Fresh Face

Dermal Filler Treatments

What is it?

Dermal filler is a gel-like substance injected into the skin to plump out wrinkles, folds and hollow, sunken skin. It is mainly made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your skin, which is why it blends harmoniously with the skin.

It is used to treat:

  • Loss of facial contour
  • Nasiolabial lines (nose to mouth)
  • Marionette (corners of mouth)
  • Cheek volumisation
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Skin depressions/certain acne marks and scars

Results Achieved

Following an in-depth consultation and discussion about the problem area, we can outline what result you should expect to see. The results are visible instantly although usually after a week the full result is noticed when the skin recovers.

  • Procedure Time


    1 hour

  • Results Period


    Instant visible difference. Optimum result in 1 week.

  • Recovery Time


    up to 5-7 days

  • Back to Work?


    It is possible to return to work. Your practitioner will guide you otherwise.

FAQ’S

Common Queries Regarding This Procedure

How does it work?

Dermal filler, in general, is injected into the skin to replace what was once there. As we age there are changes in the bone structure and shape; muscles become less toned, fat is lost and changes position in the face along with skin that becomes looser and duller.

What you see is the problem area.

What we see is a comprehensive view of what is the actual cause of the problem. The problem area is assessed in conjunction with the whole face. Often a problem site is caused by loss of volume or ageing in a different site and what we often realise is, to get the best result we need to combine it with another area. We recommend a face mapping consultation to every client, to have a comprehensive understanding of how your face is ageing.

How long does the treatment last?

8 – 12 months

For whom is it not suitable?

People who suffer hypertrophic or keloid scarring.

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Some auto-immune conditions
  • Blood coagulation disorders

A full medical history and assessment is carried out for every patient to ensure suitability for treatment.

Are there any cautions/contra-indications

Active skin infections

Cold sores

Can it be combined with other treatments?

Depending on the area treated it is commonly combined with toxin treatment which weakens the muscles, so the skin isn’t constantly stressed with the movement. Areas treated with toxin aid wrinkle prevention.

Skin treatments – are usually indicated because although the structure of the skin looks plumper and smoother, the actual skin health itself is no different. To improve the skin health the skin cells need to be stimulated – we can do that with prescription homecare, peels, lasers and medical facials; see fresh skin to find out more.

There are some time restrictions with some of the skin treatments, and you must not have massage or heat treatments close to dermal filler treatments.

Is it sore?

A topical anaesthetic cream can be used which is very effective.

What is it used to treat?

Folds, wrinkles, depressions, scars, loss of volume and lips.

Is it safe?

There is always a risk from having dermal filler injected into the skin.  This risk is reduced significantly when carried out by experienced practitioners in a HIS registered clinic who take a careful health history and use the appropriate injecting techniques.

The practitioners must also be able to dissolve the product should any complications arise.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Common side effects are bruising, redness and swelling.  The biggest risks occur from inexperienced injectors with poor knowledge of anatomy. Make sure you have these treatments in an HIS regulated clinic; and ensure the practitioner knows how to deal with complications and can dissolve the product if necessary.

What is the recovery time?
  • Redness typically resolves the same day.
  • Swelling usually subsides within a few days.
  • Bruising depending on severity can be for up to a week although after 24 hours you can apply makeup to cover the area.

Aftercare

Do not do anything too strenuous or energetic on the day of treatment and refrain from touching or applying make-up because it increases risk of infection.

A cold compress is soothing and reduces heat and inflammation

Treatment Price

Prices range from:
£150 – £170 for 0.55ml Juvederm smile
£230 -for 1ml Juvederm 3 or 4
£320 – for Juvederm Voluma to restore mid face volume

A deposit of £25 is required to secure the appointment. We also have our Fresh Face Membership Plan that allows you to benefit by paying monthly along with lots of other member benefits.  If you are requiring multiple areas you might want to take advantage of our interest-free finance.

If you have any other concerns please visit our page dedicated to client safety.

YOUR SAFETY
  • Treatment Reviews
    Delighted with lip filler treatment

    "Absolutely brilliant. I booked in for lip filler as my lips are thinning and are asymmetrical. After a detailed chat about my concerns and what I wanted to achieve, I was treated so well throughout the whole procedure. To say I am happy is an understatement. I am absolutely delighted and would recommend Fresh inc. to anyone having these procedures."

    - Mary Smith, Dundee