What dermal filler product is used?
At the Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic we use only non-permanent, gold standard and clinically safe dermal fillers. We like to offer a range of products to meet our patient’s individual needs. We offer leading brands of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers purchased from a pharmacy. Our favourite brand is Aliaxin which is a very pure hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin, young skin is continuously moisturised from within by this naturally occurring sugar. It attracts and holds on to water to provide hydration, structure and volume. The skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid dramatically diminish with age causing skin to become dry and lose volume, wrinkles and grooves begin to appear. Gravity also pulls the skin down resulting in folds and sagging.
Each dermal filler used at Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic is a smooth gel formulation with minimally cross linked hyaluronic acid, it is injected into the skin to fill the area of volume loss and smooth the skin and also to lift the tissues where folds and sagging has occurred.
How popular is the treatment?
Wrinkle injections are the most popular and fastest growing non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the UK and the US. Hyaluronic acid has replaced collagen as the favourite filler of U.K. cosmetic experts. It is more likely to be compatible with our bodies than collagen. Wrinkle injections have a good safety record in the hands of experienced and suitably trained medical professionals, they are low risk procedures and the results are temporary.
What areas can be treated?
- Crepy lines
- Marionette lines (Lines from corners of mouth)
- Nasolabial folds (Lines from nose to mouth)
- Perioral lines (Vertical lines around lips)
- Tear troughs
What happens during my consultation?
During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether the dermal filler is an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from dermal fillers. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of injectable treatment is really right for you. You may also require this face to face assessment to determine how much dermal filler you will require to achieve desired results.
What happens during my treatment appointment?
Local anaesthetic topical cream can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to the treatment if necessary, the skin is cleaned with an appropriate solution.
The prefilled syringe of dermal filler is injected using a small needle. In most cases a blunt ended cannula is used to administer the filler. The dermal filler can be injected into/under the skin to smooth wrinkles or deeper into the tissues to provide structure, volume or lift.
What is the aftercare advice?
You will be given verbal and written advice. You will be able to see some results immediately where the product has been placed; you may also see some swelling and perhaps bruising. Best results are seen between 2-3 weeks, a review appointment will be made for this time. A second treatment is not usually required; however, it is good practice to review results.
You will be advised not to touch the treated areas and avoid makeup and alcohol on the treatment day. Also, you should avoid excessive heat such as sauna, steam room, sunbed, sunbathing and spa for 2 weeks. For safety reasons we do not treat our clients with dermal fillers too close to a holiday abroad, we suggest treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
How long do the results last?
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
- Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in the dermal filler (Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin therefore you would not be allergic to this) Lidocaine is usually present within the hyaluronic acid gel formulation
- Skin infection at the injection site
- Dermal filler treatment is contraindicated for some people with certain auto-immune diseases
- If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the dermal filler can be harmful to your unborn child)
- Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated
Before and after Dermal Filler treatments
Treatment frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Between 6-18 months depending on the product used. Results can vary depending on the individual, lifestyle choices and metabolism.
Dermal fillers should not change expression; it is a technique-sensitive treatment. When administered correctly the filler should be undetectable and natural looking.
The most common potential side effects are local swelling and tenderness, occasionally bruising. Less common are infection, lumps and nodules.
At Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic we are nurse independent prescribers. We have first aid equipment and medicines and can treat you in case of an emergency anaphylactic/allergic reaction.