No. of Treatments One or more as desired
Procedure Time 30 minutes per session
Discomfort Level None to very low
Results After first treatment, lasting three to 12 months
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injections made up of a synthetically created gel containing hyaluronic acid. Our skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, although our ability to produce it decreases as we age. Dermal fillers replace this much-needed hydrating nutrient, which lasts much longer than naturally produced hyaluronic acid – it lasts between three and 12 months when administered in dermal fillers.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers give our skin a boost of hydration, volumising and “plumping up” common problem areas. They firm up the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and making the skin look rejuvenated and giving it a youthful glow. At Dr Raquel Skin & Medical Cosmetics, dermal fillers will only be used to give subtle results, enhancing your natural features, making you feel more confident in your own skin.
What can dermal fillers be used for?
- Temple filler
- Sunken tear troughs under the eyes
- Cheek definition
- Nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth downwards)
- Jowl reduction
- Enhancing lips and treating smoker’s lines
- Jawline reshaping
- Chin definition
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based fillers and have one of the best safety profiles of any injectable treatment, due to their biodegradable nature. They are minimally invasive and safe, if done by an experienced medical professional. As with any procedure, there are possible risks, the most common being post-procedure redness, bruising and swelling. All risks will be discussed on your consultation.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
I do everything I can to reduce discomfort and make the treatment as pleasant as possible. A topical local anaesthetic can be used in the area to be treated before the procedure, and any needles used during the treatment are very small in size. My experience and approach to patient care makes all procedures I do comfortable and safe.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere between three to 18 months. This will depend on the type of filler injected, the amount of filler used, the area of the face being treated and how active it is. It is also affected by how quickly your body naturally breaks down the filler, which will vary from person to person. During our consultation, we can discuss this in detail, taking into consideration your specific needs.
Do dermal fillers have any side effects?
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and most people can return to their normal life immediately after treatment. However, all treatments pose some risk; the common side effects are redness, swelling and bruising. Allergic reactions are very rare but can occur. If you suffer from cold sores, it’s advisable to do preventive medication before treatment
Will I look “plastic” or “overdone”?
The answer is no. I am committed to achieving exceptional natural-looking results. During your treatment journey with me, I will listen to your concerns and then use my experience and medical knowledge to create a treatment plan that will suit you specifically. This means you will never look “fake” or “plastic”, while still achieving the results you desire.
Why choose Dr Raquel?
I am passionate about achieving exceptional, natural-looking results whilst keeping patient safety as a priority. I am committed to ethical aesthetic practice, always putting my patients’ welfare first. I will never recommend a treatment or product that I don’t personally endorse and have an in-depth knowledge about and experience of working with.
All treatments are tailored to each individual patient and that is why I will take the time to develop the most medically appropriate treatment for you. I will always try to offer you the best price possible, while never sacrificing the quality of care and level of results. I will always be mindful of my patients’ budget, offering honest advice and tailored treatments.
Ensuring that all patients go home with a positive experience and great, natural-looking results is my primary goal.
We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information I provide is based on the experience I have gained from treating a wide variety of patients, both men and women, of different ages, and is based on an average treatment experience. For more accurate information about how the treatment experience would be for you, please book a one-to-one consultation with me.