Filters

Dermal filters, Lip fillers, Cheek volumisation and contouring, Nasolabial fillers, Marionette line fillers, Perioral lines, Hand filler Rejuvenation

We offer a tailored service and can customise this according to personal needs and desired brand. Prices below act as a guide, using Revolax or Juvederm.

How it works

DERMAL FILLERS

Our body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate the skin and encourages the formation of collagen. The administration of dermal fillers involves a small, sterile injection of a drug containing a synthetic, gel-like formulation of hyaluronic acid. The effect of this is to fill out or soften wrinkles and creases in the skin, or to increase volume, definition or contour of areas like the lips or the cheeks. Results are often noticed immediately, and typically last 6-12 months.

Lip fillers

During this procedure we use dermal filler to enhance your natural features and create plumper, more youthful looking lips. We can focus on shape, volume, or a combination of the two.

0.5ml                     —                     £180

1ml                     —                     £260

1.5ml                     —                     £380

2ml                     —                     £460

Cheek volumisation and contouring

This popular treatment helps enhance the cheekbones, and can be personalised to add volume to the front of the face, or definition and contouring towards the back of the cheekbone area. In addition to providing shape and definition, this treatment also has a slimming effect on the lower facial area, as the skin becomes tighter and more youthful looking.

1ml                     —                     £300

2ml                     —                     £500

Nasolabial fillers

These lines are otherwise known as ‘smile lines’ and can appear very ageing. A small amount of filler can be injected into deep seated nasolabial lines to smoothen their appearance and create a more youthful appearance.

1ml                     —                     £260

2ml                     —                     £450

Marionette line fillers

Many people find marionette lines make them appear unhappy or tired. Through filling in these often deep-set wrinkles, we are able to immediately create a more youthful look. We can also enhance the smile and the resting position of the mouth, and quite literally ‘turn that frown upside down’!

0.5ml                     —                     £180

1ml                     —                     £260

2ml                     —                     £450

Perioral lines

Otherwise known as ‘smokers’ lines’ – these wrinkles are often quite fine, situated around the mouth. With a very small needle, we are able to inject lots of very small areas of filler to smooth the lines. This treatment works wonderfully with a small amount of filler to the lip to create an overall more youthful appearance.

£180

Hand filler Rejuvenation

This is a fairly new treatment which is designed to fill out the wrinkles in the hands, which lots of people find ‘give away’ their age. We are able to soften the lines created by blood vessels, tendons and wrinkles by placing small amounts of filler around these structures and massaging it across the hands to create a smoother, healthier and younger look.

FAQs

Which Botox is Best?

I am frequently asked by clients “Which Botox is best?”

Here are some interesting facts about anti-wrinkle injections you may not know!

What kinds are there?

There are three main brands of anti wrinkle injections used in the UK:

  1. Botox (the first on the market, and where the drug got its name from)
  2. Bocouture
  3. Azzalure

Other brands exist but are less commonly used.

What are the differences?

All three drugs contain the same ‘active ingredient’ – Botulinum Toxin Type A neurotoxin. They only differ in the other kinds of proteins that the toxin is mixed with. They all contain albumin, so if you’re allergic to this, they may all be contra-indicated!

Bocouture is the purest form of botulinum, so theoretically it’s the least likely to cause reactions like allergies, or for antibodies to develop and cause immunity to the drug. This is a rare, but known complication of botulinum injections – with repeated injections, a small number of people stop responding to the drug, and it no longer works for them.

Botox was first mass produced for aesthetic purposes in the 1990s. Bocouture and Azzalure are newer products.

Studies have been performed to look for a difference between the efficacy of each, in terms of how quickly they act, how strong they are, and how long they last, with no significant differences found between them. Similarly, they all appear to be equally safe.

How do you source them?

They are all prescription only drugs, which means they should only be given to you if you have met the person prescribing it – that should be a doctor, or a nurse with additional qualifications (otherwise, you’re getting it illegally!)

They are sourced from specialist pharmacies only, and have to be signed for by a registered prescriber, who thereby takes responsibility for how they are used and who they are used for.

How does it work?

Here’s where it gets sciencey! I’ll try to simplify it a little… Your wrinkles are formed by repeated movement of the skin in certain directions. This movement is created by muscles underlying the skin. The muscles move because the nerves supplying them carry a message to tell them to do so, and those nerves get their message from the brain. So, you feel surprised, and your brain sends a signal to the nerves to contract your frontalis muscle which raises your eyebrows and creates horizontal lines across your forehead… Make sense? The toxin acts to stop communication between nerves. So, the brain still works the same, the nerves still work the same, the muscle still works the same, but the chemical between the nerves is temporarily inhibited. Over time, your body replenishes this chemical, the nerves can communicate again, the message continues, the muscles resume movement, and the lines come back. And then it’s time for your top up! This process usually takes 3-4 months.

How do you give it?

The drugs all begin as a powder which is mixed with a special sterile, salty water solution, or ‘saline’. This enables it to be injected – you can draw the solution up into a syringe, and then inject it directly into the muscle. Just a couple of injections are required into each muscle. It’s really important your injector knows their anatomy – it’s not as simple as just injecting into the wrinkle!

How are they stored?

Botox and Azzlure have to be kept refrigerated in their powder form, making transport a little tricky (if your injector is using one of these brands, make sure they’ve got a fridge in tow, or the drug might not be safe/ effective). In contrast, Bocouture only needs to be refrigerated once mixed with solution, which is why I tend to use it (it’s just easier when on the move a lot!)

Cautions

Beware of very cheap botox offers – the drugs are all expensive to buy from the pharmacy, which is why the treatments are expensive. If someone is offering a much lower price, it might not be safe/ pure/ legally sourced.

Ultimately, as with all medicine, humans are individuals and so we will all respond slightly differently. While some might notice the first effects of botox in 24 hours, others may receive the same dose and not notice much change after 14 days. Similarly, one person may prefer or feel they respond to one brand over the other.

Whatever camp you fall into, just make sure the person injecting you is doing so safely, and that you’ve got all the facts before you let someone near you with a needle!

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