What is a Dermal filler injections
Dermal filler is injected into the skin to plump it up, make it firmer and smooth out lines and wrinkles. The effects of the filler lasts from 4 months to 18 months depending on the type and the grade of the filler used. There is now evidence that filling wrinkles causes stretching of the skin back to its previous structure and can induce some repair of the tissue. Dermal filler injections are provided at London Real Skin, the laser and cosmetic dermatology branch of The London Skin and Hair Clinic. You can find more information here.
What is involved in a Dermal filler injections
A topical anaesthetic may be applied 40 minutes before the procedure. The filler is injected, into the lines and defects to plump them out.
Treatments usually take around 30-45 minutes. If it is your first time, the Dermatologist will typically use a little less and ask you to return 2 weeks later for review.
What are the risks or potential side effects of a Dermal filler injections
Redness, swelling, stinging, itching and discomfort. On rare occasions patients may experience an allergic reaction. Our Dermatologists use hyaluronic acid filler which can be dissolved if this occurs.
What aftercare is required for a Dermal filler injections
Avoid extreme facial expressions, alcohol consumption and make-up for 24 hours. Avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperature and saunas for two weeks.
What is the cost of a Dermal filler injections
The cost is based on the number of syringes and the type of filler being used but range from £325. Dermal filler injections are provided at London Real Skin, the laser and cosmetic dermatology branch of The London Skin and Hair Clinic. You can find more information including the full fee schedule here.