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FAQ

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid which is found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic Acid absorbs moisture which creates a plumping effect which is why it is great for restoring areas that have lost volume. Different types of filler will have different levels of thickness which have all been designed to use in different areas of the face. At The Private Clinic we use a range of fillers and following a free consultation with your doctor, nurse or surgeon they will be able determine the most suitable one to achieve the best possible results

What areas can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers can be used in a variety of areas including;

  • Under the eyes / Tear Trough
  • Cheeks due to loss of volume/ High Cheek Bone Definition
  • Lips / Thin Lips / Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Lines / Smokers Lines / Vermillion Border
  • Chin
  • Nose / Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
  • Nose to mouth lines / Naso-Labial Folds
  • Mouth to chin lines / Marionette Lines
  • Jawline definition
  • Hands

What is the difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Filler injections?

Although both classed as injectable treatments there is a big difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

Wrinkle injections work to relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles to appear whereas Dermal Fillers fill the treated area with Hyaluronic Acid which adds volume and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face.

Both treatments can be highly effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and we suggest that you visit us for a free consultation where our specialist doctors, nurses or surgeons will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.

What is the difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Filler injections?

Although both classed as injectable treatments there is a big difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

Wrinkle injections work to relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles to appear whereas Dermal Fillers fill the treated area with Hyaluronic Acid which adds volume and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face.

Both treatments can be highly effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and we suggest that you visit us for a free consultation where our specialist doctors, nurses or surgeons will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.

What is the difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Filler injections?

Although both classed as injectable treatments there is a big difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

Wrinkle injections work to relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles to appear whereas Dermal Fillers fill the treated area with Hyaluronic Acid which adds volume and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face.

Both treatments can be highly effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and we suggest that you visit us for a free consultation where our specialist doctors, nurses or surgeons will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.

What happens at a dermal filler consultation?

A consultation is the best place to start when considering any type of treatment. A dermal filler consultation at The Private Clinic is a thorough discussion with one of our doctors, nurses or surgeons who will take the time to analyse your skin, go through your medical history and discuss your desired results. After your consultation you should feel confident and well informed about your treatment.

What does the treatment involve?

Small amounts of dermal filler are injected directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle. The gel helps to plump up the skin, thereby smoothing out lines and wrinkles. If the lips or facial contours are being treated, the filler adds volume, restores shape and gives a fuller appearance. Our policy is ‘less is more’ so we will always aim to give you a natural, subtle look.

Who will perform my dermal filler treatment?

Although Dermal Filler treatments are currently unregulated in the UK meaning that any aesthetic practitioner can perform them, here at The Private Clinic you will only ever be treated by a fully trained and experienced registered nurse, doctor or surgeon.

What are the best dermal fillers for the face?

The majority of dermal fillers are all suited to be used in the face. The best one for you will depend on what area of the face you are looking to treat. Dermal Fillers come in a variety of formulations, some with larger gel particles than others which will determine the amount of volume or lift that can be achieved.

At The Private Clinic we use the Juvederm® brand of fillers including Juvederm® Volbella, Juvederm® Voluma and Juvederm® Smile.

At your consultation we can discuss the range of dermal fillers that are available and talk through which one will be the best to use.

Can I take painkillers before / after dermal filler treatment?

We recommend that you avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin before having dermal fillers. These medications can increase your risk of bruising, swelling and bleeding. If you are in discomfort after the procedure, you can take paracetamol but you must again avoid anti-inflammatory painkillers for 2 days after treatment.

Do the injections hurt?

Most dermal fillers include an added anaesthetic, which makes the treatment virtually painless. Topical anaesthetic can also be applied prior to treatment to make it more comfortable.

How soon will I see the results?

Dermal fillers work instantly so you’ll see the results straight away although you may notice some initial swelling and bruising which will usually subside within a week.

Will I look different?

Dermal fillers will cause a change to your face but you should not appear unrecognisable after treatment. Our doctors, nurses and surgeons at The Private Clinic have been trained to base your treatment around the natural contours of your face.

How long will the results last?

The results of dermal filler can last between 4 and 13 months depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. The effects of filler will fade gradually over time and your doctor, nurse or surgeon will be able to give you an idea of when to visit again for additional treatment to help maintain your results. If you decide not to continue with dermal filler injections then the gel will naturally be absorbed by your body.

Are there any side effects?

There will be some redness, tenderness and swelling around the treated area immediately after the injection. You might also feel an itching sensation. All side effects should subside after a couple of hours.

Do I need downtime after Dermal Filler injections?

There is no downtime after dermal filler treatment. You may experience some redness, bruising, swelling or tenderness after the treatment so it is best not to have the treatment before an event, party or occasion but these effects will all clear up within a fortnight.

Can Dermal Filler be removed?

We will spend a lot of time before your procedure to discuss your expectations. If you are still not happy with the results of your dermal filler treatment, trained doctors, nurses and surgeons can administer a solution known as hyaluronidase which can counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers dissolving them almost instantly.

Kylie Jenner has announced that she is removing her dermal fillers from her lips. This is a process that can be done if you do not like the lip filler look. However in most cases the dermal filler will last 4 – 13 months, we do not advise on permanent lip fillers. At The Private Clinic we believe a more conservative initial first time approach of starting with a smaller amount of lip filler is best. If you would prefer a more fuller lip our medical experts can always add additional dermal lip filler to create a fuller pout.

Can I have dermal fillers whilst pregnant?

Although the safety of fillers in pregnancy has not been established through rigorous scientific testing at The Private Clinic we do not perform any injectable treatments on patients who are pregnant or breast feeding.

What should I do before having Dermal Fillers?

There are a few things that you can do to help ensure that your skin is ready for your dermal filler treatment. This includes not drinking alcohol for 2-3 days prior to your appointment, this helps to lessen your risk of bleeding and bruising. It is also advised that you avoid consuming garlic, fish oils, ibuprofen and aspirin for 1 week prior to your appointment as these can all thin your blood making bruising more likely.

It is also good if you have had plenty of rest the night before treatment so you arrive to your appointment feeling calm and relaxed.

Bruising and swelling post dermal filler treatments are always going to be a risk and where you can take steps to avoid these, you should always be aware that it could still occur if you are prone to bruising.

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