What are Fillers?
Fillers are gels made from hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring in our bodies. At The Skin Center we use Restylane and Emervel which have been used successfully for many years in the UK.
What are they used for?
As we age, we lose the hyaluronic acid naturally occurring in our skin. This causes lines, wrinkles and loss of volume to areas such as lips and under the eyes. Fillers can be injected under the skin to fill these lines and add volume. This can create fuller,more defined lips,softening of harsh lines such as those between the nose and mouth,and reduction of dark under eye areas. They also encourage natural collagen production to create a more youthful appearance.
Is it painful?
A surface anaesthetic cream is applied before the procedure so it’s relatively painless
What are the side effects?
There may be slight discomfort ,bruising or swelling for up to 72 hours
How much will I need?
Most areas will need 1-2 ml depending on the desired effect
How long will it last?
The effects last between 9 and 12 months
Fillers are only available in our Reading Salon