Dermal fillers are a simple way to restore lost volume to your face. They reduce the appearance of fine and deep lines; enhance lips, cheeks and temples, giving you a visibly more youthful appearance.
Many patients ask if they’re safe, and if the procedure is painful. Most of all, they want to know if the end result will look artificial – as if they’ve had ‘cosmetic work done’? Our approach to facial aesthetics is the same as it is to your smile: We’ll help you achieve a truly natural result, enabling you to look and feel your best self.
It’s a relatively straightforward treatment – but anyone thinking of this enhancement should consider the three Ws: What do I really want to achieve? Who can I truly trust to help me? And Which tried and tested, methods and materials do they offer?
What do you want to achieve? Before your appointment, we’ll discuss your ideal outcome in a proper consultation. Is your goal to add fullness to thinning lips, enhance or fill-in shadow areas? Or simply to soften static wrinkles, especially on the lower face, caused by a loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin over time? Some patients have specific aims – to fill or soften small recessed scars. The important point is that each patient is different, and it’s not up to the practitioner to dictate the end result – but you, with our help and guidance.
Who can you truly trust? Firstly it’s a good idea to check your filler expert works from a place registered with the Care Quality Commission, guaranteeing unrivalled hygiene and safety. You might also think about who is truly qualified in the anatomy of the face – particularly experience with injections. Whilst many patients describe the feeling as ‘like a scratch’, most of us are naturally nervous about needles. Few clinical professionals can have gained as much experience as a qualified dentist when it comes to managing any anxiety or discomfort with patients.
Which methods and materials? We choose to use hyaluronic acid, as it’s a material with no reported incidence of allergy – so very safe indeed. It’s name sounds somewhat scary, but our skin naturally produces this to maintain moisture levels. As a result of ageing and environmental aggressors on a daily basis, our levels fall over time: So it’s a natural choice for smoother, more hydrated skin. We use formulations of different consistency for each part of the face, to achieve the look and feel needed to be your best self.
Whether you’ve been considering how dermal fillers could help you for some time, or you’re naturally curious and at the early stages of thinking about a more youthful appearance – come and meet us for a 20-minute, no-obligation consultation to answer any questions you may have, call us on 01275 842 550 to book.