Wrinkles and facial lines result from aging, muscle activity and any genetic predisposition. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural sugar that is naturally present within your skin, however with age, as the levels of HA reduces, and the skin dries out, wrinkles form as the skin becomes more fragile.
When injected, a Dermal Filler will essentially counteract this HA reduction, allowing the skin to be filled out, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Due to the nature of Dermal Fillers, they can also be used to boost the definition of lips, the mouth and cheeks.
Bellissima Facial Aesthetics can offer professional consultations and treatment to reduce the appearance of minor to moderate facial lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in booking a consultation with Dr C V Elliott BDS, please contact us.
The cost will vary depending on the dosage required, and the Dermal Filler used, which is unique to each patient, but generally prices range from £195.00. Click below for more details:
Dermal Fillers . . .
Soften nasolabial or marionette lines from £245
Pre-Jowlfilling: from £245
Lift cheeks: Mild £395, Moderate £495
Temporal fossa: from £295
Full non surgical face lift to include: Cheek lift, nasolabial and marionette folds, pre-Jowlfilling, vectoring Mild £595, Moderate £795
Lip enhancement: Mild £245, Moderate £345
Hand Rejuvenation: Mild £295, Moderate £445 3- Skin boosting
An initial consultation and examination is required, as there is a wide range of Dermal Filler products available, these can be tailored to suit your needs, and any allergies you may have. The injections can be administered at the first meeting once one has been selected, and 20-30 minutes before this, anaesthetic cream will be applied in order that the patient will only suffer a mild temporary discomfort during the procedure. In most cases the recovery time will be approximately 30 minutes, after which any red marks or bruising would normally fade, however this can vary from person to person and is also dependant on the Dermal Filler used.
Length of Procedure
For the initial visit, discussion, examination and treatment, normally somewhere between 30-45 minutes. The treatment itself is completed within 10-30 minutes depending on the areas of treatment.
The overwhelming majority of patients walk out of the treatment room with just a few small red dots at the areas that have been injected. These typically take 15-30 minutes to fade – after that there is no sign to tell anyone that you have had an injection.
Dermal Fillers are safe in expert hands, and side effects are rare. Occasionally a patient may suffer mild temporary bruising, a temporary swelling or some minor tenderness.
Best Areas for Application
Dermal Fillers can be used for a variety of effects on the face, including:
- Softening minor wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and lips
- Softening Naso-labial lines
- Reducing Marionette lines
- Lifting the corners of the mouth
- Boosting definition of thin lips or hollow cheeks
Not Suitable for
- Patients who have some rare neuromuscular disorders
- Pregnant women
- Nursing mothers
Frequently Asked Questions . . .
1) How long will it take to work? A) The effects of the Dermal Filler will be immediate.
2) How long do the effects of Dermal Fillers last? A) Duration of effect varies by patient and depends on the area and severity of the condition being treated. Lifestyle factors such as dietary habits or smoking can also reduce the period of effectiveness, however for most people Dermal Fillers will last between 6 and 9 months, however will require further work after this to maintain effectiveness.
To find out more information, to book a consultation, or if you are a returning patient, to book a treatment, please contact us.