As you get older, your skin doesn't produce the same levels of hyaluronic acid which means your skin doesn't look as soft and smooth. You may have dropping skin and a sunken look.
Dermal fillers are an extremely popular procedure that will smooth out lines around the nose and mouth, restore volume and plumpen lips. We use JUVÉDERM® fillers which contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance already found in your skin.
Treatment is quick, simple and painless. When it is over you will see immediate results that can last as long as 18 months. Our practitioners are qualified and experienced and will provide you with natural, subtle and long lasting results.
Contact us at CB Aesthetics if you are looking for injectable treatments in Oxfordshire
Dermal Fillers Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body, identical across species. Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin. In the UK, there are over 160 brands on the market due in some part to weak regulation. Not all hyaluronic acids are the same, each brand has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products designed for specific results. One size does not fit all. At this clinic we use the tried and tested brand JUVÉDERM®.
How Does It Work?
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres and providing a medium, or carrier, for chemical messages between the cells. How Is It Used? - To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin. - To define, correct or enhance lips. - To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds. - To restore lost volume in hands to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons. - To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin.
Is It Safe?
Dermal fillers are safe, but not risk free, the practitioner will discuss all the risks and benefits with you at consultation and again prior to treatment.
Am I Suitable for Treatment?
The practitioner will take a detailed medical history to ensure you have no conditions that might increase risk of unwanted side effects, consultation is also important to discuss your expectations and whether or not this treatment is able to meet them.
Does It Hurt?
Most leading brands also contain a local anaesthetic and we will apply topical anaesthetic cream, or ice, prior to treatment to numb the skin. Treatment need not be painful.
What Should I Do Before Treatment?
All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E- may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment. Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats etc. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
Longevity does vary between products, and between individuals, but most will last between 6 months and 18 months. If you choose not to maintain the results with further treatment, your skin will return to its pre-treatment state over time.
Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling- particularly in the lips. Possibly bruising. Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day. Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours. You are advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sun bathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling. Swelling may worsen in the first 24 hours, and then should settle within the first few days. Cold packs can be helpful in reducing swelling. As a consequence of swelling, the product may feel harder or lumpy and you may notice some asymmetry. The final result may be judged at 2 weeks. Bruising may take a few days to appear, arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment. Tenderness should settle as swelling goes down. Athletes should be aware some ingredients in the product may show a positive in ‘anti-dope tests’ Please contact your practitioner if redness, tenderness, itching or swelling worsens after 3 days, rather than settling. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. Hyaluronic Acid administration can result in anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) which in itself is life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the tongue, eyelids, lips, hoarseness of the voice, stomach pain, nausea or diarrhoea. If you have any of the above symptoms please report to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call 999 for an ambulance.
How Can I Be Sure Your Treatments Are Safe?
We are a member of the Aesthetic Complications Expert (ACE) Group, a voluntary register of clinics such as ours. The accreditation process is robust and provides independent, third party validation and verification of our qualifications, with enhanced access to expert advice and guidance to ensure outstanding safety, quality of care and service. Your feedback and testimonials help others to select/judge our service and enable us to audit our practice and ensure we maintain standards.
We offer injectable treatments at our clinic in Blewbury, Oxfordshire. We are in very close proximity to Oxford, Aylesbury, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Wiltshire, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and Berkshire.
Contact us at CB Aesthetics to book a free no obligation consultation.