How many Dermal Fillers treatments are required?

After the initial treatment a touch up may be required within 2 to 4 weeks regular follow-up treatments are required to maintain the desired appearance. The follow-up treatment can be between 6 to 12 months after the initial treatment depending on the individual response. Dermal Fillers …Is the treatment painful?

Generally a local anaesthetic may be required for wrinkle treatment depending on the client's pain tolerance. However, it is recommended to have pain relief for lip treatment.

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Dermal fillers are injected into the dermal layer of skin to soften lines and re-volumise the face. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the skin that gives it its volume and structure. As we age our levels of hyaluronic acid deplete and the skin begins to lose volume, fold and sag. Dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to restore facial volume and reduce wrinkles. Fillers can also be injected into the lips to enhance the lip contour and to add volume to the lips and they can be used to redefine the cheeks, chin and nose.
Ice Clinic uses only the best brands of fillers and each treatment is tailored to suit your individual needs. People age in different ways and lose volume in the face at different rates. It is important that you receive your treatment from someone who is an expert in dermal fillers. Victoria has many years experience with facial fillers so you know you are in expert hands. The clinic’s ethos is ‘less is more’ and so your clinician will ensure that your results look natural. Ice Clinic is not tied to any brand and therefore uses products hand picked by Victoria for their superior volumising and anti-ageing results. Brands used include Juvederm, Restylane and Emmervale. All dermal fillers used in the clinic are CE certified and comply with European Standards and Regulation.
“What are Dermal Fillers”?

Dermal Fillers are used in facial aesthetics to contour, add volume or plump up areas where wrinkles and folds have appeared due to ageing or scarring.  Dermal fillers are usually based on Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which naturally occurs in our skin and joints to hydrate and lubricate.  Unfortunately we produce less and less of this HA as we age, which leads to dehydration, lack of volume, drooping and deepening of lines and wrinkles.  HA binds with water increasing hydration.

“How do they work”?

By introducing a HA under the skin, volume which has been lost through ageing will re-appear creating a smoother, youthful appearance. The HA will attract water to it further bringing hydration to the area leading to fresh, revitalized skin.
“Who can prescribe and administer Dermal Fillers”?

Currently Dermal Fillers do not have to be prescribed but this is likely to change in the near future for health and safety reasons.  However they should always be administered by a practitioner with appropriate training, knowledge and experience.
“What’s involved in the treatment”?

You will need a full consultation and if you are suitable for treatment we can proceed.Your skin will be prepared with cleansing and a numbing cream will be applied, when the area is ready the Dermal Filler will be administered.  You will be given after-care advice and details of what to expect following treatment.  Then you can return to your normal activities.
“What should I do after treatment”?

Following your treatment you can expect some local swelling and maybe bruising, a cold compress may help ease this, and arnica cream may be recommended to encourage the bruise to come out.  It is often asked that you avoid any vigorous exercise or sun exposure for 24-48hrs.  Some medications may be better avoided to ensure optimum healing too.  All this information will be given to you in more detail both verbally and in writing during your treatment
“What areas can be treated”?

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.  The most commonly treated areas are: Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds), down-turned lips, between the eyebrows (the glabella lines), Lips (adding volume and shape) and cheeks
“When will I see results”?

You will see results instantly; however there may be slight swelling too due to the slight tissue trauma.
Will it hurt?

Dermal Fillers can be slightly uncomfortable depending on the depth on injection needed.  However during the preparation of your skin an anesthetic cream will be applied to the area to aid your comfort, plus most of the Dermal Fillers we use have local anesthetic mixed in with them too to further minimize any discomfort.
“How long will the effects last”?

Dermal Fillers are long-lasting but not permanent, they usually last between 6-8 months but this can vary for different individuals.
“What are the side effects”?

Short term side effects can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, these can be relieved with a cold compress, paracetamol and arnica cream if you have no allergies.  Lips can be particularly sensitive and swelling may last for a few days.  There is no evidence to date of any long-term safety concerns associated with the treatment, as the body naturally metabolises the product over time.
What is Restylane?

Restylane is Hyaluronic Acid in the form of a stabilised crystal gel, formulated to be injected under the skin which replenishes the lost volume and improves your looks by enhancing your facial profile, creating fuller lips and also smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Treatment can be done instantly and the results can be seen at the same time. Dermal fillers are a non permanent beauty treatment.
How long will Dermal Fillers treatment take?

Dermal filler treatment time depends on the total area to be treated. An average treatment time would be around 30 minutes.
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The natural hydrating properties of Restylane Vital make it the obvious choice for all those skin areas that take on a rough, dehydrated appearance. These typically include the face, neck, hands and the décolletage.

If dry crepey lines on your neck or décolletage make you think twice about wearing pretty strapless dresses, Restylane Vital is the skin revitalisation treatment that you simple cannot do without.

It restores smoothness and elasticity to the skin, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Restylane Vital re-hydrates and plumps up skin in a way that creams and other moisturises simple cannot do. Like all Restylane products, Restylane is derived from a non-animal source. With a proven 10 year track record of more than 10 million Restylane treatments worldwide. You can be assured of its enduring safety.

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