Cosmetic Dermal Fillers
For your total peace of mind, I am an Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner with over 12 years experience in the beauty industry. I am fully qualified, government approved, backed by medics and fully trained to deal with anaphylaxis shock, so you are in the very best of hands and have absolute peace of mind.
Areas that can be treated by Filler:
Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
Marionette Lines (Jowls)
Q. What is filler?
Treatment time can range from 15 to 30 minutes and you will start to see the effects within 48-72 hours, with maximum effect taking 7-10 days.
Q. Is there any discomfort with Fillers?
Filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid. A water loving molecule that binds up to 400x its weight in water. It works like a sponge and fills up with water upon injection filling out fine lines/wrinkles and plumping lips. Young skin is moisturized with this hyaluronic acid and naturally occurring sugar. It keeps our skin hydrated via absorption of the water. As we age, this volume of hyaluronic acid decreases and fine lines begin to appear that will eventually turn into wrinkles. In the lips, this causes thinning, loss of fullness, volume and definition. We can also develop vertical or marionette lines around the mouth that cause your mouth to droop, giving you an unhappy appearance. Nasolabial folds can also become deeper due to aging along with other factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle, muscle imbalances and so on.
Q. Will it hurt?
A pre numb will be used for 10 minutes prior to the procedure to help minimise any initial discomfort. The injection itself also contains lidocaine (numb) within the product to ease pain of injection. Here at Lauren Hurst Aesthetics & Academy, I use only the best products on the market, ensuring the smoothest of consistency and ease of injection.
Q. Will there be swelling?
You may experience redness, bruising or swelling in the injected area. These effects should not last longer than 1-2 weeks. Light makeup can be applied 24 hours after procedure.
Q. What is the Longevity/Duration?
Every individual is different. What may give an immediate result on one client may take two or three sessions to achieve on another. Likewise, what may last 1 year on one client may last less than 12 weeks on another. This is due to several factors including lifestyle, skin type, metabolism etc. Filler does however take time to build up, so please be patient and continue to visit frequently for top ups over the first year to build a base. This will help ensure your treatment area lasts longer and once that base is in place - should need less maintenance in the future.
Q. Can I remove it?
In most cases filler can be dissolved and reversed by hyaluronidase. This is administered via small injections to break the product down.
Should I get 0.5 or 1 ml for my lips?
This is down to personal preference and lip size/amount of previous filler. However, if this is your first treatment. 0.5 ml will give a VERY subtle look once swelling goes down. 1 ml may look large immediately after. Once this swelling goes down they will settle to be visibly more plumped and volumised. 1.5 ml for a more glamorous appearance.
Q. Managing Expectations
Please remember we can only enhance our natural features. It is not possible to completely change them. Any treatment should be looked at as an improvement rather than a cure. It is not always possible to create the desired look if your facial anatomy does not allow. Please remember our faces are not symmetrical and sometimes no amount of filler can correct this - in some cases it may make it appear worse.
Avoid touching the treated area or applying with products for 6 hours following treatment. After that light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved please do not expose the area to intense heat. E.g sunbeds, sunbathing or extreme cold.
Please do not exercise for 48 hours after your procedure as it can cause migration of filler.
If you have previous suffered facial herpes, there is a risk that injections could contribute to another eruption.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, please be aware that this may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Any injection causes an inflammatory response – This means two things:
1 It is not uncommon for the treatment area to remain swollen for up to two weeks. During this time the area may look very uneven, feel bumpy, bruised, and may feel sore. Please do not panic. It is normal during this period to not be entirely happy with your results. Patience here is key. The final result will be apparent approximately 14 days after treatment. If you have any concerns, please book in for a review after this two-week period is up. Any initial discomfort during this period can be eased by application of ice.
2 Any injection causes an inflammatory response. This can easily cause disappointment over the following weeks because as the swelling subsides, the treatment area may look significantly less plump than it looked immediately after injection. The filler has not dissolved nor disappeared, you have not wasted your money. The filler has simply sunken and formed a layer at the base of your treatment area. Many clients find they need two or three sessions in order to layer filler on top of one another – until the filler no longer has room to sink – leaving you with a fuller look. Unfortunately, we cannot predict how many sessions each individual will need to achieve their desired result and therefore cannot be held accountable if several sessions are needed. The results of your treatment durability and end results are influenced by several genetic and lifestyle factors completely out of our control. Aesthetics is an art process - not an exact science.
Terms & Conditions
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Those under the age of 18 ( ID REQUIRED )
Those with Cold Sores/Cold/Flu/Sickness bug on day of treatment. Please reschedule.
Those due to undergo an operation within 4 weeks.
Those with transmittable blood infections such as HIV, AIDS, hepatitis.
Those who experience severe bruising easily
Those due to fly within 48 hours of procedure
Those with blood clotting disorders such as thrombosis or embolism.
Pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating ladies
Eczema, psoriasis, rash or blisters on the site to be treated.
Those who have previously had botulinium toxin/filler injection with serious complications.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder.
Those on skin medication such as ro-accutaine, antasure, steroids or other which cause over sensitive thin skin.
Those with allergies/anaphylaxis to medicines or materials eg latex, rubber etc.
Those with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy at present, due to undergo, or have only recently finished within the last 50 days.
Epileptics who have had a seizure in the past two years.
Those who have had previous reactions to topical anesthetics.
Please be aware blood thinning tablets can cause excessive bleeding and bruising if you go ahead with treatment.
On the day of your appointment:
Ensure treatment area is free of makeup
Pictures will be taken before/after treatment to be used for both insurance and promotional purposes/social media.
Lips/skin may appear uneven/red/lumpy immediately after treatment. Please be assured this is due to swelling and should subside within a few days. We cannot guarantee a successful result on 100% of our clients, nor can we promise an expected outcome. The longevity of hyaluronic acid is dependent on the individual therefore an exact time frame of its effects cannot be given nor predicted. It therefore comes with risk as how your skin takes or reacts to the filler is unpredictable. Under no circumstance will we be held accountable for adverse outcomes or permanent damage such as bleeding, bruising, infection, numbness, scaring, lumps or necrosis.