Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Sculptra are very popular, quick injectable treatments that can soften facial wrinkles, lines and fill out hollows to recreate the smooth contours of younger skin. Fillers are popular with those seeking a swift, non-surgical solution for ageing skin that has lost volume as the collagen that previously helped to shape and support it has disappeared.

Dermal fillers achieve fantastic, lasting results. The active ingredient present in both Juvederm and Restylane, hyaluronic acid, is naturally found in the skin, tendons and muscles of humans and therefore combat an array of natural ageing symptoms such as wrinkles, ageing lines, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, frown lines and ‘sad mouth lines’. It can also be used to augment lip volume and contour.

Sculptra, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is used in the treatment of facial fat loss – also called facial lipoatrophy. Facial lipoatrophy is a condition in which people lose fat in their faces, especially in their cheeks and around their eyes and temples. PLLA is injected into the skin in those areas, causing the skin to thicken via collagen neo-synthesis, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas and masking the fat loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox – or Botulinum Toxin – is a neurotoxin that inhibits nerve stimulation on muscles. It is used cosmetically to reduce or remove facial wrinkles. Botox injections contain a very small dose of Botulinum Toxin and relax the muscles that form the wrinkles. The effect of a Botox injection lasts approximately between 3 to 6 months.

Dermal Fillers are a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill out facial wrinkles and cavities and add volume to the face, for a fuller, smoother appearance. Like Botox, these are temporary as they are eventually absorbed by the body. Often used cosmetically to soften facial wrinkles, lines and other skin imperfections and enhance facial volume.

There are many different types of fillers, each has its own specificities and tends to work better on certain areas and not in others. Some dermal fillers last longer than others.

Book a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss the best injectable treatments at Cadogan Clinic.

Dermal Fillers for lips at Cadogan Clinic use reputable products such as Juvederm or Restylane which are designed to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and folds, or create more youthful and attractive facial contours by adding volume. When injected by an experienced Cadogan Clinic doctor, your lips will look fuller but natural.

Following a thorough consultation with your practitioner, the dermal filler that is selected as being the most appropriate for you is eased into either the lip border or body (or both) using a very fine needle and the procedure itself should take approximately 15 minutes. The product contains an anaesthetic but it may be possible to have a numbing cream applied to the area prior to the treatment if you would prefer. Results can be seen straight away.

At Cadogan Clinic we use only the safest hylauronic acid-based dermal fillers which are long lasting but not permanent. The effects will fade gradually but should last between 4 and 13 months depending on which treatment you have had. Following this, we recommend that you come back to us for a top up treatment. The filler will biodegrade in the skin naturally and disappear should you choose not to return for a top up treatment.

Most dermal fillers that we use at Cadogan Clinic include an added anaesthetic, which makes the lip enhancement treatment virtually painless as it numbs the skin. If you feel that you would rather come in early for numbing cream application before your dermal fillers treatment, this is also possible.

Lips define a face and are one of the first things a person will notice about your appearance. Lips can become thinner over time, or it may be that you have naturally thin lips. Dermal filler lip enhancement will make your lips bigger and fuller and can reverse a downward turned expression due to ageing. Lip enhancement at Cadogan Cosmetics can also help to fill out the ‘smokers lines’ which appear around the mouth due to smoking and ageing.

Dermal fillers at Cadogan Clinic are very safe as we use only hyluaronic acid based fillers which is a substance which occurs naturally in the body and they are long-lasting but semi-permanent. Our practitioners who carry out lip enhancements are healthcare professionals such as doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Despite this, it is important to discuss any possible side effects or complications of lip injections with your consultant so they can ensure you have the best form of treatment and care.

Before your lip fillers treatment, it is important that you have had a consultation with your doctor to establish what you want and what they recommend for you to see if this treatment is for you. Though many dermal fillers contain anaesthetic, you may choose to apply numbing cream to the area prior to the treatment.

There is no down time required following lip plumping injections but as you might experience some mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching after the treatment you may want to bear this is mind before a big event. These effects are completely normal and should clear up in less a fortnight.

Once the treatment has been completed the results of Juvederm lip enhancement will begin to appear immediately. The full effect can usually be seen after just a few hours, and will last approximately 10 – 12 months per procedure. However, this can vary depending on the patient and the amount of Juvederm used during the procedure.

If you would like to find out more information, please book a consultation with one of our specialists.

Juvederm treatments are relatively painless procedures, although some patients may experience a small discomfort when undergoing the treatment.

There are several measures we put into place to keep the pain and discomfort to a minimum, these include:

  • The use of numbing cream prior to the injection.
  • The use of ice packs or other cooling agents post procedure
  • The use of lidocaine to temporarily block the nerves that sense pain. This can be mixed directly with Juvederm.

The use of pain reduction methods will highly improve the experience for the patient.

If you would like to find out more information, please book a consultation with one of our specialists.

Juvederm is not restricted just to the mouth and lip area, but has a broad range of uses.

Because Juvederm is made primarily from natural substances, such as hyaluronic acid – which is found in humans – the result of using Juvederm is a fuller, and more natural looking feature compared to some other fillers found on the market.

Juvederm can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. This allows the skin to lock in moisture, causing the treatment area to appear fuller, smoother and more youthful.

Since Juvederm is composed of natural substances, the effects are not permanent. This means that if the desired results are no longer required, the substance will be absorbed by the body naturally over a long period of time. Because the Juvederm gradually reduces its appearance, the fillers are a popular and common choice of procedure for patients that have not received any cosmetic treatment before.

After undergoing a Juvederm treatment, some temporary side effects are expected and are normal as part of the healing process.

Common side effects from injectable Juvederm fillers are redness and soreness surrounding the treatment area.

Most side effects of Juvederm are temporary, and should not persist longer than 3-4 days. The length of time in which side effects may last can often vary depending on the patient and the area in which the procedure has taken place. Side effects of Juvederm fillers do tend to fade within a few days of treatment.

Juvederm should not be used by patients with severe allergies to bacterial proteins, or patients with a history of anaphylaxis.

It is advised to book a consultation with one of our licenced practising professionals at Cadogan Cosmetics when considering the use of injectable Juvederm fillers.

There are many reasons why people may feel that they are ready to undergo Juvederm lip fillers; from having a thin or no visible upper lip, wanting to achieve a more voluptuous kiss or to fill out unwanted early wrinkles.

If you are considering undergoing a Juvederm treatment, then please contact Cadogan Cosmetics to book a consultation with one of our practising professionals. During your consultation, our team will be able to answer any questions that you may have to, help put your mind at ease, and talk you through the most suitable dosage for you and your desired look.

Juvederm, injected into the lips, will commonly last between 4 and 8 months, however this can vary depending on the patient and also the particular brand of Juvederm. Once the initial treatment has been completed, no aftercare is required to maintain the results of the treatment, and normal routines can be resumed the same day.

If you wish to maintain the fuller lip for longer than the expected 4-8 months, then top up procedures will be required every 5-7months. Should you choose to do so, the Juvederm dosage can be altered on each occasion to help build a more accurate, desired look.

When receiving Juvederm, the dosage will determine outcome of the procedure; smaller portions of Juvederm will help to create subtle differences to the treatment area, whereas larger doses can contribute to more noticeable differences. Our practitioners will be able to advise you on what dosage is right for you.

The procedure does not take long; the product is loaded into a syringe, and then injected directly into the treatment area. The procedure is relatively pain free due to the use of numbing cream; however, this will vary depending on the patient.

Juvederm is not suitable for woman that are pregnant, or those that are currently breastfeeding.

For more information, book a consultation with Cadogan Cosmetics today.

Juvederm is an extremely popular form of injectable filler, commonly used for lip enhancement; however, it can also be used to treat natural wrinkles and folds in the skin, which are commonly found around our eyes and can appear on our foreheads.

Juvederm is composed mainly from a natural material called hyaluronic acid, which is found in the skin of mammals and is responsible for holding in the skin’s moisture. As our bodies begin to age, the skin gradually begins to lose its hyaluronic acid, which in turn, results in thinner and a more wrinkled skin. This is often noticeable around the mouth lips and eyes.

Juvederm Lip enhancement is a treatment designed specifically to restore the moisture in the lips to provide fuller and more youthful lips. To achieve the appearance of a more youthful and fuller lip, the Juvederm filler is carefully injected, using a tiny needle, into the desired area and the area surrounding.

Juvederm is made primarily of natural substances, and over time, it will gradually be absorbed back into the body. Once a desired look has been achieved, it is common for a patient to require repeat procedures in order to maintain this more youthful and fuller face.

Initial treatments usually last for approximately 10 – 12 months; however, this can often vary depending on each patient. Due to the nature of Juvederm, and that the effects can be reversed over a long period of time, it is extremely popular amongst patients who have no experience of cosmetic surgery.

We highly recommend that patients book a consultation with Cadogan Cosmetics, to discuss with our practising professionals the appropriate dosage suited to your skin when considering Juvederm lip enhancement.

Dermal Fillers can be applied to different areas to achieve multiple results. They are commonly used to increase the volume and size of lips: this treatment option is often used by women to reverse or delay the unwanted signs of ageing.

Dermal Fillers are also a common treatment for facial lines that may appear as a sign of ageing and stress, in particular forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes (often referred to as crow’s feet).

Skin conditions that can be treated by Dermal Fillers include:

  • Sunken Cheeks

  • Acne Scars

  • Regular Scars

  • Frown Lines

  • Facial Lines

  • Tear Troughs

Dermal Fillers can be used to rejuvenate, contour and enhance areas such as:

  • Nose

  • Lips

  • Mouth Corners

  • Eyebrows

  • Chin and Cheeks

Different fillers and procedures will be used depending on the treatment area and the desired results.

For more specifics on procedures and different treatment areas we recommend getting in touch to book a free consultation with one of our specialists.

Hyaluronic acid – also known as Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate or HA – is a substance that is naturally found in the human body, where it acts as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. In particular, it’s present in high concentrations in fluids in the eyes and in the joints.

HA has multiple beneficial functions, such as hydrating the skin, stimulating the production of collagen in skin, acting as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintaining skin elasticity and cushioning joints and nerve tissues. It also has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory function and maintains the fluid in the eye tissues.

As other protective agents in the body though, Hyaluronic acid decreases with the ageing process.

Hyaluronic acid has several medical applications – for example to treat osteoarthritis. Cosmetically, it is used as a common ingredient in skin-care products and as main active ingredient of injectable treatments for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common type of dermal fillers. Juvederm and Restylane are common brand names of injectables based on Hyaluronic acid.

There are several different types of Dermal Fillers and choosing the right type for you will depend on your desired results.

A first general differentiation is between temporary (or resorbable) fillers – the vast majority of fillers used in the UK – and permanent/semi-permanent dermal fillers (or non-resorbable), used less commonly.

Temporary fillers will last approximately 6 to 9 months and are considered to be very safe, as the produce will gradually be absorbed by the body over a period of time, which lowers the possibility of long term side effects significantly.  There are different types of temporary fillers, which can be categorised based on their main component. The most common include:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers

    Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular category of dermal fillers and come in different brand names, such as Juvederm and Restylane, with slight differences and varying results. As their main active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a natural substance in the human body, these fillers are highly safe and side effects are very rare.

    Different types of Hyaluronic acid fillers present diverse levels of thickness offering flexible solutions to treat different areas and skin conditions: thinner fillers are typically more suitable for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines and for lip enhancement; thicker fillers are more suitable to treat deep wrinkles and loss of volume.

  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite fillers

    Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a substance found naturally in human bones and is the main element of brand products such as Radiesse. Dermal fillers based on Calcium Hydroxylapatite have longer lasting effects and are commonly used for facial sculpting, typically to treat deep lines and creases such as nasolabial folds and to enhance the volume of the cheeks and other facial contours. Calcium Hydroxylapatite is normally not applied to the lips.

  • Collagen Simulators based on Polylactic acid

    Collagen Stimulators – such as Sculptra – are used to add volume and improve skin texture and can be used in particular to treat facial fat loss.

This type of treatment produces more subtle, less immediate results, which will gradually improve over several months. This is thanks to the fact that, once injected, Collagen Stimulators encourage the body to form its own collagen over time.

The main element of collagen stimulators such as Sculptra is poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material which helps to replace lost collagen.

Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injectable treatments used to soften facial wrinkles, lines and fill out hollows to recreate the smooth contours of younger skin.

There are different types of Dermal Fillers, composed by a variety of substances, natural or synthetic. Some Dermal Fillers are made of collagen – the main structural protein of connective tissues in animals – others are synthetically produced in laboratory and derived from hyaluronic acid, a water holding molecule acting as a cushioning and hydrating agent in all mammals.

Cosmetically, Dermal Fillers are used mainly to assist the correction of skin conditions that may appear as a result of aging, including wrinkles, creases and folds.

A Dermal Filler procedure consists in injections in the Dermis layer of the skin for the purpose of increasing soft tissues.

Widely regarded as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, Dermal Fillers are most popular among those who seek a swift, non-surgical solution for aged skin that has lost volume.

Dermal Fillers can also be used to treat scars and depressions in the skin, including acne scars or those acquired from surgery.

It is highly recommended that you consult with a qualified practitioner before receiving a Dermal Filler treatment. You can book a free consultation with one of our specialists calling 0808 252 8699.

The length of time that the effects and benefits of Dermal Fillers last depends on multiple factors, such as the type of filler used,  the area of application, the age of the patient, their lifestyle and the quality of their skin.

The most common types of Dermal Fillers have long-lasting, but temporary effects.

For example, the effects of Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are expected to last about 6 to 12 months on average. Calcium hydroxylapatite Fillers, such as Radiesse – normally used to treat thicker lines and folds – are expected to have longer lasting effects, typically around one year.

After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are usually recommended every six to twelve months, depending on the treatment and the patient.

In general terms, dermal fillers plump-up the injected area, levelling it with other parts of the skin, which will look firmer, younger and refreshed.

Different dermal fillers achieve these results in different ways, depending on their main active ingredients.

The overall principle of dermal fillers is based on the natural composition of the human skin. With age, the upper layer of the human skin, the epidermis, gradually becomes thinner, offering less protection to the lower layer, the dermis. Also, the ageing process considerably reduces the production of collagen, the main component of the dermis, which gives the skin its strength, elasticity and firmness. This results in the appearance of wrinkles, folds and other age-related skin depressions.

Dermal fillers integrate natural collagen, in different ways and varying specificities in relation to different areas of the body.

Dermal Filler treatments are generally not painful, although the amount of discomfort may vary depending on the area. Treatments around the lip and nose area are known for being slightly more painful than in other areas.

The severity of the pain felt will often depend on the form of pain control applied to the area of treatment. Anaesthetic cream is often used for treatments involving wrinkles and lines; the cream is applied approximately 20 minutes before the procedure. The purpose of the cream is to help numb the treatment area and help to reduce the pain of the injection.

There is normally no downtime with dermal fillers: most people are able to return to work or to their regular activities immediately after they have received the treatment.

Potential side effects after the treatment may cause slight pain or discomfort; however these side effects should not last for more that 2-3 days. If any side effects persist, it is recommended to consult with a doctor.

For a more detailed overview on dermal fillers, we encourage booking a free consultation with one of our specialists.

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