A treatment with dermal fillers provides an easy way to enhance your looks. The result of a single treatment of hyaluronic acid can be seen instantly and lasts around 9-12 months for facial treatments and up to 6 months for the lips. With dermal fillers you will achieve a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. Remember that your face changes over time and treatments with dermal fillers will allow you to have an element of control of your looks and features subtly as you age.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What exactly are dermal fillers?

    Dermal fillers are frequently used in the correction of scarring, wrinkles and other depressions in the skin. They are commonly in the form of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body and are injected into the skin to improve aesthetics.

    For anyone suffering from problems such as wrinkles, folds or depressions in the skin, dermal fillers may be the best solution to improve appearance.
  • What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Its job is to fill the gaps between collagen and the elastin fibres in our skin.

    They are natural, animal friendly making it a valuable product for skin regeneration and anti-ageing.
  • Are there different types of dermal fillers?

    Yes there are. Dermal fillers can contain hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid or calcium-based microspheres. JBCOSMETIC prefers to use hyaluronic acid.
  • Are dermal fillers permanent?

    No, Julie uses non-permanent fillers that last for 9-12 months in the face and 6 months in the lips. Some people can be good retainers for this product, so it can sometimes last longer for them.

    The length of the treatment depends on a number of factors including;

    • Age
    • The area you have had treated
    • Quantity of dermal filler injected
    • Quality of skin
    • Lifestyle
    • Healthiness
  • Who can inject dermal fillers?

    Doctors, Dentists and Nurses who are experienced in cosmetic injectable treatments.
  • What training has JBCOSMETIC had for dermal fillers?

    Julie has had a strong mix of theoretical and practical training for injecting fillers. She first was taught in Harley Street, London in 2004.

    When she moved to Bristol she worked with Mr Robert Warr and Mr Anthony MacQuillan who are both consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

    Julie keeps up to date and attends conferences and study days throughout the year. There are certificates on show in her clinics and you are welcome to see the originals on request.
  • Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?

    JBCOSMETIC advises you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.

    Dermal fillers are contraindicated in patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding, have had recent treatment with other fillers in the last 6/12 months and laser and skin peels in the last 1-2 years, suffer from cold sores, highly allergic patients, patients with auto-immune diseases or those with keloids or hypertrophic scars.
  • What happens during the treatment

    The dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The hyaluronic gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhancing facial shape, or create fuller lips.
  • Will the stories in the media happen to me?

    The media do scaremonger the public and unfortunately, there are people practicing who really shouldn’t be. JBCOSMETIC prides herself in ethical professional practice and is very transparent and honest in her cosmetic advice. She has turned clients away in the past if she feels she cannot help them or they are a more of a surgical candidate.

    It will reassure you to know that Esther Rantzen, CBE presented Julie with an award in March 2013 at the British Journal of nursing Awards in London for being an advocate to her patients.

    Advocate is defined as:

    "The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient
  • What hyaluronic acid fillers does JBCOSMETIC use?

    No skin test is required as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
  • What are the advanced treatments for dermal fillers?

    • Facial contouring
    • Lip hydration
    • Nose rejuvenation
    • Ear lobe rejuvenation
    • Décolletage (chest) with E-Dermastamp™
  • How long does the treatment take?

    The injection process takes around 30-40 minutes
  • Will the procedure hurt?

    Some of the dermal fillers have a small amount of lidocaine (anaesthetic) in them to help relieve any discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream can also be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience which will remain on for 20-30 minutes.

    The numbing effects wear off within 1-2 hours and it not the same as having injections (dental block) so you can carry on with your normal day to day activities.
  • Will I notice the difference right away?

    Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You'll see the results as soon as your appointment is over—and no one else needs to know! Very often the results can improve over time.
  • Are there any risks or side effects with dermal filler treatments?

    Millions of treatments have been performed with hyaluronic dermal fillers in the past and product related reactions are rare.

    There are some side effects which may occur after any injection; redness (this will reduce quickly), swelling (this is very mild), discomfort (reduced by the numbing cream), itching (rare), bruising (Julie has tricks to prevent bruising) at the injection site and typically resolve spontaneously.

    Any skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection but it is very rare. Julie will go through and explain all of this with you.
  • What happens after the treatment

    Hyaluronic dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body.

    To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended six to twelve months after your initial dermal filler treatment but is not essential. Generally, you will know when this is required and the timescale is different for everyone.

    A follow-up appointment will be arranged for 2 weeks later so Julie can review you and compare the before photos with you.
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