Facial Fillers are used to smooth wrinkles, plump up the skin by adding volume and replacing lost collagen due to the natural ageing process. We use a new generation of facial fillers; the Juvéderm VYCROSS® range from Allergan, world leaders in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic products. These temporary fillers create subtle enhancements by filling hollows and filling deep lines for a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm’s advanced products contain Lidocaine to help numb the treated area simultaneously during treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Dermal fillers?
The term “dermal filler” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face. Due to extensive clinical research and progression in the industry.
What type of injectable fillers are used?
At Zen Clinic we use hyaluronic acid fillers; a natural ingredient that is found in the body, but diminishes as we age. They are a popular means of restoring volume to the facial structure, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. They work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. Due to the high levels of hyaluronic acid, they also attract and retain water, improving the skin’s appearance and texture.
The most popular fillers we use are from the Juvéderm VYCROSS® range by Allergan
Volbella is designed specifically for the lip and mouth area. The smooth gel is injected by the physician using an ultra-fine needle. It has been developed to give a soft, malleable feel. The gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles, augmenting the lips and perioral areas.
Voluma is used to replenish lost volume, especially in cheek area, as it can improve the overall shape of your face. The volumiser works to add support to the skin and to fine tune your natural beauty.
Volift can be used on various areas, including the lips, the nasolabial folds and around the brow line. It is used to compliment the other products and elevate the features, reducing the appearance of medium to deep lines and depressions.
How many session will I need, and how far apart can I have them?
The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects for as long as 18 months after treatment.
Am I a suitable patient?
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat scarring in some cases. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face.
What areas can be treated?
These are wrinkles that form in the corner of the eyes. They can be caused by ageing, sun exposure, expressions and smoking.
When we contract our forehead muscles, deep lines can materialise. Also referred to as an “11”, frown lines form in between your eyebrows. Over time, these lines start to linger and prove to be a bugbear for many.
The use of fillers can smooth and fill out these crepey lines, creating a much softer, younger-looking appearance.
Located just below the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines can make you look sad or angry when relaxing your face.
Thin lips are not necessarily a result of ageing; many men and women are born with thinner lips. If you would like to add volume, Zen Clinic can use the most advanced treatment to enhance your natural lip shape.
Also referred to as “smile lines”, these lines run down the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Most of us notice these when smiling, laughing or talking, but over time they can develop into static lines.
Ageing usually contributes to volume loss. The round, full look diminishes as the fat pads in our cheeks gravitate downward. Filler placed in the cheek can be used to plump up the skin.
Will there be any downtime?
With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling. This should not last much longer than 24 hours, and can be easily covered up with makeup.