Perhaps you’d like to feel more confident about your lips, nose or cheekbones, but don’t want to undergo surgery?
Our expert aesthetic doctors use high-quality dermal fillers at our clinic in London to enhance your look, providing a non-surgical aesthetic solution. We can work with you to achieve the results that you’ve always wanted, utilising the rejuvenating powers of hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulators.
Dr Bains has many years of experience in dermal filler application. Her expert precision and knowledge of the facial structure allow our patients to leave their appointments with natural, discreet enhancements that don’t appear ‘overdone’. Our patients return time and time again because they trust Dr Bains’ skills.
“Done properly, fillers can be a huge confidence boost. I favour a natural look unless a client specifically requests otherwise. This is all discussed prior to treatment so that clients know exactly what they’re getting. For lips, in particular, I usually draw the before and desired after, just to get it absolutely right and clarify what is possible and what is not. I encourage clients to bring pictures that show what they want to achieve and talk about any areas they feel need specific improvement. It may sometimes be that a combination of different treatments is required. I will advise you of the best way to move forward."
Dr. Harpal Bains
Fillers contain ingredients that work to temporarily add volume and enhance the appearance of the skin. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are two ingredients used in fillers; we produce these in our bodies, but over time production decreases, and we start to see signs of wrinkles and sagging skin. Fillers can replace the lost hyaluronic acid and collagen, making the skin look plumper.
"Dr Bains, thank you for the fillers procedure. I am really happy with the results. You are a marvel!"
Here at Harpal Clinic, we use Belotero and Profhilo as our hyaluronic fillers of choice, and Ellanse as our collagen stimulator filler of choice. Our doctors will pick the right type of filler for you, to address the area of the face or body treated.
Belotero provides a range of different filler densities, to address various issues. It is ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines, and increasing volume where there is volume loss. Dr Bains likes Belotero because it is less allergenic and produces little to no inflammatory response in the tissues compared to other fillers in her experience.
Profhilo is a moisturising filler that stimulates the skin cell receptors to increase skin firmness and improve sagging skin. Profhilo is injected close to the surface of the skin and gives the effect of rejuvenation – the skin appears plumper and more radiant, with better tone, texture and hydration. It can be used alongside other types of fillers such as Belotero or Ellanse which are meant to address deeper layers of skin. Profhilo is better for skin issues rather than for volume loss.
Ellanse is a collagen stimulator, which corrects wrinkles and folds in the skin and stimulates your collagen production for long-lasting results after treatment. Ellanse and Belotero function in a similar way but Ellanse is designed to stimulate your own body’s production of collagen, and so results can last longer.
Each product functions slightly differently and as such, our aesthetic experts will guide you on the best choice(s) according to your specific goals.
Botox and fillers are both very popular treatments, but there are key differences between the two:
Botox is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small amounts into the skin, it freezes the muscles in that area, minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Think of not allowing your frown muscles to work. Eventually, the muscles debulk, and so the line in between appears less pronounced. And the best part is that the muscle memory also decreases, so you may lose the habit of frowning! It can also be used as a preventative measure against future wrinkles and lines. However, Botox cannot correct wrinkles that are formed through sagging or loss of volume – here, fillers can help.
Fillers are commonly used to add volume to specific areas you wish to enhance; they can also replace volume lost through the natural ageing process and weight loss. In addition, fillers are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Think of blowing air into a deflated balloon.
Dr Bains’ natural approach is favoured by many. The key to her philosophy is considering the face as a whole. She will listen to your concerns and goals and advise taking some time to consider what is unwanted, as well as what is desired – for example, unwanted features may be a sad or tired look, while desired features may be plumper lips. With all of these considerations noted, she can formulate the exact treatments required to achieve the best results for you.
We recommend commencing a course of treatments rather than trying to achieve your desired look in one appointment. Making minor enhancements with each visit can achieve a youthful appearance, and those around you will be none the wiser.
Instead of focusing solely on what is apparent to the eye, Dr Bains takes into consideration the skin’s three main layers: the epidermis (the top layer, which provides a barrier function), the dermis (a layer which is mostly collagen), subcutaneous fat (which provides volume). By understanding the function of each layer and identifying which layer needs particular attention, we can accurately select the correct types of filler required, as well as the depth at which the filler should be applied.
In addition to filler, Dr Bains may recommend Botox and other aesthetic treatments for an overall more youthful appearance. Fillers and Botox target different signs of ageing and work well when performed simultaneously, taking years off your appearance.
Who can benefit from fillers?
Fillers can be beneficial if you have lost volume in your face due to weight loss or ageing, would like to smooth out fine lines or wrinkles, and wish to regain a youthful appearance. This treatment is also an option for balancing out an asymmetrical face or enhancing particular facial features.
What is the procedure for dermal fillers?
Depending on the area, you may need topical or injectable anaesthesia. The filler will then be injected into the relevant area, and you will be shown the results after each fill; therefore you can have as much involvement during this treatment as you wish.
How long will the procedure last?
45-60 minutes, including consultation.
Are fillers painful?
You may feel discomfort during this treatment. However, we use topical anaesthesia which is much stronger than the most common brand, Emla. This helps to numb the area.
What happens straight after fillers?
If you have had anaesthesia, you will feel numb in those areas for a couple of hours whilst it is wearing off. There is a chance of swelling and bruising, but we suggest that you do not apply makeup over the area until the skin has healed.
When will I see the results?
Instantly (except for tear troughs, which can take up to two weeks). However, the area injected might appear more ‘plumped’ due to the hyaluronic acid filler attracting water – this usually settles in a few days. You may also feel lumps and bumps, which normally settle within one to four weeks – this is generally due to inflammation and internal bruising.
Do I need to repeat this treatment?
Yes. We advise repeating the treatment every five to nine months, depending on the area treated. Frequently, people find that their body produces more collagen in the area injected as a response to the injection, which helps lengthen periods between treatments.
What if I do not like the results?
We take great care to ensure that our treatments suit our clients’ needs, and we take into account your input throughout your treatment, adjusting as necessary. It is important to remember that dermal filler is not permanent and will dissolve over time – however, we can dissolve the filler for you if you are unsatisfied with the results.
Can I have dermal fillers if I am pregnant?
We do not advise dermal fillers or Botox for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Nose to mouth (nasolabial) line, marionette lines, smoker's lines, chin and earlobes
(Cost is for first syringe)
Temples, mid-face/cheekbones and forehead
(Cost is for first syringe)
Lips and tear-trough
(Cost is for first syringe)
Hands and feet
(using Ellanse and including cannula where relevant)
Profhilo – first vial
Additional vials – £199 each
Profhilo – course of 3
Additional vials – £199 each
Hyalase treatment (filler removal) where fillers were done elsewhere
(Cost for first treatment)
*Multiple areas and additional syringes will have a £75 discount.