WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are small injections used to rejuvenate the skin, replace lost volume and refine the facial contours. Injected beneath the skin – as deep as the bone or in the collagen layer directly above – dermal fillers help to restore the natural facial structure. In mimicking the bone, tissues and fat that are lost with age, they impart a fresh and ‘lifted’ appearance to the face.
HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
Essentially, dermal fillers are designed to restore volume – and re-plump the face – by injecting a gel beneath the surface of the skin. The composition of this gel can vary; however, the most commonly used dermal fillers in London are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – a molecule which can carry up to 1000 times its weight in water and occurs naturally throughout the body.
Here at 23MD, Dr Kersh uses dermal fillers that benefit from innovative Vcross technology. This cross-links the molecules of HA, allowing it to hold its shape and volumise exactly where required.
The areas most commonly treated using fillers are the temples, cheeks, lips, under-eye-hollows, jawline and chin. More advanced treatments – such as non-surgical rhinoplasties – can also be performed using dermal fillers, enabling a holistic facial rejuvenation.
AM I A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR DERMAL FILLERS IN LONDON?
Dermal fillers are a popular option with patients looking to restore their natural facial shape and contours, as well as those seeking beautification. For this reason, Dr Kersh treats the face as a whole and not in isolated areas – a technique which enables her to restore balance and harmony.
ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
Yes, HA is a natural substance found in the body – and, as such, dermal fillers are perfectly safe and carry no risk of an allergic reaction. However, the procedure must be carried out by a medical professional, such as 23MD.
ARE THEY PAINFUL?
Pain thresholds vary from person to person. However, when it comes to dermal fillers, most people report very little or no discomfort. A slight feeling of pressure may be experienced as the needle is injected into the skin – but this quickly passes. If you do happen to feel pain or discomfort throughout the procedure, an anaesthetic cream can be applied to provide relief.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Downtime is very minimal. You may experience a few injection-related reactions, such as redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness at the injection site – but these should disappear within a few days. Following the treatment, most people are able to resume their normal daily activities. You could even have dermal fillers in London during your lunch hour and return to work immediately after.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS OF MY DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers have an instant effect, which means the face will look immediately rejuvenated following treatment. These effects will then continue to improve over time.
During an initial consultation, Dr Kersh will discuss your individual treatment plan and may suggest spreading treatments over several months. To achieve the best results, she may also recommend combining dermal fillers with Mesotherapy, Botulinum Toxin A (Botox®) and energy-based treatments such as Ultherapy® or BTL Exilis®.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
This depends on a variety of factors, including the specific treatment area, the structure of your skin, your age and lifestyle. Some people also appear to naturally break down the gel faster than others. However, as a general rule, the effects of dermal fillers can last for up to 18 months or more.
HOW MUCH DO DERMAL FILLERS IN LONDON COST?
The cost of dermal fillers in London can vary greatly. It all depends on the type and amount of filler used, the specific treatment area, and the number of treatment sessions required.
To get a better idea of the price, the best option is to book an initial consultation at 23MD. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss your wishes, allowing our specialists to create a personalised treatment plan and provide detailed information on how much your dermal fillers will cost. Most clients find our rates competitive and deem the fillers an affordable and worthwhile investment.
If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.