These are hyaluronic acid gels. We only use non-permanent products, so they are naturally removed by the body over time. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the matrix of the skin and therefore is highly compatible.
It is injected with a very fine needle under the wrinkles, plumping up and restoring volume to the overlying skin.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume. Dermal Fillers restore this loss of volume. They are made in different viscocities, depending on the depth of the lines we are treating. We only use the Juvederm range of products.
They can also be used to add volume to the lips and add definition.
We administer these injections, especially in the lips, using local anaesthetic (dental block) which makes the treatment virtually painless.
Normally, these products can last up to 12 months.
It is not uncommon to experience some redness and bruising at the injection site. This is especially common after Lip Volumising and can last up to a week. Very occasionally, an allergic reaction can occur but it is usually self-limiting and can be covered up with light make-up.