Dermal Fillers

in London & Buckinghamshire

“Successful cosmetic treatments are about keeping people guessing: ‘Has she or hasn’t she?’ The only people that should know the answer are your cosmetic doctor and you.”

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.

*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

Dermal Fillers London

Dermal fillers are a safe and affordable treatment that can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Instant acting- results can be visible by the end of a 30-minute treatment session – dermal fillers can help to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing, but in a way that is subtle and natural looking.

They work by replacing the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid which diminishes as we age. This leads to the skin becoming less firm, fine lines appearing and that youthful glow fading. We only use premium FDA approved fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic to address the signs of ageing.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid; a substance responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. With time, your skin’s ability to make 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.

Dermal Fillers Treatment

Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel is skilfully injected into targeted areas by a trained cosmetic medical practitioner. Areas that are suitable for treatment include the cheeks, lips, eyes (tear trough), mouth, chin, neck and hands.

In some cases, best results can be achieved through a combination of treatment. For instance, dermal fillers to add lift and re-contour the face, muscle relaxants to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and Ultherapy to underpin the face. This boosts the skin’s laxity by lifting and tightening the skin.

Expert and Experienced Providers of Dermal Fillers

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, our reputation is unrivalled. On the independent Trust pilot website we have a five-star average from hundreds of reviews, with 95% rating us excellent.

Our reputation stems from the ethos and expertise of the clinic’s founder, Dr Tracy Mountford. 

Dr Mountford was named as one of the top filler doctors in the UK in the 2019 Tatler Cosmetic Surgery Guide. Her training and one to one mentoring makes sure all the medical team meets exacting standards.

As with all treatments, the first step when considering dermal fillers is to have a detailed consultation.

This stage is vital. It allows you to outline areas you want to be targeted and the practitioner can give details of the process, provide advice and answer any queries you have.

Leading clinics can use fillers for a variety of purposes. The aim being to always create a look that is youthful yet natural. Whether this is smoothing fine lines, minimising the appearance of scars, defining or enhancing lips, restoring lost facial volume or increasing hydration to your face, we will talk you through the process and create a treatment plan bespoke to you.

The application itself is a quick process and one that, bar occasional short-lived mild swelling and redness, has no side effects. If any of these side effects do occur, they can be easily hidden with makeup. A typical treatment takes just half an hour and afterwards the patient can go about the rest of their day as normal. For many, it has become a quick and easy part of their routine, with an appointment to be booked once a year or so for a new series of filler injections.

Who We Treat

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.

How Long do Fillers Last? 

Over time, the results of the treatment fade as the hyaluronic acid starts to break down. It is usual for patients to come back every six to nine months to help maintain their treatment results.

Cost of Fillers 

Filler treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic start from £350.

If you want to find out more about dermal fillers or wish to book a consultation for dermal fillers in London, please contact our London clinic, call us on 0203 319 3637.

To book a consultation for dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire, please contact our Buckinghamshire clinic on 01753 646 660.

There is also a wealth of further information on this site, key links included below.

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About Us – including details of accreditations and our team

Patient care at the Cosmetic Skin Clinic

 

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What are anti-wrinkle treatments (hyaluronic acid-based fillers)?

Hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler anti-wrinkle treatments are:27

  • Mini-invasive
  • Non-surgical
  • Non-permanent

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. 27 Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are applied to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore volumes and contours and create a balanced, natural look.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?

In addition to their effectiveness in smoothing out wrinkles and rejuvenating facial features, HA fillers also have the following benefits: 5,27,36,59

  • Biocompatible and safe
  • Allergic reactions are unlikely
  • Can be easily removed if necessary
  • Minimal patient discomfort and downtime
  • Adverse reactions are uncommon
  • Results are long-lasting, but not permanent

5. Olejnik, A., Goscianska, J. and Nowak, I. Significance of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic industry and aesthetic medicine. Chemik 66, 129 – 135 (2012). 27. Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9. 36. Gold MH. Use of hyaluronic acid fillers for the treatment of the aging face. Clin Interv Aging. 2007;2(3):369-76. 59. Fida M, Dervishi O, Pupo L, et al Aesthetic Dermatology Today. IJSR. 2015;4(10):1799 – 1803 102. Andre P. New trends in face rejuvenation by hyaluronic acid injections. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2008 Dec;7(4):251-8.

What are the uses of HA injections?

Hyaluronic acid injection treatments can be used to:27,62,66,75

  • Correct wrinkles, whether they be fine lines, deep set folds or creases
  • Create volume in targeted areas or recover volume in wide areas
  • Deeply hydrate and improve the tone and firmness of your skin

27. Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9. 62. Tosti A, De Padova MP. Atlas of Mesotherapy in Skin Rejuvenation. London, UK: Informa Healthcare; 2007. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):921. 75. Data on File. 7.

Areas of the face you can treat with HA fillers…

Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to treat all areas of the face, which can be divided into upper, middle, and lower face.27,66

Upper Face

Midface

Lower Face

27. Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):921.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be used to treat the neck and décolleté.

What are volumisers?

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used for volume restoration and contouring facial features. 66,71,103 Hyaluronic acid volumisers can be injected into different layers of your skin to correct both volume loss and structural defects. 71

It is not simply the addition of volume, but correct placement of the volumiser will create excellent results in restoring a natural youthful appearance. 71

What’s more, new Hyaluronic Acid gels with optimised properties are now available that respect our facial movements such as RHA4 Teosyal.

66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21. 71. Muhn C, Rosen N, Solish N, et al. The evolving role of hyaluronic acid fillers for facial volume restoration and contouring: a Canadian overview. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2012;5:147-58. 103. Data on file. 15

Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds are sometimes referred to as smile or laugh lines.65 These lines typically, curve down from the side of our nose to the corners of our mouth.42 65.Burgess, edited by Cheryl M. (2005). Cosmetic Dermatology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. p. 106. 42. Lemperle G, Holmes RE, Cohen SR, Lemperle SM. A classification of facial wrinkles. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001;108(6):1735-50; discussion 51-2.

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.58,66 58. Coleman SR, Grover R. The anatomy of the aging face: volume loss and changes in 3-dimensional topography. Aesthet Surg J. 2006;26(1s):S4-9. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21.

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.27,66 27. Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21.

Marionette Lines

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’re not trying to express anything, leading others to believe that we’re sad, angry or disappointed.42,66

42. Lemperle G, Holmes RE, Cohen SR, Lemperle SM. A classification of facial wrinkles. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001;108(6):1735-50; discussion 51-2. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21.

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. 27 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.29,66 Our face will quickly look happier and younger. 27,66

27. Brandt FS, Cazzaniga A. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):153-9. 29. Data on File. 3. 66. Michaud T, Gassia V, Belhaouari L. Facial dynamics and emotional expressions in facial aging treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(1):9-21.

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.75

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FAQ

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.

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