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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a highly effective anti-ageing treatment used to restore lost volume to several areas of the face as well as to smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other common signs of ageing on the skin.

Delivered in the form of injectables, dermal fillers have experienced a growth in popularity over the last decade as they present patients with a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery and promise less downtime than more traditional forms of aesthetics treatment, a lot of which tends to be needlessly invasive and tremendously time-consuming.

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A natural-looking anti-ageing solution

In the past, dermal fillers have been criticised for leaving patients with an overblown or obviously altered appearance. Yet, thanks to advances in medical technology and evolving techniques, they are now well known for their facial-contouring properties and have been praised by patients and professionalisms alike for their ability to create a more natural look. Most people turn to dermal fillers to add some harmony and balance to their facial structure, with common areas of treatment including the chin, jawline, lips and tear troughs - deep creases notorious for developing under the eyes over time.

Juvéderm® dermal fillers

At Face Medical, we use fillers from the Juvéderm® Vycross range to help our patients on the journey towards more shapely, younger-looking skin. As a brand created by Allergan, one of the world’s pre-eminent pharmaceutical companies, Juvéderm® is an industry-leading range of dermal fillers that has been fully approved by the FDA and is regularly used in clinics all over the world. These exceptional dermal fillers are largely composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that slowly disappears from the body as we get older. When injected into key areas of the face, Juvéderm® fillers visibility rehydrate and plump out its appearance, allowing those being treated to benefit from a subtle but powerful boost in facial definition and structure. As a cutting-edge brand, Juvéderm®’s wide selection of dermal fillers is notable for their high safety profile and long-lasting results, with patients said to enjoy its advantages for up to 18 months.

MD codes™

How do we decide on the best course of treatment for you? Research has concluded that there are 7 main types of facial shape, meaning that something extraordinary is needed to address all of the unique ageing concerns that our experts encounter on a day-to-day basis. This is why we favour Juvéderm® and draw on the fact that its many formulations can be adapted to combat a variety of common hangups, from facial laxity through to skin that is just generally dry, dull and bereft of its glow. Our use of Juvéderm® is further aided by our training with MD codes™, a set of simple and effective injection patterns that bring greater sophistication to our aesthetic treatment plans. Created by world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr Mauricio de Maio in 2015, MD codes™ are used to divide the face into defined units or areas, such as the cheeks, lips and chin. From here, a set pattern of sequence of injection points is laid out, based on the anatomy of the face. All our staff are fully trained in how to use MD codes and have an in-depth understanding of the guidance around each of these, utilising this knowledge to help create the most desirable facial architecture for each individual face. The MD codes™ were specifically created for use with Juvéderm® products.

The right treatment for you

Our focus on MD codes supports the person-centred approach of all of our treatments, and we ask that all of our patients undergo a pre-treatment consultation with us before booking in for dermal fillers. During this comprehensive session, one of our trained professionals will conduct a thorough assessment of your facial proportions to ensure that you are provided with the right form of dermal filler for you.

If you choose to stay with us for the long-term, we will work alongside you to put together a treatment programme based on the individual shape and structure of your face, whilst taking all of your skincare needs into consideration. You may also benefit from one of our many combination treatments – an exclusive package where multiple dermal fillers are used to address concerns on several facial features at once. One such example of this would be the 7 Point Shape, a combination treatment designed to redefine the middle of the face and add symmetry to the areas below the nose. You can find out more about these here.

For more information on dermal fillers and how we use these to manage any issues you have with the condition and appearance of your facial skin, contact us today.

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