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As we age, the loss of subcutaneous fat, collagen and elastin leads to a thinning and hollowing out of this area, resulting in darkening and loose skin.

Nasolabial folds and Marionette lines are an increasingly popular non-surgical treatment where strategically placed hyaluronic acid fillers replace lost volume, thus improving the shadow and loose skin.

The skin beneath these areas have vessels which can get blocked (vascular occlusion) so it is imperative that you choose a suitably medically qualified and experienced practitioner to carry out any filler tratment.


How it works?

The leading dermal fillers used by most UK practitioners are hyaluronic acid-based products. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body, which makes adverse reactions to it unlikely.

When injected into the skin, filler plumps out wrinkles and lines, instantly filling scars and adding volume and shape where necessary.

Filler is injected just under the skin, but above the muscle, whilst steering clear of the complex network of arteries and veins in the area. It is imperative that you choose a medically qualified, experienced practitioner to treat you.

Who is it for?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be used on all adults.

Fillers can help address loss of volume, deep wrinkles and crepey skin.

You may not be an ideal candidate if you suffer from loss of volume in your cheeks as in some cases we need to treat this area first to get your desired results.

Side effects & risks

After your treatment, you can go about your normal day. You will likely experience swelling, but results will be immediate. The best results will be visible 2-3 days after your treatment when the swelling has subsided.

Post-treatment advice may include:

  • iced water soaks or ice packs to help to reduce swelling;

  • the use of pain-killers such as paracetamol, if required for a few days after treatment;

  • arnica (a homeopathic remedy) cream or tablets are sometimes recommended a few days before and a few days after treatment as there is some evidence that this can reduce bruising.

Bruising and swelling should go down after a couple of days (oral arnica may help reduce any bruising), but if you continue to experience very painful swelling and bruising, or if any blistering occurs, you should contact your practitioner immediately.

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