What are dermal fillers?
They are injectable products either synthetically made or natural hyaluronic acid and are used to help restore volume, soften lines and enhance facial features. The fillers which are naturally made have been ethically approved by religious committees (e.g. Jewish, Muslim). They are injected in the form of a clear gel.
The main question you want to know, will you end up with lips like car bumpers? NO! We aim to administer a natural enhanced look.
What happens during the consultation?
The treatment will take approximately 30-45 minutes to administer. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will discuss your thoughts and assess your face to decide on the best treatment plan for you. The practitioner will determine the injection site to achieve the best result for you. A topical anaesthetic (usually a cream) is generally applied before treatment. The practitioner will then administer the treatment through several injections. You can sometimes feel the initial injection but subsequent injections should be less uncomfortable as most dermal fillers contain lidocaine (local anaesthetic). Visible effects are immediate. You will be provided with written aftercare following your treatment and a follow up appointment booked for 2 weeks after the treatment.
How long do the effects last for?
Fillers can last for an average of 6-18 months depending on the type of filler used, skin type, the area treated and lifestyle factors.
Where can the products be used?
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner is able to use dermal fillers for:
- Fine line treatments
- Lip vermillion borders (the upper ridge of the upper lip and the lower ridge of the lower lip)
- Lip augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Nasolabial folds (lines that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth down)
Prices for the Juvederm range start at £250 and for the Juvederm Vycross range at £350
(Extra costs will be incurred if further syringes of dermal fillers are required).
Clare Gonzalez is an advanced nurse practitioner who has completed her dermal fillers training on a cosmetic course designed by leading plastic surgeons. They are the most recognised trainers in the country.
If you would like further information, or would like to book a consultation with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, please do not hesitate to contact us at Roundwood Health Clinic on (01226) 282560.