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Facial Contouring

Traditionally, dermal fillers have predominantly been used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing the signs of ageing.

There is now a growing trend, however, towards using different dermal filler procedures to reshape the face, with the goal of creating a desirable contoured appearance with a natural aesthetic harmony. This is termed facial contouring.

The areas commonly treated for facial contouring are:

Not every person will need all three areas done and the amount for filler needed can vary completely but typically upwards of 2mls is required for facial contouring. 

Why choose Finesse for your Facial Contouring?

Your consultation

At Finesse, you will receive an in depth consultation ahead of your Facial Contouring treatment. We do not take this responsibility lightly. The consultation includes a facial assessment and your skin concerns and expectations will be discussed. Your full medical history will be taken including any allergies, potential contraindications and any previous cosmetic treatments you have had. We will determine your suitability for treatment and we will discuss with you the potential side effects of the therapy and how to minimise these. Where in your best interests, a treatment is refused, the reasons why will be explained.

Take your time to digest

We recommend you take a minimum of 24 hours to consider all the pros and cons before making a decision to book a treatment. Why not look at this link to help you to decide: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-procedures/dermal-fillers/

Your practitioner

Sarah Newey is an Independent Prescribing Pharmacist and Aesthetics Practitioner. Once she has ascertained your suitability for treatment she is able to prescribe the medication ready for your appointment. Your treatment will also be carried out by Sarah.

Aftercare Service

Following your treatment you will be provided with extensive aftercare information. Sarah will be on hand 24/7 to assist you with any concerns during this time. Should you require aftercare medication a private prescription can be written for you. Included in your treatment cost is a review to assess the results after 2 weeks.


Finesse Skin Clinic only uses the safest, most effective FDA-approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers. These are made from Hylauronic Acid (HA) which closely mimics the HA found naturally in the body. HA volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin which gives the skin a more youthful texture. Fillers are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and are one of the most popular treatments for filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The fillers within a range will have different properties and are designed to be used in different areas of the face filling wrinkles, restoring facial volume and hydrating skin. The filler has been designed to mimic tissue behaviour allowing it integrate seamlessly into skin tissue staying intact for a lasting effect.

Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid (HA) a sugar-based compound which is responsible for helping to maintain moisture and nutrient levels in the skin creating volume and smoothness. Unfortunately the skins ability to manufacture its own HA decreases with time. When dermal fillers are injected into the fine lines, wrinkles or sunken areas in your skin they help to replenish the HA that has been absorbed into your body achieving a more youthful appearance.


Please inform the practitioner prior to the procedure if any of the following apply as dermal fillers may not be suitable for you:


  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Breast feeding
  • History of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis
  • Taking immunosuppressant medication.
  • Allergy to Gram-positive bacterial proteins.
  • History of excessive scarring (eg: hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) and pigmentation disorders.
  • History of cold sores
  • Blood coagulation disorders
Dermal fillers used at Finesse Skin Clinic are from the well known brands: JUVÉDERM®, Teosyal ® and Belotero®. They are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in our body through a process known as biofermentation. It is safe and biocompatible and completely biodegradable. It is a safe and effective way of reducing wrinkles and adding volume to the face helping to reduce the signs of ageing. Like any medical procedure it carries potential risks and complications which are minimised by using an appropriate practitioner to carry out the procedure. 
Side effects with hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers are normally short-lived and often relate to the injection procedure. Complications are rare when the procedure is carried out correctly and by a professionally trained aesthetic practitioner. Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that lasts for more than a few days or any other concerns to your practitioner or doctor.


Common side effects include:
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Itching
Less common side effects:
  • Infection
  • Abscess formation
  • Vascular Occlusion
  • Local tissue necrosis
  • Granuloma formation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Acne
  • Skin discoloration
Rare but serious side effects related to incorrect injection procedure:
  • Scarring
  • Blurred vision
  • Partial Vision Loss
  • Stroke
  • Blindness

The treatment of wrinkles with dermal fillers will usually involve injecting this naturally occurring product HA through a tiny needle. You will experience minor discomfort during the injection of fillers which does not take long. Most fillers include a local anaesthetic – lidocaine, which helps to make the procedure less painful. A cold pacl or a topical anaesthetic can also be applied 20-30 minutes prior to treatment to make it more comfortable.

The aesthetic results can be seen immediately after the procedure. Although for lips it may take 14 days for the full effect to be seen.

Dermal fillers are not permanent and will naturally bio-degrade with time disappearing within the skin. Most dermal fillers will last between 6 to 18 months. The duration depends on many factors such as the type of treatment, the area being treated, the individual skin type and condition, lifestyle and age. Further treatment may be required to maintain your youthful appearance.

As with any injectable treatment you may experience some redness, bruising, swelling or tenderness after the treatment. This can take up to 2 weeks to fully settle. So the procedure is best performed at least 2 weeks before a special occasion.

Yes – In order to minimise the risk of infection, side effects and complications you should follow some advice before receiving Dermal Fillers:


  • Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours before treatment as it thins the blood and increases the possibility of bruising.
  • Avoid hair removal – shaving, waxing, laser treatment or creams in the area you are having treatment to minimise irritation and reduce the risk of infection,
  • Avoid anti-ageing creams containing substances like retinol, glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids to minimise irritation and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Do not wear makeup on the day of the procedure to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Make sure you eat before the procedure to stop you feeling faint.
  • Certain medicines, vitamins and supplements  may need to be stopped seven days before treatment to minimise the risk of bruising. However always discuss this with your practitioner before stopping ANY medication.
    • Blood thinners like aspirin
    • Anti-inflammatories eg ibuprofen
    • High dose vitamin E
    • Omega 3 fish oils
    • Gingko biloba
    • St Johns Wort
Yes. Immediately after treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. There may occasionally be some bruising.This is a normal result of the injection and will usually subside within a few days. Lip treatments may take a little longer to settle for you to see the final result. Before you leave the clinic your practitioner will provide you with some after care advice designed to help to minimise redness, swelling, bruising and reduce the risk of infection and help you to recover as soon as possible.
  • For any swelling or bruising you can gently apply a cold pack for 20 minutes, five times a day for the first 72 hours. Arnica cream can help with bruising too and if you’re prone to bruising you can also try Arnica 30 tablets as a preventative measure – start the day before the treatment and carry on for 5 days afterwards.
  • Anti-histamine tablets available over the counter from your local pharmacy can help to reduce the itching.
  • For any pain or tenderness avoid using anti-inflammatory pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen as this can increase the risk of bruising. Try paracetamol instead.
  • Try to avoid touching the newly treated area for at least 6 hours as this carries a risk of causing an infection. After this time you can follow your usual skincare routine however ensure you wash your hands thoroughly and be gentle. Makeup can be applied if absolutely necessary but try to wait 24 hours.
  • Avoid any form of massage or relaxing facial or treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved do not expose the treated area to extreme temperatures eg: sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and sunbathing. Always wear a high factor sun block on your face.
  • Wait 24 hours before taking part in any strenuous activity or anything that increases the heart rate above 100.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption for 24 hours as this will help to minimise bruising.
  • Arrange a free follow up consultation with your practitioner to discuss your treatment and any concerns you may have.

Find out more about your Facial Contouring treatment

The very best

At Finesse we offer you the most effective, tried and tested non-surgical treatments for your skincare journey.

Fillers used at Finesse skin clinic for facial contouring are from the JUVÉDERM®, Teosyal ® and Belotero® range.


As a new patient you will be offered a 30 minute consultation appointment before your treatment to discuss your skin concerns and expectations.

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