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!
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 that 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 top quality products: Restylane®, Emervel. Both are Hyaluronic based fillers and there is an extensive range to suit each patient requirement. Another top of the range product used is Radiesse, a hydroxyapatite based filler which gives a lift may be for a year to 18 months,used where there is significant volume loss.
What are dermal fillers?
The fillers used 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
How 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. After the injection your skin is gently massaged to optimize contouring. This is a simple and convenient procedure and results are instantaneous.
Do the injections hurt?
The gel is injected directly under the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, Dr Harker may numb the treatment area.
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.