What is dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles or add volume to the area. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced in our bodies. It gives our skin the elasticity and plumpness that gives us our youthful appearance.
Why have filler in this area?
The nasolabial fold is the deep crease running from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. This crease becomes more noticeable as part of the natural ageing process. Fat is lost from the cheeks, reducing skin volume and making this fold appear deeper. Repeated smiling or having a “big smile” may result in permanent, deep creases in this area. Clients choose to treat this area by filling these lines to make the area appear softer and smoother, giving you a more youthful appearance.
How long will it last?
It depends how your body reacts, and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between 6 and 18 months.
Who is suitable for this kind of treatment?
You must be over the age of 18 to have any injectable treatments, if you look younger than 21 you will be asked for ID.
You may not be suitable for this
treatment if you have;
- Blood clotting problems
Is there any down time?
Whilst you can usually get back to your normal activities straight away, we recommend avoiding alcohol, smoking and vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours. It is completely normal to experience some redness, bruising, very mild bleeding, swelling and tenderness after the procedure for 2 - 3 days.