Injectable dermal fillers are injected into the skin to soften lines, folds and wrinkles and to give volume to tissues that may have lost it over time.
The most common areas treated with dermal fillers are the naso-labial folds (lines extending from the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (lines extending down from the corners of the mouth) and the lips.
As we age, our skin loses volume and this, together with loss of elasticity and deterioration in skin tone and surface texture contributes to the classic triad of the ageing signs of the face:
Descent, Deterioration and Loss of Volume
This last problem, Loss of Volume, and to an extent, the first (descent) can be addressed by the careful use of dermal fillers. They were originally designed to treat the appearance of scars but, over time have come to be used increasingly for facial rejuvenation in the aesthetic industry.
How long will the filler last?
Over time the dermal filler is completely reabsorbed by the body and is replaced by water. Because of this replacement by water, the effect wears off gradually. Depending on the type of filler used, the effect will last from 6 to 12 months.
‘Being subtle with Dermal Fillers is essential. A skilled application of fillers should look natural and the results should not be obvious except for a refreshed, smoother and less aged look.
Obvious over-filling looks unnatural and can look very odd – it is very important to avoid this, and only experience, skill and attention to detail help avoid this artificial-looking effect’
How safe are dermal fillers?
As with all rejuvenating treatments, the most important thing is to choose an experienced practitioner. This is very important, as selection of the correct filler, treatment planning to select the right areas to treat, and skilful injection in to the areas treated will all affect the quality of the result and safety of the procedure.
As an experienced Doctor, Dr. Grewal is well practised with injectables, and safety is an absolute priority.
What do fillers cost?
£275 for Nasolabial lines / marionette lines
Combined packages (1 area means both sides of the face treated)
1 area £275 (e.g. just naso-labial folds)
2 areas £425 (e.g. naso-labial folds and marionette lines)
3 areas £575 (e.g. naso-labial folds, marionette lines and cheek fillers)