Dermal fillers are commonly known as filler, collagen injections, and hyaluronic acid injections. Dermal fillers help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing. This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), ageing hands, and in some cases, it can be used to contour the face and fill deep scars. Dermal fillers have many applications, so it’s important to learn about what they can treat.
At Karidis, we use Juvéderm® VOLUMA, an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler, manufactured by Allergan. This is a semi-permanent volumising gel which is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler. It can be used for re-contouring and restoring the face in the case of age-related volume loss. Mr Karidis does not condone using permanent fillers.
If you would like to talk to us about dermal fillers, call our London clinic today. We also offer dermal facial fillers for Asian patients, which tends to focus specifically on the nasolabial lines.
How much does Dermal Fillers Treatment cost?
From £450 for 1ml. Price is dependant on area.
For our full non-surgical treatments price list, please click here.
Dermal Filler FAQs
Injectable fillers can instantly soften telltale ageing lines or improve your looks by enhancing your natural features, such as your cheeks or lips. They also restore volume, improve skin elasticity, and smooth niggling lines and imperfections.
Injectable fillers are usually a crystal-clear gel produced biotechnologically using stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid and water. The hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in skin and the body.
By replenishing nature’s supply of hyaluronic acid, these revitalize and plump up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look.
Injectable fillers can be used virtually anywhere on the body, from smoothing out facial lines, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, as well as used in the cheeks and chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally. The most common areas treated are: from the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds) lips (enhancement) cheeks and chin (shaping) back of the hands, décolletage, face (skin rejuvenation) between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines).
Dermal fillers are usually a very safe, well-tolerated treatment, but it is important to choose an experienced and and qualified practitioner.
This depends on how much and what type of product you will require. Of course, once you have been examined and assessed during your pre-treatment consultation, we will be able to discuss the cost of the treatment with you.
You should be able to return to your normal activities straight away. But this can vary from person to person. Some people need one or two days of downtime after dermal filler treatment. The Karidis team will be on hand to advise and support you.
One of the great advantages of the various hyaluronic acid fillers is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. This is good because the face and body are not static either and change with time. It is usually not a good idea to inject a long-acting or permanent filler into a part of the body or face that undergoes some change over time.
Longevity of the products varies from individual to individual however as rough guidelines the following apply:
Facial lines and facial shaping: follow-up treatment or top-up is usually needed after approximately 6 months. However after 2 or 3 treatments have been administered, the time interval between injections can increase to 12 or 18 months as some collagen build up starts to occur which in itself fills the area.
Lip enhancement: follow-up treatment is normally needed in about 6 months.
Skin rejuvenation and deep hydration: after the initial intense treatment of 3 treatment sessions every 2 – 3 weeks, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 months. Duration depends on many factors, such as skin type, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded by the patient and the injection technique of the practitioner.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that is broken down by the body over time by an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected by an experienced and qualified practitioner, dermal fillers are typically a very safe, well-tolerated and temporary treatment, but sometimes patients may wish to dissolve them to reverse an unwanted outcome or any undesirable effects. This can usually be done safely and effectively with an injection of synthetic hyaluronidase.
To ensure that we can offer this option to our patients, we now perform a hyaluronidase patch test a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their dermal filler treatment. This will consist of a small amount of diluted hyaluronidase being injected into the forearm to check for an allergic reaction to the product. If there is a reaction, it will be small, localised swelling and redness at the injection site.
As always, Karidis Clinic is dedicated to ensuring the safety and happiness of our patients.