Tweakments for beginners: an aesthetic doctor’s guide to subtle lip and face filler – Hello

October 2022

In the Hello! Aesthetic Guide, Esther Coombes writes about the ins and outs of dermal filler. With a little help from The Cosmetic Skin Clinic’s dermal filler expert, Dr Joanna Christou, we explore dermal filler brand, treatment areas, how filler has evolved and more!

What does Dermal Filler do to the skin?

Dermal fillers replace the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid, which depletes as we age, leading to a loss of firmness and increase in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Hyaluronic acid has a unique ability to bind and retain water so is invaluable at restoring volume to the skin, as well as improving hydration and texture.”

How are Dermal Fillers different to Botox?

Botox is “most often injected to stop the muscle movement that results in wrinkles.” The other difference is that “Botox does not offer the plumping, smoothing effect of dermal fillers and their ability to improve skin’s texture and refreshed, hydrated appearance.”

What areas can Dermal Fillers treat?

Dermal Fillers can treat the following areas:

How long do lip fillers last?

They typically last “between nine and 12 months, while restoration fillers in the cheeks would last between 12 and 22 months, but this depends on several factors including your skin type, lifestyle and the volume of filler used.

Can Dermal Filler damage the skin?

When administered correctly dermal filler should never cause any kind of damage to the skin.

Is Dermal Filler permanent?

Your doctor can advise on the most suitable treatment for the outcome you’d like, and there is no commitment to redo dermal fillers at any stage as the product will gradually break down, just as the hyaluronic acid in your body naturally does.

What filler brand is trusted and reputable?

Teoxane is the brand that stands out. They offer a range of “injectables to treat wrinkles, add volume and improve skin quality. It has formulated a new generation of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers specially designed to accommodate the dynamic and natural movements of your face. These fillers allow practitioners to respond to your needs by offering an immediate, long-lasting and naturally attractive appearance without restricting facial movement.”

How much does Teoxane filler cost?

“The cost of Teoxane filler will depend on the quantity used and prescribed course of treatment. Under the care and expertise of a trained practitioner, you should look like the best version of you, with a subtle, confidence-boosting tweak to your appearance.”

What are the results from Teoxane’s poll on importance of appearance?

Teoxane asked a selection of women if and why do they feel their appearance is important to them. The below results showed that their responses “were rooted in emotion than physical appearance:

  • 65% of the women want to look good for themselves, not others
  • 58% said they feel looking good is important for their self-confidence
  • 59% felt it is really important to take care of themselves”

What does the Teoxane poll show Dr Joanna Christou?

Dr Joanna Christou states, “This shows me that people want to have a more positive relationship with how they look, for themselves first and foremost. Women and men are widening the perception of what “beauty” actually is… it’s become more unique to the individual. Overall, self-confidence appears to be the driving force over perfection.”

Why should you go to The Cosmetic Skin Clinic?

Based in both London and Buckinghamshire, The Cosmetic Skin Clinic’s team of “expert doctors and advanced aesthetic medical practitioners” are in demand. Why? The “ethos of the clinic is to provide natural, balanced looks by taking a holistic approach to every patient and providing a custom-built course of treatment.”

Dr Joanna Christou supports this by proudly saying The Cosmetic Skin Clinic “were awarded number one clinic in the UK and Ireland for Ultherapy for the ninth consecutive year!” … “We combine our high-level technology with dermal filler injectables to work in synergy for natural, balanced, and glowing results.”

Why should you see Dr Joanna Christou for your Dermal Filler treatment?

“Doctor Joanna Christou is a qualified medical aesthetic doctor at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic who has featured in Tatler’s 2021 list of Best Injectables Doctors and specialises in subtle, youthful transformations. Her discreet results make her a much sought-after specialist.”

Dr Joanna Christou is also supported with excellent reviews on Trustpilot such as:

“Dr Christou is fabulous. She gives me as much time as I need, and really listens to what I want. She explains and shows me as far as she can, what results I can expect. Everything is always very clear, and I never feel I am being encouraged to have any treatments. I am very thrilled with my results. I look younger and less tired.”

“I have been coming to the Cosmetic Skin Clinic for 11 years, both in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire and London… I wouldn’t go anywhere else. When it comes to your face you have to have the utmost trust in both the advice and treatment, which I have. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”

What is Dr Joanna Christou’s view on Dermal Fillers?

Dr Joanna Christou has patients tell her they feel good when they look good and the reason, they get tweakments is to do it for themselves. This gives me a boost of confidence in all aspects of their lives. Fillers come into this equation as they are “the foundation to the face and give the overall contours of youth.”

How does Dr Joanna Christou create subtle results with Dermal Fillers?

“I would say that the art of fillers is changing and becoming more and more part of everyday maintenance for women (and men). At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we don’t use fillers to remove lines and puff up cheeks – it’s all about subtlety. I use fillers in an intelligent sprinkled approach, a little bit here and light touch there to give a refreshed, well rested look. That is always the goal I strive to achieve for my patients,” says Dr Joanna Christou.

What other treatment would Dr Joanna complement Dermal Fillers with?

She would complement Dermal Fillers with “tightening treatments which globally replenish collagen and elastin to boost skin quality and recontour where it’s needed most.” She finds that Ultherapy is an impressive treatment within the skin tightening category saying, “the benefits are outstanding, and we champion them in The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.”

Dermal Fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, our practitioners are trained and experienced to give you impressive results taking care of your concerns. Using only high-quality, FDA approved dermal fillers, we can create a unique yet true to you rejuvenated appearance with our bespoke method.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Dermal Filler or other treatments with one of our expert medical practitioners please book your consultation here or give our state-of-the-art London or Buckinghamshire clinic a call on 0371 705 2127.

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