Young skin is constantly moisturised from within by hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar. Hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated for a youthful look.
As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid and fine lines start to appear on the face. Some lines become wrinkles due to outside factors like sun exposure, diet and years of facial muscle movement. Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds too.
Here at harpal clinic we use Teosyal and Belotero as our hyaluronic filler of choice and Ellanse as our collagen stimulator filler of choice.
Personal Note From Dr Bains
"Fillers are funny. Its one of the components in the beauty world that has created more horror stories in the media than almost anything else. Done properly, it can be massively confidence boosting and add to your life in many ways. With fillers, I favour a natural look, unless a client specifically asks for another look. I usually discuss a patient's wants and needs and come up with a treatment plan to suit. Treatment may cover more than one area with one syringe, depending on what is required. For lips in particular, I usually draw the before and desired after, just to get it absolutely right and will discuss what is possible and what is not. Bring lots of pictures of what you want. Let me know what bothers you. It may sometimes be a combination of different treatments that is required. I will advice you as to the best way to go ahead."
+ Frequently Asked Questions
Who can benefit from it?
People who have lost volume in the face due to rapid weight loss. People who want to regain their youthful appearance or perhaps you want to balance out an asymmetrical face. Fillers are an excellent solution for wrinkles and fine lines which are present at rest.
What is the procedure?
Depending on the area you may need topical anaesthesia or a dental block for lips. 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 which.
How long will the procedure last?
30-45 minutes including consultation
15 minutes for top-ups
Is it painful?
You may feel discomfort during this treatment and we use a topical anaesthesia which is much stronger than Emla.
What happens straight after treatment?
If you have had anaesthesia you will feel numb in those areas for a couple of hours whilst it is wearing off and there may be a chance of swelling and bruising. We would suggest you do not apply make-up over the area.
When will I see results?
Instantly, except for tear troughs, which can take up to 2 weeks. However, the area injected might appear more 'plumped' due to hyaluronic acid filler attracting water. This usually settles in a few days. You may also feel lumps/bumps which normally settles in 1-4 weeks. This is usually inflammation and internal bruising.
Do I need to repeat this treatment?
Yes you will need to repeat this treatment every 5-9 months depending on the area treated. Frequently, people find that their own body produces more collagen in the area injected, as a response to the injection, which helps lengthen periods between treatments.
What are the long-term benefits and results?
Teosyal, a hyaluronic acid filler. We will consider other hyaluronic fillers if you let us know in advance of your treatment.
+ Cost of Treatment
Nose to Mouth Line, Marionette Lines, Smoker's Lines, Chin & Earlobes First Syringe - £279
Second or more Syringes- £199
Temples, Mid-face/Cheekbones & Forehead (Asian/Oriental)
First Syringe- £279
Second or more Syringes- £199
Lips & Tear-Trough
First Syringe- £299
Second Syringe or more- £199
Hands and Feet
£350 (using Ellanse and including cannula where relevant)
*For multiple filler types, first filler price will be the more expensive filler/area. Eg Lips and nasolabial will be £299 + £199
Hyalase Treatment (Filler removal)
First treatment - £150
Second treattment (if applicable) - £75
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