Dermal Fillers

At Ruby Stirling, we understand that taking charge of your appearance may be a big step. We’ll start by talking to you about what you’re hoping to get out of your treatment and your suitability, as well as discussing any risks or side effects honestly and opening. All our treatments are personalised to the individual, and administered by a qualified medical doctor.

What are dermal fillers?

As we age, we gradually lose the subcutaneous fat that helps give our faces roundness and volume. Dermal fillers are soft gels made of natural or artificial collagen, and they help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore shape and a smooth, plump appearance to the skin. They can be used in a variety of ways, but some of the most common are:

  • To restore volume loss, particularly around the lips
  • To add shape and contouring
  • To soften facial line and wrinkles
  • To improve the appearance of scarring

As well as correcting specific problems, dermal fillers can be used in what’s called a ‘non-surgical face list’. When expertly applied, fillers can change the shape of your face, restoring a youthful roundness, as well as smoothing out lines and wrinkles. The effect is temporary and can’t be compared to a surgical facelift, but the procedure is much simpler, quicker and less invasive and involves practically no recovery time.

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Here at Ruby Stirling, we use a type of filler containing hyaluronic acid, which works by drawing moisture into the skin, plumping it up and re-hydrating it to give a fresh, youthful glow.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a water-retaining, gel-like molecule found naturally in our bodies. The human body contains aroung 15g of HA, of which around 5g is degraded and synthesised daily. HA can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water, so it’s a vital component of skin hydration. As we age, our levels of HA naturally decrease and our skin becomes dehydrated. Using a dermal filler containing HA can help to restore the natural balance in specific areas for a subtle, natural appearance which lasts up to 12 months.

At Ruby Stirling we use an HA filler called Juvéderm®.

Juvéderm® fillers differ in the concentration levels of the HA they contain, and each one is specially formulated for use on specific areas of skin. At your initial consultation, we’ll talk through the options available and choose the right filler for you.

Dermal fillers are a very safe and well-researched procedure, but individual reactions can differ. Common side effects of the treatment are small amounts of bleeding or discomfort at the point of injection, along with soreness, bruising or swelling. More serious but very rare complications may include discoloration at the point of injection, necrosis, abscess, granulomas (localised inflammation), hypersensitivity or nodules. Any side effects are kept to an absolute minimum by our principle of discussing all treatment carefully, carrying out a full assessment and exercising absolute professionalism when administering the procedure.

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