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Skin Fillers ( Restylane/Radiesse/Juvederm )

Skin or Dermal fillers are injectable treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Skinmedics use a range of different fillers such as Restylane,Radiesse,Belotero,Juvederm amongst others to reduce fine lines and wrinkles . These fillers have been used for many years and longer lasting than collagen.


Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse must be administered only by doctors and nurses. It is an intricate procedure, done in the doctor's office but may require a variable recovery time of around a week in some clients. Dermal fillers can be used to improve

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Depressions
  • Skin unevenness after surgery or grafting
  • Cheek and Chin enhancement
  • Nose defect corrections
  • Adding volume to the backs of the hand and decollete (upper chest area)
  • Lip enhancement (Restylane Lipp can be used for Lip enhancement)

Many people have  been treated for

  • Smile lines
  • Crows feet
  • Frown lines
  • Smoker's lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Lip border definition

Some aesthetic defects can be improved with the first treatment although more treatments may sometimes be needed to get best results. Restylane ,Radiesse and Juvederm are the most frequently used

Treatment with dermal fillers such as Restylane ,Juvederm or Radiesse is not going to be successful for every person, and results and duration are variable. In some people wanting treatment of deep facial fines other treatments may be required first, followed by 'fine tuning' with dermal fillers.

Aesthetic treatments such as Restylane ,Radiesse Juvederm usually take 30 to 60 minutes and a full consultation is undertaken initially by the doctor. Some redness and swelling with bruising can occur post treatment and usually settles over a variable period of around a week. The full details of treatment such as Restylane are discussed during the consultation with the doctor when questions can be asked . Local anaesthetics can be used during the treatment to aid comfort.

Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are made from Hyaluronic acid which is a natural constituent of the body and can last up to 12months although this varies from person to person and on the type of Restylane used. Radiesse has been quoted as lasting 18 to 24 months but again this varies from person to person.