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What Is It?

Injectable Hyaluronic Acid is a man made product which mimics the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in our body.  One of it's natural functions is to improve the elasticity of skin and improve the skin's texture.  As an injection it restores volume to parts of the face which have lost volume due to the degenerative ageing process.  It is also used to restore lustre and volume to lips, hands and cheeks as well as the traditional nose to mouth lines.  It is often used to restore symmetry and reduce the negative visual impact of scars and deep shadows on the face.


Which Products Are Used?

Isobel Wood Aesthetics uses Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal and Juvederm. These are products with a long history of safety, efficacy and patient satisfaction. 


Is It Painful?

A range of anaesthetics are used to minimize pain for you: local anaesthetic injections, anaesthetic cream, ice packs.


Is There Bruising?

Bruising is always a risk with any injection - especially if you take anti-coagulants (eg Warfarin or Aspirin), Vitamin E Supplements or if you regularly drink red wine. Every effort is made to minimize your risk of bruising.


How Long Does It Take?

Depending on the area to be treated appointments for fillers take 30 - 60 mins including a detailed consultation and consent process.


How Long Does It Last?

Filler generally has a cumulative effect.  That is, the first treatment might last 6 - 9 months, but treatments thereafter may last a full year. 


What Are The Side Effects?

Sometimes patients experience short term swelling, tenderness, redness or bruising around the injection site, and sometimes lumpiness which is easily rectified with massage.  This is discussed in full with you at the time of your treatment.

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