What are Fillers?

There are different types of fillers, namely Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers, Non-HA Fillers and HArmonyCa, which is a hybrid filler and a game-changing addition to the injectable market. Dr Nestor will choose which is best to address your particular need/concern.

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin. It is our body’s natural sponge. It serves to both absorb water in the skin and cushion us from injury. HA is the exact same molecule in every living organism. They have taken it, mass produced it and made it into a gel for injecting.

The fillers Dr Nestor uses include predominantly the JUVÉDERM® Ultra & Vycross range (from Allergan, creators of BOTOX(R)). These are all smooth consistency gels that are used to restore lost volume and natural facial contours.

HArmonyCa®: the next-generation filler!

Marking the emergence of a new, exciting category of Hybrid Injectables, HArmonyCa® is the first dual-effect injectable product, which combines the two active ingredients – hyaluronic acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) – in one injection to offer double benefits to the skin!
As with other hyaluronic acid fillers, the HA particles restore lost volume and support skin for an immediate lifting effect, while the ingenious addition of CaHA, which comprises 30% of the volume of injectable, works to enhance the body’s own collagen production and encourages neo-collagenesis (production of new collagen) to improve the quality of the skin architecture.

Suitable for many facial areas, HArmonyCa® can be included to patient maintenance plans, at the discretion of the clinician and when deemed appropriate and beneficial to the desired end result.

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Dermal Fillers FAQ’s

Dermal fillers come in varying viscosities (thicknesses), and the dermal filler used will depend on the area being treated, and the amount needed to achieve a natural result. For example, dermal fillers used for mid-face volume restoration are far thicker than dermal fillers used for fine creases in the skin. Thicker dermal fillers are also injected deeper than thinner ones.

Dermal filler treatments are instant. Allowing for some potential swelling, a natural look will be achieved usually within a couple of days, with results lasting 6-18 months, depending on the dermal filler used.

Yes. We use only products with proven safety record. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin, thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries and have been used as an injectable cosmetic treatment for more than two decades with an excellent safety record.

The treatment is quick, typically taking about 20-30 minutes. Treatment with does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly

It can be painful if the procedure is carried out by injector who is not as skilled.
Generally, basic dermal filler procedures require no anaesthetic as the dermal filler contains local anaesthetic. It is simple and straight-forward, involving a few tiny injections directly into the skin, and takes between 15–30 minutes. Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure and you can go straight back to work. Result can be seen immediately. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments. The procedure varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.