Dermal Fillers

Dermal Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found extensively within our bodies in structures including the eyes, skin, joints and nervous tissue.
It has numerous medical applications including as a topical lubricant for dry eyes and skin and by injection into joints, in the treatment of scars and in ophthalmic surgical procedures.
NASHA (non-animal stabilized HA) is bioengineered, meaning there is virtually no risk of contamination by animal or human pathogens. This is the type of HA used in most dermal filler materials.

Cosmetic Uses

  • Cheek lifting/ volumizing
  • Lip augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Crows feet
  • Upper lip and Marionette lines (downward lines from corners of mouth)
  • Tear Trough (eye socket line)
  • Jawline definition
  • Nasolabial (nose to mouth) lines
  • Frown lines
  • Skin retexturing / hydration

Dermal HA fillers and Botulinum Toxin injections

HA fillers are often used in conjunction with Botulinum toxin injections as the effects may be complimentary to each other.

Injection procedure

The injections may be preceded by a topical application of lidocaine local anaesthetic cream to reduce the discomfort of the injection. There may be stinging as the HA filler is injected but this may be further reduced by lidocaine often pre-added to the filler syringe which will result in some numbness which may persist for an hour or so.

Post-injection

There may be a small amount of localised discolouration or bruising and pin prick-like marks at injection sites. The injected area will usually develop some swelling within 24 hours of injection; the swelling may last several days (longer in some instances). You will be instructed to massage the injected areas firmly in the days following injection in order to reduce the risk of a lumpy appearance. The skin should be kept clean; make-up and vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. There may be a mild, dull ache and tenderness around the treated area for 1-2 days.Further top-up injections may be administered later if required.

Longevity

The longevity of the effect of HA filler depends on the type used. This can range from 6 months to several years depending on the type of filler used. Many who have received injections over a number of years find that they require top-up injections less frequently.
Whilst there are a number of permanent and semi-permanent filler materials available, they can be difficult to remove without surgery, should removal be required. For this reason only non-permanent HA fillers are used within this practice.

Possible unwanted effect

Common: Bruising, swelling, over/underfill, nodularity, asymmetry, skin colour changes
inflammation, migration of filler from injection site,
Rare: allergy, infection, tissue necrosis,
Extremely rare: blindness.

Contra-indications

You should not receive HA filler injections in the following circumstances:

  • Previous allergic reaction to HA filler or gram positive bacteria
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Skin sores, rash, pimples hives, cysts or infection
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Known allergy to lidocaine (lignocaine) if using product containing lidocaine.
  • Autoimmune or systemic inflammatory disorder

 

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found extensively within our bodies in structures including the eyes, skin, joints and nervous tissue.
It has numerous medical applications including as a topical lubricant for dry eyes and skin and by injection into joints, in the treatment of scars and in ophthalmic surgical procedures.
NASHA (non-animal stabilized HA) is bioengineered, meaning there is virtually no risk of contamination by animal or human pathogens. This is the type of HA used in most dermal filler materials.

Cosmetic Uses

  • Cheek lifting/ volumizing
  • Lip augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Crows feet
  • Upper lip and Marionette lines (downward lines from corners of mouth)
  • Tear Trough (eye socket line)
  • Jawline definition
  • Nasolabial (nose to mouth) lines
  • Frown lines
  • Skin retexturing / hydration

Dermal HA fillers and Botulinum Toxin injections

HA fillers are often used in conjunction with Botulinum toxin injections as the effects may be complimentary to each other.

Injection procedure

The injections may be preceded by a topical application of lidocaine local anaesthetic cream to reduce the discomfort of the injection. There may be stinging as the HA filler is injected but this may be further reduced by lidocaine often pre-added to the filler syringe which will result in some numbness which may persist for an hour or so.

Post-injection

There may be a small amount of localised discolouration or bruising and pin prick-like marks at injection sites. The injected area will usually develop some swelling within 24 hours of injection; the swelling may last several days (longer in some instances). You will be instructed to massage the injected areas firmly in the days following injection in order to reduce the risk of a lumpy appearance. The skin should be kept clean; make-up and vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. There may be a mild, dull ache and tenderness around the treated area for 1-2 days.Further top-up injections may be administered later if required.

Longevity

The longevity of the effect of HA filler depends on the type used. This can range from 6 months to several years depending on the type of filler used. Many who have received injections over a number of years find that they require top-up injections less frequently.
Whilst there are a number of permanent and semi-permanent filler materials available, they can be difficult to remove without surgery, should removal be required. For this reason only non-permanent HA fillers are used within this practice.

Possible unwanted effect

Common: Bruising, swelling, over/underfill, nodularity, asymmetry, skin colour changes
inflammation, migration of filler from injection site,
Rare: allergy, infection, tissue necrosis,
Extremely rare: blindness.

Contra-indications

You should not receive HA filler injections in the following circumstances:

  • Previous allergic reaction to HA filler or gram positive bacteria
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Skin sores, rash, pimples hives, cysts or infection
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Known allergy to lidocaine (lignocaine) if using product containing lidocaine.
  • Autoimmune or systemic inflammatory disorder

 

Make An Appointment

If you would like to request specific information or an appointment, please complete and submit the form

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT