Dermal Fillers Cardiff
Dermal fillers are sterile hypo allergic gel like materials, supplied in a syringe (generally a 1 ml syringe) that can be injected at various depths in the skin.
Since their introduction nearly 20 years back dermal fillers have revolutionised cosmetic surgery. The have largely replaced the need for cheek or chin implants, fat transfers and in some instances are an alternative to facelifting.
Dermal fillers come in two broad types absorbable and non-absorbable, the later are not very popular as if things go wrong there is no way of reversing the effects.
In the absorbable type of dermal fillers there are two subtypes we use at Reforme Medical, HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Dermal Fillers and Biostimulatory Dermal Fillers (Radiesse).
The HA fillers are essentially a complex sugar molecule similar to the HA we have inside our skin; the only difference is that the synthetic HA is designed in such a way that the tissues can’t break it down as well as natural HA. The HA fillers have many different applications like
- boosting the hydration of skin to reduce crepe skin using Profhilo
- filling out fine lines using Belotero Balance or RHA1
- volumizing lips using Juvederm Ultra3, Juvederm Volift or RHA3
- enhancing cheeks, jawlines or chin using Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma, Belotero Volume
- reducing undereye hollows using Restylane Lyft
The class of Biostimulatory Dermal Fillers used at Reforme is Radiesse, this is essentially Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in Methyl Cellulose. Radiesse can be used both for volumizing the cheeks, jawline or chin, but can also be used to stimulate the skin into making new collagen this being its biostimulatory application.
This collagen stimulation activity of Radiesse is harnessed by a special technique called Hyperdilute Calcium Hydroxyapatite Injection.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is involved in a dermal filler treatment?
The average treatment takes 35 – 60 minutes, after which you are ready to go home.
What is the care I need to take before having dermal fillers?
What aftercare is needed after dermal fillers?
Are dermal fillers painful?
How many sessions of dermal fillers will I need?
What are the side effects of dermal fillers?
How much downtime is needed after dermal fillers?
How long before I see the results of dermal fillers and how long do they last?
What are the alternatives to dermal fillers?
An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
The cost of dermal filler will range from £300 onwards.