As we age, our skin loses its youthful plumpness, and can become lax and wrinkled. Dermal fillers can be used to reduce facial wrinkles, such as the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and to restore lost volume in the face and the lips. Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin. The results are immediate, and the effects can last for 18 months or longer. Most clients have a further treatment when they feel the effect is starting to diminish. With repeated treatments the effects often last longer.
If you choose not to have the treatment repeated, the correction of the wrinkles and the enhanced lip effect will gradually become less noticeable until your skin looks like it did before the treatment.
What does the treatment involve?
All Arden Aesthetics treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. At this consultation you will discuss the treatment goal, and the look you wish to achieve. Dr Lucy will advise you as to which type of dermal filler and which treatment areas she would recommend to help you get the results you want. If you decide to proceed, Dr Lucy will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
The dermal filler is injected into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease. Dr Lucy will customise the exact depth and number of injections to give you the most natural, rejuvenated result.
The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the results are visible immediately. You can continue with your normal day after treatment, but you should leave the treated area alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.
Occasionally some mild bruising occurs, and there may be some redness and minimal swelling, which normally settles in 1-2 days.