What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines and deeper folds, rejuvenating the skin to give a more youthful appearance.
Are Dermal Fillers Permanent or Temporary?
Dermal fillers are classified into two types: non-permanent (resorbable) or permanent (non-resorbable).
Non-permanent fillers last 6-18 months, depending on the product used.
Dr Teri Johnson and her associates only use resorbable fillers because permanent fillers have a much higher risk of permanent side effects.
What do Dermal Fillers contain?
In the 1980s, collagen was the first dermal filler approved in the USA.
However, the leading dermal fillers in the UK mostly contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our own skin which can be synthesised artificially to create a dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers have the advantage that they can last 4 to 18 months, depending on the product. They can be broken down by the enzyme hyaluronidase if needed, so the filler can be removed more rapidly if necessary.
Other non-permanent dermal fillers contain ingredients such as Poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite which stimulate collagen while in the skin.
Which Dermal Filler should I have?
Dr Teri Johnson and her associates at Cheshire Lasers collectively have had many years of experience performing thousands of treatments with various dermal filler brands. This experience has helped them determine which fillers work best in different areas for different skin types and indications to give the effect they want to achieve. Some dermal fillers suit some skin types more than others. There is no perfect filler; different ones last longer in some people than others. Different skin types respond better to different products.
At your consultation, your medical practitioner will assess your skin type, thickness, hydration, texture, and the problems you hope to address. They can then recommend the most appropriate treatment for you and will show you some before and after images of her previous treatments that she has performed with that product to enable you to decide if the treatment is for you.
Which Dermal Fillers do Cheshire Lasers use?
Dr Teri and her associates use only quality-assured premium Dermal Fillers at Cheshire Lasers. Well-known established Dermal Filler brands such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Vycross, Radiesse, Ellansé, Teosyal, and Belotero. Each specialist has a different experience in different products and has different preferences.
If you have had dermal fillers in the past, giving your medical practitioner as much information as possible about the treatment is helpful. It will benefit you and them to know which products have been used, and where they were injected. It is also helpful to know if the treatment gave you the results you were expecting and if you had any unwanted effects.
Dermal fillers come in different thicknesses; in general, the thicker products help contour the face. Whilst thinner products are great for hydrating the tissues and are more effective in treating finer superficial lines.
What can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Popular Dermal Filler treatment areas include:
Lip Rejuvenation for ageing shrunken lips
Lip Enhancement to volumise lips
Marionette Line Reduction
Naso-labial folds (nose to mouth lines)
General Volume Enhancement
The 8-point lift
Advance Technique Treatments are also available:
Which Dermal Filler Treatments do we specialise in?
Dr Teri Johnson has years of experience in all the above treatments. Her favourite fillers are Restylane, Juvederm, Ellanse and HArmonyCa. However, there are few treatments she excels in due to her continued passion for learning and development.
She loves performing lip and peri-oral Rejuvenation to refresh the lips and peri-oral area and prevent further signs of ageing. Dr Teri also enjoys performing full-face enhancements to reduce signs of ageing. Find out more about Dr Teri’s specialist areas here.
Dr Kyra Drinnan uses mostly Juvederm dermal fillers. She has advanced dermal filler training and can use them to treat a wide range of problems, including lips, marionette lines, cheeks, tear troughs, chins, jawlines, hands and full face treatments.
Aesthetic Nurse Moira Grobiki
Aesthetic Nurse Moira uses mostly Belotero Dermal Fillers. She also has advanced dermal filler training, and you can view the wide range of problems she can treat with dermal fillers here.
Aesthetic Nurse Katey Moulton
Aesthetic Nurse Katey uses mostly Restylane Dermal Fillers in her practice. She specialises in lip treatments and enjoys enhancing younger and older lips. She also provides lip rejuvenation treatments.
What does a Dermal Filler Treatment involve?
Hyaluronidase is also known as Hylase; it is a prescription treatment doctors and nurses can use to dissolve Hyaluronic acid fillers.
How much are Dermal Fillers?
At Cheshire Lasers, Dermal Fillers prices start from £220.
The price varies dependent on the filler, the location, the specialist performing your treatment and the number of syringes and sessions required.
View the Price lists for our specialist performing Dermal Fillers at Cheshire Lasers here: