Dermal Fillers at Ciao Bella in Bristol
Dermal fillers, also called soft tissue fillers or lip fillers, refer to cosmetic injectable products which are injected into the face, predominantly, to repair and fill lines, wrinkles and folds, to replace lost volume, to restore natural contours and shape to the face and to enhance the lips.
At Ciao Bella, our nurse-led teams at our two Bristol clinic locations, use hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler products including well-known and researched brands like Restylane® and Juvéderm® to provide safe and effective treatments for facial contouring, lip augmentation, increased skin hydration and non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose correction.
non surgical nose job
lower face sculpt
PACKAGE PRICE LIST
3 ML Package
4 ml package
5 ml package
6 ml package
Frequently asked QUESTIONS DERMAL FILLERS
The dermal fillers that we use at Ciao Bella are made from hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is also a natural component of our own skin which we produce and metabolise daily; think of it like the body’s built in moisturiser. It attracts water to our skin, and this is what gives us plump, youthful-looking skin. Sadly though, as we age, we simply don’t produce as much natural HA ourselves so skin can appear lacklustre and we start to notice lines and wrinkles and skin sagging, which is also due to a slow down in the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin as we get older.
By using injectable products with hyaluronic acid which has been scientifically created into thicker gels so they last anywhere from 3 to 12 months, depending on the brand and type of product used in specific areas, we can put back lost HA, strengthen the skin, rehydrate it and restore that youthful appearance.
Using HA-based dermal fillers, we can add volume back to the face, recontour areas and enhance features. During your consultation we can discuss the differences between the product ranges offered by Restylane® and Juvéderm® and advise on the best product choices for the area being treated.
At Ciao Bella we offer the 8-point non-surgical face lift using Juvéderm® fillers, tear trough treatment to improve the under-eye area and dark circles, lip enhancement, plumping and augmentation, non-surgical nose jobs or rhinoplasty, facial contouring of the cheeks, chin and jawline, as well as skin strengthening and hydration using skin booster products.
Your suitability for dermal fillers will be determined during a free consultation with one of our registered nurses and injectable specialists where we will discuss your desires and expectations from treatment. A full medical history will also be taken to determine if there are any health concerns or medication which mean that you are not suitable for treatment. We take before and after photographs as well so that we can track the progress and outcomes of your treatment.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women are not suitable for this treatment.
If you have a known allergy to hyaluronic acid, you will also not be suitable for dermal filler treatment with the products that we use.
We use filler products from the Restylane brand, including Skin Boosters, plus the Juvéderm brand, including ULTRA and Voluma, Volift and Volbella from the Juvéderm Vycross range. All these products have a long history of use in Europe and the USA so you can be assured of their safety profile and a multitude of clinical studies to back up their effectiveness.
All our cosmetic injectable treatments are performed by our qualified team of three registered nurses, two of whom are also independent nurse prescribers who can provide the required clinical prescribing should an emergency or complication arise. At Ciao Bella, we feel that it is important to emphasise the fact that we operate from a medically-led clinic who have the skills, training and experience to provide medical aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers.
All the products that we use also contain 3% lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic product, the same thing that you may receive when you visit the dentist for a filling. This means that as we inject the dermal fillers, the local anaesthetic is also injected so there is minimal to no pain or discomfort during treatment. For nervous or needle-phobic patients we can also top this up with a topical anaesthetic or numbing cream which is applied a short while before we start treatment.
Depending on the treatment being undertaken, we also sometimes use blunt micro-cannulas instead of needles which can offer a less painful treatment for larger areas or lips.
You should expect some mild swelling after a dermal filler treatment, particularly in the lips, which will disappear after 24-72 hours. There may be a small amount of bruising at the points of needle entry. You can return to your normal activities immediately following treatment and will not need to take time off work. You will be given advice on appropriate aftercare to avoid the risk of side effects.
Side effects and complications from dermal fillers are not common but can include infections or allergic reactions, characterised by swelling or the formation of lumps, called nodules or granulomas. Should you experience any side effects post-treatment, immediately or delayed, our teams of nurses follow established protocols for complication management which means that we can prescribe appropriate medication and dissolve the hyaluronic acid filler in the event of a problem.
Hyaluronic acid is eventually metabolised naturally by your body so you will require repeat treatments to maintain the results achieved. Depending on the area treated and the type of product used, dermal fillers can last between 3 and 12 months before a repeat is recommended. Most treatments require maintenance every 6 months to make sure that the correction is optimal.
The price of dermal fillers will depend on the area being treated and the quantity (mls) of hyaluronic acid product required to achieve the desired results.
Consultations are available to discuss dermal filler treatment with one of our registered nurses. If you are interested in this treatment and want to know more, please book an appointment.