Welcome to the Skin Clinic Bridgend, experts in cosmetic care. The Clinic offers a variety of skin filler treatments including dermal filler, lip filler and tear trough filler injections. The Clinic also offers anti wrinkle Botox injections and Botox to treat migraine and excessive sweating. Just as important is the surface of the skin and the Clinic offers SkinPen MicroNeedling and chemical peels to really make your skin glow.
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Dermal Fillers / Skin Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm)
Dermal skin fillers are known by various brand names depending on the manufacturer. There are a few leading brands which have got the most clinical data supporting their efficacy and they have all shown to be non-allergenic and integrate into skin easily and without causing any reactions.
They consist of synthesised hyaluronic acid. This is a natural component in skin collagen (the part of the skin that gives it bounce). So over time, usually around 6 months, the filler material is slowly absorbed back into the skin tissue. Normally the slimmer you are the quicker the filler is absorbed. Dermal skin fillers are used in the nasolabial area (laughter lines) and to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles or creases.
Fillers are most often used in the lips to give them a fuller and plumper appearance. They can also be injected into the skin at various depths to fill out fine and moderate skin creases.
The difference between the lip fillers and the skin fillers is the number of cross-linked molecules per ml. In lip fillers, the number of molecules is 2-3 times higher allowing a more fluid look, which prevents lumps and uneven points.
Lip enhancement usually lasts for a slightly shorter time period than skin fillers, anything between 4-6 months. Normally the slimmer you are the quicker the filler is absorbed.
You will see the difference immediately, as the procedure is carried out, so you will leave the clinic with fuller, crisper lips. However the lips may remain swollen for 24 hrs after treatment.