Dermal filler treatments are used to help soften signs of ageing and restore the appearance of plump, smooth, healthy-looking skin by filling depressions such as lines and wrinkles, as well as allowing us to subtly restore volume in areas where it has been lost, such as the cheeks and lips.
At The Skin to Love Clinic this procedure is performed only by medical practitioners and we are proud to say that the clinic won the Teosyal Outstanding Clinic Award for this service; a national award which is heavily weighted on patient experience, safety, treatment results, our commitment to training and our product knowledge.
At The Skin to Love Clinic we use hyaluronic acid based fillers; hyaluronic acid is found naturally within your skin and is replicated in dermal filler products for treatment purposes. Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge to retain large amounts of water which helps to keep the skin plumped and soft. In the filler syringes that your practitioner will use, the hyaluronic acid comes in the form of a soft gel.
The dermal filler in injected strategically in to the desired area to either increase volume in the area, for example, into the lips; to redefine an area that is no longer as sharp as it once was, for example, along the jawline or the cheek bones; to smooth areas of depression, for example, lines and wrinkles from the nose to mouth.
The results we offer are natural and not the ‘over-filled’ look. We use several filler brands at the clinic including Teosyal, Radiesse, Belotero and Juvéderm; your practitioner will give guidance and use their extensive experience to match the type of filler they feel is the most appropriate type for you, your treatment area and your desired outcome during your consultation.
Indications that this treatment may be right for you:
I have lost some volume in my face but don’t want to look like I’ve had work done. Is this possible to achieve with fillers?
Yes. We prefer to use small amounts of filler each session so that you achieve a natural look. We can gradually build the product up to achieve your results so that you are comfortable that we are not over treating you, especially if you have never had this treatment previously.
There’s a particular celebrity I would like to look similar to. Can this be done?
No, we would not attempt to do this because each person is totally different and unique; your bone structure and features are completely unique to you. We want to make you look the best that you can look and make the most of your one-of-a-kind features, not try to imitate another person. It’s unlikely you would be satisfied with your results if this was attempted.
Are fillers safe?
Temporary fillers have a good safety profile. It is very rare to get serious complications. At The Skin to Love Clinic you will only ever be treated by a medical professional with extensive experience and the skills to handle complications.
Hypothetically, if the fillers were misplaced or a patient was not happy with the placement of the product it could be dissolved quickly by injecting a safe, enzyme-based product into the area.
Following treatment we check-in with you to ensure that you are recovering well and we encourage you to immediately contact us should you be concerned about any aspect of your treatment or recovery.
Are there side effects?
Temporary fillers have a good safety profile. Swelling and bruising are the most common potential side effects immediately following treatment. At The Skin to Love Clinic you will only ever be treated by a medical professional with extensive experience and the skills to handle complications.
Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation your characteristics, such as your area of concern and your medical status, will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.
Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.
If I don’t have the treatment again, will I look worse than I did before?
No. The product will gradually wear off and you will reverse to how you looked prior to the treatment and your natural ageing process will continue. This treatment does not stop that natural ageing process.
How long do fillers last?
This can vary depending on where you have the treatment and the product used. Products designed to be placed superficially and treatment in areas where there is a lot of movement, such as wrinkles the mouth, fillers usually lasts between 3 and 12 months. In cases where the product used is thicker and used to create deep volume, such as in the cheeks, the treatment results usually last 6 to 18 months.
Your lifestyle and metabolic rate usually influences the longevity of your results. For example, in our experience, those who smoke or frequently do cardio work-outs can break-down the filler faster than those who do not.
Does it hurt?
The level of discomfort is usually found to be mild and tolerable by patients. The dermal fillers used at The Skin to Love Clinic contain local anaesthetic which greatly improve your comfort. We understand that that each person’s tolerance to pain is different however and are happy to offer our patients additional local anaesthetic cream prior to the procedure should this be a concern of yours.
“An excellent clinic run by highly qualified and professional practitioners. From the start I knew that I was in safe hands. Would highly recommend.” Catriona, dermal filler
“I am ecstatic with the results of my lips and my gorgeous new cheek bones! I am really blown away and it has given me a much needed confidence boost. I have had some lovely comments and best of all the results look so natural. Thank you” Carmela
“What a difference a day makes! Cheek fillers with the talented nurse have given a subtle and youthful definition to an area that had been looking rather sorry for itself. Painless and absolutely no bruising! Many compliments and even my harshest critic, my granddaughter says I look 20 years younger. Thank you miracle workers at Skin to Love. I certainly love you!” Carol
“Most pleasing results I have had over 10 years of having visited a number of local Astheticians since I began treatment for fillers and botox. Natural looking results that have really made a visible difference without being at all obvious. Thank you Skin to love!” Denise
Prices start from £275
No. of treatments
Usually up to 30 minutes depending on the areas treated
Immediate. Best results will be seen after your recovery
Usually 24 to 48 hours. It is important to note that swelling can occur and take several days to subside and varies between individuals. Visible and non-visible bruising may occur in the treatment site, so the area may be tender; bruising will last as long as a usual bruising episode usually lasts for the individual
Resume usual activities
There are some consideration post treatment; we ask that you do not exercise after the treatment of a minimum of 24 hours after treatment. We request that you do not schedule a treatment or procedure where you’re required to touch or lay on the treatment area, such as a facial or massage, for a minimum of a week post treatment. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment
Usually none to mild as local anaesthetic is used during the treatment
Duration of results
Usually 3 to 18 months dependent on area of treatment and the product used
Consultation needed prior
*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results will last a different amount of time from person to person depending on variables such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle and area of treatment; this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.
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Consultations with a nurse are £25. This is taken at the time of booking to secure your appointment. Dermatology consultations are £150 & a £25 deposit is taken at the time of booking.