Dermal fillers are a great way to help soften facial creases and wrinkles, plump up thin lips, and enhance shallow facial contours. The injectable treatment uses Hyaluronic Acid which is injected into the skin to enhance facial features. But choosing a dermal filler clinic and practitioner near you for the first time can be difficult so here are a couple of top tips when it comes to choosing a clinic or practitioner:
1 – Choose a safe medical provider
You may be surprised to know that dermal filler can actually be brought and injected by anybody whether they have any medical qualifications or not. Dermal filler is currently unregulated on the UK market unlike botox which can only be prescribed by a qualified doctor or prescribing nurse – although it can still legally be injected by people with no medical training whatsoever.
We recommend that dermal filler (and botox) is only injected by a medical professional which includes doctors and nurses. You can check a practitioner’s qualification by looking them up on the website of their relevant governing body. For example the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Not only should you be choosing a medical professional, but more importantly you should be choosing a medical professional who has had sufficient additional cosmetic training in dermal filler treatment. With proper training, they should have been mentored by an expert and completed 50 – 100 procedures. You can check for professional body membership such as the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) or the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN).
Have a consultation
A consultation with one of our medical experts is a great way to find out more about dermal filler treatment. You will be able to discuss your areas of concern and our doctors or nurses will be able to advise on the best treatment to help you achieve your desired goals.
Dermal filler can be used for;
- Lip Filler – Enhancing the volume of the lips and removing smokers lip lines
- Cheek Filler – Defining the cheek bone
- Tear Trough Filler – Reducing the appearance of dark circles and the hollow look
- Chin Filler – Reshaping the jawline
- Non-Surgical Nose Job – Reshaping the nose to reduce any imperfections such as lumps or bumps
- Nose to mouth lines/Nasolabial Lines – Soften the appearance of folds that appear from your nose to your mouth
- 8 Point Lift – A non-surgical facelift performed using dermal filler in eight strategic lifting points
- Hand Filler – Rejuvenate the appearance of ageing hands
The majority of reputable clinics will offer free consultations to patients seeking dermal filler treatment. There should be no pressure to have the treatment at the end of the free consultation.
Do you research
When you find a clinic or professional that you are considering visiting. Check to see if they have a website, social media page or ask friends/family for recommendations. You should be able to see before and after photos and patient reviews from the clinic or provider which will give you an idea of what to expect from the treatment.
Book a follow up
Once you have treatment, we recommend booking a follow up for at least 2 weeks post treatment. This allows you to return to the clinic free of charge to make sure that everything is okay. Any dissatisfaction you may have with the filler treatment can be discussed and any additional treatment can be performed to rectify this. If it comes close to the time of your check-up appointment and you are satisfied with the results of your treatment then many patients choose to cancel this and get back in touch when they want the treatment again. If you do choose to cancel be sure to give plenty of notice however as your time slot could be given to someone else.
Keep it clinical
Dermal filler treatment should be carried out in a safe and hygienic establishment that is well equipped with suitable standards. We would advise patients to be cautious of providers offering dermal filler treatment at home and at parties which are not suitable places to have treatment.
Dermal Filler at The Private Clinic
At The Private Clinic all of our injectable treatments are carried out by cosmetic doctor, nurse or surgeon prescribers, who have undergone extensive additional training to qualify in prescribing and performing Dermal Filler injections. We pride ourselves on only using the highest quality brand of temporary fillers such as Juvederm® from reputable manufacturers such as Allergan which are renowned for their superior standards.
Dermal Filler Treatment near me
The Private Clinic London Harley Street
Our resident aesthetic doctors and nurses at The Private Clinic in Harley Street, London;
- Dr Hanson MBBS MSc MBCAM. GMC Number: 6136433
- Dr Rosa Santa Cruz MD, PhD. GMC Number: 7441197
- Marie Narsoomamode RGN, BSc. NMC Reference No: 92A1045E
Our central London clinic is close to Regent Street tube station and is easily commutable from Bayswater, Hyde Park, Kensington, South Kensington, Green Park, Soho, Notting hill. Chelsea, Fulham, Battersea, Clapham, Victoria, West End, Marylebone, Regents Park, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill, Knightsbridge, Earls Court, Belgravia, Mayfair, Holland Park and Fitzrovia. We also have patients coming from a little further afield such as Richmond, Wimbledon, Fulham, Chiswick and Canary Wharf.
The Private Clinic Birmingham
Our Birmingham clinic offers dermal filler treatments to help thinning lips and sunken cheeks. Located on Hagley Road our clinic in Birmingham is easily commutable from surrounding areas including; Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Hampton in Arden, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Edgbaston and Harborne.
The Private Clinic Manchester
Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner, Emma Gibson, RGN, is part of our Manchester team offering her individual attention to detail that is second to none and is in high demand for treatments such as lip and cheek augmentation. Located close to Manchester city centre near the Spinningfields district our Manchester clinic is commutable from Hale/Hale Barns, Bowdon, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Leigh, Prestbury, Nantwich, Tarporley, Knutsford, Worsley, Altrincham, Cheadle and Deansgate.
The Private Clinic Leeds
Helen Leach and Emma Gibson form part of our Leeds team offering a range of injectable treatments including dermal filler. Our Leeds clinic is located in park circus within the central Leeds area with many patients travelling in from surrounding areas such as; Farsley, Leeds city centre, Methley, Oulton, Stanningley, Yeadon, Roundhay, Chappel Allerton, Scarcroft, Headingly, Wetherby, Pudsey, Calderdale, Kirklees, Otley, Harrogate, York, South Yorkshire, Sheffield and Doncaster.
The Private Clinic Northampton
In the grounds of St Andrew’s Hospital is our Northampton clinic, locally known as The Gatehouse.;
both perform Dermal Filler treatment to help patients define, balance, shape, plump and contour the face to help reduce the visible signs of aging.
Our Northampton clinic is ideal for patients from surrounding areas of Northamptonshire including; Yardley Hastings, Collingtree Park, Boughton, East Hunsbury, Great Brington , West Hunsbury, Great Houghton, Grange Park, Little Houghton, Abington, Maidwell, Golf Lane, Harrington, Sandy Lane, Chapel Brampton, Wootton, Kelmarsh,, Abington Vale, Grendon , Weston, Kislingbury, Althorpe, Quinton, Ashton, Harlestone, Upper Harlestone, Guilsborough, Roade, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Raunds and areas from the East Midlands, Leicester, Peterborough, Northants, Cambridge, Norwich and Norfolk.
To arrange a consultation at a dermal filler clinic near you, please call 0333 920 2471 or you can do so via our website.