Dermal Fillers FAQ Special

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What is a dermal filler?

As we age our skin loses collagen, causing loss of volume and creases or wrinkles, a Dermal Filler is an injectable soft tissue filler that is used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

Dermal Fillers consist of an injectable gel substance that is medically designed to imitate hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep skin stable, locks in moisture and also helps with renewing and healing skin. Dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane are designed to work with your existing hyaluronic acid to add volume and smooth wrinkles on the face.

What can Dermal Fillers be used to treat?

  • Increasing volume in the lips
  • Increasing volume in the cheeks and around the jowl area
  • Tear trough (adding volume to the sunken area beneath the eye)
  • Smile lines/crow’s feet (smoothing creases at the corners of the eyes)
  • Frown lines (filling creases between the eyebrows)
  • Filling small lines around the mouth
  • Reducing the appearance of the crease from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth

What does the treatment feel like and how long does it take?

Dermal fillers are injected using a very fine needle to minimise discomfort, the sensation is most commonly compared to a sharp scratch. Some fillers contain anaesthetic within the injection to ensure the treatment is as pain free as possible. Depending on the area treatments normally take from 30 to 90 minutes.

How long does it take to see the results?

In most cases it can take around two weeks for the fillers to settle and give visible results, however this can vary from person to person.

How long do fillers last?

As with all of our treatments, each individual can respond differently to treatments and likewise each person’s results can vary. A guide to give you an idea of what to expect is that people tend to have treatments every 6-18 months.

Will it leave a mark?

As with any kind of injection-based treatment it is possible to experience tenderness and bruising, however, this should subside within a few days.

Are Dermal Fillers right for me?

If you’re considering Dermal Fillers, it is always best to book a consultation so that you can see an experienced practitioner and discuss all of your options face to face. This will allow you to make an informed decision on whether this treatment is right for you. If you would like to book a consultation or just to have an initial chat, please give us a call on 01225 700072.

Botox for Anti-Ageing

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One of the most popular and well-known cosmetic treatments in the world, Botox, has been used for decades and delivers results with minimal to no side effects. Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we have been carrying out this treatment for over 17 years. In this blog post we’ll be discussing how it is used to treat wrinkles and reduce the signs of ageing.

Botulinum toxin is a purified form of a toxin called clostridium botulinum. When injected under the skin, Botox causes the muscles to relax, decreasing the level of contraction a muscle is able to perform. This reduces the movement in the muscle – the action responsible for creasing the skin, which is how lines and wrinkles are created. As the muscle relaxes the skin becomes smoother, which in turn sees wrinkles on the surface fade.

At Snowberry Lane Clinic we ensure that the treatment is as safe and efficient as possible. This includes a full consultation before any treatment to talk through all of the details and make sure it’s the right treatment for you. We also cool the skin in the treatment area to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

We’ll be talking more about the different uses of Botox in future blog posts to highlight how versatile the treatment is. If you are interested in finding out more about Botox treatments for wrinkles and other areas, you can give us a call on 01225 700072.

Obagi’s Most Popular Skincare System

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The Obagi Nu-Derm System, is a special skin care treatment which will be prescribed to you by a medical physician. Its function is to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to accelerate cellular turnover helping to:

  • Push fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin.
  • Reduce mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots).
  • Promote more uniform cells for a more even skin tone.
  • Help increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin.
  • Increase nutrients natural hydration for supple, healthy-looking skin.

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne
  • Uneven texture and tone
  • Fine lines

END RESULTS:

Visible after 3 months of using the system

DURATION OF RESULTS:

Continuing using the products can help to maintain the results indefinitely.

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.