What are dermal fillers?
They are clear gels made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our skin. When the filler is injected into the skin, the wrinkle or fold lifts.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found throughout the body which gives volume to the skin. We use a synthetic man-made form of this substance, which is FDA and CE approved to be injected into the skin.
How does it work?
The gel adds volume to the skin by attracting water to it is known as 'hydrophilic'. Immediately after injecting, the skin is lifted to improve the appearance of fines lines. It is also used to enhance cheeks, lips and jawline. Here at Enhance we currently offer lip augmentation, naso-labial lines and marionette lines.
Is it safe?
The hyaluronic acid in the filler is almost identical to that already present in the body. It is possible to dissolve the product, if there are any serious problems. Immediately after, the treatment site can be slightly swollen and red. This is a normal result of the injection and generally, reduces within a day or two. Sometimes minor bruising may occur to those on certain medications or with fragile skin.
Are there any side effects?
Serious side effects are very rare. Only temporary (lasting 3-12 months) fillers are used, thus making these products very safe. They can also be dissolved should there be any complications. You will be fully consulted before any treatment to discuss the side effects in detail.
We treat the Lip border and volume Marionette Lines (mouth to chin) and Naso Labial Folds (nose to mouth).
Looking for something else? Why not try our other aesthetic beauty treatments...
The dermal fillers available will be chosen on the day by Polly after a thorough consultation according to your desired look and existing skin volume. All fillers used at Enhance are FDA and CE approved for use within the U.K and include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Smile, Restylane and Intraline.
Rhinoplasty Filler (nose) | Cheek Augmentation | Tear Trough (under eye)