Dermal fillers are gel substances made up primarily of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, and are injected into the skin to plump up, lift and tighten skin and used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and unhappiness with facial structure. Dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look that does not affect facial expression or movement.
Dermal fillers are a very flexible form of non-surgical aesthetic treatment, and can be used all over the face, including the lips, cheeks, chin and jawline, and under the eyes for clients in Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford, Kings Hill, Greenhithe and the surrounding areas. We have seen some fantastic results with the latest collagen boosting fillers by Ellanse.
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The most popular and safest form of dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally exists in your body, and is incredibly hydrophilic (meaning it attracts water), increasing moisture and hydration levels in the skin. Hyaluronic fillers are also our fillers of choice at Elite Aesthetics because they are biodegradable, malleable and unlike other filler materials, are easy to remove. They are also less prone to complications when injected by a trained professional than other filler types, which may require surgical removal.
The results of a single dermal filler treatment can be seen instantly and can last from around 6 to 18 months, depending on the filler and site of injection, after which time the filler dissolves naturally in the body and the treated areas revert back to their pretreatment state. Areas with less muscle movement such as the temples, jawline or tear troughs tend to last longer than areas that move more, like the cheeks, nose and lips, which will need repeat treatments more often to maintain their results.
Cheek fillers are a specialist, non-surgical aesthetic treatment that can be used to help lift and shape the face. At Elite Aesthetics, we can create a more youthful and balanced appearance using dermal fillers, enhancing your natural beauty and helping you feel refreshed and confident in your own skin.
The cheek area is often one of the first parts of the face impacted by the effects of ageing, as it isn’t the skin that is impacted on first, but the volume of the cheeks, as the subcutaneous fat under the skin begins to disappear. The volume loss process can be affected by genetics, but in the majority of people, fat and volume loss in the mid face occurs first, creating a more angular appearance, as opposed to the youthful, plumper and rounder face shape you may have had when you were younger.
As this facial volume is lost, the cheeks droop down, impacting not only the appearance of the cheeks and middle face, but also the chin, jawline, eyes and face shape, as well as exacerbating fine lines in the lower face, like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. As an area with so much effect on the overall appearance of the face, cheek fillers can help improve the structure of the face and reduce the visible signs of ageing quite drastically, and with instant results.
Cheek fillers can also be used to treat concerns about facial structure and symmetry not caused by the ageing process. Naturally occurring asymmetry in the cheeks, jawline, chin and cheekbones can all be evened out using cheek filler, and they can also be used to give lift and contour to complexions lacking definition.
Loved by a variety of celebrities for its anti-ageing and rejuvenating results, cheek fillers are an effective treatment against the signs of ageing, giving structure and lift to the mid-face area.
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Dr Shirin believes in natural looking results and uses the minimal amount of filler to get the best results. This means that not only do you have lovely looking lips, you’ll also save money. So, we would recommend that rather than asking for the cost of 1ml of filler, you could be asking more about the experience of the injector and their safety standards. See 8 Point Facelift filler information.
Dr Shirin has studied under the best lip injectors in the world and has recently won the 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders in the World. She can obtain the same results with 1ml that other injectors would use 3,4,5 and even 6ml. Elite Aesthetics is also a Save Face Excellence Award Winner.
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, as well as revitalise the skin.
Common areas treated using dermal fillers are:
We are also able to use dermal fillers to carry out more advanced procedures including:
Cheek fillers not only help to restore volume loss in the cheeks, but also lifts and tightens the rest of the lower face, creating a full, youthful appearance. Cheek fillers are perfect for treating:
Cheek fillers can also be used to correct asymmetry in the face by building volume gently. This can help to correct an uneven jawline and lower face, as well as lifting and sharpening the cheekbones to create a more sculpted, contoured appearance. For those of us with a natural lack of definition in the cheeks and lower face, cheek fillers can be used to add this definition and help make you feel more confident and comfortable in your appearance.
As a specialist dermal filler treatment, cheek fillers can help to increase the volume of the mid and lower face, giving amazing, instant anti-ageing benefits, while also being able to correct asymmetry or volume loss in the face.
Cheek filler treatment is commonly carried out using Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, a very popular and natural looking type of filler. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable, naturally occurring substance that the body gently breaks down over time. Hyaluronic fillers are fantastic for a variety of non-surgical dermal filler procedures as they are easily reversible, flexible, come in a variety of different thicknesses and specialisms, and create a natural, soft and plump appearance. When carrying out a cheek filler treatment, usually a thicker, more viscous type of dermal filler is used, to help ensure effective volume restoration and increase the longevity of the filler, as the cheeks are naturally a very mobile part of the face. HA fillers will usually biodegrade in between nine and eighteen months, after which top-up treatments are recommended.
One of the most effective types of cheek filler is Ellanse, which is not currently widely available in the UK, putting Elite Aesthetics at the very forefront of the aesthetics industry. At Elite Aesthetics, we have extensive experience working with Ellanse filler, and are passionate about its revolutionary benefits. Ellanse is not a hyaluronic acid filler, and instead uses polycaprolactone (PCL) as its filler, which is suspended in a water-based carrier gel to create a smooth and beautiful appearance. The popularity of PCL fillers is increasing, as it is a long-lasting alternative to HA fillers, and can last from twelve months up to four years. Having been used as a material in bioresorbable sutures (those that are able to be broken down naturally and removed by the body) and orthopaedic implants for many years, the safety profile of PCL fillers is excellent, and they are highly regarded by the medical community. As a completely bioresorbable substance, they are an impermanent treatment, however they still last for considerably longer than standard hyaluronic fillers.
One of the other major advantages of Ellanse filler is that it not only lifts and fills the area, but also triggers collagen production in the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and reduce volume loss in the face naturally. Known as a bio-stimulating dermal filler, Ellanse takes advantage of the body’s own response to foreign materials. The body’s natural response to the filler is to stimulate collagen production and surround the PCL molecules beneath the skin. This helps to boost and rejuvenate the skin by increasing the natural level of collagen production, giving strength, elasticity and volume back to the skin. It also helps to ensure the longevity of the Ellanse filler, as the collagen ‘protects’ the PCL molecules from biodegrading.
As the cheeks are such a mobile area of the face, finding a product that is long-lasting and effective can be a challenge. At Elite Aesthetics, our range of dermal fillers have been carefully selected for a variety of uses, to ensure you get beautiful, natural looking results with longevity. As well as the specialist Ellanse filler, we also carry HA filler brands Teosyal, Restylane and Juvederm VYCROSS, to help Dr. Shirin, our practice leader and medical director, tailor your treatment to you. As a highly qualified aesthetic doctor with over 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Shirin has an in-depth understanding of how different fillers work and behave to ensure you get the best possible results every time.
Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers have one of the best safety profiles of any injectable treatment, due to their biodegradable nature. As hyaluronic acid can be broken down by the body naturally, there’s very little risk of permanent damage, especially when treatment is carried out by someone as experienced in injection techniques and non-surgical aesthetics as Dr. Shirin, who carries out all of our dermal filler and injectable treatments.
The amount of time dermal fillers lasts can vary massively between individuals, based on a wide variety of factors. These can include the type of filler injected, the amount of filler used, the area of the face being treated and how mobile it is, and how quickly the body naturally breaks down the filler.
However, generally dermal filler treatments last from around 6-18 months, after which time you can have top-up or repeat treatments to maintain optimum results, or add a little more filler if Dr. Shirin feel it is advisable.
While dermal fillers are an injectable treatment, at Elite Aesthetics we do everything we can to reduce your discomfort and make the treatment as pleasant as possible. We offer numbing cream to all of our patients if required, and Dr. Shirin is an expert injector, with extensive experience in different techniques due to her time working in anaesthetics in the NHS. All this ensures that our patients have the most comfortable and safe experience possible during dermal filler treatments at Elite Aesthetics.
Botox, or anti-wrinkle injections, and dermal fillers are some of the most popular anti-ageing treatments we offer, and while they can both offer incredible results, they work very differently, so if you aren’t sure which is right for you, contact Dr. Shirin and the team to find out what we recommend.
Dermal fillers work to lift, smooth and tighten the skin by adding volume under the skin in targeted areas, which makes them perfect for treating areas where volume may have been lost, resulting in fine lines or deeper wrinkles. An example of this would be nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), which often become more pronounced as we age due to the drooping of skin and loss of volume in the lower face. Dermal fillers can reintroduce volume to this area and dramatically reduce the appearance of these lines.
However, where signs of ageing are caused by the skin folding or creasing, such as crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes, botox carefully freezes targeted muscles by blocking nerve signals to the brain in the area, which prevents the skin from folding or creasing, and reducing fine lines in this way.
Lip fillers near me, is a common term used when searching for a clinic offering this treatment. It is worthwhile travelling a further distance to get the right doctor for you. Please ensure that the doctor undertaking your treatment is registered on the GMC and has experience in treating with lip fillers. Also check that they have insurance and ask them to see their patient before and afters.
When used in the lower face, it can significantly improve the appearance of the jawline, in order to reintroduce lost volume or to add this volume in those who did not have it. As trends lean towards defined jawlines, yielding significant results in just one short treatment. At Elite Aesthetics, we are exceptionally skilled in balancing the profile using dermal fillers.
Lips fillers near me, is a common term used when searching for a clinic offering this treatment. It is worthwhile travelling a further distance to get the right doctor for you. Please ensure that the doctor undertaking your treatment is registered on the GMC and has experience in treating with lip fillers. Also check that they have insurance and ask them to see their patient before and afters.
Marionette Lines – As this facial volume is lost, the cheeks droop down, impacting not only the appearance of the cheeks and middle face, but also the chin, jawline, eyes and face shape, as well as exacerbating fine lines in the lower face, like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Filler can be used to smooth out these lines.
Nasolabial Folds – As this facial volume is lost, the cheeks droop down, impacting not only the appearance of the cheeks and middle face, but also the chin, jawline, eyes and face shape, as well as exacerbating fine lines in the lower face, like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Filler can be used to smooth out these lines.
Dermal fillers near me, is a common term used when searching for a clinic offering this treatment. It is worthwhile travelling a further distance to get the right doctor for you. Please ensure that the doctor undertaking your treatment is registered on the GMC and has experience in treating with lip fillers. Also check that they have insurance and ask them to see their patient before and afters.
The dermal filler procedure itself usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes, with instantly visible results and little to no downtime. All of our fillers contain local anaesthetic for a more comfortable treatment experience, and we can use a numbing cream before the procedure if required. We use a gradual process to ensure your results are natural and beautiful, and to avoid overfilling. Small amounts of swelling, bruising, tenderness and redness are completely normal after a dermal filler procedure, and usually disappear after a few days.
Depending on the dermal filler procedure you choose to have with us, Dr Shirin will use her expert opinion to tailor your treatment to you. Dermal fillers come in a variety of formulas and thicknesses, each for different results and treatments. For example, if you’re having a lip filler procedure, a smoother and more elastic filler that adapts to the natural movement of the lips would be appropriate, while filler in the tear troughs, jaw or chin with less expressive muscle movement requires a thicker and more static variety of filler. Dr. Shirin has an in depth knowledge of the properties of each filler we offer at Elite Aesthetics to make sure you get the right product for you, resulting in perfect, safe and natural-looking results.
At Elite Aesthetics we use high-quality Teosyal, Ellanse, Restylane and Juvederm Vycross fillers, each with their own advantages. Teoxane’s range of Teosyal fillers are designed specifically to adapt to the most mobile areas of the face, such as the lips, nose and cheeks for lasting results. Ellanse fillers are designed to provide long-lasting results for deeper wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Restylane is one of the market leaders in dermal fillers, with a 90% approval rating on realself.com. Juvederm Vycross is Juvederm’s premium range of fillers, which uses a combination of high and low-weight hyaluronic acid, resulting in a smoother, more natural looking gel that is easier and less painful to inject.
Depending on the treatment you are having, your age, skin type, lifestyle and personal preferences, Dr. Shirin will use her extensive knowledge and experience, and work with you to choose the right product for your dermal filler procedure.
At Elite Aesthetics, we always carry out a full consultation before any procedure. This allows us to offer you the best possible care, and gives our highly-qualified staff the opportunity to get to know you, your goals and your expectations, so you can be sure you’ll leave us with the results you want.
Dr. Shirin Lakhani is an experienced and highly-qualified Doctor of Aesthetics, having worked in the NHS as a GP for several years, as well as training as an anaesthetist, before moving into aesthetic medicine. Dr. Shirin treats all her aesthetic procedures with the same level of care and attention as she would a medical procedure, and is fully registered with the GMC (GMC number 4634863), and held to their standards of Good Medical Practice. Elite Aesthetics is also CQC and Save Face accredited, and are committed to becoming the UK’s leading ethical aesthetic clinic.
During your consultation, Dr. Shirin will talk to you to understand what it is you want from your dermal filler procedure, and will offer her expert opinion on what is right for you, as well as any alternatives to dermal fillers she feels may be viable. During the consultation process, we believe it is vitally important to maintain our ethical commitment to never over treat any of our patients. If Dr. Shirin believes a dermal filler treatment is not in your best interests, she, and the rest of the staff at Elite Aesthetics, will work with you to find a more appropriate solution.
The consultation procedure also gives you the opportunity to get to know Dr. Shirin, the clinic and the staff at Elite, and make sure you are comfortable with us and the procedures we carry out. Our primary goal is to make sure you feel happy, comfortable and safe the entire time you spend with us, so you can leave feeling like your most beautiful self.
At Elite Aesthetics, your experience and satisfaction are the driving force behind what we do. We use our knowledge and expertise to make sure you get high-quality results and that you leave the clinic feeling amazing every time.
If you’re interested in getting dermal fillers in Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone or the surrounding areas, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation, and let us make you feel happy in your own skin again.
We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.
Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
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