Fraser Clinic’s dermal fillers are a safe, effective office-based treatment offering rapid correction of fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss. Our expertise is to advise and deliver the right treatment for you.
As we age, the density of collagen and elastin in our skin starts to diminish as the regeneration of collagen fibres slows down. Years of exposure to sun and the environment speed up this process. As a result, we develop fine lines and wrinkles and can lose the youthful shape of our facial contours.
Along with worldwide trends, Fraser Clinic uses Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring long chain sugar molecule and is our skins natural moisturiser, capable of holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water. As a naturally occurring substance it is very homogenous with our tissues and, when injected, integrates with the area being treated giving a wonderful soft natural look.
There are different products within each filler range with various applications for presenting problems – such as softening lines around the mouth, rejuvenating diminished thinning lips, replacing loss of facial volume or augmenting the natural contour of the cheek bone. Or maybe you would like to just add some volume for a fuller lip or cheek?
How long do they last?
Results are instant and the longevity of the filler will depend on the product used, the depth of injection and the general mobility of the area injected. In certain areas the combination of treatment of filler and Botulinum A toxin can help longevity, whereby weakening muscles and therefore restricting movement with toxin will help the filler lasts longer.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are those associated with injection such as redness and bruising. This may be covered with a good makeup concealer. There may be some tenderness over the injection site as the filler settles. Lip enhancement may have some residual swelling that can be visually minimised with a neutral lip colour. Although rare, infection is a potential risk and could necessitate antibiotic coverage.
The spectrum of potential side effects will be discussed and any questions answered during the consultation and consent process. There is never ‘no risk’ to injectable procedures, however in expert and well-trained hands these risks are prepared for and managed.