The range of fillers we use is suitable for all skin types and requires no pre-treatment skin test. It’s a non-animal, naturally based product, highly purified and biodegradable, and available in a choice of strengths to suit the area being treated. An in-built local anaesthetic offers a less painful experience so there’s no need to use anaesthetic creams. It provides immediate, visible results that last 9-12 months.
The treatment session takes up to half an hour. The injection process itself is 15-20 minutes. You will see the benefit soon after the treatment. The results can last around 6-9 months, sometimes up to a year depending on the individual. With repeated treatments over time, the benefit of fillers can build up so that the effects last longer.
Dermal fillers are designed to mimic the hydrating and lifting effect of your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin hydrated and elastic. It fills in and smooths away facial lines and lost volume – this means the static facial lines you can see when your face is still. Wrinkle-relaxing treatments work by relaxing the tiny dynamic muscles that cause frown lines, smoothing out wrinkles for four months or longer.
Injections can cause discomfort even when a very fine needle is used, as is the case with fillers. However, the addition of local anaesthetic improves the overall experience.
Results generally begin to become visible soon after your treatment. After the first fillers treatment, you should start to notice the softening of facial lines, wrinkles and scars as well as an improvement in lines around the mouth. Some swelling and reddening may appear, which usually fades quite quickly. Modern fillers are soft, safe and non-permanent, lasting for around 6-9 months.
We offer a variety of non-surgical treatments, including wrinkle treatments and skin peels, which can be used to complement dermal fillers. One of our aestheticians will discuss your requirements with you and recommend a treatment plan to achieve the best results.
Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and forehead lines can be treated, as can the lines around the nose and mouth. Besides filling lines, fillers can also be used to add fullness to lips to enhance a smile or create a subtle pout. They can also be used on the cheeks to add definition and softness to the cheekbones.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with treatment, so we offer a private consultation free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with an aesthetician to discuss the facial treatment options available and whether fillers are the most suitable treatment for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the treatment and find out more about the range of fillers available. Your aesthetician will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale and our treatment facilities.
At your consultation, you can book your treatment if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic treatment is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you an information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require customers to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about THG’s cosmetic treatment expertise and inspiring stories from some of our customers. Our clinic teams are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your treatment, your clinic team will make your experience as comfortable as possible. The filler treatment takes from 15 to 30 minutes. To begin with the area will be cleaned and your aesthetician will then inject the filler into the agreed area with a needle. After the injection, your aesthetician may massage your face at the treatment sites to ensure the filler is evenly distributed. They may also apply a cooling pack or ice for approximately ten minutes to help minimise swelling or bruising.
All THG clinics are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and customer comfort and we’ll be here to help you recuperate quickly. Following your filler treatment, you’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as the procedure is completed.