How you age depends on genetics and lifestyle. But after a certain age, everyone loses fat from their face and that lovely springy plumpness in your skin all but disappears. The result is sagging, lined skin that makes us seem older and more tired than we actually are.
What can be done? Plenty in fact. Dermal fillers are a safe and scientific solution that can replenish the volume in your face and lips, giving you a fresh, bouncier look.
We use a non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid technology which are safe, non-permanent fillers. (Brand names include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Teosyal.) Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body and its volumising properties makes it suitable for cheeks, laughter lines, the jawline and the hollow area on your temple. The result? A completely natural softness to your face that makes you look and feel younger and healthier.
All filler treatments are carried out by experienced dermatologist Dr Bela Horvath, who’s known as the ‘Doctor of the natural look’ due to his careful and skilled application. Dr Bela is an advocate of "tiny amounts in right places" approach where fillers are injected into specific places on the face. This approach gives you a completely natural look and ensures you keep your unique facial expressions. It also means you’ll never have that swollen face and puffy lips look that’s popular with some TV celebrities.
Your treatment begins with a complimentary consultation, where Dr Bela takes time to listen to your concerns and carefully studies your face. He will then give you a personalised treatment plan that sets out your treatment, the results you might expect and his recommendations.
You then have time to go away and think about whether you want dermal fillers treatment.
Once you decide you want to proceed with fillers, we ask you to fill out consent forms and take baseline pictures so you can see how you look ‘before’ and ‘after.’ He will give you a full body check up too and look at your skin for unusual moles.
Next, Dr Bela uses antiseptic cleanser to remove any make-up from the area to be treated. (You won’t be able to wear make-up for 12 hours afterwards on the treated area, so please bear this in mind if you have to go to work or a function.)
Dr Bela then carefully injects the areas that need fillers, ensuring the procedure is practically painless. The whole treatment is done in matter of minutes. You will then be given an ice pack to remove any temporary discomfort or redness.
After the procedure we ask you to refrain from touching or rubbing the injection sites to minimise the chance of infection and to avoid wearing make-up for 12 hours.
With fillers you’ll see the difference immediately. The area may feel a little red or swollen but this will go away after a couple of hours. During a follow up appointment after two weeks, Dr Bela will assess the treatment and ensure you’re happy with the results.
The body slowly and safely absorbs the hyaluronic acid so the affect of dermal fillers will last about 12 months to 18 months in the face and nine months in the lips.