As we age our skin loses elasticity, our fat pads shrink and shift downwards, and our skull bones change in structure. The outward effects of which can be observed all over the face, but are most commonly noticed as tired looking eyes, hollowing temples, nose to mouth grooves, jowl formation and a loss of jaw line definition.
Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) based injectable products that come in a variety of thicknesses to treat these different areas of concern. They can be used to volumize, lift, rejuvenate, hydrate and augment the face; resulting in looking fresher, less tired, more youthful and more attractive.
HOW ARE DERMAL FILLERS PERFORMED AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Dermal fillers are injected in small quantities at various depths, using various techniques, depending on the treatment area. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical, safe, effective and predictable treatment for reducing signs of aging. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body’s own tissues, as a result, dermal fillers are biocompatible and side effects are very rare. Once the gel is injected, it attracts up to 1000 times its own weight in water, helping to lift and support facial structures and tissues that may have lost elasticity or volume.
All products used at NH Aesthetics Harrogate are FDA approved, bio-degradable and non-permanent, meaning they can also be reversed if ever desired or required. The most commonly used product at NH Aesthetics is the latest premium Juvéderm® VYCROSS® range by Allergan, including VOLITE®, VOLBELLA®, VOLIFT®, VOLUMA®, and VOLUX®, all of which contain Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, making treatment more comfortable.
Treatments with dermal fillers include:
Lip Enhancement and philtrum definition
Nose to Mouth Lines Smoothing
Jaw Line Contouring
Hollow Temples Filling
Cheek Bone Definition / Lifting
Tear Through Smoothing
Non-surgical Face Lift
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Results can be seen immediately, some areas such as lips can have excess swelling, results improve over time as the product integrates with the bodies tissues, results can last between 6-18 months depending on the product used and patients own metabolism.
WHO WILL CARRY OUT MY TREATMENT?
Nicola is a qualified nurse prescriber and will carry out a full assessment including medical history taking before any treatment. If you are on any medications it is strongly advised to bring these with you to your consultation.
Please also attend your appointment with cleansed, product free skin. Nicola specialises in natural enhancements and will not over treat, her ethos is ‘less is more’.