Facial fillers: ask the experts those all-important questions

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Lasting, natural-looking beauty is more achievable than you might think…

Juggling a demanding career, busy family and hectic social life can leave its mark –  yet some A-listers manage to look better in their forties than they did in their twenties.

Well, many of those in the know are seemingly defying the laws of nature with a little help from Juvéderm’s range of facial fillers, plus the expertise and advice of leading professional aesthetic practitioners.

That’s why we surveyed our readers to the five most common questions you want answered…

How do fillers work? 
Facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid gel which, when injected beneath the skin, helps to replace lost volume and fill lines. They can also be used to shape and contour your face, and the patented technology of Juvéderm fillers means that they blend with the tissues beneath your skin to achieve natural-looking results.

What makes an A-list practitioner?
It’s important to find a qualified medical aesthetic practitioner to perform the treatment. These professionals don’t just use technical skill and medical expertise to give you the most beautiful possible version of your face – your practitioner needs to be an artist, too.

‘The artistry is a very important part of the job,’ says expert surgeon and global beauty lecturer Dr Jonquille Chantrey. ‘It’s vital to fully understand a patient’s wishes and to be sympathetic to their individual character. From a technical perspective, that is where an artist’s skill is needed, to restore and enhance their natural beauty.’

Will my face look ‘frozen’ afterwards?
No. Juvéderm facial fillers are designed to keep you looking like yourself – whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning. Your practitioner will likely look at your face while it’s still and moving to provide a bespoke treatment plan.

How soon can I return to my routine?
Some swelling or redness may be experienced directly after the treatment, but most patients return to their normal day-to-day activities within hours, depending on the product used and treatment received. Your practitioner will be able to advise on any specific concerns you may have.

How do I find out what my options are?

If you’ve been wondering about facial fillers, the only way to know if they are right for you is to have a conversation with an expert. To find a clinic near you and to book a consultation, head to Juvederm.co.uk

Beauty editor Fiona McKim meets medical aesthetic nurse practitioner Alison Telfer who explains more…

(UK/0043/2018g Date of Preparation: February 2018)



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