Are you looking to restore lost volume in your face and boost your confidence? Dermal fillers provide near-instant results at a fraction of the cost of surgery. This minimally invasive procedure can turn back the clock for up to two years by adding volume and fullness to your face, neck, hands, and chest.
Dermal fillers may combat the early signs of aging by:
- Plumping thin lips
- Enhancing shallow contours
- Softening wrinkles
Fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging. Ongoing treatments are recommended for long-term results.
What are the Most Common Dermal Fillers?
There are a wide variety of facial filler brands on the market, and within each brand are several formulas that address different issues.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid, the most commonly used filler in the UK, is a natural substance found in your body and has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. Injections can be used to reduce depressions in the skin. Brands that use hyaluronic acid injections include Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero, Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Prevelle, and Puragen.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers
Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones and is known to produce natural results. Radiesse is a brand known for enhancing the fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Side effects are rare, and this filler is less likely to migrate.
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Sculptra and other polylactic acid dermal fillers stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Results typically appear gradually over a period of a few months. Polylactic acid is used to fill laugh lines and plump thin lips. Considered semi-permanent, you may still need occasional touch-ups with this non-toxic, biodegradable filler.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is considered a semi-permanent filler. Multiple injections are needed to create volume. Most often used to fill out pitted scars and augment thin lips, PMMA fillers (like Bellafill and Artefill) can take up to three months before optimal results are realized.
What Determines the Cost of Dermal Fillers?
The cost of dermal fillers can range from £200 to several hundred pounds, depending on many factors, such as:
- Type of filler
- Number of syringes used
- Expertise and qualifications of the injector
Most patients need multiple syringes to achieve their desired results.
Hyaluronic acid injections are on the lower end of the spectrum at a few hundred pounds per syringe, with calcium hydroxylapatite, PMMA, and polylactic acid increasing in cost, respectively. Facial fat transfer treatments can cost 2-3 times as much as dermal fillers.
Choose an Experienced Professional
The face has many sensitive underlying structures, like nerves and vessels, which increases the risk of damage, infection, or artery occlusion. Although treatments can be quick and done in-office, these risks are reduced dramatically when injections are administered by registered medical professionals who understand the anatomy of the face. Check the registration of the staff and facility, and avoid practitioners who have only completed a short training course.
It’s important to find an experienced surgeon, rather than opt for the least expensive treatment facility available. At Sthetix, our BAPRAS registered consultant plastic surgeons are committed to quality and safety.
Mr Alvi is a very professional, skilled and reliable surgeon. Friendly and warm. All staff at Sthetix is very nice. Amazing experience
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about Dermal Fillers at Sthetix? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 3052. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.
*Individual results may vary.