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Introduction

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is nature’s ‘plumping molecule’ and is found naturally in your body. As we age, skin loses its natural HA, leading to a loss of volume, the formation of wrinkles, sagging, reduced hydration and support. Dermal fillers replace the lost HA, revitalising and adding volume to the skin, instantly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a natural, ‘lifted’ appearance.

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Where can it be used?

Dermal fillers are most commonly used to enhance and restore the lips and cheeks (mid-face) areas. They can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as the cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin. When used correctly, fillers can achieve a very natural looking result which does not affect facial expression. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months, depending on the area injected. Some dermal fillers can last even longer – for around 12 months – before the HA is naturally broken down by the body.

The River Aesthetics Approach

Dr Manning and Dr Woodward have years of extensive experience with facial fillers, so you know you are in safe hands. Their ethos is ‘less is more’ and so we will ensure that your results look natural. We only use products hand-picked by us for their superior volumising and anti-ageing results.  All dermal fillers used in the clinic are CE-certified and comply with European Standards and Regulations.

Frequently asked questions

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is natures ‘plumping molecule’ is found naturally in the body. They are used to volumise, augment and hydrate the skin.

Where can dermal fillers be used?

Dermal filler can be used to beautify, correct and balance your profile. These areas include your nose, cheeks, lips, jaw, under eye and temple hollows.

Are dermal fillers painful?

Local anaesthetic is applied to the skin to minimise discomfort. They are generally not painful. However, treatment around the nose and lips tends to be more uncomfortable than other areas.

How much are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers start from £350

What filler products do you use?

At River Aesthetics we use Teoxane, Ellanse and Perfectha

How long do dermal fillers last?

6-12 months, this is dependent on filler used and the area which has been injected. The filler is naturally broken down by the body.

What is the downtime after lip fillers?

The most common side effects of lip fillers is bruising and swelling. Most swelling should settle within 48 hours however at River Aesthetics we use a cannula technique minimising which minimises the downtime.

Can you correct a ‘weak’ chin?

Yes. A recessive and small chin can be genetic, a birth injury or due to direct trauma to the lower jaw. This is can easily be corrected with filler to which will define your profile and improve your jawline definition.

Treatment Summary

Results may vary from person to person

Procedure Time

60 minutes

Recommended No. of Treatments

1

Anaesthetic

Local

Side Effects

Infection, bruising, swelling, asymmetry

Results

Immediate

Duration Of Results

6 - 12 months

Back To Work

Immediate

Full Recovery

48 hours

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