Dermal Filler Treatment
Dermal Fillers are used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and folds, usually around the lower half of the face, such as around the mouth. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our bodies to provide elasticity and volume to our skin. It acts like a sponge and retains large quantities of water to keep the skin plumped and soft.
As we get older the level of Hyaluronic acid naturally depletes resulting in gradual volume loss and skin folds.
Most Dermal fillers are a biodegradable hyaluronic acid gel. Teosyal® is a full range of injectable dermal fillers made of non-animal origin and biodegradable hyaluronic acid. They are manufactured by Teoxane in Switzerland and recently won ‘Injectable Product of the Year, 2016” for their RHA filler range. They offer a range of products that can dramatically improve the appearance and tone of the face and are both long lasting and safe and work by replacing the skins own natural levels of hyaluronic acid. They add volume to facial tissue thereby restoring a smoother appearance to the face.
These products are suitable for areas such as the lines from the nose to the mouth (naso labial) and smile lines (marionettes), giving a filled, relaxed look and reducing wrinkles and lines. Alternatively they can be used for the lips giving a plumper fuller look. Cheek Augmentation is ideal for individuals who either want to add definition and contour to the area or for those that have noticed facial changes with the loss of volume in the cheek area.
The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and the results are immediately visible. A simple injection is placed under the skin at dermis level with a very fine needle, replenishing the skin’s natural volume. As Teosyal® contains a local anaesthetic, the injection causes minimal discomfort. In addition, for optimal comfort, a local anaesthetic cream is applied to the treated area 30 minutes prior to treatment.
Occasionally some people may experience symptoms such as slight swelling, bruising, redness, itching or tenderness in the treated area but these reactions are quite normal and usually disappear within one to six days.
Dermal Fillers are temporary as hyaluronic acid is eventually absorbed by the body and naturally broken down. Their effects are instant and last around 6-9 months, however this may vary with each client and lifestyle along with which part of the face the product is injected. There is minimal downtime with dermal fillers and you can resume most activities right away.
A full and thorough consultation will be carried out with our Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber who will be able to discuss your areas of concern and advise the best way forward to achieve maximum results.