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.
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.