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What are dermal fillers? 

As we grow older we become wiser but we may also lose the youthful appearance of our skin.  We lose volume in the cheeks, lines begin to appear around our lips, nose, under our eyes and our lips may become thinner.  Dermal fillers are gels composed of hyaluronic acid which is a natural component found in everyones skin.  Hyaluronic acid helps to keep moisturise in the skin and maintain the volume.  By using different types of filler we can plump out lines on the skin, add volume to cheeks and minimise the appearance of aging. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers directly plum out the lines in the skin and then attracts and retains moisture within the skin to help ensure results can last. 

How quickly does it work and how long will it last?

The effects of dermal fillers can be seen immediately and can last up to a year.13713185 xxl

What are the products used?

There are many different type of dermal fillers available on the market at the moment.  At TK Aesthetics we use the most up-to-date fillers - Juvederm® Vycross™ range produced by Allergan®.  These hyaluronic acid fillers use the latest in cross bridging technology. They are smoother gels, produce minimal swelling and bruising and give optimal duration. 

Are they safe?

Like all cosmetic procedures injection of dermal fillers carry some risks.  The vast majority of side effects - bruising, swelling, discomfort are rare and short lived.  However everyone is individual and it is improtant to follow the advice of the professional administering the treatment to prevent long term more serious side effects. To read about the products visit Allergans product website here. Fillers are used in millions and millions of treatments worldwide every year and are generally considered safe. 

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