The natural ageing process causes our bone structure to change and the fat depots either diminish or sink and go south. Sun damage and pollution cause a breakdown of the collagen and elastin in our skin and we loose the full and firm appearance. The skin becomes thinner and loses the elasticity, causing wrinkles, folds and sunken cheeks. This makes us look older and tired. Fillers help restore the lost volume to the face. It lifts deep folds and wrinkles and plumps up your skin. The Norup Clinic uses a wide range of fillers. She will assess your skin and discuss with you the advantages of each of the individual fillers so you together can make the right choice that suits your needs.
The Norup Clinic does not provide a standard price list per item for our treatments. You are, however, invited to come for a consultation with The Norup Clinic. You will then be given advice about the various treatments and together discuss the best options for you including cost, a realistic outcome and what the down time and risks are.
Dermal Filler Treatment Options
Belotero® is a Hyaluronic acid which is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity to lubricating joints. Hyaluronic acids can bind large amounts of water. Belotero® gives medium lasting treatment results, generally lasting six to twelve months.
It is a very soft and smooth filler. It is brilliant for a soft effect anywhere in the face including lips.
Belotero®# is especially effective for:
Superficial lines in compromising areas of the face
Under eye hollowing
Soft lifts in Jowls / Marionette lines / Sad lines
Lower face hydration / softening
A hydrating filler is a non low cross-linked hyaluronic acid filler. It is therefore lighter and thinner and does not do much volumising, if any. Its longevity is shorter than the “normal” fillers and it is used for its hydrating effect.
The Norup Clinic will often use a hydrating filler or even a non cross-linked hyaluronic acid in areas that seem dry or crepey where there is thin skin. It gives a subtle boost without looking obvious. A normal filler - even the lightest - would, in these circumstances, look lumpy.
The Norup Clinic would typically use hydrating filler under the eyes, in the décolletage, on the neck or lower cheek or even above the upper lip.
The risks are as always with injections: bruising, allergy and infection.
Juvéderm® is a Hyaluronic acid, which is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity to lubricating joints. Hyaluronic acids can bind large amounts of water. Juvéderm® gives medium to long-lasting treatment results, generally lasting six to twelve months.
In the Hyaluronic Acid group, Juvéderm® is one of the major players together with Restylane® and it is a well researched, long-standing filler on the market. It is produced by Allergan, the same company that provides anti-wrinkle injections. There are a lot of choices with regard to consistency and it contains an anaesthetic component.
It is highly smooth with a very low risk of lumping. It is indeed a very nice filler to work with. Longevity is good and side effects very low. It is slightly more expensive but well worth it.
Juvéderm® is especially effective for:
Lip enhancement, volume and vermillion border
Cheeks / facial sculpting
Jowls / Marionette lines / Sad lines
Lower face volumising
Radiesse® is a longer-lasting injectable implant which is approved for correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.
It is 100% biocombatible and degradable. It is non-animal or human and completely synthetic. It is made of calcium hydroxyl apatite particles, in a gel form. It delivers immediate effects and a delayed collagen production. It is highly viscous and therefore has an advantage in certain treatment areas requiring firmness. The grid lines are more rigid and will sustain more pulling and contracting from muscles, than other fillers. It is also more accurate and has benefits when creating a particular effect such as a brow lift or mid-face sculpting.
Radiesse® is especially effective for:
Cheeks / facial sculpting
Jowls / Marionette lines / SAD lines
Mid face vectoring and lifting
It acts as a filler initially. Over time the body’s foreign body cells, the macrophages, dissolve the filler / gel carrier and fibroblasts start to form new collagen at around four months. After about a year, the filler / gel is totally absorbed and new collagen has been developed. The treatment can last between 14 to 18 months, depending on your metabolism. Extreme stress, smoking and exercise will reduce the longevity.
First The Norup Clinic will apply a strong numbing cream, which needs to work for about 45 minutes and - if you wish - a dental block or a local infiltration. The skin is cleansed and the injections take about ten to fifteen minutes for one syringe.
Radiesse® contains an anaesthetic so the injections are quite pain free. There is an immediate result which will reduce about 30% over the next two weeks. Radiesse® is quite a firm filler and thus takes a little while to settle. Bruising may take place, mostly depending on which area is injected.
Restylane® is a Hyaluronic acid which is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity to lubricating joints. Hyaluronic acids can bind large amounts of water. Restylane® gives medium to long-lasting treatment results, generally lasting six to twelve months.
Restylane® is especially effective for:
Mid-face volumising / contouring
Jowls / marionette lines and SAD lines, deep or superficial
All face, neck and décolletage hydration
Sculptra® is a Poly-L-lactic acid in a watery infusion, which is injected into the skin. The water is dispersed within a day or two and the PLLA particles stimulate the skin to produce new collagen, which leads to a natural thickening of the dermal tissue. It is not the particles/filler that create the increased volume, it is your own new collagen.
Two to four sessions of treatments are required and the collagen regeneration takes about four to six months to start showing and may have effect for more than three years. The product is eventually completely absorbed, leaving only newly plumped up skin.
Sculptra® is especially effective for:
The temple area
Replaces lost facial volume
Corrects deep folds, wrinkles
Increases dermal thickness
Long-lasting natural appearance with results that may last for over three years
Biocompatibility and biodegradable
No allergy testing
Used in Orthopaedic and Cranio-facial / Orbital surgery
Low degree of side effects
Teosyal® is a Hyaluronic acid, which is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity to lubricating joints. Hyaluronic acids can bind large amounts of water. Teosyal® gives medium-lasting treatment results, generally lasting six to twelve months.
Teosyal® is especially effective for:
Under eye hollows
Mid-face sandwiching on top of Radiesse®
Jowls / marionette lines / SAD lines
Lower-face hydration / softening
Creating the best look can be a challenge and not every face looks the same. The face has dynamics and the skin reacts differently, so sometimes treatments need to be corrected.
Often clients see The Norup Clinic because they have had a less lucky experience and the treatment needs to be corrected. This needs a very sensitive approach as there are many reasons why it might have gone wrong. Clients that have had a bad experience are often very unhappy and nervous. It is important to restore their confidence with some predictable and subtle outcomes. Correcting is always a slow process in order to assess what went wrong.
Hyalase, an enzyme which breaks down fillers, is injected into the filler and the filler dissolves.
Pre-injection photos are taken and a consent form and patch test is carried out. Hyalase has a high risk of provoking an allergic reaction. If the client is very unhappy, a corrective treatment can be performed at the same visit.
A strong numbing cream is applied and then Hyalase is injected into the area that has a lump or has been over-volumised. The injections take less than five minutes. The effect is instant and further reduction may be seen over the next 48 hours. A second or even third appointment may be needed.
Hyalase injections are simple but may cause bruising and allergic reactions. The enzyme solution is small but very powerful and re-correction may be needed as potency and response may vary.
To book your consultation call 01372 465 277 or book online.