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Teosyal and Juvéderm are products of a group known as ‘Dermal fillers’ . These products are non-animal derived and practically identical to natural substances found in the body’s cellular structure.
Dermal fillers are used to ‘plump up ‘ or ‘fill out ‘ lines on the face which have been created by the loss of elasticity in the skin as we age. By restoring the volume to these areas, the skin will look smoother and softer resulting in a fresher and more youthful appearance.
Areas of use:
As we age the lips can become thinner and smaller and fine lines can develop at the edges into which lipstick ‘bleeds’. Dermal fillers can be used to create the size and shape you desire by contouring and defining the lip border and by restoring the lost fullness that time has depleted - you can chose from a subtle natural touch up to a more glamorous
The treatment will take about 30 minutes and the results are instant but will improve over the course of 14 days.
Immediately after treatment it is advisable not to touch or wash the area for 6 hours. Any redness can be covered by make up after this time. It is advisable not to expose the newly treated area to extremes of heat or cold for 3-4 days after treatment, including avoiding using a sun-bed, having a facial or similar treatment , as these may disturb the product.
For about 6-12 months.
Most people have top ups when they feel the effect is starting to wear off (any time between 6 -12 months)
After treatment there may be some redness and swelling which normally settles within 1-2 days , occasionally this can last up to a week. Very occasionally some patients can suffer from bruising at the injection site. Other side effects are very rare but will be fully discussed during your consultation.
Almost everyone is suitable apart from those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You will be asked to fill in a medical questionnaire before treatment.
Correction of the wrinkles and the enhanced lip effect will gradually subside until your skin looks like it did before treatment.
No, because the product is totally natural and is completely broken down by the body.
Not really, local or surface anaesthetic can be administered to allow the treatment to be comfortable.
Yes, sometimes they can be used in conjunction to obtain the best effect.