Dermal fillers comprise a number of products that are used widely in the cosmetic field to improve skin structure and restore volume. Their main ingredient is a stable form of Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural substance present in the deeper layers of healthy skin. As we age the level of HA diminishes causing the skin to become dull and uneven with a fading of that youthful glow.
Dermal fillers work by enhancing the level of HA in the skin and thereby marked improving of hydration and restoring the skin’s natural plumpness. This has the very desirable effect of an improvement in skin texture and appearance. Fillers are a safe and popular form of treatment with the results being visible by the end of a treatment session.
At The Chelmsford Skin Clinic we only use the premium Allergan range of Juvaderm fillers to address the signs of ageing.
Your body produces hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural substance responsible for promoting as well as maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in dermal skin cells. With time, your body’s ability to manufacture HA decreases and the skin starts to become less youthful. When dermal fillers are injected into fine lines, wrinkles or sunken areas of the face, they replenish the HA and creates a more refreshed, natural and rejuvenated appearance.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel is skillfully injected into targeted areas by Dr Ahmed who is a very experienced cosmetic practitioner. Areas that are suitable for treatment include the cheeks, lips, eyes (tear trough), mouth, chin, neck and hands.
The best results are achieved through a combination of treatments which add lift and re-contour the face. Muscle relaxants help smooth fine lines and wrinkles; Microneedling to underpin the skin, boost skin laxity by lifting and tightening.
We are a family run business and our reputation stems from the ethos and expertise of our highly experienced doctor, skin therapist and business manager.
As with all treatments, the first step when considering dermal fillers is to have a detailed consultation.
This stage is vital. It allows you to outline areas you want to be targeted and the practitioner can give details of the process, provide advice and answer any queries that you may have.
At “The Chelmsford Skin Clinic” we use dermal fillers for a variety of purposes. However our aim is to always create a look that is youthful yet natural. Whether this is smoothing fine lines, minimising the appearance of scars, defining or enhancing lips, restoring lost facial volume or increasing hydration to your face, we will talk you through the process and create a treatment plan bespoke to you.
The application itself is a relatively quick with a typical treatment taking about thirty minutes and usually having no significant adverse effects. Mild swelling and redness they can be easily hidden with makeup. Afterwards the client can go about the rest of their day as normal. The newer fillers seem to have a long duration of effect lasting between nine months to two years. For many, it has become a quick and easy part of their routine, with an appointment to be booked once a year or so for a new series of filler injections.
We treat patients of all ages for dermal fillers. Some are in their 50s, 60s and older, who are concerned about looking the best they can at any age. However, dermal fillers are equally as popular with people in their 30s and 40s who are just starting to lose that initial glow of youth and the first lines starting to appear.
How Long do Fillers Last?
Over time, the results of the treatment fade as hyaluronic acid starts to break down. It is usual for patients to come back every six to nine months to help maintain their treatment results.
We only use the safest, most effective and approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers. These are clear hyaluronic acid gels which closely mimic the natural HA in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and are one of the most popular treatments for filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. H.A acts to hydrate, soften and volumise the skin. It also enhances collagen and elastin organisation within the dermis which gives the skin a more rejuvenated texture.
Dermal fillers are not permanent and will break down over time, so further treatment may be required to maintain your youthful appearance. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
All the dermal fillers used at The Chelmsford Skin Clinic are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our body and skin, which breaks down after around 9 to 18 months.
Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based compound responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. This helps in creating volume and smoothness in your skin. Unfortunately, with time, your skin’s ability to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid decreases. When dermal fillers are injected into fine lines, wrinkles, or sunken areas of the face, they replenish the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body over time, helping you achieve a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as “Juvederm” restore lost volume to areas of the face by filling out fine lines and wrinkles. Evidence suggests they can have a lasting effect on wrinkle reduction as the dermal fillers today are clear hyaluronic gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin.
Millions of dermal filler treatments have been performed worldwide and are extremely safe and effective when injected properly, resulting in the most natural of differences.
Treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes. There is little or no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
There is no need for allergy testing because the fillers contain hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in your skin anyway and is used in other medical treatments. If there is a little swelling, you can easily camouflage it with makeup.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.