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What are Dermal Fillers?
As we age, we lose essential collagen in our face, and it can become flatter and starts to sag. Deeper grooves can develop around your mouth, eyes can look hollower, and lips become thinner. The ageing process begins in our mid 20′, so it’s no wonder self-confidence can take a hit.
When the dermal filler is injected into the target area, it draws in water and moisture to plump-up and hydrates the skin. The dermal filler will mesh into normal skin tissue, giving you instantly smoother skin, lifted grooves and adding volume.
Dermal fillers can help restore our youthful appearance and tackle sagging skin to prevent facial structures starting to drop. Collagen, which is found in the network of your skin, acts like scaffolding for the face. As we age, this starts to break down. Fillers simply replace that lost collagen lifting the flatter areas and refreshes your look.
Treatment Areas with Dermal Fillers
If you have a slim face, as we age, the temples become hollower and more sunken. The temples are the small flat areas either side of your face to the edge of your eyebrows, running up and backwards to the hairline.
This area can often hold a lot of tension when we develop headaches. As bone density changes and shrinks in the area with fat break down, temples become sunken and hollow. This creates a ‘skeletal look’ which affects the overall appearance and youthful aspect on the face.
We have extensive training in facial anatomy and understand the safe place to inject dermal filler to help create a more rounded face. This adds volume back to the area and can have the added bonus of sometimes lifting the side of the brow area.
Do you wish your cheekbones were higher and more prominent to frame your face? Dermal filler can be used to create a lovely contoured cheek to give a more feminine look or to restore loss of cheekbone as we age. The staff here have been lifting, sculpting and defining cheeks for years!
We can give you a more glamorous angle to your cheeks, perfect for your blushers and highlighters to frame your face or offer restoration of your cheeks that have sunken in over the years.
Placing filler in the cheekbone area can also have the added effect lifting your lower face and improving areas like the nose to mouth lines.
We recommended 1ml on each side and offer a firm volumising filler that will help enhance your own cheekbones and give you a more youthful look.
As we age, our lips can become thinner and lose their borders, creating a tighter look to the mouth. The mouth and lip area look less youthful and can develop more wrinkles. You may also be finding your lipsticks and lip-liners are smudging and not helping you to achieve a luscious look on a night out.
Lip enhancements shouldn’t be scary. The team will give you total control over the amount injected, and where it is placed in the lip. If you are unsure what you want, we can advise you on the day assessing your particular lip shape and size to give you a great result.
Lips can simply be plumped up or boarders can be injected to give more shape and a sexy pout. At the clinic, we also offer a selection of dermal fillers you can choose from depending on the look you would like, from natural and subtle to more glamorous.
We have extensive experience in treating lips for all different ages.
We believe in a stepwise approach to building lips up. We generally offer 1ml to the top and bottom lip and follow simple lip rules for a natural look.
- The lower lip should always be fuller than the upper lip with a ratio of around 1:6. If the upper lip becomes more prominent, this gives a trout pout effect. Look Lovely London is firmly against trout pout looks!
- Full pouty lips can be sexy, but if you look like you are pouting even without making that facial movement, so all the time, you have too much filler in the lip. The full pout is a clear giveaway you have over-done it on the fillers – we are firmly against this.
People don’t need to guess you have had a treatment. We are very much against the duck-lips, or over-filled sausage effect that dermal filler can create with a practitioner with little experience.
We love treating lips and have been doing them for years. We promise you will leave the clinic delighted with your new look!
These lines or deep grooves appear over time around the mouth and can be ageing. They occur as collagen breaks down in the face with loss of elasticity. We therefore develop a drop in the higher facial tissues which creates a ledge and a fold around the mouth area. These folds appear gradually over time but can be a clear give away of our age.
Placing a soft dermal filler in this area to help smooth the grooves and create a more gentle and uniform look can make a big difference to the face. At the clinic we have had over a decade of experience in treating these lines.
The treatment will simply restore the collagen that has been lost over the yeas and can lift the face. No one will assume you have had the treatment as no one will be able to pin-point what has changed. You will feel confident and fresh with no more make-up caking in the lines around your mouth or dark grooves coming up in photos.
The loss of collagen around the corners of the mouth creating grooves and a sad look on the face tends to happen in our 40’s. It is a cruel aspect of ageing and tends to be the biggest concern for many clients. These folds can be an age give away as the sides of your face drag down to create a grumpy look, even when you feel happy. Dermal filler can be used to lift and clear the sad mouth look. Wave bye-bye to those marionette lines that make you look and feel older than you are.
But why are they called marionette lines may clients ask us? This is a French word that described a wooden puppet that can open and close it’s mouth vertically, without the rest of the face moving.
These lines are formed due to gravity, loss of volume, and the pull of the depressor muscle attached to the edge of the lips, which becomes tighter over time. This results in your mid-cheek areas dropping down with deep creases developing. A small amount of dermal filler in this area typically half a syringe on each side can create a more uniform smooth look.
We often combined this treatment with a small anti-wrinkle injection to help stop the pull of the depressor muscle as well. This combination treatment can make a real difference to the lower face area.
Some of us are lucky and have a well contoured chin that balances our face and creates a lovely shape to it. However, some have a slightly recessed chin (set further back), a small chin or a flat chin. They are often referred to as a ‘weak chin’ that does not suit our face. Injecting dermal filler into the chin area is an excellent way to create a more defined profile.
When injected the right way the chin fillers can create a more heart shaped feminine look to the face for women or a more prominent, defined and masculine shape for men. A well-shaped chin frames the whole lower face. Chin treatments can make a huge difference to the proportions of the face giving you a new balanced look.
Do you look in the mirror and feel tired with dark bags and grooves under your eyes? If so a tear trough treatment is a fantastic way to brighten the area, make you feel more refreshed, and with minimal downtime and side effects.
The tear trough area is located between your lower eyelid and cheek. Ageing and the stresses of life can cause volume loss and darkness. A number of factors contribute to the formation of tear troughs; loss of collagen, reduced elastins and fat in the area, and a change in the bone mass creating deeper eye sockets.
Having more prominent tear troughs can also be due to genetic causes. Clients often say mum or dad also have these eyes. Sometimes darker skins have more pronounced grooving and pigmentation.
As the filler is placed in the area it forms a water-based film underneath the skin. This hydrates the area, lightens the pigmentation, by reflecting the light differently, and can also reduce fine lines in the area. The treatment rejuvenates tired eyes areas and plumps up hollow eyes.
At our clinic, we have been reversing the tired eye look for years placing the soft gentle filler in the delicate area with a cannula. This is a thin bendy blunt tube that passes through tissue safety to reduce any injury. The rounded end ensures it moves around any important structures, therefore, avoiding complications that can occur with a sharp needle. Bruising during this treatment is rare using a cannula. This is the only safe and correct way to administer dermal filler under the eyes.
Have you always felt self-conscious about the profile of your nose but have concerns about actual plastic surgery? Then the non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a safe and effective treatment giving you a nose you are happier with.
The nose is a very prominent feature on the face and subtle changes in the shape or size can make a big difference to your facial appearance.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty involves placing small amounts of filler in areas where there are structural defects along your nasal bridge and tip of the nose. This can correct a bump, hook or deviation in the nose to create a straighter and more balanced face. Placing filler in the tip of the nose can lift the end of the nose to help any nasal droop giving a thinning more refined look
Davina and the team have been highly trained in this advanced technique by one of the top ENT surgeons in London. We understand the delicate anatomy of the nose. We have a safe method of injecting into the bridge and cartilage to minimise bruising and prevent damage of deeper structures. We always use an aspiration method of injecting to ensure no important vessels are affected.
The procedure takes 30 minutes and has minimal discomfort with the results being instantaneous. After the procedure you will feel a little swollen and the nose may feel slightly uncomfortable, but this clears within a few days. The results can last up to 12 months.
Filler in this area can enhance the jawline bone by increasing the volume and structure of the angles. This gives an impression of a more defined neck and can also create a more chiseled contour and profile of the face. The treatment is popular for both men and women. Whether it is to create a strong masculine jaw or a more feminine v-shape silhouette, we can achieve this at our clinic. The filler is gently placed around the jawline angle with a safe cannula and this gives a more angular and sculpted look. The results are subtle enough for no one to guess, but after a treatment you will feel a great new definition to your lower face.
What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
- Dermal fillers can help restore our youthful appearance tackling sagging skin
- Fillers replace lost collagen lifting flatter areas, enhancing natural contours and refreshing your face.
- The dermal filler will mesh into your normal skin tissue creating a natural result, offering smoother skin, lifted grooves and adding volume.
- You see results straight away, and you’ll leave us feeling refreshed and full of energy.
- Our clinic’s aim is to provide gentle enhancements to bring back those beautiful contours in your face and to offer subtle changes.
- Having dermal fillers can be your secret but everyone will comment on how fresh and healthy you look. Do it for you!
How do dermal fillers work?
When dermal fillers are placed in the right quantities and correct levels, you can achieve a lifting and smoothing effect in your skin.
Although the filler dissolves over time, it can also stimulate your body to produce its own collagen, which improves the quality of your skin over the long term. The benefits of these types of treatments can go beyond 1-2 years. The fillers will gently sit in the correct place and levels in the skin, giving you a healthy glow with improved volume and contouring.
What to expect from my treatment?
When you arrive for your free consultation, you will be asked to fill out your health questionnaire before the appointment, so when the doctor meets you, she has a good understanding of who you are.
The doctor will go through your full history, discussing past treatments you have had and listen to your story. We also want to know if you have any worries or concerns. And most importantly, the results you would like to achieve.
We will always be honest with you and assess your suitability for dermal fillers. If the team feel other lifting procedures like the HIFU or surgical options would be better, we’ll tell you.
We are not driven by profit; we are committed to offering the best advice and treatments available in the industry. We are also conscious of budgets and will never make you feel uncomfortable by pushing you into treatments.
Once you’ve decided to have a treatment, you will be offered numbing cream for 15 minutes; this ensures the procedure is entirely comfortable.
We take time to prep your skin with cream, ice packs and local anaesthetic in the product to ease your nerves. The doctor will spend the time necessary to give you the best possible results.
With our light-handed technique, at the worst, you will feel a sharp scratch and a little pressure as the filler is injected. This will ease with further injections when the local anaesthetic in the gel starts to work.
The results are instant, and you walk away feeling the new you. There can be some redness and swelling that occurs but typically clears within 20 minutes so you can get right back to your busy day.
Sometimes bruising can come out a day later which can be covered with concealer. It does make sense to plan your diary to carry out lip fillers at least seven days before a big party or an event as more swelling can occur in this area.
If the doctor does notice more bruising during a procedure, then you can be offered a prescription cream, to help accelerate the break-down of the bruise and the healing. This is only offered on rare occasions as in most cases, bruising is minimal.
The team is always here to address any worries or concerns after the procedure. Our before and aftercare is fantastic. We will give you all the information on how to care for your face once treated.
The clinic also offers free two-week reviews for any client giving us an excellent opportunity to assess the result and provide further advice.
How Much do fillers cost?
We use top brand market-leading dermal fillers at our clinic, including Restylane and a fantastic new product on the market called Luminera.
We particularly like Luminera product as it contains 1.2 ml in the syringe. This gives us more to work with if needed, with no additional cost to you.
We charge a set price per syringe and will select the best type of filler for your requirements.
Lead Doctor prices
1 -1.2 ml £300
2ml £500 (minimum recommended for cheeks and jawlines)
Tear trough 1ml £350
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty 1ml £350
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How safe are they?
Our clinic ensures that filler treatments are administered to make sure it doesn’t change your facial expression or dramatically alter the way you look. By carefully selecting the right filler for you; taking into account the treatment area, and the quality of your skin, our goal is to achieve safe and lovely results.
Every patient is different, so we have a large selection of fantastic fillers to choose from that will meet your needs and fit your unique circumstances. We offer bespoke approaches and long-term treatment plans for our clients. Our team has been trained to a very high level and Davina, the lead doctor, has been injecting for nearly 12 years. She has had no complications to-date and has done over 10,000 filler procedures.
This is down to a skilled approach and meticulous training in facial anatomy. In the unlikely event of an emergency, we have the equipment to hand at the clinic. We know what to do to avoid any complications – and this is an important question to ask a clinic or doctor when starting your facial rejuvenation.
The fillers are made from a sugar gel which creates a soft substance called hyaluronic acid. This product is as close to human collagen as possible. We only ever use amounts you are comfortable with and never up-sell on these treatments. Our ethos is to provide natural and subtle changes.
We are highly trained practitioners and use cannulas, where needed, to avoid vascular (vessels) complications. A cannula is a bendy blunt tube that passes through tissue to deliver the filler in the correct area. The rounded end ensures it moves around any important face structures, therefore, avoiding complications that can occur with sharp needles keeping our treatments safe.
We only source fillers from highly reputable pharmaceutical companies such as Galderma, Merz and Luminera. This means the products have had a rigorous clinical trial and made under strict quality controls. They have been produced using only top ingredients, and in our opinion give the best outcomes. The fillers are non-animal based therefore are fine for patients who are vegan.
Why choose Look Lovely for your dermal filler treatments?
- Our clinic is Doctor-led with over a decade of experience in injectables
- Davina has been highly trained in an advanced procedure like the non-surgical rhinoplasty and has done 100’s of tear trough procedures safely.
- We have done over 10,000 dermal filler procedures with no-complications to date
- We have emergency equipment to hand if in the unlikely event there was a complication.
- We have second to none-follow up care
- We are a friendly discrete clinic with free parking in a central London location
“I’ve always felt my face was quite long and I lacked cheek bone contouring. No matter how nicely I applied my blusher and highlighter makeup, my cheeks felt flat.”
We injected a lovely filler with some painless shots up against the cheek bone on each side of Kelly’s face. The filler was then moulded and shaped to give her the cheek she always wanted. 1ml on each side makes a nice difference but reman a subtle enhancement.
2 weeks later
- Contoured cheeks
- Lifting on the mid face
- Framing of the face
I feel my face is now contoured and I love my new high cheekbones! I feel really glamorous on a night out and my face feels framed and more feminine. Thank you Look Lovely for giving me beautiful cheeks, it’s a treatment I can’t do without now.
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