Dermal Fillers

Incredible advancements in filler technology combined with the team’s 20 years experience with fillers, allow us to address a wide array of concerns. This includes age lines, volume loss (often ignored!), smoker’s/kiss lines and thin lips. Our speciality is to design a personal plan to make small subtle changes at multiple areas to create a significant but natural looking result.

There are many different fillers on the market but Dr Patel uses only NON-permanent fillers and only the most reputable and trusted brands e.g. Belotero®, Radiesse® and Teoxane®. Treatments are generally quite comfortable and very well tolerated by patients.

Dr Dev Patel’s OGEE Lift® .
Proof that nasolabial folds are best treated with a “LIFT” and NOT filler into the fold! This is an out-of-date technique which de-humanises the face and can even result in a slight “chimp-like” look.

Dr Dev Patel's signature approach in applying the OGEE lift.

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Treatment Summary

Please note times stated below are a guide only and vary between patients.

  • Procedure Time 30-45 minutes
  • Full Recovery 0-3 days
  • Duration of Results 4-24 months
  • Back To Work Time immediate
  • Sensitivity Period 12 hours
  • Anaesthetic Usually none (numbing cream or nerve block offered)
  • Risks & Complications Bruising, redness, infection etc.

Prices

Lip enhancement –

  • 0.6ml – £250 (Belotero Lips Shape/Contour)
  • 1ml- £250 or £295
  • 0.6ml Belotero Lips Shape PLUS 0.6ml Belotero Lips Contour – £395

(We only use the highest quality HA fillers. The best sub-type for you can only be decided at consultation)

Nasolabial Lines – from £250

Crow’s Feet – £250

Browlift / Brow Lines – £250

Tear Trough – £350 (1ml Redensity II)

Mid / lower face volume restoration Early – from £250

Intermediate – from £350

Advanced – from £645

Marionette Lines / Downturned Mouth Corners – from £250

Chin / Jawline correction – from £295

Hyalase (Filler Dissolver) – £150

OGEE Lift –

Mini – £1500

Full – £2250

Some guide prices are provided to give you an idea of our highly competitive pricing level. However, we often use combinations of different fillers to maximize on the specific benefits of each one. A thorough consultation will allow us to give you a specific price. All budgets can be catered for as you can usually stagger treatments over a number of months if required.

Aftercare

Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive sun exposure, for at least 48 hours post-treatment or until any swelling subsides

Avoid make-up for 24 hours to injected areas. If you must use this, please apply the iConceal or Oxygenetix medical foundation as it encourages the healing process.

Avoid firm rubbing of the treated area for 5 days

Avoid aspirin, St John’s Wort or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories eg Ibuprofen, for a few days post-treatment. If you require such medication for medical reasons, please check with your doctor before stopping

FAQs

What are dermal fillers used for?

Dermal fillers are excellent for superficial to deep lines and volume loss; the results are instant and truly impressive. One treatment can take many years off your face. You can also add subtle shape and volume to your lips using fillers. More advanced assessment and techniques can also allow for nose and chin correction and other adjustments to facial structure and features. There are many different fillers on the market but Dr Patel uses only text removed here NON-permanent fillers and only the most reputable and trusted brands e.g. Juvederm® and Radiesse Plus®. Treatments are generally quite comfortable and very well tolerated by clients.

What does a "liquid facelift" involve?

A liquid facelift involves using patented highly volumising fillers eg Juvederm® VycrossTM range and Radiesse Plus®, to give the face an overall lift. Sometimes, this can be supplemented with muscle relaxing injections e.g. Botox®. This aims to beautify the female face and restore a more youthful shape. The male face can also gain more definition and structure. If necessary, the angle of the jaw and chin can be masculinised.

I've heard of some terrible stories in the press…are the fillers you use safe?

Yes! We only use reputable brands – such as the FDA-approved Belotero® range – which have been used on millions of people over many years. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are based on a natural ingredient of human skin and although relatively long-lasting, are not permanent. It is permanent (and some semi-permanent) fillers derived from animals, that have been associated with some adverse reactions, including in a British TV celebrity many years ago. Too much filler or the wrong type in the wrong place, can also give an unwanted appearance but your clinician will fully discuss your desired look with you, so that an appropriate volume and type of filler is used to achieve the right outcome for you.

I'm confused about which filler I need and where.....how do I decide?

A thorough face-to-face consultation is essential to allow a mutually agreed personalised treatment plan to be made. Only then can you make a sensible decision of how to proceed. We understand that budget is an important consideration for most clients and the treatment plan can be adjusted accordingly.

What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced—as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments but is also used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement, as well as eye surgery.

How long is an appointment?

The injection process takes only 20-60 minutes. You will also need to allow time to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with Dr Patel, before treatment. Except for lip treatments, you must have already had a consultation on another day, prior to treatment.

Will the procedure hurt?

The smooth consistency of the fillers we use will allow your clinician to administer the product easily and smoothly. It also contains local anaesthetic to reduce injection pain for a more comfortable experience. Local anaesthetic cream may also be offered for you to use prior to treatment to numb the skin. We can also offer an injectable nerve block for complete anaesthesia, if required.

Will I notice the difference right away?

Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You’ll see the results as soon as your appointment is over—and no one else needs to know! However, please note that with volume replacement, the maximal effect takes up to 6 weeks to be achieved. With some of the more advanced fillers, collagen production will also be stimulated; thus your new natural collagen will be around long after the filler has been broken down.

Will I need to take time off work?

Not at all. We will do our best to give you a time best suited to you; evening appointments are also available. You can have an appointment in your lunch hour then get right back to your normal routine. Some redness and swelling can occur but this is often site dependant. The most likely area to have swelling is the lips.

Are there any side effects?

Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. Your medical practitioner will advise on this. Please be assured that these side effects should not last and, after waiting 12 hours following treatment, can be easily covered up with your usual makeup. However, do not hesitate to get in touch with us if in the unlikely event these reactions last longer than a week, or if you experience other side effects. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection. This topic will be discussed more fully during your consultation.

How long will the effects last?

This depends on a number of factors including:

Age
The area you have had treated
Quantity of filler injected
Type of filler used
Quality of skin
Lifestyle
Healthiness

In general, the HA fillers we use are expected to last around 12 months although we often see clients with ongoing visible benefits long after this period. The more advanced Belotero Volume  is expected to last 12-18 months. Radiesse Plus also lasts around 18 months but its skin benefits last at least 3-5 years! Fillers in the lips generally last for less time as the richer blood supply to this area ensures the product is broken down quicker; around 6 months.

What types of filler do you use and why?

We do NOT use any permanent fillers at our clinic. the two main types used are hyaluronic acid fillers (primarily Belotero range) and Radiesse Plus (calcium hydroxyapetite). We use (Teoxane) Redensity II for the tear trough area as this is widely considered the best filler to use in this area.

 

     

What is Radiesse Plus?

Radiesse Plus is injectable dermal filler that works by providing an immediate enchantment to augment facial shape by correcting the folds and wrinkles. Furthermore, over time Radiesse begins to simulate the production of the body’s natural collagen and elastin for sustained effect. Radiesse Plus is for advanced practitioner use only and all our doctors use this on a daily basis. Dr Patel is a huge fan of this product: “Radiesse Plus is like my magic wand. The immediate lifting and restoration of projection is astounding. To then have improvements in skin health over the coming months is an amazing bonus! My patients love it. I love it. I would say it is the best value-for-money filler around. Some of my patients just pop in every 18 months and need a little top-up of Radiesse.”

Has Radiesse been tested and certified?

The original Radiesse first gained FDA (the America regulatory authority) approval in 2006! It is the most researched brand of filler in the world with an excellent safety record. Radiesse Plus is the new version which is premixed with local anaesthetic. This achieved CE certification in 2016. The CE certification is the European Union standard for the product safety. It was also approved by the FDA  in 2015.

What is the treatment procedure?

Your aesthetic practitioner will explain the treatment options available and discuss with you the best one for you. Typically one treatment session takes approximately 35-45 minutes; the effect will be visible immediately after the injection but you will be given a clearer idea of what to expect during your consultation. Your comfort is everything to us and we employ a number of strategies to make the treatment very tolerable to our patients as evidence by their feedback.

What if I am taking Medication?

Please inform your aesthetic practitioner before treatment if you are taking medication, even if it’s not a prescription medication. Taking anticoagulants and painkillers including aspirin and some vitamin supplements can lead to unwanted bruising. Your aesthetic practitioner will advise you accordingly.

Are there any side effects with Radiesse?

You may experience some reaction to the injections. These side effects are usually mild and related to the procedure. Most are short term and disappear within a few weeks. If any other side effect appear o you feel unwell, please consult you practitioner or your healthcare professional as soon as possible.

How long does the effect of Radiesse last?

How long the effect of Radiesse treatment does last is dependent on the individual. There are many factors to consider, such as the structure of the skin, your lifestyle and age. Studies show that in nasolabial fold treatments (the lines that run from the corner of the mouth), for example, results can last up to 12 months. We regularly see patients even 18 months on; still showing noticeable improvement from their pre-treatment photograph. In fact, the skin benefits ie collagen and elastin production, will out last the actual life of the filler by up to 4 years. To put that another way, even 5 years after just one Radiesse treatment, skin health has been shown to be better than pre-treatment!

Can Radiesse be combined with any other products?

For a holistic treatment of individual folds and selected areas of the face, your aesthetics practitioner may advise combing Radiesse with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers or other aesthetic treatments. Please consult you aesthetics practitioner.

Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?

We advise you to avoid using Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E- may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions).

All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including cold sores etc. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.

Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.