The shape and contours of our face make a huge difference to its appearance but age, genetics and weight fluctuations can leave the cheeks looking flat, saggy and deflated. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can revitalise your cheeks and boost its profile with the use of Juvederm injectable fillers, a safe and non-permanent alternative to traditional surgical cheek fillers.
Juvederm is one of the best injectable filler products available on the market with FDA approval and consists of high quality, synthetically created hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the skin that gives volume and elasticity. It gives a smooth, natural feel when injected into the skin as well as boosting volume and giving a youthful appearance. Whilst traditional surgical methods involve removing fat from elsewhere on the body to implant into the cheeks, we simply inject small amounts of Juvederm Voluma into several points on the face so the results are easy to control, last up to 2 years and only minimal time is required for recovery. As the hyaluronic acid in our Juvederm injectable fillers is biodegradable, the results are naturally processed by the body. You can then decide if you would like a top-up treatment.
Prior to your treatment, you will have a free consultation with our cosmetic doctors where we will explore what results are possible. The doctors will assess the condition of your skin and determine how much of the product you will need to achieve your desired results. As part of your aftercare procedure, we advise that you avoid applying cosmetics and products to your skin for at least six hours and then use a high SPF and minimise UV exposure to protect the skin. There may be some swelling or bruising but this will subside within 2 to 3 days and you can take painkillers if need be. The final result will be youthful, smooth and bouncy cheeks and a facial structure that appears more lifted and defined.
Contact us today if you would like to know more about our cheek enhancement injections or any of our other treatments.
Even when we take care of our faces and bodies our hands can still show the signs of premature aging and appear much younger than you are. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can make your
hands look youthful again with the use of high quality dermal fillers.
There are two main fillers that we use on the hands and they both have different effects. The first is Juvederm which is based on syntheticallycreated, biocompatible Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic
acid is a compound that is naturally found in the skin and attracts water so, when used on the skin, it makes it more moisturised and regain its bounce. This can help improve the appearance of
crepey looking skin on the backs of the hands. The other dermal filler used is Radiesse, which contains tiny beads of calcium hydroxylapatite in a gel. This is injected as a ball and then massaged into
the grooves of your hands to provide a ‘scaffolding’ in boney, sinewy hands that have lost their fat padding. This also encourages the skin to produce more collagen so the condition of the skin is improved. The effects last up to 2 years.
Prior to your treatment we will numb the area to minimise any discomfort and afterwards you will not have to take any down time to recover but we do recommend that you keep the area clean
with plain water and avoid products like perfumed soap and hand cream to avoid irritation. You should also avoid vitamin E, arnica, St.John’s wort and aspirin and ibuprofen to avoid swelling. If
you would like younger looking hands and are considering Juvederm or Radiesse treatments, contact us today to book your free consultation.
As time goes by our skin starts to display signs of aging, some of which are easier to hide than others. One such sign of aging is fine lines around the nose and the mouth which cannot be disguised with makeup and can appear worse due to several factors such as lifestyle, UV exposure and excess use of the facial muscles. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in anti-aging solutions using the very best filler products on the market.
The dermal fillers we primarily use for lines around the nose and mouth are Restylane and Juvederm. These are both sterile gels that aren’t animal or human derived and consist of hyaluronic acid. As hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, it is biocompatible and highly unlikely to cause an adverse reaction. It is also biodegradable, unlike surgically implanted fillers. As well as just plumping out the skin, hyaluronic acid gives the skin elasticity and doesn’t give the rigid, ‘sticking out’ effect of implanted fillers.
Before your procedure we will assess your face, the depth and position of the lines and discuss your desired results. We typically treat marionette lines, smokers’ lines, drooping mouth corners and nose-to-mouth lines but as everyone’s face is different, we tailor the treatment precisely to you, both in where the fillers are injected and the amount used. On the day of your treatment a numbing agent will be applied 15-30 minutes beforehand and you can hold a hand mirror whilst the filler is injected so you have complete control of your results.
There are so many benefits of using hyaluronic-based fillers for diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles; it is naturally found in the body so there is very little chance of a reaction, it is flexible, it is biodegradable so over time will disappear and it’s a non-invasive treatment so you have no scars, no anaesthetic and no prolonged recovery time. Our dermal fillers give a renewed youth around the nose and mouth areas and the results can last up to 18 months. After then, it’s up to you whether you have the treatment repeated or not.
To find out more about our dermal fillers or any other treatments, contact us on 0203 5813391 and a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any queries.
Whilst most fashion and beauty trends come and go, full, luscious lips never go out of style. Fuller lips are synonymous with youth and beauty and many of aspire to have lips like our favourite celebrities but unfortunately we are not all blessed with full, well-defined lips and they can thin as we age. There are certain things you can do to make your lips appear fuller temporarily such as applying lip liner slightly outside the edges and using shiny lip gloss, but these can look false, don’t last and cannot change the shape or definition of your lips.
Your lips can start to appear thinner from the age of 30 as the body starts to produce less collagen and this tends to be more noticeable in smokers and people who have had excess sun exposure. Lip fillers are a simple and safe way of enhancing your lips, plumping out smooth lines and adding definition so your lips look fantastic 24/7 without even wearing makeup. The most common ingredient for these fillers is hyaluronic acid, a compound that is produced by the body so is highly unlikely to cause adverse reactions. The advantage to injectable fillers as opposed to surgical implants is that they are not permanent, so you can decide whether or not you want the treatment repeated, there are fewer complications, they do not require surgery and there is no risk of scarring or misshapen lips. As you discuss with your practitioner where the filler will be administered, you are in more control of how your lips will look.
As your lips are very sensitive, you will be given a numbing agent before any injections are administered and you may experience some swelling and bruising afterwards which will subside. As well as making your lips look fuller, fillers can also be injected in the fine lines either side of your mouth (marionette lines) and any small creases you may have above your upper lip. Your new look will last between 6 months to a year and then you can decide whether or not you want to have the treatment redone. Your lips will look noticeable plump and defined whilst looking beautifully natural.