Wrinkle Reduction in Glasgow with Filler Injections

Dr Darren McKeown offers award-winning wrinkle filler treatments in Glasgow

Dermal fillers were initially developed to simply fill in lines and wrinkles on the face because our skin gradually loses volume as we age. However, as our understanding of the ageing progress has advanced and become more sophisticated, how we use dermal fillers has changed to focus on more complex treatments of volume restoration.

A dermal filler treatment now focuses on strategically restoring lost volume to the face instead of just filling in wrinkles.

As treatments have become more complex, it is easy to forget the basic uses of fillers to simply reduce or remove facial lines and wrinkles. Done well, dermal filler injections can have a transformative effect on the facial appearance and result in overall younger looking skin.

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The Art of Injecting Wrinkle Fillers

One of the reasons the use of dermal fillers to soften mouth lines has fallen out of favour is that there was a period in which excessive use of lip fillers and dermal fillers around the mouth became fashionable. The result was a smooth complexion but one that appeared bulky and did not always look natural. To avoid creating this bulky and unnatural look, judicious use of filler is required.

This is where the experience and judgement of the practitioner are critical.

The key is using the smallest amount of the transparent dermal filler gel at just the right level within the skin to optimally correct wrinkles and reduce lines without weighing the tissue down and creating the ‘bottom heavy – smooth, but odd’ look. This takes years of experience to perfect, learning to respect the limits of the dermal filler and knowing when to stop.

When you visit our clinic for your dermal fillers, we will ensure the perfect anti-wrinkle treatment for your unique needs. 

Dermal Fillers vs Botox Treatments

While fillers and botox are equally effective at filling wrinkles, dermal fillers tend to have more long-lasting results than botox treatments.

Dermal fillers are also more effective at reducing static wrinkles — the lines that are visible when the face is relaxed. Botox reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are visible during facial movements such as squinting and frowning. 

Overall, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are better at restoring lost volume and adding youthful definition to the face’s contours and shape.

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How is the procedure carried out?

Dermal filler treatments are so much more than just anti-wrinkle injections. Filler injections restore facial volume and enhance natural beauty while keeping your skin hydrated from the deep dermis up.

The first step in the dermal fillers procedure is to ensure your maximal comfort through anaesthesia — there are two ways we can do this. The option you choose will depend on your pain threshold and personal preferences.

  1. The first option is to use a numbing cream that numbs the skin’s surface. With this approach, there is still some discomfort associated with the dermal filler treatment, although it is more comfortable due to the partial numbing effect of the cream. Most people tolerate this well.
  2. The second option is to inject a local anaesthetic within the mouth, which makes the entire mouth numb — like at the dentist. This makes the dermal fillers treatment painless, although you will have to wait a couple of hours afterwards for the numbness to wear off.

The treatment begin when the anaesthesia takes effect.

This involves anti-wrinkle injections made up of hyaluronic acid (HA) — a natural substance in the body’s connective tissues. Dermal fillers mimic the skin’s natural HA and are a good choice for lip filler treatments, deep facial lines, acne scars, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and even crow’s feet and glabellar lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe, effective and temporary.

Rather than performing a few larger injections, my technique for dermal fillers involves making a large number of small injections with a very fine needle. While this takes more time to perform, the ultra fine needle allows me to be much more precise in sculpting the final outcome while also minimising the total volume of filler injected. This prevents the bulky, unnatural look.

Immediately after the dermal fillers treatment, the area will look red and inflamed due to the number of injections, even if the local anaesthetic is yet to wear off. The redness will normally calm down within a few days, although most people can conceal it with the use of make-up within a few hours of treatment. With my injection technique, I can usually treat this area without bruising for most people — although if you do develop some bruising, it can be covered up with make-up until it disappears.

We use the Juvederm Ultra range of hyaluronic acid fillers, a new generation of wrinkle fillers that instantly fills out fine lines, giving the skin a more rejuvenated and younger-looking appearance.

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How much does a dermal filler treatment in Glasgow cost?

The use of dermal filler ranges from the top to the bottom of the face. It adds volume to enhance lips, fill crow’s feet and other lines or wrinkles and can give you more youthful skin. Therefore, the cost will ultimately depend on how much filler you need.

Typical costs range from £300 – £900 to treat the area around the mouth with dermal fillers. Results typically last a year or more when it comes to re-filling this area in the future.

It is rare to use the same amount of filler for the second and subsequent treatments. Only half of the original amount is usually required. You could choose to only focus on the mouth area, with lip fillers and dermal fillers for nasolabial and marionette lines, or you could rejuvenate the skin all over your face.

What other non-surgical treatments help in this area?

Our manufactured HA filler is one of the most popular treatments for reducing facial lines and replenishing the skin’s lost volume in the facial area. It is a completely safe treatment that uses a moisture retaining compound that exists naturally in the skin.

Depending on whether we’re treating static lines or dynamic wrinkles, and how much of a plumping effect is needed, some clients combine dermal fillers with botox treatments.

The lifting effect of dermal fillers can also help lift the corners of the mouth, which complements lip fillers very well. A radio frequency treatment like Profound RF can tighten loose skin.

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