Dermal Fillers are made up of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid. This substance is naturally found in our skin and gives our skin hydration and volume. As part of the ageing process our skin loses its elasticity and volume. Thus leading to thinning, and dehydrated skin which further contributes to wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume and fullness, thus giving a more youthful appearance. They can also be used to enhance our natural features and contours such as lips, cheeks and many other areas. The duration of results depends on the density and type of filler used as well as the area treated. Ranging from 4-6months for Lip enhancements and 12-18months for Cheek enhancements.
Typical Areas Treated with Dermal Fillers:
- Lip Enhancements
- Perioral Scuplting (Smokers Lines)
- Nasolabial Folds (Nose to Mouth Lines)
- Brow Lift (for arched brows)
- Marionette Lines (Mouth to Chin Lines)
- Cheek Enhancements
- Tear Trough Fillers (Sunken/ Hollow eyes, Dark circles)
- Jawline Fillers
- Chin Profile Balancing
- Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (Nose Fillers)
- Hand Rejuvenation
Lip Filler Treatments
Lip enhancement/ augmentation often referred to as “Lip Fillers” is the commonest non-surgical treatment performed in the UK. Lip tissue undergoes the most mechanical and chemical exposure. We spend a lot of the day talking, chewing and making facial expressions. Over time, this leads to the lower one third of our face ageing the fastest. Cultural trends have shifted towards more plump and voluptuous lips causing the growth in lip fillers over recent years.
Lip fillers are made up of low to medium density dermal fillers. They contain Hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in our skin cells. Lip fillers allow us to add more of this clear gel like substance to the lips to add volume, define shape and enhance beauty.
The procedure of lip enhancement is just as much artistry as it is science as the skill of the injector leads to the end result. At Tiara Aesthetics we pride our skills and expertise in Lip fillers. We are able to tailor the lip enhancement results to the client’s wishes and to what will suit them best. We understand that for some people a “natural but defined” pair of lips is pleasing while for others, fuller “heart-shaped” lips are desirable. Dr. Thiara discusses each clients expectations and wishes at the consultation to ensure each client leaves with their ideal lips.
Typical areas of concern the Lip Fillers can address:
- Increases fullness of thin lips.
- Enhances lip definition and shape
- Creates a more defined smile with proportioned lips
- Give the client a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
- Create upturned corners of lips
- Add projection and symmetry to asymmetrical lips
Lip Shapes, Styles (Designer Lips)
Many clients are unsure of the possible lip shapes and outcomes possible with Lip fillers. Below are some popular lip styles/ shapes which can be achieved with the use of advanced injecting techniques and the correct density dermal filler. Not everyone will suit each style and some people will require a combination of styles to suit their individual concerns. This is where Dr Thiara will discuss the best approach to lip filler for each individual during the consultation.
Tear Trough Filler Treatment
This procedure involves injecting a low density dermal filler into the area under the eye known as the tear trough, often also described as the underbags, or sunken area under the eyes. This area with the natural ageing process has orbital fat pad thinning and loss of surrounding bone structure causing the appearance of the hollowed appearance under the eyes.
Filling the Sub-orbicularis occuli orbital fat pad (SOOF) with dermal filler leads to immediate results with rejuvenated, fresh looking eyes and facial appearance.Results last for 8-12 months following this procedure. The procedure itself takes 20-30mins to perform. With local anaesthetic cream applied to the under eyes prior to treatment.
It is very minimally painful as the approach is very minimally invasive. At Tiara Aesthetics we use the latest microcannula techniques for tear trough filler to minimise the risks of vessel damage around the eye.
We avoid the use of needles and use a microcannula. This is a blunt tipped instrument which is not sharp and hence not as painful but also glides through the tissue layers of the skin to avoid puncturing any vessels in the area.