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DERMAL FILLER

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WHAT IS DERMAL FILLER?


Filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid which is a water loving molecule that can bind 400x of its weight. This allows the filler to act like a sponge and soak up water upon injection filling out fine lines and wrinkles.




WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?


Nasolabial folds (smile lines), Vertical lip lines ( smokers wrinkles), Marionette Lines (Jowls), Lips, Tear Troughs (Eye bags), Cheek, Jawline, Chin and Nose




WILL IT HURT?


10 minutes prior to the procedure a numbing cream will be applied to help minimise any discomfort. This will ease the pain of the injection.




HOW LONG DOES LIP FILLER LAST?


There isn't a certified and official duration for filler as there are many factors that can either increase or decrease the duration of the filler.

It can take several sessions to achieve that look you want. It takes time for filler to build up so please be patient.




CAN FILLER BE REMOVED?


In most cases filler can be dissolved and reversed by hyaluronidase. This is carried out via small injections to break the product down.




HOW LONG IS RECOVERY?


The swelling period should last for up to 14 days, if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to contact us.




WHAT PRODUCTS ARE USED?


The technician will review your features during your consultation and will use the product most suited to you for the best result and longevity.




CAN I FLY AFTER TREATMENT?


We advise all clients to wait a minimum of 48hrs before flying. It is very rare for complications to occur however in theses circumstances you would need to return to the clinic for an emergency reversal protocol.




CAN I HAVE DISSOLVING?


Dissolving may take more than 1 session - you would be advised of this by your practitioner. After dissolving you must wait a minimum of 10-14 day’s before refilling this is to ensure that there is no dissolver present at the time of refilling and your new product would not be affected. Prior to dissolving you would have a small patch test to insure there is no immediate allergic reaction.




CAN I HAVE RUSSIAN LIPS WHEN I ALREADY HAVE FILLER?


You can have Russian technique and you may result in a more defined shape however you would not achieve the full flat Russian look as seen our pictures, to achieve this you would need to dissolve all previous filler.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND STANDARD LIP FILLERS?


Russian technique is applied more superficially working vertically to increase volume whilst the lip remains flat. Standard lip technique increases plumpness in the lip all round and is not flat from side view.




MY FILLER HAS DISSOLVED?


Once the filler settles the appearance would reduce in size and appear more natural so if you wanted it to remain looking more like when you left the clinic then it’s best to build it up over more than one session.




IS THERE A NURSE IN YOUR CLINIC AND DISSOLVENT ON HAND?


All our practitioners are qualified to advanced level and are health care professionals and no dermal filler treatments should be administered anywhere without having Hyaluronidase (Dissolver) present. This is a group of enzymes that catalyse the degradation of hyaluronic acid (HA)




CAN YOU DO RUSSIAN TECHNIQUE ON ALL LIPS?


This can be done on most lips however the outcome would depend on your own lips natural anatomy and if there is filler already present. Your practitioner would advise you what is realistically achievable for you.




CAN I HAVE ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENTS WHILE TAKING ANTI-BIOTICS?


It is okay to be treated with Botox whilst taking antibiotics (or another of brand of the family) but there are some considerations worth thinking about, especially before booking the treatment.

Botox is not shown to be affected by the majority of antibiotics that are used to fight infections, but there are certain antibiotics that should not be taken when you are expected to have the treatment.

People normally worry that antibiotics will kill off the Botox molecules which limits the results of the treatment. Antibiotics, however, are designed to tackle bacterial infections meaning that it shouldn't have any impact with the Botox as it is a protein molecule.

If you get hot within the first 48 hours of the treatment e.g. (exercise or any other blood pumping activity including sunbeds and alcohol) is a good example of how you may negatively impact the reliability of your treatment.

If you have Botox regularly e.g. every three months your Botox treatment will be less effective as your antibodies learn to fight it off. In this case your clinician will use a different brand of Botox.

Please familiarise yourself of your antibiotic if you are on them, make sure to bring this to the clinic for your consultation.

An example of a group of antibiotics that could impact your treatment are Aminoglycosides (which includes, amikacin, neomycin, kanamycin, streptomycin, lincomycin, tobramycin, gentamicin and clindamycin). If you are taking one of these antibiotics then we recommend finishing the course before you come in for your Botox.

Antibiotics in this group are known to strengthen the Botox which then brings back the wrinkles as it causes a profound effect. These antibiotics reduce neuromuscular transmission (they impact the level of messaging that the muscles send to the brain. Other examples of medication which may counteract your Botox treatment include D-penicillamine, polymyxins and cyclosporine.

Some drugs may have the opposite effect on your treatment by counteracting the results of Botox. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are the two examples of antimalarials within the aminoquinolines group. It is thought that these drugs might work to limit Botox's ability to reduce your wrinkles by restricting the effect it has on the muscles (which cause facial wrinkles)
it has been injected into.

In this case when undergoing filler treatments whilst taking antibiotics it may be possible to increase the rate that your body metabolises the filler and the product would be metabolised more quickly compared to when not taking any medication.




CAN I EXERCISE AFTER TREATMENT?


Please avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours after you get any dermal fillers. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate from exercise may make swelling or bruising worse. You can take Arnica for bruising. It's fine to engage in light activity like walking.




WHEN CAN I HAVE MORE FILLER?


Your practitioner will advise you best but you can add more of the same filler product a minimum of 3-4 weeks post your first treatment. If you would like to choose a different brand please allow a minimum of 6 weeks.