Dermal Facial Volume Fillers
Belotero or Radiesse Fillers
Dermal Facial Fillers
As we age, the production of natural skin moisturisers (such as hyaluronic acid) slowly diminishes. As the levels of collagen and elastic decline, our skin loses more and more elasticity. Resulting in decreased skin quality, a reduction of facial volume and a less youthful appearance overall. Our bone structure also alters as we get older, gradually changing our facial features.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is our skin’s natural moisturiser, it binds water which moisturises the skin and provides tightness. Over time, its natural production decreases and skin loses its elasticity and firmness. HA is an ingredient often present in anti-ageing day and night creams. However, when it is applied to the skin (externally) as a cream or serum, the HA cannot penetrate through all layers of the skin. For visible skin restoration and volume enhancement HA is injected into different layers of the skin by a qualified aesthetic practitioner.
How long does the treatment take?
Following your consultation and when you are happy to proceed, the treatment session will typically take about 30-45 minutes.
Does it hurt?
This tissue integration means Belotero® is suitable for very superficial injection with the confidence of smooth evenness after your treatment. Radiesse® is designed for the reduction of moderate to deep lines, lifting and contouring with collagen-based volume enhancement, and for long-term improvement in skin quality. Both are available with an anaesthetic which helps reduce any pain.
How soon can I return to normal activities?
There is little downtime following a treatment, however, it is recommended that you should avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after treatment and avoid exposure to heat, UV rays and prolonged exposure to the sun for 2 weeks after treatment.
How will the area feel after treatment?
You may feel some itchiness around the treated area but will be left with even results.
Will I notice the difference right away?
Yes, the dermal fillers results are immediate. You may feel some itchiness around the treated area but will be left with even results.
How long does Belotero® or Radiesse® last?
The effect will depend upon the individual and the area treated, between 4 to 12 months.
Who should not use the dermal fillers?
- You have a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have an allergy to any part of the product, or if you have a bleeding disorder.
- If you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it.
- If you have an allergy to gram-positive bacteria proteins.
CONSIDERING TREATMENT ELSEWHERE?
Belotero® is hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with natural tissue integration, smooth results while respecting the natural contours of your face. It is used to fill facial lines & wrinkles, facial volume and hydrate skin in an holistic approach that respects your individuality.
Radiesse® is a unique calcium hydroxylapatite-based dermal filler cleared by the FDA, designed for the reduction of moderate to deep lines, lifting and contouring with collagen-based volume enhancement, and for long-term improvement in skin quality.