The demand for such treatments as Botox and dermal fillers is showing no sign of slowing down, and in fact, recent research has shown that it is increasing by about 11% per year. Fillers have rapidly been accepted into many women’s beauty routines due to their versatile use – after all, you can use them for filling wrinkles as well as enhancing volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips and under your eyes. Based on our experiences as a provider of dermal fillers Wilmslow, we have pulled together this post telling you all you need to know about dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers & how do they work?

Dermal fillers are the name given to any injectable gel that is used to fill in wrinkles or provide volume in areas of soft tissue. Dermal fillers have many uses throughout the body but are most often used for treating areas of concern on the face and skin. Dermal filler gels tend to be made from calcium hydroxyapatite, collagen, hyaluronic acid, or synthetic polymers but the most common type tend to be hyaluronic acid.

The key uses for dermal fillers Hale are:

Augmenting and enhancing the shape of cheeks, chins, and noses

Defining and plumping the lips

Improving skin quality and texture, such as scarring

Lifting and filling in wrinkles

Smoothing out deep lines and folds

Tear trough correction of under eye bags and circles

Volumising and lifting the face

Dermal fillers work in different ways, depending on the type of filler used and how it is used, but in general, they work by plumping the area they are injected into thereby smoothing wrinkles and enhancing definition.

Do dermal fillers have any side effects?

Dermal fillers have been safely used for many years but it is important to recognise that there may be some side effects experienced. The most common side effects are bruising, pain, redness, and swelling. All of these side effects tend to be temporary and if you do suffer from them they are very easy to rectify. Bruising, redness and swelling will all disappear of their own accord quite soon after treatment, whereas pain can be treated with some type of numbing cream.

To find out more about dermal fillers Stockport, please visit our website or give us a call on 0161 485 7376.




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A Beginners Guide to Facial Aesthetics

by on July 17, 2017 | Posted in blog

From Botox treatment to dermal fillers and brow lifts, facial aesthetics come in a wide variety.

Whether you’re interested in looking your best for an upcoming job interview or a potential romantic relationship, facial aesthetics can be the answer.

If you’re new to the world of facial aesthetics you likely have tons of questions too.

Down below we’ve outlined the basics of these treatments and the benefits you can expect from them.

Top Treatments

While each year brings with it new facial aesthetic treatments, some remain ever popular. These include the following.


Botox Treatment

Botox has been around since 1987 and is used to treat a wide variety of aging and facial deformities. Doctors use it to relax facial and neck muscles to get rid of signs of aging. It is also used to tighten and lift facial muscles for a more youthful look.

According to the Daily Mail, over 1 million botox injections occur each year. Proven to be safe and effective for a wide variety of treatments, botox treatment is not only safe but also incredibly popular.

Depending on your unique circumstances, health, and desired effect Botox treatment may be the right treatment for you. Speak with one of our facial aesthetics experts to learn more.


Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to reduce fine lines on the face and to bring back volume and fullness. Thanks to the natural aging process, our faces lose subcutaneous fat. This causes our facial muscles to lie closer to the skin’s surface, causing crow’s feet and smile lines to appear.

On top of this, our skin stretches, causing an even greater loss of facial volume. Our lifestyle, sun exposure, and genes also contribute to a loss of facial skin tightness.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

Put simply, dermal fillers breathe life back to our skin. Dermal fillers can be used to plump your lips, reduce the appearance of scars, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and decrease or remove the shadow over the lower lids. It’s also a great tool to use to fight off the first signs of aging and is a great addition to any rejuvenation surgery.


Brow Lift

Countless people get a brow lift each year. Also called a forehead lift, brow lifts are designed to reduce wrinkles that exist horizontally across the forehead. Some wrinkles that exist between the eyes and the bridge of the nose can also be reduced with a brow lift.

Whether you want to improve frown lines, creases in between your eyebrows, or provide a more alert youthful look across your forehead and eyes, brow lifts are a good solution.

Often times, brow lifts complement cosmetic procedures like facelifts, lower eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing.


Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing uses two lasers such as the carbon dioxide and erbium, to erase issues on the surface of your skin.

This treatment can reverse wrinkles, scars, acne scars, warts, and enlarged oil glands. It does take up to two weeks to recover from the treatment, but the results typically last around 6 months.


Chemical peels

Another popular facial treatment is chemical peels. It is one of the least invasive ways to repair your skin.

It works by dabbing a chemical solution to the surface of your skin causing it to shed. This then triggers the skin’s natural regeneration process and new skin cells are formed. It typically treats conditions like rosacea, acne, melasma and more.

This treatment isn’t always best for sensitive skin, but it can provide fairly quick results such as smoother, clearer skin.


What Conditions Can Be Treated?

Facial aesthetic treatments are designed for a variety of conditions. Some of the most commonly treated are:

  • – Acne
  • – Wrinkles
  • – Veins
  • – Brown Spots
  • – Sun damage
  • – Dehydrated skin
  • – Excess hair
  • – Dull surface layer
  • – And much more

Whether you decide to get a botox treatment or dermal fillers, or a brow lift, there are countless options that will fit your unique situation.

The first step towards getting high-quality results in it to ensure that you know what your options are. The best way to do that is to see a professional in person. Each treatment is different and may require a specialist.

For more information about what to expect when you opt for facial aesthetic treatments, connect with our team. We would love to talk to you about the best solution for your needs and your skin. Contact us today for a free consultation.




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The vast majority of people who opt for facial aesthetic treatment choose dermal fillers or botox treatment, but there is another lesser known procedure known as a brow lift. So what exactly is it and how can it enhance an appearance? Let’s take a closer look….

As the ageing process takes hold some people may experience mild to moderate sagging in the brow area. This can make them appear older than their years. One suggestion may be a surgical cosmetic procedure that lifts the brow back into position. As you can imagine this is pretty invasive stuff and costly to boot. So what if you don’t want to go under the knife? What are your options? You might want to consider a non-surgical eyebrow lift using botox treatment.

What's A Brow Lift And How Does It Enhance An Appearance 2So how does it enhance the appearance?

Carefully controlled amounts of Botox are skilfully injected into the area that contains the muscles that depress the brow. This causes the muscles to rest and relax when the brow is in a lifted position.  As well as lifting the brow horizontally, skilled practitioners can also lift the tail end of the brow by injecting into the crow’s feet area to the side of the eye, creating an attractive raised arch. The type of treatment carried out depends upon the facial aesthetic requirements of the patient, but primarily the idea is to enhance the framework around the eyes. In addition dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with a non-surgical brow lift to fill out those deep ingrained wrinkles that occur as we age. Together they can be used to create an impressive youthful look.

Who is a brow lift for?

Botox treatment for brow lifting is used on men and women of all ages and skin types. It can help those people who experience mild brow hooding as well as those with naturally droopy or low-hanging eyelids, in order to achieve that perfect youthful look. The advantages of a non-surgical brow lift are obvious. It’s non-evasive (unlike a surgical full brow lift), it costs a fraction of what the equivalent surgical procedure would cost, and there’s zero recovery/down time, so patients can go about their daily business right away. Provided that patients choose their cosmetic specialist with care, it really is a win/win situation. Not only does the patient get the look they want, they appear more confident because of it.

If you’re concerned about your ageing appearance and are considering botox treatment, dermal fillers, or a brow lift, then come and speak to Dr Shi Karim and the team. Botulinum Toxin has been approved for use in the UK since 2002 and is safe to use; so why not book a consultation and get all your questions and concerns answered, allowing you to make a fully informed decision.


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by on August 25, 2016 | Posted in services

Unlike Botox which aims to reduce or eradicate facial expression or movement lines, dermal fillers treat the static facial lines formed during the natural ageing process. When facial fillers are used in conjunction with Botox, the results can produce a remarkably younger-looking face. Cosmetic fillers are easy to apply, are fast acting, and have the ability to plump up the area to the point where a fold, depression, or wrinkle disappears. If you’re looking to banish the signs of facial ageing fast, then you’re in safe and capable hands at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics.

How Do Dermal Fillers In Manchester Work?

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As skin ages it loses the natural collagen that helps to support and shape our facial features. The result is deepened lines and wrinkles. In addition exposure to the sun, air pollution, smoking, and even stress can all be major contributing factors of early ageing. Dermal fillers work by replacing the lost collagen, thus making the skin tighter and filling out any tell-tale deep lines and wrinkles. By reversing the natural ageing process this quick procedure gives the patient an instantly younger appearance, which in turn helps to boost confidence.

In the comfort of our modern practice our expert technician will inject tiny amounts of hyaluronic gel underneath the skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance found naturally in the body – particularly the skin tissue. When injected into the facial area it can help to:

  • Plump and shape the lips
  • Eradicate deep folds between the nose and mouth
  • Augment the checks to highlight their shaping
  • Fill depression areas – particularly around the eye sockets
  • Remove indented scars such as chicken pox or acne


There are a wide variety of  Hyaluronic dermal fillers in use including products such as Juvederm, Prevelle Silk, Elevesse, and Restylane. All of these are safe to use and are similar in that they contain a form of biodegradable, non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid.

The process of cosmetic fillers takes around 30 minutes to complete and unlike Botox which only lasts a few months, results can last anywhere between 6 months and 2 years depending upon where it’s applied. Because our practice is well situated, if you’re looking for dermal fillers in Stockport or dermal fillers Wilmslow, it’s good to know that we’re only minutes away.

Dermal fillers really can banish wrinkles and static lines and provide a super-fast, non-surgical solution to the ageing problem. To find out more about facial fillers or if you’d like to book an appointment, then contact us on 0161 486 0743 today.




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