Dermal filler treatments
Dermal fillers are safe injectable products that replace lost soft tissue, and are used to replenish the skin’s natural volume.
Dermal fillers are medical devices and as such do not require a prescription. There are well over 300 different ones available and most of them are a biodegradable, non-animal, hyaluronic acid based implant. This is a clear gel similar to the hyaluronic acid found in the skin which keeps the skin hydrated and elastic. As time passes hyaluronic acid is gradually lost from the skin leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal filler injections help to fill out and smooth away fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face as well as adding volume. They can be used on the hands as well as the face.
What is the filler procedure?
The procedure is very simple. For those patients who have not had the treatment before Dr Comins will undertake a consultation and allow a ‘cooling off’ period before treating. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar-like substance) that has been used in medical procedures for over 20 years without major problems. However each product carries risks as well as benefits as these are carefully discussed.
How long does it take?
Treatment takes around twenty minutes and for some patients a numbing cream is required, however, many fillers now contain local anaesthetic. The results of dermal fillers are instant and many of Dr Comins patients remark on how subtle and natural the overall effect is. Dermal fillers are gradually absorbed over time and repeat visits to the clinic are necessary.
Dermal fillers can be a good solution to loss of volume, deep lines, under eye hollows and bags, thin lips and hollow temples.
To make a no obligation appointment with Dr Comins to discuss Dermal Fillers please call 0207 584 1642