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DERMAL FILLER

Why Do We Use Dermal Fillers?

Throughout the ageing process, we lose some of the skin’s ‘building blocks such as collagen and fat, which are the materials that prevent skin from becoming loose and saggy. The facial bones and fat pads begin to shrink, accelerating the creation of folds and deep wrinkles. Dermal filler acts as a replacement for facial volume loss and helps to restore the skin to its former youthful appearance. Fillers improve not just volume loss, but aid facial symmetry, improve overall skin quality and rebalance/harmonise facial features.

 

The filler material is carefully injected into different layers of the skin depending on the patient's presentation and desires. Dermal fillers are available in different thicknesses and viscosity that match to desired treatment areas. The thicker products are generally reserved for deep folds, volume loss or wrinkles, whilst smoother products are used to plump out fine lines and wrinkles.

What Are Fillers Made Of?

We only use Hyaluronic Acid based dermal fillers. The reason behind this is due to the lessened allergenic profile, the reversibility factor & the benefits to skin health. Hyaluronic acid is a skin health essential with an array of attributes beneficial to non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the connective tissue, joints, eyes, and skin. With age, the concentration of Hyaluronic acid present in the skin’s tissue decreases.

Natural HA has a short half-life, lasting no longer than 24-48 hours within the skin. For this reason, HA molecules in dermal filler undergo a process called crosslinking which ensures longevity in the face. Hyaluronic acid attracts water, which allows the skin to become hydrated and plump. Injectable HA creates structure, framework, and volume to the face. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately.

What Products do you use?

We only work with premium brands, including Teoxane, Belotero, Juvéderm & Restylane. FDA approval and extensive research behind the products utilised is essential for us as practitioners. The products we use will vary for each patient and facial location, all of which is discussed during consultation. Filler is not only specific to the brand, and each range comes with an array of products with varied characteristics. For example, the filler utilised in the cheeks is designed to mimic bone and is a firmer product with a high g-prime to withstand resistance. Lip filler however, is a softer and less firm product to allow natural lip movement and subtle outcomes. The product selected for your face will always be discussed during a consultation.

Are fillers painful?

The dermal fillers we use contain lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic. The use of lidocaine with the facial filler injection eases the temporary discomfort and pain some patients feel when they receive facial filler injections. We also apply a topical numbing agent prior to injection to ensure optimal comfort for all patients.

The Procedure

Your dermal filler treatment will firstly include an in-depth consultation with your aesthetics practitioner, who will assess your face and devise a treatment plan. A full comprehensive medical history will be taken, alongside any information regarding previous aesthetic treatments you have had. Your expectations and desires will be discussed alongside treatment suitability. The procedure itself takes around 45 minutes, and involves skin disinfection, marking up &  numbing. A topical numbing agent is applied 10- 15 minutes before injection to provide maximum comfort throughout the procedure. Full aftercare is given alongside an icepack to assist with any swelling or bruising.

Who isn't the right candidate for fillers?

HA is not recommended for patients who have:

  • Active facial or oral herpes infection

  • Infection/active acne in the treatment area

  • Current systemic infection

  • Undergoing dental work

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Blood-clotting problems

  • Allergy to any components of injectable hyaluronic acid

  • Patients whom are pregnant or breast-feeding

 

HA should be used with caution in patients who have:

  • Current immunosuppressive therapy

Achieving Optimal Results with KJ Aesthetics Aftercare

At KJ Aesthetics, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their best possible results from our aesthetic treatments. To ensure that you get the most out of your experience with us, it's important to follow a few simple aftercare guidelines. Our experienced professionals will provide you with a comprehensive aftercare plan, including tips for keeping your skin hydrated, avoiding sun exposure, and managing any redness or swelling. With proper care and attention, you can enjoy long-lasting results and maintain your refreshed, revitalized appearance for months to come.

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