Dermal Fillers Belfast: Best Clinic Overview
May 21, 2019
Dermal Fillers Belfast: Best Clinic Overview
At this point, “dermal fillers Belfast” is one of the top searches that leads people to our blog. It is also a topic our medical doctors are asked about every day. For example, frequent questions about dermal fillers Belfast include:
- Will I look any different?
- Will I look fake?
- How much dermal filler will I need?
- What’s the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?
- How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal Fillers: Clinic Treatment Overview from Our Medical Doctors
First of all, SISU doctors approach all of our treatments from the same angle. So as to deliver your most flattering results, every treatment is personalised for each patient’s unique facial anatomy, goals and concerns.
To put it another way, all of SISU’s treatments are bespoke. After all, no two faces are the same! Therefore our doctors design specific patient pathways to ensure the best results.
So with that said, let our team of specialist medical doctors answer your questions!
Dermal fillers are technically a ‘medical device’. They are made from a compound called hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally occurring in the human body. What’s more, it is vital for the production of collagen and healthy skin.
So how does hyaluronic acid work? The human body uses and replenishes its stores of hyaluronic acid every 12 hours. As we age, our reserves of hyaluronic acid and its production decrease. Consequently, we suffer volume loss of tissue. In the face this means sagging. Skin becomes lax where it was once firm. Gravity takes its toll. Shadows show up and that youthful, plump skin wastes away.
If this sounds like you, don’t be alarmed – this is an extremely commonplace situation in Belfast, across the UK and around the world. Thanks to genetics, it can even start in childhood! The good news is that SISU’s doctors can sort it out.
2. How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers typically work in two ways:
- First of all, they increase tissue volume.
- Secondly, they induce tissue in surrounding areas to produce more collagen.
As a result, there is a visible difference when dermal filler is placed between two layers of tissue. Consequently, we see a very natural looking increase in tissue volume.
3. Which Areas of the Face Are Best Suited for Dermal Fillers?
Belfast patients are surprised when they find out how versatile dermal fillers are. Specifically, dermal fillers work extraordinarily well in the following areas:
- Firstly, the mid-face (nasolabial folds and cheeks).
- Second, the lower face (marionette lines).
- Additionally, the undereye area is where our blockbuster SISU Revive treatment shows just how dramatic the dermal filler improvement can be.
- What’s more, dermal fillers allow SISU’s doctors to give patients a defined jawline without surgery with SISU Define.
- Neck lines erased? With the volume-replacing effect of dermal fillers, yes.
- Always wanted to get Meghan Markle’s nose? Our SISU Nose Align nonsurgical nose job (rhinoplasty) proves the efficacy of dermal fillers for nose correction.
- Finally, dermal fillers add volume and clear wrinkles in the chin area.
Want to see just how amazing SISU’s dermal fillers transformations are? See Sarah bowled over to get the nose she’d always wanted – in just five minutes!
4. Are Dermal Fillers the Same As Botox?
Lots of Belfast patients ask SISU’s doctors this quesion! In short: No. Botox (the substance in antiwrinkle injections) is a drug and is dose-dependent. Likewise, Botox is usually best suited to the upper portions of the face. Furthermore, it lasts for around three months.
In contrast, dermal fillers are classed as a medical device. Also, they are a volume-dependent treatment. Another differentiator is that dermal fillers are used more in the lower face. Likewise, dermal fillers last for 9-12 months depending on factors such as lifestyle and patient activity.
5. How Much Dermal Filler Will I Need?
First of all, the simple answer to this question reveals the core of the ethos behind SISU Clinics. The fact is, no one needs dermal fillers. They are elective. They are a choice.
At SISU, our doctors are not here to guide you through what you ‘need.’ We’re here to provide you with information. Furthermore, we’re here to counsel you on what we can do to achieve your desired effect and result. Above all, we’re here to tailor all of this for you.
Dermal filler treatments are bespoke, personalised and designed for each individual patient. There are no one-size-fits-all suggestions. That said, dermal fillers come in tubes. One tube typically contains 1ml.
6. If I Get Dermal Fillers, Will People Notice?
We’ve all heard the terms: ‘Pillow face,’ ‘hamster cheeks’ and ‘cat lady’ are not compliments! They describe a look our patients do not want. Neither do we!
What our patients report is that people say they look amazing – ‘refreshed’ and ‘well-rested’ are common compliments. ‘You’re looking well!’ But they wouldn’t guess it’s due to a nonsurgical treatment. That’s the ideal.
SISU’s doctors are experts at giving you the most flattering appearance. That means a look that that turns heads for all the right reasons. When dermal fillers are carried out by specialist medical doctors, the results should be subtle yet very effective.
7. Will I Bruise From Dermal Fillers?
Bruising is entirely possible. In the hands of SISU’s specialist medical doctors, about one in thirty patients will bruise. This can last for five to 10 days and gradually resolves. Men tend to bruise less often compared to women. For the reason that male skin is a little thicker, the bruise is less visible. For women, make-up can cover the area.
8. Will Dermal Filler Treatments Make Me Swell?
Dermal fillers are hydrophilic in nature. This means they absorb water. Due to this, some patients experience a bit of swelling for 12-36 hours post-treatment. In contrast, many patients get zero swelling. If patients do swell a bit, it is usually not noticed by others. Because we are more conscious of changes in our own bodies, patients are often aware of it themselves, even though it’s not something others notice.
9. Is There Any Downtime with Dermal Fillers?
First of all, at SISU Clinic we specialise in nonsurgical treatments. These are mainly injectables that have almost zero downtime. Specifically for dermal fillers Dublin? At SISU Clinic Dublin, located at 15 South Anne Street, lunchtime treatments are hugely popular. Patients can have their dermal filler, Botox and lip filler treatments and go right back to work.
10. What Is the Best Age to Have Dermal Filler Treatments?
Seems like this is a common question, especially in patients that are entering their late 30s.
Certainly every patient is unique. But as a general rule, we start to lose mid-face volume in our early 30s. Because of this, the mid-face and nasolabial fold areas (lines beside your nose) are emphasised. Due to this fact, the face can look drawn and ‘tired’.
Further, this area is a little more obvious in leaner patients. For more mature patients, we start to see signs of volume loss in the marionette region. These are the lines that appear at the corners of the mouth. Dermal fillers here can help neutralise the downturn. Therefore the result is a more balanced lower mouth region.
As a result there is no exact best age for dermal filler treatments. At SISU Clinic, our specialist medical doctors always tailor treatments for each patient’s areas of concern.
11. How Often Should I Get Dermal Filler Treatments?
First of all, dermal fillers are volume-dependent. Therefore the results are often subjective. Again, each patient is different.
‘Foundation treatments’ allow our doctors to place a volume of dermal filler that allows for a noticeable, visible result, while also allowing for maintenance of that result. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last for nine to 12 months. For that reason, most patients return at around six months to ‘top-up’ their dermal filler treatment. Likewise, other patients may like to add additional filler and build on their foundation treatment. At SISU Clinic, our doctors will guide you through the treatment options and design a bespoke pathway just for you.
Firstly, from now through 17th June 2019, get 20% off dermal fillers, Belfast! Book now: Your SISU patient concierge is always on standby for you. We offer several ways to book a free consultation and treatment with your SISU doctor in Belfast. Here’s how:
- Online via SISU’s online booking form
- Call SISU on 0289 575 7974 (within Northern Ireland) or 1890 998 948 (Ireland)
- Click the blue ‘Book Now’ button on the SISU Clinic Facebook page or the Messenger chat button at the bottom of this page
- Another option is to send us a private message on SISU Clinic’s Instagram
- Send us a text by clicking the green WhatsApp button at bottom of the screen
- Also, you are always welcome to pop into any SISU Clinic location to book!
SISU Aesthetic Clinic Locations
- BELFAST – 63 Ann Street, Belfast, BT1, 4EE (MAP)
- CORK – 60 Oliver Plunkett Street (MAP)
- DUBLIN – 15 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 (MAP)
- DUBLIN (Ranelagh) – 3 Fields Terrace, Charleston Road, The Triangle, Dublin 6 (MAP)
- KILLARNEY – Old Town Hall, Market Street, Killarney (MAP)
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