Dermal filler is a clear gel like substance made of Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a part of the skin’s own collagen. Young and healthy looking skin contains an abundance of HA which hydrates the skin from the inside by attracting water molecules. As we age, the amount of HA in our skin reduces, creating undesirable facial lines and deep folds. Dermal filler injections into the skin and underlying tissues, plump out the lines, restore the lost volume, stimulate collagen production and provide internal hydration.
Dermal Filler procedures can often be a better alternative to plastic surgery by adding youthful volume to sunken and flat cheeks improving the appearance of under eye bags and dark circles, augmenting and correcting chins and improving the appearance of the nose (non-surgical rhinoplasty).
Dermal & Lip Filler FAQ
What can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used for:
- Cheek Enhancement
In the process of aging, a lot of fat tissue is lost in the face, failing to provide necessary padding and support to the skin which causes the tired, aged appearance and contributes to the formation of jowls. Some younger patients can also benefit from the procedure because high cheek bones and full cheeks is a desirable look for many; yet not everyone is genetically blessed with that look.Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is an easy and painless treatment for instant rejuvenation or beautification of the face with dermal fillers. By adding some youthful volume to the apple of the cheeks and enhancing the cheekbones, an instant lift is created. Cheek enhancement is performed using a blunt cannula rather than a sharp needle so there are fewer injections and minimal trauma to the soft tissues. Dr Linea uses a motorised devise called a Teosyal Pen to distribute the filler, which makes the treatment so much more comfortable for the patients with less downtime compared to manual injection. The price varies depending on how much volume is lost from the cheeks and how much filler will be used.Dr Strachan only uses dermal fillers that are approved in the UK. This is an advanced dermal filler treatment and can only be performed by trained and experienced medical practitioners. Dr Linea Strachan is VIP trainer for Swiss dermal filler company Teoxane and runs regular courses teaching other aesthetic specialists her techniques.
- Tear Trough Rejuvenation
Minimally invasive procedure for addressing the correction of (eye-bags) and dark circles under the eyes. It is a very advanced procedure and can only be performed by a skilled and experienced professional. Dr Linea has treated hundreds of patients and is now running courses for Teoxane®UK, teaching other specialists the safe and effective techniques for this procedure.Dermal filler in the under eye area will help disguise hollows under the eyes, dark eye circles and eye bags. It can make face look fresher and get rid of the tired appearance.Tear trough filler treatment is performed with a blunt cannula and only 1 or 2 injections under each eye without the risks of damaging fragile anatomical structures in this very vascular, high risk area. There is minimal to no downtime and will last up to 12 months. Dr Linea uses the only dermal filler approved for the treatment of tear troughs: Teosyal Redensity II, which leaves no swelling in this very sensitive area. She is is running regular teaching courses on this treatment, teaching advanced aesthetic practitioners her techniques.Dr Linea does not recommend more than 1 ml of dermal filler placed per treatment, but treatments might have to be topped up depending on the severity of the problem.
- Lower Face Rejuvenation
So called marionette or puppet lines appear as we age causing the jowly appearance. Dermal fillers help to restore the lost volume in this area and improve the aged look. As we age, the lines going from nose to mouth (nasolabial lines) deepen because of the lack of fat tissue support in the mid face. Dermal filler injections can dramatically improve this area.
- Chin Correction
Dermal fillers can augment an underdeveloped chin, improve the shape of it and correct asymmetry in this area.Chin enhancement with dermal fillers can be performed on retracted and weak chins or to disguise a cleft chin. It can shape the chin, pushing it forwards or downwards, making it more pointy or square depending on patient's needs. Chin enhancement with dermal fillers is a very easy and painless procedure performed under local anaesthetic. It will make the profile of the face appear more balanced. There is minimal to no downtime, performed with single injection and blunt cannula. Price depends on the severity of the problem and amount of dermal filler used.
- Lip Augmentation & Lip Fillers
Dermal & lip fillers could be used for enhancing, defining and volumising the lips, creating a desirable youthful and plump appearance. Dr Linea would aim to create a very natural look, enhancing the natural shape of your lips.Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is absolutely painless as a numbing injection can be provided prior to the treatment for comfort. The results are very natural looking. Dr Linea uses a motorised devise called Teosyal Pen to inject filler for smooth and flawless lips. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers can add volume to thin lips, refine the contour or do both. The price depends on how much volume is required and how much filler is going to be used.
- Small lines
Lines like frown and smoker’s lines could be plumped out and corrected by dermal filler injections.
- Filler face lift
Adding lost volume and filling the fine lines can create a face lift effect without any surgery.Dermal Fillers can be used in the forehead lines, temple hollows, cheeks, under eye hollows (eye bags), nasolabial folds, chin, jowl and jaw line area to create a beautiful lift and smooth out unsightly lines and folds. The price will depend on the amount of filler required for the treatment and starts with only 3 ml of filler in the whole face.
- Correction of hollow temples
Correction of the temple hollows with dermal fillers is a quick, easy and virtually painless treatment to reduce the temple hollowing in the ageing face. Will require only 1 injection each side and is performed with a blunt cannula in this high risk vascular area of the face.Will make the contour of the face more uniform and round, giving a more youthful appearance. Correction of temple hollows with dermal fillers is a procedure which is often overlooked, but you will be surprised by a difference it makes on the face. The price depends on the severity of the defect on the temple.
- Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines) correction with dermal filler
Unsightly nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds) appear as we age. It can be corrected with an easy and painless procedure with just 1 injection per side as Dr Linea uses a blunt cannula to perform the procedure which allows her to access the whole area with just one injection point. The procedure is absolutely painless and a dental block can be provided for more sensitive or nervous patients. The result will last up to 1 year and price depends on the severity of the lines and filler required.
- Marionette lines (sad mouth) correction with dermal fillers
As we age, the soft tissues of the face are affected by gravity and the jowls start forming, leaving the jaw line looking saggy and irregular. The unsightly downturned mouth corners appear giving a sad appearance to the face.The "marionette lines" are the folds from mouth corners to the sides of the chin. The appearance of those lines can be improved with small amount of dermal filler with just 1 injection each side. Complete numbing of the area can be achieved by giving a dental nerve block for more comfortable injections. The price will depend on the severity of lines and amount of filler required for optimal correction.
Is the procedure painful?
As a trained dentist, Dr Linea Strachan can use various methods of local and topical anaesthesia. She also uses the newest technology, Teosyal pen® to make the treatments as comfortable as possible. Teosyal pen® is the first cordless motorised HA injection system. It makes the dermal filler injections much more comfortable with smoother results.
What does the dermal filler procedure involve and how long does it take?
After numbing the skin with the appropriate method for the area, dermal filler will be injected into the skin and underlying tissues. It will take from 20 mins to an hour depending on the area treated.
How long does it take to see the results and how long will it last?
The effect of dermal filler treatments is instant and will also improve in couple of days once the minimal initial swelling and redness goes down. The results will typically last from 6 to 18 months depending on the dermal filler used and the area treated.
Is there any adverse effects?
Dr Linea Strachan only uses registered and approved brands of filler and has treated thousands of patients with little to none side effects. She only uses anatomically safe techniques to achieve the best, natural looking results.
You can get some redness and minimal swelling post procedure, which usually resolves within couple of days. Bruising is quite rare.
Just had my first trip to the dentist in years without having a panic attack..the girls spent time with me explaining and reassuring me before my treatment started. I will return every 6 months now.
Wonderful team and so friendly, made me feel at ease right from the start. I have recommended many of my friends who all say the same. I only wish I had a dentist like Dr Lina years ago.
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I have been attending A & L Clinics for the last 3 years for both dentistry and facial rejuvenation, I would never consider going elsewhere. Dr Andrew made my new crowns, I no longer put my hand over my mouth when I’m talking to people and I’m always right in the front of photographs now (to the annoyance of my family !). Dr Lina and the girls make my visits so much fun and relaxing whilst making me look 10 years younger (facial aesthetics) and Dr Andrew is a pure genius as my new crowns are absolutely perfect and so natural.
I came to this dental practise beginning of this year to have invisible braces, think they are the only ones in Ipswich who do this. The practise is really lovely and the staff are extremely friendly. It was affordable and I now have perfect straight teeth.
I would just like to say a massive thank you for the recent dental treatments I have received over the past 2 weeks. I personally am terrified of dental treatments (I’m sure I’m not alone) due to a poor experience at a young age and as a result I practically break into a cold sweat at the thought of a dental appointment! I’m sure Andrius & Chloe could tell from the way I was gripping onto the chair for dear life! However I have totally had my faith restored by the experience I have had with yourselves over my last two visits.
From the moment I walked in you have taken the time to understand and reassure me every step of the way and tailor a treatment plan to my needs. You are all warm, friendly, professionals and a credit to your field. A massive thank you to Jane for keeping me informed and reassuring me about my treatment, to Chloe for keeping me calm and ensuring I didn’t faint in the chair! And to Andrius for the carrying out the truly first class dental repairs in such a calm and friendly manner! I will not hesitate to recommend you all.
When I went to A&L to get my front tooth redone it was very easy, all the staff were very helpful, kind and always asked if I was okay, also the price is very reasonable for what had to be done. I would highly recommend A&L Clinic.
I was mortified when I was told I needed a filling (I’m 36 and had no dental treatment ever), after being assured A and L only place white fillings Dr Lina got to work and WOW you wouldn’t even know I had a filling, it looks just like the rest of my teeth. I am so impressed. It was pain free as well, bonus
Great, friendly service. Everything was explained fully to me, fab staff.
Great service . Wonderful results . Can’t stop smiling !
Just a quick email to express my thanks for the excellent work you did on my face and lips. I’m so pleased with the results; my lips now look much fuller and shapely. It’s always a pleasure to visit your clinic as I find you and your staff friendly, knowledgable and most importantly professional. !
I have just had the thread lift which is incredible and worth every penny. The practice manager Jane explained the procedure that I was going to have and immediately put me at ease, she answered all my questions and was fantastic reassuring me throughout my thread lift. Lena was amazing and I would never go to anyone else for my cosmetic procedures as there was very little pain, she is very quick and good at making you relaxed. Thank you everyone at A and L.
I had many treatments (treatment for wrinkles, cheek filler, under eye filler, lip filler and threads) with DR. Strachan and I wouldn’t dream of trusting anyone else! She is highly professional and also very artistic. Great and patient with her clients. The treatments were painless and the results are very natural. Highly recommended!
The clinic is in a great Central London location, nice and clean and welcoming!
I have had all the work that she provides, and I can safely say none of her procedures hurt – and the outcome is fantastic. She is professional but approachable, and explains any worries or concerns you may have. Even after all these years she is still patient with me and reassures me.
Well done Linea for all the awards you have won and I have to thank you for making me look 10 years (and more) younger.
I am delighted with the results of my treatment with Dr Lina. She fully explained the treatment before starting and made me feel at ease. She clearly has the expertise and experience to do a fantastic job and I am thoroughly impressed with my treatment results. I wouldn’t hesitate to return for further treatments and will be recommending her to friends and family.
I have been seeing Dr Linea Strachan for around 18 months now and would never go to anyone else for facial aesthetics. I had very deep frown lines which she corrected with treatment for wrinkles, the results were truly amazing and lasted so well. I have also had lip fillers which I couldn’t be happier with. I work in the beauty industry and recommend Dr Strachan to all my clients and several of them have been to see her and are thrilled with their results.
Dr Strachan is warm and friendly and made me feel very relaxed and confident in her knowledge and skills.
Today I had my second lot of lip fillers by the lovely Dr Lina , so delighted with my results as always, was very reassured as I dislike needles. Totally pain free and professional, would highly recommend to anybody ,excited to be seeing Dr Lina again for my future procedures.
So, it was a no-brainer really. I saw Dr Strachan in her Harley St location and following an extensive consultation I had what remains as the most pain free aesthetic procedure to date. She used the Teosyal Pen to correct my tear troughs and the result was not only pain free, but an instant result. I looked awake and refreshed straight after. There was no bruising and no down time. Her technique in using the Teosylal Pen was absolutely amazing. I could not recommend her enough!
Dr Strachan is the ultimate professional. As I live in London she was able to see me in her Harley St location. The experience was a 10 out of 10.
Fantastic every time for my lip fillers! I have been going to Dr Linea for years. I recommend all my family and friends to come here. All the staff are so friendly!! Once you come here you will never want to go anywhere else!
Absolutely thrilled with my new cheeks, this is the first ever facial treatment I have had and WOW. I wish I had found Dr Linea years ago…. this treatment seems to have taken years off me, I will be back without a doubt as she made me feel so at ease.
From the moment I walked in I was made to feel at ease, I was taken through the treatment step by step and was given all the time needed…I didn’t feel rushed at all. Please be assured if you go to Dr Linea you will never look back
I have just had the thread lift which is incredible and worth every penny. The practice manager Jane explained the procedure that I was going to have and immediately put me at ease, she answered all my questions and was fantastic reassuring me throughout my thread lift. Lena was amazing and I would never go to anyone else for my cosmetic procedures as there was very little pain, she is very quick and good at making you relaxed.
I had wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers with Dr. Linea Strachan. I must admit I feel very happy with the results! Thanks to Dr. Strachan flawless treatment, my face looks younger, fresher, yet still very natural. What is more important, that during the treatment I was relaxed and felt no pain.
I would highly recommend Dr. Linea Strachan to anyone, who seeks professional and painless facial treatment.
With Dr Linea you will not experience that! She puts you tatally at ease, Explains all the procedures, advices what’s best for you or what’s not necessary to have done yet. Personally, I had few treatments done including treatment for wrinkles or lip fillers. Both gave amazing results. Natural looking face, refreshed, radiating younger looking skin. I also went through non surgical face lift. Dr Linea used special threads that really worked wonders. Before I could see lines on my cheeks , due to massive weigh loss. That’s all history now thanks to dr Strachan. I’m in my early forties now but apparently looking around ten years younger. Sometimes they still ask me for ID is shops;) Thank you so much. If you still hesitate, do not think twice nor take my words for granted, go for consultation and see with your own eyes. Good luck. Excellent