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 tend to be broadly classified into two types of dermal fillers, either 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 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 available 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 and they can be broken down by the enzyme hyaluronidase if needed so the filler can be removed more rapidly if necessary.
Other non-permanent fillers to be developed include ones using Poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite.
Which Dermal Filler should I have?
Dr Teri Johnson has had many years of experience performing thousands of treatments with a wide variety of dermal filler brands. This experience has helped her work out which fillers work the best in different areas for different skin types and indications, to give the effect you want to achieve. Some dermal fillers suit some skin types more than others, so if the right filler is not used you will not get the result you want.
At your consultation, Dr Teri will assess your skin type, texture and the problems you hope to address. She 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, Belotero. Each specialist has a different experience in different products and has different preferences.
If you have had dermal fillers in the past it is helpful to give your medical practitioner as much information as possible about the treatment. It will benefit you and her if she knows which products were used, where they were injected if they achieved the results you expected and if you had any unwanted effects from the treatment.
Dermal fillers come in different thicknesses, and in general, the thicker the product, the deeper it is injected into the skin to help contour the face and plump out lines and wrinkles. Thinner products are less prone to lumpiness and are great for hydrating the tissues but are only 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 ( 8 point lift)
Advance Technique Treatments are also available:
Which Dermal Filler Treatment does Dr Johnson specialise in?
Dr Teri Johnson has years of experience in all the above treatments. However, there are few treatments she excels in due to her continued passion for learning and development.
One of the treatments she loves performing the most is lip and peri-oral Rejuvenation, This treatment is used to refresh the lips and the peri-oral area and also prevent further signs of ageing.
Dr Teri is one of the few Sculptra specialists in Cheshire, she performs hundreds of Sculptra treatments a year and it is her treatment of choice for clients looking for a natural volumising rejuvenation treatment, the great thing is it can last 2 years.
Dr Teri also enjoys performing full face enhancements to reduce signs of ageing.
What does a Dermal Filler Treatment involve?
Hyaluronidase is a prescription treatment which doctors and nurse can use dissolve Hyaluronic acid fillers.
How much are Dermal Fillers?
At Cheshire Lasers Dermal Fillers 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.