By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a popular option at our clinic for smoothing fine lines and tell-tale wrinkles. We aim for a natural, soft airbrushed look that gives you a refreshed appearance that everyone will notice but only you will know why.
Dermal fillers are a safe and affordable treatment that can help restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Hyaluronic acid facial fillers immediately restore nutrients and lift to a person’s skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel is skilfully injected into targeted areas of the skin by one of our experienced trained cosmetic medical practitioners. Areas that are suitable for treatment include the cheeks, lips, eyes (tear trough), mouth, chin, neck and hands.
Fillers replace the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid which diminishes as we age. This leads to skin becoming less firm, with fine lines appearing and that youthful glow fading. We only use premium FDA approved facial fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic from reputable dermal filler brands like Juvéderm, Teosyal and Restylane. This creates a youthful and authentic look with exceptionally long-lasting results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to treat all areas of the face, from the upper and middle sections to the lower face. We treat:
Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be used to treat the neck and décolleté.
Renowned for their instant anti-ageing actions, they bring back volume and hydration to sagging skin while filling in lines, creases and deep-set wrinkles.
We only use the safest, most effective FDA-approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic. These are clear hyaluronic acid gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and are one of the most popular treatments for filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin which gives the skin a more youthful texture.
Dermal fillers are not permanent and will break down over time, so further treatment may be required to maintain your natural, understated appearance. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
All the dermal fillers used at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our body and skin, which breaks down after around 9 to 18 months.
Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based compound responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. This helps in creating volume and smoothness in your skin. Unfortunately, with time, your skin’s ability to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid decreases. When dermal fillers are injected into fine lines, wrinkles, or sunken areas of the face, they replenish the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body over time, helping you achieve a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used in the tear trough (under eye) area to reduce hollowing and dark circles under the eyes, resulting in a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Wrinkles around the eyes can be effectively treated using a combination of dermal fillers, muscle relaxants and Ultherapy.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane restore lost volume to areas of the face by filling out fine lines and wrinkles. There is no evidence that these treatments make wrinkles worse; in fact, evidence suggests they can have a lasting effect on wrinkle reduction as the dermal fillers today are clear hyaluronic gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin.
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler (a substance that occurs naturally within the body). It has been specifically developed to instantly add volume to the cheek area, giving your skin a firm youthful appearance. Its effects can last up to 18 months.
Millions of dermal filler treatments have been performed worldwide and are extremely safe and effective when injected properly, resulting in the most natural of differences.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes. There is little or no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
There is no need for allergy testing because the fillers contain hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in your skin anyway and is used in other medical treatments. If there is a little swelling, you can easily camouflage it with makeup.
Our dermal fillers treatments are carried out in-clinic in:
Our London, Devonshire Place dermal fillers clinic is within easy commute from surrounding areas like: Marylebone, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, West End, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead.
Our Buckinghamshire dermal fillers clinic is an easy commute from nearby towns and villages such as: Slough, Hazelmere, Amersham, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Ascot, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Little Chalfont, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Sunningdale, Woking, Weybridge, Kingston upon Thames, Cookham, Wembley, Harrow, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Hayes, Thame, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Watlington, Headington, Cowley, Wendover, Wallingford, Aylesbury, Chesham, Haddenham, Great Missenden.
You can also book with us to have your dermal fillers procedure carried out at our partner clinics in:
To find out more about the facial filler treatments available at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic or to book a consultation, give us a call or use our online enquiry form.
Hyaluronic acid facial filler is a replica of the natural hyaluronic acid stores that our bodies produce. Our skin naturally creates hyaluronic acid; a substance responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. With time, your skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. When dermal fillers are injected into fine lines, wrinkles or sunken areas of the face, they replenish the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body. This creates a more refreshed, natural and rejuvenated appearance.
In addition to their effectiveness in smoothing out wrinkles and rejuvenating facial features, HA fillers also have the following benefits:
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we only use FDA-approved fillers that have been verified for their safety and efficacy. We use Juvéderm’s® famed range of fillers, including Juvéderm Hydrate, Volux, Volite and Teosyal. We also offer Restylane’s leading range of fillers, including Restylane lip fillers and Restylane Skin Boosters. Our trained clinicians will discuss your treatment goals and offer up the best type of filler to suit your own unique needs.
We treat patients of all ages for dermal fillers. Some are in their 50s, 60s and older, who are concerned about looking the best they can at any age. However, dermal fillers are equally as popular with people in their 30s and 40s who are just starting to lose that initial glow of youth and the first lines starting to appear.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used for volume restoration and contouring facial features. Hyaluronic acid volumisers can be injected into different layers of your skin to correct both volume loss and structural defects.
It is not simply the addition of volume, but correct placement of the volumiser will create excellent results in restoring a natural youthful appearance.
What’s more, new Hyaluronic Acid gels with optimised properties are now available that respect our facial movements such as RHA4 Teosyal.
Nasolabial folds are sometimes referred to as smile or laugh lines. These lines typically curve down from the side of our nose to the corners of our mouth.
As we age, and our facial structures begin to sag, these dynamic lines become more prominent looking on our face: they become more noticeable as the skin hangs down, giving us a “defeated” look.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the best treatment option to plump up the skin under nasolabial folds. They restore the lost volume and soften the appearance of creases, providing noticeable and natural looking results.
Marionette lines are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin. The problem with marionette lines is that they tend to show emotion, even if we are not trying to express anything, leading others to believe that we’re sad, angry or disappointed.
There are a few options for softening the appearance of marionette lines. Filling these lines with HA dermal fillers is easy, highly accessible and actually the most popular. By using dermal fillers to replace the lost volume in our skin, it is possible to dramatically reduce and smooth the appearance of marionette lines. Our face will quickly look happier and younger.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work immediately by adding volume to smooth away marionette lines.
The results usually last more than 12 months. Nevertheless, the average duration of treatment depends on several factors: our skin type, the severity of the wrinkle/fold to be corrected, the type of injection and the volume of product injected.
Hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler anti-wrinkle treatments are:
When HA is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support your facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal ageing. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are applied to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore volumes and contours and create a balanced, natural look.
In some cases, best results can be achieved through a combination treatment. For instance, dermal fillers can add lift and re-contour the face, while muscle relaxants can also be used to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy, a collagen stimulating technology can then be used to underpin. This boosts the skin’s laxity by lifting and tightening the skin.