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Lip and Dermal Fillers

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Lip and Dermal Fillers is available at these salons

Elegance Laser & Skin Clinic: Dundee

Unit 22 - 23, Upper Mall
Overgate Centre

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Elegance Laser & Skin Clinic: Aberdeen

Unit W4
Bonaccord

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Elegance Laser & Skin Clinic: Edinburgh

Fort Kinnaird Adjacent Frankie & Benny's
Newcraighall Road

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Elegance Laser & Skin Clinic: Glasgow Fort

Provan Walk, Opp: Starbucks
Glasgow fort

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Elegance Laser & Skin Clinic: Stirling

Unit 19 Marches Mall
The Thistles Centre

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin and subcutaneous tissues to soften lines, folds and wrinkles and to give volume, plumping and pushing up tissues.

 The most popular dermal fillers used today are composed of non-animal sourced Hyaluronic acid which is stabilised into a gel. These hyaluronic dermal fillers are non-permanent and will naturally be reabsorbed by the body over a period of 6-12 months.

 

What Are Dermal Fillers Used For?

  •  To reduce lines and fold
  • Volume replacement and facial contouring
  • Lip augmentation and lip contouring
  • Scar reduction
  • Hydration

 

Which areas can be treated at Elegance clinic?

  • Tear troughs
  • Nasal bridge (non-surgical rhinoplasty)
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Perioral lines & vermillion border
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip augmentation
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin augmentation
  • Jaw augmentation

 

Which brand of Dermal Fillers do you use?

We use Teosyal (Teoxane) that offers a range of fillers with variable thickness and viscosity.This is because Teosyal has shown superior results, better patient tolerance, and lesser side effects in comparison to other brands. Teosyal has also proven to produce satisfactory yet natural results when compared to other hyaluronic acid-based fillers.

 

Who cannot have Dermal Fillers?

People with infection at the proposed injection site.

People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Dermal Fillers

People at risk of bleeding or have bleeding disorders such as Haemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

Women who are pregnant or breast feeding

 

Is there anything that I should let the doctor know?

Please let the doctor know if the following applies to you. Taking any regular medications such as

  • Roaccutane
  • Blood Thinners / Anticoagulant medications / Anti-platelet (eg: Aspirin, Heparin, Warfarin
  • NSAIDs (eg: Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac)
  • Antibiotics
  • Supplements (eg: Vitamin E, Fish oil)
  • People who has history of anaphylaxis or any allergies.
  • People with history of keloid scarring.
  • People who has history of cold sores (herpes simplex)

 

Does the injection hurt?

A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied prior to treatment to reduce any pain and discomfort. The dermal fillers we use, unlike majority on the market, consists of local anaesthetic, making the treatment more comfortable for patients.

 

Is there any downtime after treatment?

The full treatment often takes approximately 30-45 minutes to perform with variable downtime. Some procedures may result in some bruising and swelling that may last up to 10 days.

 

How soon will I see any result?

Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks.

 

How long do the effects last?

Results often last between 6-12 months although this can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments. This varies depending on individual response and the type of treatment, in addition to the type and viscosity of dermal filler being administered.

 

Are there any side effects?

All dermal filler treatments have the risk of temporary bruising, swelling, and pain at injection sites. Infection is a risk factor especially when treatments are performed in unsterile environments or by unqualified practitioners.

Some other extremely rare complications include occlusion and necrosis. This is one of the worst possible complications of dermal filler and is extremely rare. This happens when the dermal filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel and blocks(occlude) the blood supply to the skin/tissue of that area. An occlusion of the blood vessels that supplies blood and oxygen to the eye could cause blindness.

A qualified practitioner will be able to detect early signs and symptoms of an occlusion and can be managed by dissolving the dermal filler with hyaluronidase.

 

What aftercare advice should I follow?

DON’TS

Ø  Do not touch the injection sites for 6 hours post treatment

Ø  Avoid makeup 8-12 hours post treatment

Ø  Avoid UV exposure

Ø  Avoid extreme heat i.e. saunas, sunbeds, steam rooms 48 hours post treatment

Ø  Avoid extreme cold – avoid ice packs that are directly applied to the skin

Ø  Avoid any facial massages or skin resurfacing on the day of treatment

Ø  Avoid rigorous exercise 8-12 hours post treatment

Ø  Avoid alcohol at least 6 hours post treatment

Ø  Avoid drinking hot/cold beverages until your sensation has returned to normal (post lip dermal fillers)

Ø  Be careful when eating to avoid biting your lips (post lip dermal fillers)

 

DO’S

Ø  If you experience any lumpiness in the implantation area, it can be gently massaged to help smooth this out 

Ø  Apply SPF sun protection cream

Ø  Apply a cool compress to the area to reduce any discomfort or swelling

Ø  Arnica tablets/gel can be used to help reduce bruising or the application of Vitamin K oxide cream

Ø  Please let your physician/GP know and get 5 days prescription of oral acyclovir if you are prone to cold sores (post lip dermal fillers)

Ø  If you have any unusual appearances on the skin of the face such as prolonged bruising, redness, swelling or pain please contact your physician

Ø  If you are experiencing any changes to your vision or pale blanching of the skin, please contact your physician immediately

 

 What if I am unhappy with the results?

As Dermal Fillers are not permanent, there is an option of dissolving these with hyaluronidase. This will be charged accordingly if patient wishes to dissolve the fillers due to aesthetic reasons.