Dermal filler is a clear gel, containing the naturally occurring Hyaluronic acid, which can be used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and define, correct or enhance lips. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin using a local anaesthetic to ensure maximum comfort, with results seen immediately. Down time is minimal with most people able to continue their normal activities right away, although make up must not be worn for 12 hours. Longevity of treatment can vary depending on product type and the individual, although most people can expect results lasting from 6-18months.
Following a consultation, botulinum toxin type A can be used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles particularly around the eyes, forehead and frown area. The procedure consists of injecting a muscle relaxing protein at specific sites of the face. Effects of this treatment can be seen gradually over 2-3 weeks with results lasting on average 3-4 months but up to 6 months in some people.