Dermal Fillers & Advanced Aesthetics

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injections used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin. Dermal fillers contain Hyaluronic acid (HA), the same substance that naturally occurs in skin. As ageing starts, the natural Hyaluronic acid content decreases causing skin to sag and lines and wrinkles to appear. This safe and effective treatment may be used to treat the hands and the face. Dermal fillers are often used alongside anti-wrinkle treatments to smooth, fill and plump lines and wrinkles to achieve a smoother and more youthful appearance. Dermal Skin fillers are used to re-volumize the skin. Dr. Natasha specializes in a wide variety of skin fillers and the most appropriate one will be selected for you during your consultation.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal Fillers work by blocking signals from nerves to muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, causing wrinkles to soften and relax. Dermal filler fills the space of volume loss which improves folds and wrinkles, as well as attracting water to replenish moisture to your skin. It also has a biological effect on your own hyaluronic acid by encouraging it to increase collagen and elastin production which improves skin integrity and quality. Overall this restores a natural and youthful appearance. The injected hyaluronic acid (HA) is chemically and physically cross linked to avoid rapid degradation. By injecting hyaluronic acid, your skin can regain thickness and substance.


Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Yes. Dr. Natasha has vast experience in advanced aesthetics. Derma Filler injections work to relax the muscles by blocking nerve impulses that trigger the wrinkle process. The Hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler is completely natural and safe. Over time, the filler will slowly dissolve into the body, causing no harm to you. Most side effects are normally very mild. There may be temporary redness, mild pain and minimal swelling for a few days after the procedure. It is important to follow the post procedure recommendations.


Dermal fillers can be used for the following areas:

  • Frown & Sleep lines
  • Temple & Brow (Best combined with muscle relaxing Injections)
  • Eyebrow reshaping
  • Tear through under the eyes (Using Advanced cannula technique)
  • Tired eyes / sagging and drooping under the eyes
  • Advanced Nose filler procedures / Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
  • To restore volume to the cheekbones and cheeks
  • Lines from the nose to mouth (Nasolabial fold)
  • Lines above upper Lips / Philtrum / Wrinkle lines
  • In the lips for volume and definition / Lip Augmentation
  • Lines from mouth to the chin (Marionettes lines)
  • Vermillion border / Smokers lines
  • Jaw Line / Chin Definition / Chin augmentation / Jowls


What happens during the procedure?
The treatment normally takes between 20-30 minutes to complete (Depending on the area). A small amount of Hyaluronic acid gel (None-permanent) is carefully injected via a fine hypodermic needle into the desired skin area. After completing a series of injections, Dr. Natasha will massage the skin area to ensure the filler is evenly 
distributed around the injected area.


What are the benefits from having the procedure?

The procedure using dermal fillers are temporary. The changes from just one procedure are visibly instant and natural looking. There is minimal downtime post procedure, and only very mild bruising and redness. Dermal fillers are considerably cheaper compared to conventional surgery, and have a dramatic improvement on the clients appearance. The risk is minimal and the recovery time is short.


  • Recovery time and side effects are minimal making the procedure more desirable than surgery
  • No surgery required. None invasive treatment
  • Dermal fillers are much cheaper than conventional surgery
  • Gives the client more confidence in their appearance
  • Dr. Natasha has a wide variety of dermal fillers and techniques available to suit the clients desired look



What are the risks involved with the treatment?
Dr. Natasha takes every precaution for a clean and safe procedure, only sterilized equipment is used for every procedure in a sanitized environment. Clients should follow our post procedure recommendations. As with any treatment there is always a general risk. It is important that the client understands that there are minimal risks involved with the procedure. An individual’s choice to undergo the procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to the benefit. The client should discuss this during their consultation with Dr. Natasha. However, a little Bruising, redness, swelling and discomfort are normal. If the advice given by Dr. Natasha is followed, swelling and bruising should only last for a few days. Depending on your skin type, this should be minimal. All fillers use Hyaluronic acid and are FDA approved.


Is the treatment painful?

There may be a small amount of stinging where the hypodermic needle has entered the skin. Usually this will only last a short period of time. The procedure requires no cuts or incisions. The area can be numbed if required before the procedure is carrid out. There may be some slight swelling or bruising around the treated area after the procedure. This is normal and only normally lasts for a few days.



Example of Tear trough fillers

Example of Tear trough fillers



Do I have to pay for my consultation?

Dr. Natasha will give a consultation (Consultation fee of £25) and discuss all available options with the client prior to the treatment. A thorough medical history will be discussed before each treatment is carried out. A discussion will take place at the consultation as to the look the client requires. Once the client fully understands what's involved with each treatment, and is happy to proceed. A consent form is then signed and pre-treatment photos are taken, and the treatment will go ahead.


Why choose Dr. Natasha Clinics for my treatment?

  • Honest, Private Fully Qualified GP advice and treatments by Dr. Natasha Ranga MRCGP
  • Experience and expertise in Dermal fillers & advanced aesthetics
  • Fully trained in Advanced aesthetics
  • Save Face Accredited
  • Superior after care support
  • Modern, comfortable and hygienic local premises for your treatment
  • Past and present client satisfaction and feedback
  • Only the highest grade FDA  approved products used for every treatment


Two small injections can lower the lips disguising your gums when you smile

This treatment is hugely satisfying and helps many patients with their confidence



What happens after the procedure?

Some clients experience some slight swelling or bruising post treatment, this is normal. The extent on how this affects the client usually depends on how easily they bruise, usually it’s very minor. You may also notice that the injected area will be tender for up to 5 days following the treatment. Dr. Natasha will give aftercare advice, and answer any questions or queries the client may have. Dr. Natasha will arrange a future appointment date with the client, for a post procedure checkup. Dr. Natasha will also advise that the post procedure recommendations are followed.


What are the possible side effects?
The procedure is very safe. Dr. Natasha is very experienced and specializes in Dermal fillers & advanced aesthetics. Common side-effects include redness, mild bruising and mild swelling, this is usually minimal. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruising may last up to a few days. 


What is the recovery time post-procedure?

The recovery time is usually between 48-72 hours post-procedure. It is highly recommended that the client follows the post-procedure recommendations to avoid complications or infection. It is recommended that you avoid Smoking after the procedure. Smoking can cause the skin to tighten and constrict, and may shorten the life of the procedure and the clients overall look.


How long will the results normally last for?

Normally the results last between 12-18 months. However, this is dependent on the individual, and if the post procedure recommendations are followed.  A follow up treatment is recommended by Dr. Natasha to maintain the look required by the client.     Dr. Natasha will discuss your next course of treatment, if required at your aftercare appointment.



Post Procedure Recommendations and advice:


We take aftercare very seriously. We highly recommend the below recommendations are followed.


  • Do Not Smoke for at least 24-36 hours (Smoking is not recommended post procedure)
  • Avoid any Hot Drinks (Post Procedure) as this can affect the filler
  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment and 24 hours post procedure
  • Avoid any exercise and sweating for 24 hours (Post Procedure)
  • Avoid using any Make-up or Skin care products / Spray Tan / Direct sunlight, sun exposure and do not use tanning beds
  • Avoid any water on the face. Use a facial cleansing wipe to clean face, avoiding the treated area
  • Avoid touching the treated area unless necessary
  • Apply cool compresses to injected sites for five minutes up to (Four times a day) If Required
  • Restrict facial movements  (Where possible) Up to 1-3 weeks post procedure
  • Keep the head elevated while sleeping for the first (48 hours post procedure)
  • Sleep in an upright position, face up, to help reduce any swelling (3-7 nights post procedure)
  • Use SPF 30 or above when leaving the house if in direct sunlight (for 1-3 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid any dental appointments, facial appointments and chemical treatments (4 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid excessive heat - swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers for at least (48 hours post procedure)
  • Paracetamol is advised to patients for post procedure discomfort (Ibuprofen should be avoided)
  • Always stay hydrated


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Please Note:

Results and longevity of all treatments may vary according to the clients individual requirements, and will vary from person to person. This is dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history, skin type, lifestyle and treatment aftercare. Any injectable procedure will only take place after a consultation. The patient will be asked to complete a consent form for each procedure, on the day of the treatment, and answer questions truthfully on their medical history.

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