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At A Glance

Best Results

1 - 3 treatments

Best Results
Best Results

Best Results

1 - 3 treatments

Duration of Results

6 - 12 months

Duration of Results
Duration of Results

Duration of Results

6 - 12 months

Treatment recovery

3 - 4 hours

Treatment recovery
Treatment recovery

Treatment recovery

3 - 4 hours

Risks & complications

Medium

Risks & complications
Risks & complications

Risks & complications

Medium

Anaesthetic

Numbing cream Local anaesthetic

Anaesthetic
Anaesthetic

Anaesthetic

Numbing cream Local anaesthetic

Procedure time

20 - 40 min

Procedure time
Procedure time

Procedure time

20 - 40 min

Skin specialist

Medically qualified

Skin specialist
Skin specialist

Skin specialist

Medically qualified

Back to work

Same day

Back to work
Back to work

Back to work

Same day

Filling deep wrinkles and scars - Overview

As the skin ages, it gradually loses some of its collagen along with the fat lying underneath. These are the materials that prevent the skin from becoming saggy. Thus, as we age, our skin can become thinner and more wrinkled and lined, losing volume and fullness.

Some wrinkles need more than just Botox®. These are the static wrinkles which are present, even when the face is at rest. Strategically placed threads of fillers help to fill deep wrinkles, and also scars, thus restoring a more youthful appearance.

There are over 60 brands of dermal filler available in the UK. The most commonly used are made from hyaluronic acid which is well tolerated and easily dissolved should there be any problems. Some of the most commonly used hyaluronic acid fillers are: Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Belotero® and Teosyal®.

Other non-hyaluronic acid fillers work by directly stimulating the skin and these include Ellanse®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®. Practitioners will likely use a range of brands for different treatments, based on their knowledge and experience.

There are products available which can dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers, so the effects of these fillers are not only temporary, but they can be reversed, if necessary. The products to dissolve fillers are prescription medicines and must be performed by an expert.

Many dermal filler products are available with the addition of 0.3% lidocaine combined with the hyaluronic acid gel in the syringe. This provides instant relief from pain upon injection and removes the need for a separate nerve block or topical anaesthesia, although you may still be offered topical anaesthesia.

This Glowday Treatment Guide has been edited and medically verified by Andrew Rankin.

How does dermal filler for deep, static lines work?

The leading dermal fillers used by most UK practitioners are hyaluronic acid-based products. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body, which makes adverse reactions to it unlikely.

When injected into the skin, the filler plumps out wrinkles and lines, instantly filling out wrinkles, scars and adding volume and shape where necessary.

Who is suitable for wrinkle filler treatment?

Dermal fillers can be used to help reduce the appearance of static lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, décolletage and hands. They are used to:

  • Fill static, deep lines around the lips, the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial lines), smile lines, marionette lines and crow’s feet
  • Fill deep scars, including acne and chicken pox scars

How should I prepare for a wrinkle filler treatment?

In the week before the treatment, avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising.

You can take paracetamol.

Ensure you tell your practitioner about any prescription medication or supplements you are taking.

Your wrinkle filler treatment

Step One - Consultation and Consent

It is important to understand that, whilst dermal fillers are not prescription only medicines, the medication needed to dissolve fillers, hyaluronidase, is. Additionally, the anatomy of the face is complex, it is advisable the you only allow medically qualified practitioners carry out filler treatments.

Step Two - The Treatment

Your Treatment will take around 20-40 minutes.

The first part of your treatment will be administering an anaesthetic to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Step Three - The Repeat Treatment

Hyaluronic acid fillers are metabolised by the body. This will mean that, in order to maintain the effect, you will need to have a repeat treatment every 6-12 months.

What happens after a wrinkle filler treatment?

After your treatment, you can go about your normal day.

Post-treatment advice may include:

  • iced water soaks or ice packs to help to reduce swelling (although this is generally not required);
  • the use of painkillers such as paracetamol. This is often not required but may be used if required for a few days after treatment;
  • arnica (a homeopathic remedy) cream or tablets are sometimes recommended a few days before and a few days after treatment as there is some evidence that this can reduce bruising.

Bruising and swelling should go down after a couple of days but can persist for a week.

If you continue to experience excessive swelling, pain, skin colour changes or if any blistering occurs, you should contact your practitioner immediately.

  • similarly, if you experience any delayed reactions such as lumpy redness occurring any time after treatment, you should contact the person who treated you immediately.

What are the side effects and risks of wrinkle filler treatments?

Depending on the area being injected, the type of filler and the pain relief method being used, clients may find this procedure relatively painless to uncomfortable. Treatments around the nose and lips are usually more painful than other areas but most clients find filler treatments bearable.

You must discuss pain management options with your practitioner and let them know if you are finding the procedure too uncomfortable.

The obvious, immediate and most common side effect is slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin. Other risks include bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling around the injection site. These signs may take 2-3 days to vanish completely, especially around the lips where there is little flesh and skin is tender.

Occasionally, a ‘bleb’ will occur. This is where the filler has been injected too superficially (close to the surface) and will need to be dissolved.

Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after a filler treatment. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and/or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all injection points. Sometimes, they can last several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual.

Another rare side effect is occlusions. This is where filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel and creates a blockage. This presents as whitening of the skin, followed by the area turning greyish-purple. If left untreated, this can result in tissue loss in the affected area. There have been reports of this in lip and nose treatments.

One particular type of occlusion is an ocular occlusion. This is where a blood vessel supplying the eye gets blocked. This results in partial or complete blindness.

If you exhibit any symptoms of occlusion, you need to seek the advice of your practitioner and/or visit accident and emergency immediately. You will need to be prescribed emergency treatment medicines, which is why it is important that you have access to a practitioner who is able to prescribe medicine.

As with any skin treatment, injections should be avoided in areas where the skin is swollen or where infections are present - e.g. active acne.

If you have a history of cold sores, or fever blisters in the treated area, filler injections may cause a break out. In these cases, your practitioner may recommend that you take a course of anti-viral medicine before your treatment to help reduce the likelihood of an outbreak.

If you have a known allergy to hyaluronic acid fillers or any of the ingredients in the filler product, you must inform your practitioner. An alternative treatment will need to be carried out.

Dermal fillers have not been tested on pregnant women. No medically qualified practitioner would carry out a filler treatment on a pregnant woman.

How much do wrinkle filler treatments cost?

Costs vary depending mostly on the type of dermal filler used, the area of the face to be filled and the degree of filling required.

Generally, prices for dermal fillers are based upon the estimated number of syringes needed to obtain the required result. Most fillers come in 1ml syringes.

In addition, different filler brands such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® and Juvederm® differ in price depending on the clinic and/or practitioner.

Hence, overall prices may vary from £200 to over £500 per treatment session, depending on how many lines you are getting treated.

Your treatment may require more than one syringe to provide optimal results. Your practitioner should be clear about the overall costs of the treatment.

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