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What does the dermal filler procedure involve?

The first step in the process is to arrange a consultation with nurse practitioner who has specifically been trained in the use of dermal fillers. It is strongly recommended that you select a clinic which is registered and licensed with Care Quality Commission (CQC) as this ensures that the premises are hygienic and the practitioners are properly trained in the treatments they perform. It also gives reassurance that patients can return for review should any post treatment concerns arise. It also gives reassurance of the practitioner’s credentials, training and capabilities.

At consultation the practitioner will take details of patient medical history, current medication and complete a care plan, having discussed the patient’s requirements and expectations. The practitioner will then be in a position to advise treatment options and make individual treatment recommendations.

At the consultation patients will be provided with cost of investment for the treatment options provided. The practitioner will provide the risks associated with injectable treatments in writing. Patients can then reflect on what has been said and be given written treatment information.

Treatments generally take between 30 – 45 minutes. A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied prior to appointment to maximise patient comfort during the procedure. The Juvéderm product, unlike the majority of fillers on the market, has local anaesthetic in the solutions, making the treatment more comfortable. After having the injection, the practitioner will give patients aftercare advice and information.