They are injectable products that can be used to soften and correct lines in the skin. They can be used to enhance facial contours e.g. lips and static lines, and also replace loss of volume e.g. in the cheeks. At Premier Aesthetics Limited we only use hyaluronic acid fillers due to its proven high safety record. Hylauronic acid is a naturally occurring product in our skin and joints which we lose overtime, hence we are just replacing something that has been lost when we inject dermal fillers.
How are fillers administered?
They are injected into the skin with a fine gauge needle. Local anaesthetic cream can be bought from the chemist and applied at home approximately 1hr before treatment to increase comfort.
Does it Hurt?
Some people can experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the product is injected. This is significantly reduced if local anaesthetic cream is applied prior to application.
How long do fillers last?
This depends on the areas treated and products used but on the lips it usually lasts between 6-9 months, and in other areas 9-12 months. Cheek and volume filler can last up to 18 months. Over time the filler is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed like your own natural hyaluronic acid.
How long will the procedure take?
Consultation is approximately 20-30 mins and the injections itself between 15-30 mins. The whole session is usually completed between 45-60 mins from start to finish.
What are the risks and side effects?
Common problems - localised reaction at the injection site - redness, swelling, bruising (can be reduced with use of Arnica cream / tablets post treatment) - Uncommon - infection, granuloma (tissue nodule), tissue necrosis, allergic reaction, 'Tindle effect’ blue discolouration).
Who should avoid treatments?
Any person with: - a known history of hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the product - anyone on blood thinning medication (e.g. warfarin, aspirin - treatment with caution) - anyone on certain chemotherapy medications - any bleeding / bruising disorders - pregnant or breastfeeding women - any neurological disorder (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Myasthenia Gravis).