As we grow older, production of the proteins that keep skin taut, volumised and supported slow down. This causes the skin to appear less full and lines appear as the skin loses tension.
Benefits of dermal fillers at
The Bristol Dental Practice
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable agents that are used to give the skin a fuller and more youthful appearance. The filler we use is a gel-like injectable form of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This agent occurs naturally in the human body and is readily broken down over time.
Unlike Botox, hyaluronic acid itself is not regulated and can be purchased by anybody. However, the enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid (hyaluronidase), is only available to doctors, dentists and pharmacies. This enzyme is used clinically to correct filler treatment which has been administered incorrectly or unethically.
It is common to find filler treatment being offered by individuals with little to no appropriate training. Often these individuals are prepared to perform unsafe and unethical treatments. Only by having your filler treatment performed by someone who is medically trained in aseptic procedure, facial anatomy and administering facial injections (such as a dentist or doctor) can you guarantee that your treatment will be safe.
How do dermal fillers work?
They fill out the appearance of the skin, giving it extra volume and supporting it from below. Restoring the lost tension to skin smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
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What to expect
- We only perform filler treatments on patients over 18 years of age
- Free 15-minute consultation with our therapist Lucy Doane, who will discuss what you would like to achieve, enquire about your medical history, and advise on treatment
- Treatment will be completed in just one visit and the effects are immediate
- The injections may sting a little. You can opt to have a numbing cream applied before your treatment. There may be some tenderness and inflammation after your treatment, but this will settle down after a few days
- Fillers typically last between six months and a year
- You can ‘top up’ when the effects of your treatment begin to wear off. Over repeated treatments, your therapist will learn more about your skin and how fillers work for you as every patient responds differently to them. This enables them to give more tailored advice on aspects of your aesthetic treatment (such as timing)
- You should avoid applying any make-up for 24 hours immediately following your treatment. After 24 hours, light cover up and concealer is recommended. Derma Seal is a product that allows you to apply make up post treatment
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Duration of result
What areas of the face are dermal fillers
suitable for treating?
Fillers are typically used around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, chin and jawline. In some treatments, injecting filler into a nearby area can improve the appearance of an age-related feature (such as applying filler to the cheeks to smooth out laughter lines). In other cases, injecting filler directly into the feature will produce the desired effect (such as subtly adding volume to small lips with lip fillers).