When you look in the mirror and see your first facial wrinkles you are recognizing the first visible signs of the ageing process. Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibres begin to break down and wear out after the age of 25. While this breakdown is part of the natural ageing process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning, smoking or sun damage.
At Cotswold Cosmetics our doctors safely and skillfully provide an extensive range of dermal fillers which can be used to improve the appearance of expression lines and scarring. These products are all hyaluronic acid based (non-animal fillers) which are used to replenish lost volume in the skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles thus helping to erase the signs of ageing without resorting to surgery. We also offer lip enhancement and “smile boost” treatments.
Our product range includes: –
- Juvederm® Ultra
- Restylane Lipp®
- 0.5ml from £195
- 1ml from £295
- 2ml from £450
What are Fillers?
The main component of fillers is hyaluronic acid, a biosynthesized version of one of the body’s own natural substances. The amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body decreases significantly as we age; as a result, the skin becomes drier, thinner and less supple, rendering it increasingly prone to wrinkling. Injecting fillers into the skin simply adds volume to where the body’s own hyaluronic acid has been depleted.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.
How long will the treatment last?
This will vary from individual to individual. It very much depends on factors such as a person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the degree of correction required. Most clients choose to have a repeat treatment within a year, since the main component of both products (hyaluronic acid) is a natural substance which dissolves over time.
What are the possible side effects?
Fillers are considered to be very safe treatments. There have been over 2 million treatments with restylane performed. Both substances are highly biocompatible and biodegradable. A local anaesthetic may be used to minimize any discomfort at the time of injection. Bruising, redness and some slight swelling at the site of treatment does sometimes occur, although rarely lasts more than a few days.
What will happen during the treatment?
Following a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion of the proposed cosmetic treatment plan, the treatment can be started straight away. (No pre-test is necessary as fillers are of non-animal origin.) The gel is injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles with the natural volume it provides.
How quickly will I notice an effect?
The results are instantaneous.
Gentle massage of the treated skin is beneficial. However, you should not touch the area for at least six hours following treatment. The correct massage techniques will be demonstrated during your consultation.