Modern dermal filler treatments are so much more than just lip fillers. Whilst we can use the fillers to restore or recreate a natural looking lip and mouth they can also be used to replace lost volume and fat in the face. Dermal fillers, sometimes referred to as facial fillers, can be used in the cheeks, the temples, around the eyes and in the jowl and jawline areas as well as in the lips to help lift the facial structure and create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Dermal fillers are the second most commonly requested aesthetic medical procedure worldwide next to wrinkle relaxing injections and are often used in combination in “non-surgical face lift” or “liquid” face lift procedures, as well as stand alone treatments to treat specific areas of concern such as lip fullness, nasolabial lines or correction of bumps and irregularities in the nose.
Dermal fillers used in expert hands can restore volume and contour to an ageing face as part of a holistic facial rejuvenation treatment plan. Dermal filler treatments at Clinetix are performed by Dr’s Simon and Emma Ravichandran, nationally recognised experts and pioneers in their use.
Dermal fillers are soft gels that are carefully and precisely placed under the skin. The most commonly used dermal fillers are made of a gel called hyaluronic acid which is often mixed with an anaesthetic to make the injection more comfortable. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that is present in abundance in the skin. Because of this allergic reactions to the gels are very unlikely.
Our medical team at Clinetix are experts in the use of several brands of dermal fillers including Belotero, Juvederm & Radiesse.
There are a number of techniques for placing dermal fillers. Dr’s Simon and Emma Ravichandran have lectured and demonstrated extensively showing their technique of lip treatment using a Cannula instead of the more traditional needle. Cannula is a blunt instrument that is used to place fillers consistently in the correct tissue plane. We use cannula to leave clients with a more pleasing natural look. We choose to use cannulas as there is a much lower incidence of bruising and swelling associated.
When we place dermal fillers just beneath the skin they can be used to smooth out lines and wrinkles. You may find that many medical practitioners will have experience in using dermal fillers for plumping of the lips and smoothing of the nose to mouth lines. However, in our expert hands, fillers can be used for facial reshaping and re-contouring as part of a rejuvenation treatment. They can lift the cheeks, temples, eyebrows and forehead as well as enhance the nose, chin and jawline.
One of the biggest concerns our clients express is that they do not want to look fake. Don’t worry, you won’t! The purpose of facial rejuvenation treatments is to provide a natural, refreshed appearance. We find that the artificial look you sometimes see is the result of poor treatment, too much filler or filler injected into the wrong place. At Clinetix we pride ourself on getting the best results for every patient every time. After a treatment at Clinetix, your friends will be telling you how refreshed you look, not asking you where you had your treatment.
We provide dermal fillers in Glasgow at our clinics in Hyndland and Bath Street.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dermal fillers last?
There are a number of different dermal fillers that can last from a few months to a few years, depending on what product is used and for what indication.
Do the injections hurt?
Some areas can be more sensitive than others. The lips and area around the mouth is often the most sensitive so Clinetix use a dental anaesthetic to completely numb the area making the procedures painless. Areas like the cheek and temples are actually not typically painful at all however a numbing cream can be used if required.
Are there any side effects?
As with all medical treatments there can be side effects. In expert hands dermal fillers are a safe and effective method of rejuvenating your appearance but you need to be aware of all the potential risks before you proceed with a treatment. Common side effects include bruising and swelling, other rarer side effects are possible but unlikely.
Your practitioner will explain all the potential side effects to you at your consultation before you make a decision about your treatment.
How much does treatment cost?
The cost of dermal fillers in Glasgow will vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of dermal filler used. Simple treatments like plumping nose to mouth lines can cost from as little as £280. Lip treatments are usually much more complicated and start from £320.
More complex facial rejuvenation treatments are typically costed on consultation.
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The staff are so friendly and professional. I’m absolutely thrilled with my results and would highly recommend Clinetix to anybody.Pamela
I was warmly welcomed into the clinic. It was a very professional although relaxed atmosphere. I was immediately put at ease, offered a refreshment and shown to a seat. Thereafter, I was introduced to Dr Emma, this lady knows her stuff. I am also a person who is highly anxious regarding needles and pain. I was so confident in her skills and how my treatment plan was communicated to me I was brave enough to do everything. Guess what, virtually pain-free. I had a vast amount of work done. More than I ever imagined in one session. I had a great skin consultation also and purchased the recommended products. We all have budgets and there was by no means a high sales push. I did buy the treatments suggested and it was a large one of spend, however getting it all done in one day is far more beneficial – fewer nerves and an instant result. I would highly recommend this establishment and look forward to my return My aim was to look better but more importantly to feel better. The physical and psychological benefits are amazing!Angela
I have been receiving treatments from Emma & Simon for many years and have never been disappointed. I have tried others and they did not compare to Emma & Simon. I would happily recommend them to anyone.Tracey
I’ve been coming to Emma for 3 years now and always delighted with the results. Advice is always offered to achieve the best look and I trust her wholeheartedly. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Gillian
I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.Kirsty
Wouldn’t go anywhere else! First class team, amazing results every time.Christopher
Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.Leona
I’ve been coming to Clinetix now for 6 months and my skin has never looked better! The staff are so knowledgeable, super friendly, incredibly well trained but never pushy. And Emma is amazing- believe me- nothing hurts ever! Highly recommend!Lynne
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