Dermal fillers (or face and lip fillers as they are sometimes known) are injectable substances which are used to add volume and definition to localised areas of the face, and/or fill lines and wrinkles.
Most dermal fillers contain an injectable form of hyaluronic acid which occurs in the body naturally, depleting as we age. By restoring volume, facial fillers work to plump and smooth contouring deficiencies and soften lines and wrinkles.
Offering long-lasting, yet non-permanent results, dermal fillers are broken down by the body over time.
Coppergate Clinic practitioners only use dermal filler products which are licensed and FDA approved. We are proud to use Juvederm, Vycross and Belotero for the majority of our dermal filler procedures, along with specialist dermal fillers Teosyal Redensity for undereye bags & tear trough correction procedures and Radiesse facial filler to achieve targeted facial volume.
The dermal filler products used at Coppergate Clinic are amongst the most scientifically documented in the world, with comprehensive studies that support their safety and efficacy.
A detailed, obligation-free consultation with your medical practitioner is essential prior to undergoing any advanced aesthetic procedure. During the consultation, your aesthetic doctor or nurse will discuss your area/s of concern, desired improvements, options available (including no treatment at all) and expected outcomes. Your practitioner will examine you and may take some photographs for your medical records.
Should dermal fillers be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment, the skin will be thoroughly cleansed and, if required, the treatment area will be anaesthetised using either an appropriate topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) or a dental nerve block to ensure discomfort is minimal. Once the treatment area is anaesthetised, the facial filler or lip filler will be injected under the surface of the skin using an ultra-fine needle, before being gently massaged. The treatment itself usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes allowed before the treatment for the anaesthetic to take effect.
The results of a dermal filler treatment are visible instantly after treatment. Wrinkles and folds at the facial filler treatment site will appear reduced. In the case of lip fillers for lip enhancement, the lips will be defined and plumper, with fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth area also smoothed. By restoring lost volume your skin will look smoother and softer.
If required, the treatment area is numbed prior to treatment. Since the needle used to inject the dermal fillers is also ultra-fine, most people find the treatment is only mildly uncomfortable, with many clients reporting barely feeling the injections.
All aesthetic procedures are associated with some degree of risk. Your medical practitioner will explain these in detail during initial consultation, enabling you to reach an informed decision on whether you wish to proceed. Immediately after treatment there may be some redness, tenderness or numbness, itching or bruising. This is a normal result of the injection and generally disappears after a few days. You might wish to gently apply ice or a cold compress to the injection area after treatment to help to reduce swelling.
Following lip treatment, swelling may last longer- up to about a week. During this time the lips may look uneven, therefore the result directly after treatment should not be viewed as the final result.
Thorough cleansing of the skin prior to treatment and careful placement of each of the injections helps us to ensure these risks are as minimal as possible.
Nose to Mouth Lines
Mouth to Chin Lines
Jaw Line Definition
Occasionally mild discomfort may be experienced. Generally requires no anaesthetic
30 - 60 minutes
Dermal fillers contain an injectable form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs in the body naturally, but one which depletes as we age
Results are visible instantly after treatment. Wrinkles and folds at the treatment site will appear reduced, with skin firmer and more youthful looking. In the case of lip enhancement, lips will be defined and plumper.
None as such, indeed it is possible to have this treatment in a lunch break and return straight back to work
6 months on average
From £350 for 1mlCompetitively priced, bespoke package options will be discussed at consultation