Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and are non-permanent. They are used to enhance lips and cheeks and address issues caused by the ageing process. Dermal filler treatments typically last 4 to 6 months around the mouth area but can last longer in other areas of the face.

What are Dermal Fillers?

As we become older, we begin to see degenerative changes throughout our bodies. These changes also show themselves in the face in the form of changes to the bone density, the fat pads and the skin. These changes result in changes to the facial contours, the formation of lines and wrinkles, the loss of subcutaneous fat as well as multiple changes to the skin itself. Some of these issues can be addressed with dermal filler treatments. 

Dermal fillers are administered by either using a small needle, a cannula or both. They come individually packaged as single patient use only and should be opened in front of you with the batch number and expiry date recorded in your notes. Dermal filling material consists of a water based carrier gel, hyaluronic acid and quite often a local anaesthetic known as lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, which is a major component of our skin. It helps to repair wounds, hydrate the skin and aids cell-to-cell communication. Hyaluronic acid is water loving (hydrophillic) this means it soaks water up like a sponge. This is a simplified description of how it works.

There are many different brands of dermal fillers available in the UK but at Chamonix we only use fillers that have a high safety profile. 

The areas that can be treated are:

  • Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Oral commissures (corners of the mouth)
  • Marionette lines (lines below the mouth corners)
  • Lips
  • Tear trough (hollowness beneath the eyes)
  • Smokers lines (area above and below the lip)
  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Chin
  • Nose reshaping
  • Temples

What Does The Treatment Involve?

When you come for a treatment with us at the Chamonix Clinic, a full history will be taken to ascertain if this treatment is suitable for you. You will also be given full disclosure of the risks and the possible side effects, you will then be offered a cooling off period. Once you have decided to go ahead with the treatment, a freezing cream will be applied and the procedure carried out in one of our relaxing treatment rooms by a highly skilled and fully qualified Nurse following strict infection control guidelines. Your comfort, wellbeing and safety is our prime concern.
Before deciding whether or not to go ahead with Dermal Fillers at the Chamonix Clinic, we would welcome you to come into our clinic, meet your Nurse, have a chat about the treatment without any obligation to book.

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