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Dermal Fillers

Juvedermareas“The instant solutions for lines, wrinkles, lip enhancement and facial contouring”

  • Are there lines and wrinkles on your face that you don’t like?
  • Do you want an instant solution?
  • Can you spare 30 – 45 minutes for your initial treatment?
  • Do you want a safe treatment that has been proven effective?
  • Do you want a treatment that requires minimal recuperation time?
  • Can you spare 30 minutes every 6 months or so for a top-up treatment?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you could be the perfect candidate for the products. Based on a natural substance already found in the skin, dermal fillers can erase ageing lines and lift and increase your lip border instantly.

With a series of light injections your skin is supported and flattened to give a smoother, softer look. It’s instant and can easily be completed within half an hour. As easy as getting your hair done and as affordable as a new outfit – the results are amazing!

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Your lips can be enhanced to whatever degree of fullness you like *

 

Dermal fillers are clear gel like substances that are injected under the skin to augment its volume. These are used to reduce wrinkles and lines in the face, smoothing the skins’ surface and giving a more youthful appearance. They are very effective in reducing deep facial lines. An increasingly popular use to augment and shape lips, a procedure which can be dramatically effective. The results are instantaneous.

We use hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is produced by the body and present in human skin. This material is now produced in the laboratory and has a proven clinical record of effective treatment with minimal side effects. It is biodegradable product tha

t is naturally absorbed by the body over time. Unlike some other treatments no artificial substances are left to remain under the skins’ surface. This means that the treatments are entirely reversible: they will naturally disappear over a period of months.

We use a range of Q-Med Esthetic products: Restylane®, Restylane Fine Lines®, and Perlane® as well as Hydrafill® from Inamed. Both are Hyaluronic based fillers. They are sold in different quantities so it is possible to closely tailor the treatment to the needs of individual clients without incurring the cost of unused  filler.

What are dermal fillers?

Restylane® and Hydrafill® are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. It is non-animal based, biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.

Recent evidence suggests the hyaluronic acid actually does your skin good; it improves skin elasticity.

juverdHow do dermal fillers work?

As you get older, your face loses its shape. Dermal fillers simply restore that fullness and provide a smoother contour to the face. Dr Harker ‘s aim is above all to achieve a natural look. The idea is to make you look relaxed, or like you’ve just been on holiday. Subtlety is the key word. Some people report their friends and relatives say they look 10 years younger. *

How long do they last ?

The average treatment results last six months or even longer.

What should patients do prior to treatment?

Patients should avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one week prior to treatment. This will help to minimize any bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes. Because these products are non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.

How is it administered?

The gel is injected directly under the skin in tiny amounts using an ultra fine needle or canula. After the injection your skin is gently massainstantaneous.

Do the injections hurt?

The gel is injected directly under the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle or canula, resulting in minimal discomfort. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.

* Results may vary from person to person.

All work is compliant with NICE guidelines.

It is our policy to refer any problems that can or should be treated on the NHS back to your GP.

Dr Harker offers all these treatments personally.

Details on this website are provided for information purposes only. Opinions voiced reflect Dr Harker’s current practice which is subject to change at anytime.

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