Dermal Filler Belfast, Dublin & Galway
Dr. Mark Hamilton has been injecting Dermal Filler in his Belfast, Dublin and Galway clinics for over 17 years. He performs Cheek Augmentation and treats Naso -Labial Lines + Marionette Lines using the HA filler Restylane® , Restylane LYFT® or Juvederm ULTRA® by Allergan which contain lidocaine (a local anaesthetic).
Restylane Lyft® has a large particle size—think of them like the bricks of a foundation. This thicker filler is excellent for re-building and lifting sagging cheeks. Fillers with a smaller particle size like the Juvederm ULTRA® range, work better for treating fine lines and plumping lips.
Arnica cream is applied to the injection area after treatment. Dr. Mark would recommend you continue to apply Arnica cream for 2-3 days post injection as there may be slight bruising. Downtime is 24-48 hours.
If you are prone to bruising easily, best not to have cosmetic dermal fillers treatments within 10 days of an important social event. If you get a bruise, it can last 7 to 10 days. Routinely, most patients are usually fine and only experience slight swelling for 24 hours.
Avoid long haul flights for 5-7 days post treatment as the altitude of the flight and cabin pressure might affect the settling of the filler and may increase bruising.
The Difference between Botox and Fillers
Botox injections act by freezing your muscles and stops them from creasing the skin into wrinkles when you frown, laugh or smile. Results take 2 weeks to reach its maximum effect. You will need to have these treatments every 4-6 months. There is no down time for recovery.
HA Dermal Fillers act by filling in the lines on your face. Results are immediate and will continue to improve over 5 days after treatment. One treatment can make skin look plumper and smoother for several months, and maybe longer. You will need to have these treatments every 9-12 months. Downtime for recovery is a few days as you may bruise.
How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?
Dermal fillers are also known as ‘Wrinkle Fillers. Here are their common uses
• Fill lines around nose
• Restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
• Smooth vertical lines above + around your mouth
• Plump & enhance the lips
• Fluff out creases across your chin
What are HA Fillers?
For your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through a licensed physician.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – is a natural substance found in your skin. It keeps skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are soft and gel-like. The results can last 9 to 12 months before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Our HA fillers contain with lidocaine anaesthetic to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment.
Liquid Face Lift
Dr. Mark Hamilton offers a Liquid Facelift uses a combination of Anti Wrinkle injections and Juvederm or Restylane LYFT Fillers. He uses Restylane LYFT® to give volume to the cheeks and Juvederm ULTRA® to fill deeper lines and botulinum toxin to freeze the wrinkles.
The Liquid Facelift is personalized to your skin’s needs. Your treatment plan will be decided at your consultation with Dr. Hamilton. Routinely, a Liquid Facelift with Dr. Hamilton is a procedure that involves the combination of Botox injections around your eyes, frown lines and forehead plus your jawline and neck area. The jaw and the neck injections are called a Nefertiti Lift. Dermal Filler (2-3 syringes) is injected to lift the cheek area and fill out the Naso-Labial lines between your nose and mouth plus the Marionette Lines running from your mouth to your chin. The procedure takes about 40 minutes and results last 9- 12 months for the fillers and 4- 6 months for the Botox.
For a new patient on their first visit, Dr Hamilton will only inject a maximum of two fillers at one sitting. He feels that less is more and is best perform your treatment program in stages rather all at once. People will notice you look better but no one will guess that you’ve had work done. Dr. Mark likes to give his patients a very natural result and they are always happy with his technique.