Dermal Filler treatments for mid-face. Cheek enhancement & volume replacement in Hampshire

What is cheek enhancement?

Cheek enhancement is when dermal fillers are used to add volume to the cheek area in turn replacing lost volume, creating definition or lifting the mid-face area.

What is volume replacement?

Ageing faces tend to lose volume over the years resulting in thinner, sunken looking areas of the face. These can be effectively treated with non-surgical treatments.
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Causes of facial volume loss

Your face is built up of several layers which contribute in their own way to the appearance of your face. Bone structure, collagen, hyaluronic acid and fat all play their role in how your cheeks and facial features appear.

The bones of the face form the foundation over which all the other layers sit. As we age the structure of our bones alters and in turn subtly changes the balance of our features.

It’s the presence of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fat under the skin that gives the face youthful contours and volume. Over time we lose volume as the production of naturally occurring collagen and hyaluronic acid reduces, skin becomes less elastic and the foundation of support (our bones) is reduced.

Put that together with your skin becoming thinner and the effect of gravity, the result is thinning of the facial features, reduction of cheek volume and the formation of jowls.

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Volume Replacement and Cheek Enhancement in Hampshire

All Oris Medical treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with Dr  Jess about your goals and the look you wish to achieve. She will be able to advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your objectives. If you decide to proceed Dr Jess will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.

Effective Treatments

The advance in dermal filler products has seen dramatic changes over the past few years making for fantastic results being created without the need for any surgical procedures. Great results with less invasive treatments without the need for recovery time makes modern day injectables the way to go.

Suitable Treatment Areas

Dermal fillers are effectively used to enhance a number of mid-face areas including;

Nasolabial Folds
Marionette Lines

Results are natural looking and are designed to enhance the face of the client and be suitable to their age and appearance.

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How are dermal fillers administered?

Dermal fillers are a gel-like product which is injected under the surface of the skin via a very thin needle or flexible cannula. There is not really any need for anaesthetic as the products we use contain lidocane,
The treatment requires a series of small injections to the treatment area unless a cannula is used, when only one entry hole is pierced with a needle and then the cannula is inserted.

How do dermal fillers work?

Changes following dermal filler treatments are almost instantly visible but the final results will not be seen for a couple of weeks until everything has settled down. The hyaluronic acid injected, binds with water increasing hydration and adds volume to the treated area. Unwanted folds and wrinkles can be reduced in appearance resulting in smoother, healthier looking skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Filler Treatments

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a gel like product which is injected under the skin to add volume and re-hydrate the area. The gel is hyaluronic acid which is very similar to that naturally found in the human body.

Dermal fillers have been used for many years in facial aesthetics and are used to add volume, plump up and ease the appearance of line and wrinkles.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and is central to regulating cell growth and renewal. HA has impact on number of functions in the body, some of which are to bind water, lubricate the movable parts of the body such as muscles and joints and to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

How do dermal filler injections work?

Once injected an instant effect can be seen as the treated area plumps up slightly. In the long term this effect has quite a life span as the hyaluronic acid naturally binds with water, therefore increasing hydration.

Unwanted folds and wrinkles can be “plumped up” to reduce their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking skin. Areas displaying a loss of volume can be eased returning them to a former glory.

Are dermal filler injections safe?

Everybody recalls the tragic results shown by Leslie Ash in early 2000, who received lip filler injections. The product used in her case was an injection of liquid silicone. This has no relationship at all to dermal fillers used today in aesthetic procedures.

There are a few issues and problems with hyaluronic acid fillers but these are in general fairly rare. These issues should be discussed with your aesthetic practitioner to ensure you know he or she is properly qualified and that you yourself won’t be added to a list of unsuccessful treatments and remain in safe hands.

How long does a dermal filler treatment take?

We always book clients in for a consultation prior to any treatment. This will be with the doctor who is going to treat you, should you decide to continue and will ensure you understand the process and associated risks.

The actual process of treatment varies between 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on what treatment you are wishing to receive.

What is the recovery time following dermal filler treatments?

There is not any down time required following dermal filler treatments. Clients may experience redness and minimal swelling for a day or two, very occasionally a client may experience some bruising, but this is rare.

The treated area should be left alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.

Are dermal filler injections painful?

Some clients experience mild discomfort whilst the injections are administered. The lips are extremely sensitive and as such cause most discomfort. We use dermal filler products containing local anaesthetic which ease any discomfort, alternatively some clinics request local anaesthetic cream which can be applied 30 minutes or so prior to treatment, which will ease any discomfort.

What are Nasolabial folds?

Nasolabial folds are the lines which go from the corner of your nose to the outside corner of your mouth.

They often develop more so as we pass into our thirties.

What are Marionette lines?

Marionette lines are those going from the outside corner of your mouth downwards towards to jaw line. Their appearance are more prominent with the development of jowls.

How quickly will I see the effects of my dermal filler treatment?

The effect following treatment is instantly noticeable and this will develop with time as the area increases in hydration.

How long will the effects of the treatment last?

The effective duration of this treatment varies between 6 months and 1 year depending on the area treated, products used, personal conditions and the skill of the practitioner.

Are there any side effects with dermal filler treatments?

Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection including redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.

After lip enhancement, some swelling is likely for a short period but there should be no long lasting effects.

Who regulates dermal fillers and clinics?

Unfortunately the UK medical aesthetics industry is unregulated, which means that anybody can administer dermal filler treatments. As you can imagine this results in a wide variety of skill levels, safety and quality of treatments.

There are currently no regulatory bodies governing Botox clinics, but you will see bodies such as IHAS who claim to be regulators. This is not strictly true as they simply charge practitioners an annual fee to appear on a register, creating the illusion of superior qualification or skill level. They do not regulate the medical background, training or skill level of those practitioners. BE WARNED!

Prices for dermal fillers seem to vary tremendously, why?

It comes to the old saying, “You get what you pay for”

Due to the lack of regulation, skill levels and qualifications of practitioners vary tremendously, therefore so do prices.

The cost to the practitioner of dermal fillers themselves vary tremendously too. The better quality products are very expensive but produce the best results and have been thoroughly tested for safety.

WORD OF WARNING – Never be tempted to choose a clinic due to their low prices or the special deals they offer. These practitioners will often under-skilled and usually use inferior quality products.

What products do you use?

Oris Medical insists of providing the best treatments, therefore our doctors are highly skilled and qualified and also the dermal fillers we use are the best on the market.

We use the full range of Juvederm Ultra , Restylane and Emervel products.

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