be a risk of bruising. Where we are working over a larger area, for example the cheek or jawline, I tend to use a micro-cannula to minimize this risk. Rather than being a sharp tipped like a needle, the cannula is blunt so if it meets any blood vessels along it’s path it pushes them out the way, rather than cutting straight through and causing a bruise.
A small amount of swelling will inevitably follow any filler injection. In the first few days this can make the result more exaggerated than intended and in some cases can make the filler feel a little uneven. This usually settles very quickly within a couple of days, although it can persist up to a couple of weeks.
Infections are very uncommon and can almost always be treated with antibiotics. Very rarely, skin necrosis has been reported after filler injection and occasionally the filler can turn lumpy a few months following treatment. If the filler does turn lumpy, the benefit of using hyaluronic acid is that it can be dissolved by a injecting an enzyme called ‘hyalase’.
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Standard fillers (from Allergan)
1 syringe £300
2 syringes £600
3 syringes £900
Premium fillers (with vycross technology)
Juvederm Vobella (per syringe) £400
Juvederm Volift (per syringe) £400
Juvederm Voluma (per syringe) £400
Juvderm voluma (Filler facelift)
2.0cc syringe £600
4.0cc syringe £1,200
6.0cc syringe £1,800