How to Achieve Natural Results with Dermal Fillers

Long gone are the days when ‘getting work done’ was synonymous with surgery, or extreme transformations that compromised the face’s natural contours, structure, and beauty.

The vast majority of us do not want our cosmetic treatments to speak for themselves. We want gentle yet tangible results. We also want those results to work with our natural beauty, maintain our facial structure, and give off an air of good health, youthfulness, and vitality that age and stress may have begun to undermine.

Fortunately, revolutionary developments in the world of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are designed with this nuance in mind; they seek to revive lost collagen and structure, and to rejuvenate the face in a way that screams “long weekend in St Tropez”, rather than “overnight stay and six weeks’ recovery”.

With that in mind, achieving the best results still relies on you choosing an excellent practitioner who understands the subtleties of facial anatomy, and holds the wealth of experience necessary to realise the full benefit dermal fillers can offer.

Dr Davina Wilson and the team have considerable experience in offering patients the best outcome from their procedures. Here are a few of the ways dermal fillers can be used to achieve natural results.

anti Wrinkle Injections

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an incredibly popular injectable solution of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally within the body – and particularly within the skin’s collagen stores, where it can create a firmness, elasticity, and a smoother texture.

Unfortunately, as we age, this collagen is gradually lost, which is why we all begin to experience visible changes in our faces, from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging, and a more hollow, undefined appearance. This process begins from the age of around twenty-five, but it tends to become more obvious in our thirties.

By introducing this hyaluronic acid back into targeted areas within the face through a series of non-invasive injections, we can offer patients significant, natural results that reverse the signs of ageing, and add plumper, more youthful look back into the face.

Dermal fillers can be used to improve lost depth around the delicate eye area (tear troughs), to smooth out wrinkles that appear along the nose to mouth area (nasolabial folds), or restore cheek contouring. They can also be used to create greater definition around the chin, jawline, and temples, and add more fullness back into the lips.

They can also be used as an effective alternative to the surgical rhinoplasty, and offer a non-invasive option for anyone looking to ‘smooth out’ any bumps in the bridge of their nose.

Dermal fillers typically last for up to 18 months, but returning for yearly ‘top-up’ treatments often encourages the body to begin to produce more of its own natural collagen over time.

Remember that Less is More

It is a common misconception among new patients and inexperienced practitioners alike that achieving obvious results requires a large amount of filler.

In reality, remarkable results can be achieved with very little filler, sometimes only 1-2 ml. When treating lips at the clinic, we use 1ml, which is 1/5th of a teaspoon. However, this amount can give lips a noticeably plumper more contoured look. We always avoid the trout pout or sausage over-filled look.

Capturing your natural beauty does not need to rely on large quantities of filler – or any other cosmetic treatment or surgery, for that matter. The right approach is much more nuanced and requires a great deal more finesse than using as much filler as possible in problematic areas.

Consider Your Entire Face – Not Just the Specific Area That Bothers You

We are all guilty of occasionally standing a little too close to the mirror, and scrutinising every part of our faces individually – looking for those imperfections that, under bright lighting and intense magnification, make us unhappy.

Other people, however, do not look at us in the same way. They see the entirety of our face, from its shape and structure to the natural flow of our features.

As such, focussing your attention on improving one area of your face is not the way to achieving the most natural results. Those experienced in performing these procedures have the right eye for understanding facial anatomy, and how best to work with your face as a whole, rather than as a collection of separate pieces.

An example of taking a more holistic approach to assessing the face is when we focus on the nose to mouth lines ( nasolabial folds). These folds develop as soft tissue and structures from around the mid-face area and cheeks have dropped down. If the practitioner only focuses on injecting filler in the grooves, the actual cause root of the problem (the sagging from above) has not been treated, which can lead to short-lasting or unnatural results. The experienced practitioner knows the most important areas in the face to treat to support other facial structures and create a lift.

Any procedure needs to be approached from a broader perspective – one that understands both the science and the artistry necessary for maintaining balance, and ensuring that you feel comfortable with the results.

Remember that Not All Fillers are Created Equal…

Owing to the incredible popularity of filler injections, there is a huge variety of products on the market – many of which will vary drastically in price, and the nature and quality of the ingredients used. While many will be perfectly safe and capable of producing good results, others may not have been created under strict conditions for quality control and hygiene and could cause significant problems for you if they are injected into your face.

Any good practice will utilise only the highest quality products on the market. We source our fillers from leading companies, including Luminera, Merz and Galderma. These products are extensively tested, 100% vegan, and subject to stringent quality control to ensure that every patient is kept safe and that their investment into their appearance is not wasted.

Respected clinics will always value the safety of their patients, and will invest in high-quality fillers to ensure that the results live up to your expectations.

…And neither are practitioners

Dermal fillers are a fantastic option for anyone unhappy with a lack of volume, elasticity, firmness or definition in their face. Still, they require a great deal of skill and understanding from your practitioner, and this proficiency is not something that you will find everywhere.

Achieving natural results is dependent on you putting your trust into the hands of practitioners who understand the ins and outs of the procedure itself, and who hold an impeccable track record of performing this treatment on patients who were pleased with the results. Dr. Wilson also trains other doctors in advanced aesthetics as she has 11 years of injecting experience.

Perform your due diligence by checking out honest client reviews, before and after photographs, and taking a look at the certifications that the practice holds. If they have managed to build up a loyal clientele, then this is an excellent sign that they are consistently meeting the high expectations of their customers, and that they are trusted and respected within the community.

 

Book a Consultation Ahead of Your Appointment

Dr Davina Wilson

Any worthwhile clinic will ensure that you are going into the process with your eyes open and that you understand what you should expect to achieve from the procedure. There, you will be able to discuss any concerns or questions and explain to your practitioner what results you would like to see.

Similarly, they will be able to take a good look at your facial anatomy, listen to your thoughts, and explain to you what they believe they will be able to achieve during your first procedure, and never over-sell.

Rushing into any cosmetic procedure – whether it is dermal fillers or a four-hour surgery – is never advisable, and your doctor will not want to proceed with the treatment before they are confident that you are realistic about the results and ready for the procedure itself.

If your practitioner is willing to rush straight into performing the treatment, then they will have skipped many important steps. In a way, this is akin to going into the procedure blind; they may inject too much, or focus too closely on one specific area without considering your entire face. We always carry out a free consultation before a treatment.  You are encouraged to take time, if you need, before booking in for the procedure knowing all your options.

As with any procedure, the value of the results lies in the preparation as much as it does the treatment itself. Natural results are achieved through a certain amount of finesse, and a level of care which is lost when the practitioner rushes through the treatment.

Get in Touch for More Information

At Look Lovely London, our dermal filler treatments are guided by Dr. Davina Wilson, who has over a decade’s worth of experience in working with our patients’ unique facial anatomy to achieve natural, pleasing results. We only use high-quality products and equipment, all of which meet with FDA standards and have amassed a loyal clientele – some of whom have been returning to our clinic for further treatments for years.

Whether you are hoping to add more fullness into certain areas, improve your profile, or smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, our practitioners understand how to compliment your natural beauty with fillers, while producing lovely results.

If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers and how they could help you to look and feel more confident in your skin, then get in touch to book a consultation with us at a time that suits you. We will never pressure you into any treatment, and will always work to ensure that you feel confident in the treatment before we begin.

The Ultimate Guide to Dermal Fillers

Many of us are on the lookout for ways to keep our skin looking great, and ideally to rejuvenate those areas that suffer from unwanted signs of ageing.  

We are often our own harshest critics, and noticing the appearance of new wrinkles, sagging skin, or hollowness in the cheeks can be challenging to come to terms with. This is especially when we feel we have aged suddenly or prematurely thanks to external stresses and the demands of modern life.

While the market is brimming with miracle moisturisers and supposed skincare ‘secrets’, all too often, we are left disappointed by the results. 

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, offer a well-established opportunity for aesthetic renewal. Whether you’ve lost definition, gained one of two extra lines, or simply feel your face is lacking the youthful look you expect to see in the mirror each morning. 

Remember that ‘ageing gracefully’ does not have to mean giving genetics a free rein over your appearance. And rather than drastically altering or restructuring your looks, as you can get with more invasive procedures, dermal fillers merely replicate the collagen that begins to diminish as we pass our mid-twenties. This makes them an excellent treatment option for men and women looking for subtle, though highly effective, improvements.

So, if you’re wondering if this is the right anti-ageing treatment for you, read on to find out what dermal fillers really are – and how to find the right treatment for your face. 

 

Before Your Treatment

Whether it’s your first time looking for an anti-ageing treatment, or you’ve had a treatment before, there are a few things worth knowing ahead of your consultation.

 

What is in Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are growing ever more popular and, as a result, there is an incredibly wide range of injectable fillers for the face on the market today. 

If you’ve done some research, you may know they contain – calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, or PMMA, to achieve a smoother, plumper look in the face. 

But one of the most popular choices for many patients and doctors are hyaluronic acid injections.  

 

Hyaluronic Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel-like substance naturally produced and used throughout the body. However, it is most commonly found within your skin. 

While it plays many vital roles – such as promoting healing and keeping your connective tissue healthy. It’s also essential to aiding skin elasticity, and to encourage the body’s production of collagen. 

It’s the same ingredient used in our dermal filler injections, as it rejuvenates the face with moisture, and creates a smoother, firmer quality in the skin. 

Hyaluronic fillers are incredibly effective at correcting a range of skin ageing issues. From marionette and nasolabial lines, to tear troughs, acne scars, and lost definition around the lips. 

They are also biocompatible, which means a minimal chance of side effects. And it helps to keep skin hydrated and smooth, and encourages the body to produce collagen, and fight visible signs of ageing. 

 

What is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

Botox and fillers are both considered minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and both are typically used to limit signs of ageing. But they offer very different results.

When Botox is injected into the face, it limits the movement of the muscle in that particular area; ‘dynamic wrinkles’. These are wrinkles caused by certain facial expressions such as frowning or smiling and can be softened or reduced by temporarily stopping movement in those areas of the face. For this reason, Botox will not have any effect on the wrinkles caused by a natural ‘sagging’ or loss of plumpness in the lower face, or hollowing around the eyes. 

Dermal fillers work by replacing lost collagen — and, as a result, create a ‘plumper’, fuller look around the targeted areas of the face. They are perfect for smoothing the wrinkles that naturally form as your body’s own reserves of collagen are lost over time. 

Botox typically lasts between three and six months, and dermal fillers can last as long as eighteen months, although this does depend on the individual. 

For both treatments, continued use can produce longer-lasting effects. Botox can gradually shrink the muscles its injected into preventing excessive pulling on the skin, and dermal fillers can encourage the body to produce collagen naturally.

 

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

For many men and women, skin ageing begins in their mid-twenties- the first areas to demonstrate age are typically the forehead, and around the eyes. ‘Motor lines’, caused by certain facial expressions, are a common occurrence as we leave our adolescent years behind. 

Several factors can impact the severity of wrinkles and the loss of plumpness and elasticity in the skin. Things like sun exposure, smoking, genetics and even the position we sleep in – all have ramifications for our appearance, mainly as we grow older. 

Some people add anti-ageing products into their skincare regime the day they hit twenty-five, others choose to invest in dermal fillers as they approach their 30’s. Dermal fillers are a great way to replace the collagen that is naturally lost with age, and encourage the body to continue producing it.  

And although many younger patients are turning to dermal fillers, they remain an excellent choice for those who are more mature, too. In fact, anyone who’d like to smooth unwanted lines and reintroduce a more youthful fullness into their face, without drastically altering their appearance, makes for a suitable candidate for dermal fillers. 

Of course, ageing is a unique process for all of us, and what each patient sees, and requires will differ significantly. Consulting with an experienced doctor will help you to pinpoint the specific areas that would benefit from a boost of collagen, and how the best results can be achieved for you. 

 

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

While dermal fillers are typically priced by the syringe, the exact cost will vary based on the product used, and where you are getting the procedure done.

We only use market-leading products for our dermal fillers. We will discuss the best course of treatment with you during your consultation. 

  • 1 -1.2 ml – £300
  • 2ml – £500 (minimum recommended for cheeks and jawlines)
  • 3ml – £650
  • 4ml – £785
  • Tear Trough 1ml – £350
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty 1ml – £350

 

During Your Treatment

It’s entirely natural to feel a little apprehensive before (and during) your treatment. Many people dislike the thought of needles, while others worry that the fact they have ‘had work done’ will be too conspicuous. While these feelings are entirely normal, with the right practitioner, they always prove to be unfounded. 

Here’s a little more on what to expect when you arrive for your treatment, you can also download our first-timers guide for more information.

 

In What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Be Used?

Our age can become apparent in many different ways; 

  • A gradual loss of volume in the cheeks and eyes. 
  • Deepening lines along the forehead and nasolabial fold, (subtle creases around the mouth and nose).
  • Loss of definition along the jawline.

These are all, everyday experiences for men and women as they grow older. 

Since dermal fillers work by adding fullness from within, many of the effects of ageing can be improved by hyaluronic injections into the affected area. This will smooth the appearance of wrinkles and lines, hydrate the skin, and replace the collagen that has been naturally lost.

When you meet with your practitioner, they’ll be able to discuss treatment options with you. Take advantage of their experience, as they’ll be able to study your facial anatomy and find the right treatment plan for your features, and expectations.

Dermal Fillers treatment areas

Does it Hurt to Get Fillers in Your Face?

Dermal fillers are applied just beneath the skin with the use of a syringe. A good practitioner will take the extra time to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Numbing creams and ice packs can all be used before the fillers are applied to reduce any discomfort. 

Some patients do feel a small scratch, but hyaluronic fillers contain a small amount of local anaesthetic, making each subsequent injection much less noticeable. 

 

Are the Results Immediate?

Yes! Dermal Fillers can be a lunch-time  procedure, and results will be noticeable as soon as you leave the couch. While there may be a touch of swelling (particularly in the case of lip fillers), and a small amount of bruising the following day, you will be able to see the outcome as soon as the treatment has finished. 

 

After Your Treatment

Getting dermal fillers in London is incredibly straightforward, and as soon as your appointment has ended, you can go back to work, or home. 

In the days following your procedure, any redness, swelling or bruising will clear up, and you will be left feeling (and looking) refreshed and invigorated. 

 

Do Dermal Fillers Have Side Effects?

Aside from a little redness and swelling, it is doubtful that you’ll experience any side effects from dermal fillers. Any possible issues will be discussed with you before the treatment, but hyaluronic acid presents very minimal risks to your wellbeing if injected by an advanced highly trained practitioner. Your doctor will clearly go through the consent form prior to treatment to ensure you are happy with possible side effects and that your questions have all been answered. 

 

Your Two-Week Review

Take advantage of any free follow-up appointments offered by your practitioner. Here, you will be able to discuss the final result with your doctor, after any swelling or bruising has gone away. It will be a great opportunity to check-in on your progress, ask further questions, and ensure that your treatment has given you the best results possible.  

 

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Hyaluronic injections are biodegradable, which means that they will eventually be absorbed by the body. Precisely how long they will last depends on several factors, such as the type of filler used, and the area being treated. 

Typically, dermal fillers last for between six and eighteen months before patients return for another treatment. Any subsequent injections can encourage the body to create its own collagen naturally. 

 

What Should You Look for in a Practitioner?

The anti-ageing industry is awash with practitioners, all of whom offer a wide range of treatments and procedures promising to transform the parts of our appearance that upset or displease us. 

An increasing number of people are opting to invest in anti-ageing treatments to get instant, long-lasting results, rather than relying on their at-home skincare routine alone.

The downside? More and more unskilled practitioners are offering their services to unsuspecting patients, who end up feeling disappointed — or, worse, mortified with the results. 

When it comes to your health and self-esteem, you should always invest a little extra time and research into finding the right practitioner for you. Consider these points before committing:

 

Check Their Credentials and Experience

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it requires the same professionalism, attention and expertise as any other part of your body. Finding a clinic with an experienced, doctor-led practice will ensure that you are receiving the top level of care. 

 

Great Follow Up Care

One of the best indicators of a reputable practitioner is a high calibre of follow up care.

Not only does this demonstrate a strong dedication to each patient, but it will also show you which practices are committed to achieving the very best results. And ensure that their patients are given the time, support and attention that they need to feel confident in the procedures they are undergoing. 

Dermal filler treatments in London are currently unregulated, and anyone unqualified can order syringes off the internet and offer their services to customers. Put your trust in the right place by looking for a rigorously trained practitioner who can guarantee a high level of support, from your consultation to your post-procedure review.

 

Reliable Sourcing

The market has become saturated with a wide variety of anti-ageing products and equipment. While many companies operate to strict regulations and standards, unfortunately, there are cheap and poorly manufactured products that could potentially damage your skin and harm your health.

Never visit a practitioner who does not invest in the very best pharmaceuticals; that way, you can be sure that you are only ever on the receiving end of products that have been created following rigorous standards for safety and hygiene. 

 

Outstanding Results

Any practitioner worth their salt will have plenty of success stories to boast about, and taking a look at their Before and After gallery will give you an honest look into the ways their work takes shape. 

Look for practitioners who prize subtlety over excess, and who enhance the distinctive beauty of their patients, rather than altering it. Every face is unique, and recognising that requires a great deal of skill and finesse.

We’ve all seen examples of poor or, at times, dangerous work performed by unqualified practitioners and for some, this can work as a deterrent for seeking treatment. 

But client transformations needn’t be drastic. A practitioner dedicated to tailoring their approach to each and every patient they see will put you at ease and, most importantly, make sure that you are thrilled with the results of your treatment. 

 

A Loyal Clientele

A fantastic website or advertising campaign can undoubtedly draw a crowd, but a returning client base is the best testament to a practitioner’s value. 

Seeking anti-ageing treatments can be daunting for many first-timers; for others, fear or self-consciousness can cause them to delay their first consultation. But a loyal clientele is an excellent indicator of a competent and diligent practice. 

Not only does it provide plenty of insight into the quality of their work, but it also demonstrates their ability to dispel first-time nerves, and keep patients inspired to return for treatments. 

If you’re still not sure, read our six-point guide on how to choose the right aesthetics clinic.

Get in Touch

Dr Davina Wilson has over ten years’ experience in general practice and the aesthetics industry; along with her carefully chosen team, she offers some of the highest-quality dermal fillers in London, with over 10,000 successful treatments under her belt. 

Whether you know what treatment you want, or have never undergone any anti-ageing treatments before, get in touch, and we’ll arrange a free consultation at a time that suits you.  

There’s Something About Cheek Filler

Ladies and gents, it’s June!

During the glorious gleam of 16 hour days, it’s time to crown yourself as the most beautiful bride or wedding guest this side of the summer solstice and pop into Look Lovely London for another signature treatment…

Cheek fillers. 

As Look Lovely London’s anointed Mystery Client, this was the first procedure I ever did at the clinic; the one that “brought me into the fold,” so to speak.

Why the cheeks you may ask?

Well, the first most dramatic signs of ageing I had in my 30s, consisted of a gradual and general hollowing of my outer and mid-face. In my 20s, I already had a thin face, so when I matured and lost even more volume around there, it was my priority to get it tended to as soon as possible.

Of course, for all you alternative face shapes out there, you might not be experiencing quite as much fat loss in the cheeks…

That said, you also might find yourself looking in the mirror one morning under, ahem, less than flattering lights, with a seriously “weary” and saggy visage staring back…

Especially when you compare yourself to those perky photos of you partying on a beach in Ibiza a few years ago.

Not to worry, the Look Lovely London cheek boost to the rescue! 

Cheek filler suits women of all generations.

After draping myself majestically over Dr. Wilson’s couch feeling, I was happily surprised that after a bit of ice pressed to the area the injections were minimally painful. 

Numbing cream was offered but, after the first session, I didn’t even find I needed it.

That’s because the cheeks are perhaps the least sensitive part of the face. 

Dr. Wilson analysed my facial contour and let me know where the filler would be injected, selecting the best area to naturally augment.

This was great, seeing as cheeks usually require more filler than other parts and you want to know you’re getting the best value for your new beautiful, model cheekbones!

Yes, under Dr. Wilson, I felt I was really being tailored to rather than undergoing some generic procedure that might not suit me or end up looking majorly unnatural. 

Speaking of, I instantly felt a natural plumping of the cheeks, while the procedure was being performed and…

Hey presto, looking into the mirror after, I can safely say cheek filler had the most instant and impactful result on my face than all of the procedures I’d done or would do in the future. 

“Filling the gaps” of mid-face has pretty much taken the last 5 to 10 years off.  

Oh and, even if there was a slight residual of a prick or tiny bruise, it was easily excused as just a spot and/or efficiently covered up after with concealer. 

I could return to daily duties, unabashedly, with people already commenting and wondering why I looked so good. 

“So good.” 

Always a nice thing to get complimented on in the romantic season of nuptials and summer festivals. 

The final thing to know is that cheek fillers last! 

Mine have lasted a year and I have friends whose pretty contours have lasted nearly two so far, so it’s well worth the investment. 

Yes, dermal fillers and my cheeks have started a long-lasting relationship that, like marriages are intended to, will last through the blissful years to come.

Oh, if you want to know more about them and fillers for other areas, check out the links below:

Lips 

Chin

Nasolabial folds

Tear troughs  

That’s all from your intrepid Look Lovely London Mystery Client for now. 

Enjoy the beginning of this long and fabulously light month!

Yours Truly,

Look Lovely London’s Mystery Client 

Look Lovely London offer same-day callbacks for any advice, questions or concerns you might have. They will offer you the best treatment suited for your skin type and aim to give you first-class care.


Find Out How You Can Improve The Appearance Of Scars With This Celebrity Approved Treatment

Dermal fillers are facial injections which are used to fill out wrinkles in the skin, provide volume and definition to lips and cheeks and improve the appearance of scars. This affordable, non-surgical treatment provides instant results, making it a popular choice for those looking to reverse the signs of ageing and restore a youthful look!

The types of fillers we offer at Look Lovely London are affordable and come with minimal side effects. Treatments and procedures are carried out by qualified practitioners and patients are able to have direct contact with the doctor carrying out their procedure both before and after their treatment.

What Types of dermal fillers are there?

There are a number of different fillers which are made from a variety of materials and all have different effects, some temporary and others permanent.  It is important that you do your research so you can learn what is available and which types of dermal fillers might be best for you. However we are always on hand if you have any questions about our treatments and procedures and are happy to provide advice on which option might be the right one for you, so you get the results you’ve always wanted.

At Look Lovely London we use Restylane dermal fillers and skin boosters which are designed to help restore, enhance and refresh your skin. Restylane is made up of a sugar molecule called hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the skin, so it is one of the safest options for reversing the signs of ageing and rejuvenating your skin.

If you already have a favourite type of dermal filler you wish to use instead, Dr Wilson has been trained in all popular brands of dermal fillers and is able to administer most brands on request. We also offer a range of other facial injection treatments if you prefer something different.

How long do results last?

Results are noticeable straight away, however over the week the filler will settle and the final result will be seen after 10 days.

Results typically last between 6-12 months, depending on the area treated.

What areas can dermal fillers be used for?

Dermal fillers can be used to target the following areas:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial)
  • Lips
  • Mouth (Perioral lines, oral commissures, Marionette lines)
  • Scarring

If you are looking to improve the overall condition of your skin, we also offer Restylane Skin Boosters which enhance the skins condition by improving tone and elasticity, resulting in a fresher looking you!

Are there any side effects to having dermal fillers?

The types of dermal fillers we use at Look Lovely London are safe and side effects are minimal. Some swelling and redness can occur, however this typically disappears within 10 minutes. Occasionally some bruising can be seen, however ice packs are used to try to prevent this and any slight bruising that does present itself can easily be covered with concealer.

Call 0203 199 8245 to book a free consultation.

Find Out How You Can Banish Imperfections With This Quick One-Time Solution

Dermal fillers are fast becoming one of the most popular go-to treatments among our patients. The procedure for administering fillers is very quick and has minimal side effects, making it a popular choice for both men and women. It’s so quick and easy you’ll wish you’d have known about dermal fillers years ago!

This type of affordable, non-surgical procedure, allows us to take advantage of looking younger for longer and improve on those areas that affect our self-confidence. No longer will you have to bear your imperfections or signs of ageing, but instead embrace a renewed self-confidence.

How long do fillers last for?

The lasting effects of dermal fillers depends on the area treated, however results typically last from 12-18 months. One of the main benefits of using dermal fillers is that results can be seen straight away after having treatment. It usually takes about a week for the filler to settle and the final result can be seen after 10 days.

How long does it take and how much does it cost?

The procedure for inserting dermal fillers is very quick. Treatment typically takes approximately 30-40 minutes, which is why it is famous for being a lunchbreak procedure!

Typical costs start from £280 for 1 syringe and £460 for 2 syringes, depending on requirements.

What types of dermal fillers are there?

Look Lovely London uses Restylane. However, if you have another brand favourite, Dr Wilson has been trained in all popular brands and is happy to discuss administration of your preferred brand.

Can dermal fillers be used whilst pregnant?

There is currently insufficient scientific research to suggest whether it is safe or not to use dermal fillers while pregnant. In this case, we would suggest that you wait until you are no longer pregnant and have finished breastfeeding before using dermal fillers.

What are the side effects?

The main side effects of dermal fillers are slight swelling and redness which can occur straight after the procedure. This normally disappears after ten minutes. Some bruising can also occur if the filler is being administered into the lip area, as this is more vascular than other parts of the face. However we provide icepacks straight after treatment to minimise bruising.

At Look Lovely London, we strongly advise that you spend the time to find a reputable practitioner who is properly qualified. This is important as it will help put your mind at ease, knowing you are in safe hands.

If you would like further information on dermal fillers contact us on 0203 1998245 and we will be to discuss your requirements.

Learn How You Can Get Luscious Lips In Just 30 Minutes With This One Secret Trick

Whether your lips are naturally thin, or have lost their fullness over time as a result of ageing, you may have considered having lip fillers. Not everyone is born with luscious lips and even those who are experience a reduction in the plumpness of their pout over time.

The older you get, the less collagen you produce, which is why people often notice a change in the shape and size of their lips as they age. However it’s not only ageing that can have an effect; the sun’s ultraviolet rays can also cause collagen to break down and lips to thin.

If you want to keep your naturally full lips, or wish you could enhance the ones you were born with, you might want to consider dermal fillers. We understand that with any procedure there is always a concern with potential side effects, which is why we have put together this simple guide to ensure you have all the information you need before you decide if dermal fillers are right for you.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are soft tissue filler which can be injected into the skin to give a smoother, fuller appearance. Look Lovely London uses Restylane to enhance the lip area and provide border definition in order to achieve either a glamorous or natural look, whichever you prefer.

The main component of the fillers we use is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance found in all living organisms. Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisture-binding ingredient that keeps skin plump and hydrated.

How long do lip fillers last?

The length of time dermal fillers last for can vary from patient to patient, however fillers which have been applied to the lip area using one of the brands supplied by us should last between 6-12 months.

How much do lip fillers cost?

Look lovely London is currently offering first time customers a special price of £250 for a 1 ml syringe of dermal filler. This amount of filler is usually adequate for treatment.

Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?

Virtually anyone can have lip fillers if they are looking to reduce lines and wrinkles or create more defined, fuller lips, and side effects are very minimal. As the main component within the fillers we use is a naturally occurring substance, the risk of side effects is much smaller.

The most common reaction to fillers is swelling, which usually disappears within 4-5 days. As the lip area is more vascular than other parts of the face, bruising can often be slightly more noticeable, however an icepack will be provided straight away after the procedure to minimise any bruising and swelling.

If you think lip fillers might be for you, or would like further information on any of our treatments, give us a call on 0203 199 8245 and start your journey to a new, more confident you!

Find Out How To Maintain Your Confidence And Avoid The Anti-Aging Snake Oil

Getting older is something none of us relish the idea of and we all want to feel confident in our appearance, no matter what age we are.

Ageing can be a difficult concept to accept. For many years we have taken our youthful skin for granted and it’s only when we start to age that we realize what a blessing youth is.

Many of us will spend a fortune in our lifetime trying out various new lotions and potions. Some of us will opt for surgery to turn back the aging clock. But one of the most commonly used procedures nowadays, is Botox® and dermal fillers, also known as anti wrinkle injections.

Let’s take a look at the latter and how wrinkle filler injections can take years off a person’s age.

How do anti ageing facial injections work?

As you get older, the natural collagen breaks down in your skin and causes it to sag. This can create fine lines on your face, particularly around the nose and mouth area. Dermal filler injections target fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out your skin and creating a youthful glow.

Dermal filler itself is made from a specialist sugar gel, also known as hyaluronic acid, which is also found in natural human collagen. The filler is biodegradable and the results are temporary. Although 96% of our patients return for further treatment, if you’re new to injectable wrinkle fillers, you can try the procedure for yourself and then if you decide not to return for further treatment, then your body will break it down over time.

Here at Look Lovely London, we use Emervel and Restylane, both of which are designed to give you the most natural looking result.

What’s involved in the procedure?

Once you’ve had your initial consultation with one of our specialist doctors, you will undergo a series of a few small injections. Some patients experience minor discomfort when the needles are inserted but if you’re particularly sensitive to pain, we will provide you with a numbing cream which can be applied to the treated area before the injections are administered.

The results are almost instant but the filler will settle over the following ten days or so which is when you’ll see the results in full effect. Results last from six to twelve months, depending on which area has been treated.

How much do wrinkle filler injections cost?

If you’re looking for injectable wrinkle fillers, London is home to many clinics to choose from and prices will vary from clinic to clinic. We always advise our patients to do their research so they feel totally sure that they are in the best hands and are not being overcharged.

We operate a fair and honest pricing system for our patients, so if you’re interested in finding out more about that, just speak to a member of our team.

Our pricing strategy is based on how much filler is used to treat the area. For one syringe of filler, prices start at £280 and for two syringes, prices start at £460, but this is all based on individual requirements.

We don’t believe in giving our patients more treatment than they need and our priority is that our patients leave our clinic looking completely natural, so we’ll always review your treatment plan before giving you an exact quote.

Are there any side effects associated with dermal filler?

Most patients do not experience any side effects from dermal fillers, with the exception of redness and swelling around the treated area but this will usually disappear within about ten minutes of treatment.

Occasionally a patient may experience some minor bruising to the treated area but this can be easily covered with concealer and doesn’t last longer than a few days.

If you’re new to dermal fillers and you’d like a bit more information, book a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled team. They can establish a treatment plan with you, assess which areas to treat and explain a bit more about what to expect from the procedure and the results.

Contact us today on 0203 199 8245 and treat yourself to a younger, smoother and more vibrant complexion that you can be proud of!

Discover How You Can Banish Ageing Lips Once & For All!

No matter how old we are, there’s always something we would change about our appearance. Whether it’s losing weight, toning up, changing our hair or getting our nails done, looking after our appearance is key to our self-confidence.

However, one of the main causes of low self-esteem amongst men and women of a certain age is that with all the best intentions, it can feel impossible to stop the signs of ageing.

One of the most common areas on the face which can start to change as a person ages is the lip area. Fine lines can appear around the mouth, and lips themselves can start to thin over time.

Ageing around the lip area is very common and something which many of us would want to improve given half the chance.

The great news is that you can instantly reduce the signs of ageing around the lip area, simply by undergoing a few lip-plumping injections, also known as lip fillers.

Lip fillers are very commonplace these days, with many celebrities opting to plump up their lips to maintain a glamorous and youthful appearance. And since the treatment isn’t too expensive, you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy having a younger looking pout.

We’ve prepared this short guide on dermal fillers for the lip area and explained a little more about the procedure, how much it costs and what to expect after the treatment.

What is dermal filler and how does it work?

Dermal fillers work to simply replace the collagen around the lip area that has been lost over time. You undergo a few small injections of filler to the lips and the results can be seen almost immediately, although the full results usually take effect about ten days after your treatment.

Here at Look Lovely London, our dermal filler is made up of Emervel and Restylane, both of which have been designed to give you plump, glamorous lips and a new youthful appearance.

Fillers are made up of a soft gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which is actually found in human collagen, so you can be sure that the results will look natural. The filler itself is also completely biodegradable so your body will naturally break it down over time.

How much do lip plumping injections cost?

When it comes to lip filler injection costs, UK clinics’ fees can vary quite dramatically, ranging from the very cheap to the vastly expensive, both of which we would strongly advise against. Here at Look Lovely London, our prices start from £280 for one syringe of filler and £460 for two syringes, depending on requirements.

Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?

If you’re worried about having lip filler injections, side effects are usually pretty minimal so there is no cause for concern. However, it’s important to remember that lips are more vascular and are more likely to bruise than other areas on the face.

We usually advise our customers to block out a period of about ten days in the diary just in case there is any bruising that they may be likely to feel self-conscious about.

Bruising usually disappears within three to five days after your treatment and our team will always supply you with an ice pack before your treatment which will minimise any bruising, and you can also apply an ice pack to the lip area at home.

Although bruising is more common with lip plumping injections, you can rest assured that dermal fillers are extremely safe and complications are usually pretty rare.

If your thinning lips are getting you down, dermal fillers can really help to restore your natural appearance. And since our policy at Look Lovely London is to avoid the ‘trout pout’ at all costs, you can be absolutely sure that the results will be completely natural looking and nobody will ever need to know that you’ve undergone lip fillers.

Get in touch with our team today on 0203 199 8245 and treat yourself to a new glamorous pout that’ll take years off your age and put a youthful spring back in your step!

Find Out Everything You Need To Know About Fixing Your Thinning Lips Instantly With This Low-Cost Solution

Let’s be honest: we all want to fight the age battle. We want to enjoy our lives and we certainly don’t want our age to show on our faces. While lots can be done about reversing the signs of ageing around the eye and forehead area by using Botox® injections, lip enhancements is also becoming one of the most popular go-to treatments amongst our patients.

One of the first signs of ageing on the face is the lip area. Over time, lips tend to thin out and this can change the overall appearance of a person’s face, affecting their confidence and self esteem.

Lip enhancements are a fantastic way of turning back the clock by adding more definition to the lip area and the results are long-lasting, too.

Here at Look Lovely London, we’ve treated many patients with lip augmentations and with fantastic results. But what are lip enhancements and what’s involved in the process? Let’s take a closer look.

How are lip enhancements administered?

Lip enhancements involve having dermal filler injected into the lip area to create a youthful, plump and, most importantly, all-natural pout that’ll take years off a person’s age. The filler itself contains hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in human collagen, so you can be sure that the results will look natural.

Not only do dermal fillers create more definition to the lip area, they also work hard to restore the shape and softness in the lips, as well as boosting them with moisture and antioxidants.

Should you do any research before undergoing lip enhancements?

If you’re looking for the very best lip enhancement treatment, there are two main considerations you should be thinking about before you go ahead. Firstly, how much should you be paying? And secondly, how can you be sure you’re in the hands of someone trustworthy, qualified and professional? We’ve explained a bit more about these two considerations below.

How much should a lip enhancement cost?

Costs for this treatment can vary from clinic to clinic but if you’re based in the UK and you’re looking to undergo a lip augmentation, London is home to many clinics which offer this treatment. However, prices can vary from the worryingly low to the ridiculously high.

Our policy at Look Lovely London is simple: we charge a fair and honest price for all of our treatments, including lip enhancements. The cost for undergoing dermal filler to the lip area starts at £280 for 1 syringe of filler.

How should you know which clinic to choose?

The most important element of undergoing lip enhancements is to ensure that the results are natural looking. Here at Look Lovely London, we follow very strict rules on how much filler should be applied to the lip area. Our golden rule for lip enhancements is this: the lower lip should always be fuller than the upper lip. If the upper lip becomes bigger then you’re venturing into ‘trout pout’ territory and nobody wants that!

How quickly will you see results from your lip augmentation?

You should be able to notice an instant improvement after you’ve had the dermal filler administered. However, it is normal for the lips to swell over the following 48 hours so it’s important to keep the diary clear after your appointment. You will be supplied with ice packs from our team after your treatment so you can keep swelling to a minimum. The swelling will start to settle after a couple of days and you should be able to see the end result in about two weeks after your treatment.

How long do the results from the treatment last?

This can vary from patient to patient but generally speaking, results from a lip augmentation can last between 6 and 12 months and you can then opt to return for further treatment if you wish.

If you’re unsure about whether you need to have a lip augmentation, or you’re a bit nervous about the procedure, give our helpful team a call today on 0203 199 8236 and book a free consultation.

Start the new year as you mean to go on and treat yourself to a new glamorous pout!

Learn The Secret To Eternal Youth That Celebrities Don’t Want You To Know

No matter what age or gender we are, when it comes to our appearance it is safe to say that we’re all in the pursuit of perfection. We only have to watch the news, read a magazine or watch a TV show to see the countless celebrities of all ages showcasing a seemingly perfect appearance to make us feel a bit self-critical.

It’s important to remember that these celebrities are all real people with the same hang-ups as the rest of us. Many of them will have undergone non-surgical procedures such as Botox® and dermal fillers, and quite possibly more surgical procedures, too. The truth is, we can all do something about changing our appearance to improve our self-confidence and these days, non-surgical procedures are extremely commonplace and are not just reserved for those with high bank balances or celebrity status.

Dermal fillers are especially common and they’re gaining popularity every day, so we’ve put together this handy guide to explain how dermal fillers work.

What are dermal fillers and which areas of the body can they treat?

Dermal fillers involve undergoing a few small injections to create smoother and younger skin. As you get older, collagen in your skin can start to break down and this is what causes it to flatten and sag. Dermal fillers are designed to replace the collagen that has broken down over time to restore your youthful glow.

In terms of which areas can be treated, dermal fillers can be used for a variety of purposes such as treating lines around the mouth, facial scars and lines from the nose to mouth. However, two of the most commonly treated areas are the cheeks and the lips.

How can dermal fillers improve the appearance in your cheeks?

When it comes to dermal filler injections, cheeks are by far one of the most popular areas to treat amongst our patients. Your cheeks frame and shape your face and as you age they can start to lack definition. Cheek augmentations using dermal fillers are a fantastic way of giving your face a more youthful and defined shape. If you’re interested in finding out more about dermal fillers for your cheek area, just contact our friendly team and they will be able to give you more information.

How can you give your lips a youthful boost using dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers for lips are very popular. As you start to age, your lips can thin out over time which can add a few years to your appearance. However, lip fillers are not just restricted to men and women of a certain age, younger patients also opt for lip fillers in order to create a more glamorous pout. Whatever your age or gender, dermal fillers are a really affordable way of creating more definition around your lip area.

How much do filler injections for lips cost?

Here at Look Lovely London, our prices are very reasonable. Our fees for dermal fillers are based on the amount of filler used on the area in question. However, to give you an idea of cost, for 1 syringe of filler our prices start at £280. If you’re new to dermal fillers, we also offer an introductory price of £250 for 1 syringe of filler for any first timers.

What will happen in your appointment at Look Lovely London?

Following a consultation with our experienced team of doctors in which you will have the opportunity to ask any questions, we then get to work! You’ll have a few small injections which will be carefully administered. You might feel mild discomfort when the needle is placed in the skin but we offer ice packs and numbing cream to any patients who are particularly sensitive to pain.

You’ll see the results pretty much straight away and you’ll leave the clinic feeling like a new person! However, the full results from filler injections for the face will be seen after about ten days. Results last between 6-12 months, after which time you may well decide to return for further treatment.

If you’d like more information on how dermal fillers can improve your appearance, just give our skilled team a call to arrange a consultation. We can discuss the procedure with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

Call us today on 0203 199 8236 and get yourself well on your way to being a younger, happier and more confident you!

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At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

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