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dermal fillers

With the right dermal filler or the right combination of dermal fillers – you can plump, lift and smooth wrinkles beautifully, achieving results similar to or better than those of more aggressive procedures.

A dermal filler injection is one of the few procedures that can instantly improve your appearance with little or no downtime.  While there are many types of fillers available they offer different benefits.  To me, using the best possible filler for each area of treatment is key to achieving the most natural and beautiful effect.  However, equally important to the type of filler used, its also where the filler is placed that gives one the best look possible.

Many patients are afraid of volume filling because they have seen it overdone.  My approach is different.  I believe in restoring your face to what it was in the past.  By artistically and thoughtfully filling in this unique way, I create a natural, refreshed regenerated look that will bring compliments about how great you look, not about the procedure you had done.


What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and are injected into the skin or fat to smooth out lines and wrinkles by restoring that lost volume and lift.  The hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin and plumps it up so fillers can be used to hydrate your skin to give it the firmer look associated with youth. They are used to give a non-surgical facelift by injecting small amounts at strategic points around the face. This is something I have been specialising in for many years.


What is the difference between anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) and fillers?

Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles while Dermal Fillers act by replacing volume, lifting and in some cases stimulating collagen production.

Anti-wrinkle treatment is injected directly into muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows and the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of crow’s feet.

Dermal Fillers aim to restore lost fullness to the face. These injectables can also be used to diminish dark under-eye circles and even rejuvenate the appearance of aged hands.  Fillers are injected under the skin using a fine needle.  Fillers work to fill in areas of concern such as deep set lines around the mouth or loss of firmness in the cheeks.  They can also be used to give a non-surgical facelift by injecting small amounts around the face at various points.

Are there different types of dermal filler?

Injectable Fillers have developed and improved dramatically since they were initially discovered. They provide a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures such as facelifts while still providing a great anti-ageing and rejuvenating effect. There is a wide range of dermal fillers available that target specific concerns. I restrict my practice to those products which have consistently demonstrated predictability and safety. The best Dermal Filler for your specific concerns is determined at your consultation.

What's the secret to choosing the right filler?

A Dermal Filler injection is one of the few procedures that can instantly improve your appearance with little or no downtime. In my experience using the best possible filler for each area of treatment is key to achieving the most natural and beautiful effect. However equally important to the type of filler used is where the filler is placed that gives one the best look possible. Having the right treatments done, as well as having them spaced out properly, will give a more natural look, preserve your initial results and stave off the effects of ageing. It’s all about building upon your outcome with the right treatments so that you never look your true age – just a lot better than you would if you had let nature run its course. It’s what I call “Age Appropriate”.

Why are women afraid to get fillers?

Many women are afraid of Dermal Fillers simply because they have seen it overdone. Just as in the past women were pulled too tight or treated to a frozen state, women are now afraid of over-filled lips and cheeks. A ‘less is more’ approach is by far the best approach; something I have always preached, practiced and taught.

Is the treatment painful?

In general, patients are mildly concerned about the potential pain factor involved with injections but almost all are surprised when the discomfort is negligible. The dermal filler contains a local anaesthetic and the product is injected into the skin with a very fine needle.  A topical anaesthetic cream can also be applied to the skin before the treatment if a patient chooses.

Will I bruise?

As with any sort of injection there can be some bruising and minor swelling although this is not severe and usually settles within a couple of days. A patient that is prone to bruising can always take some arnica a week before the treatment, which will help. There are some proprietary gels, which I use, that will help with any bruising.

When will I see results from my treatment?

One of the benefits of Dermal Fillers is that you will see the results immediately after your treatment. However you will continue to see improvement over the next few weeks due to collagen stimulation.

How long do fillers last?

It varies with the individual, but generally the results of a dermal filler treatment can last six to nine months or even up to eighteen months. It all depends on what Dermal Filler is used and where.

Who should have Profhilo?

Anyone beginning to get loose, saggy, wrinkly skin or those in need of a good dose of hydration.

Is Profhilo different from dermal fillers?

It’s very different from fillers.  Dermal fillers are used to create volume and to change the structure of your face while Profhilo integrates with your skin to harness its own ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production.  It doesn’t plump or add any volume to the areas treated.  It works brilliantly if you’ve had fillers but you still want a better texture and glow.

Can you have a Profhilo treatment at the same time as Botox & fillers?

You can have a Botox treatment as the same time, but it’s not advised to have the treatment with other fillers in the same area of injections.

How quickly do you see results?

Within around 24 hours.

How many treatments do you need?

You could have one, but two treatment sessions with a one-month interval in between will provide the best results.  To maintain the results, you will need top-up maintenance treatments at six-month intervals.

How long does the treatment take?

It’s five tiny injections on each side of the face so it’s remarkably quick and there isn’t any bruising or downtime.

Is it safe?

Yes.  Profhilo is 100% hyaluronic acid, so contains no added chemicals making it highly biocompatible – it can coexist with living tissue without causing any harm.


Lip fillers before treatment


Lip fillers after treatment

I was considering having fillers but when Dr. Sibthorpe explained how Sculptra gives a more natural look over time, I knew it was the treatment for me. Unlike fillers, which I have had in the past, Sculptra adds volume and lift which is what I was looking for. After two treatments, I noticed my skin feels a lot softer, firmer with a youthful plumpness. I am looking forward to my third and final treatment.


It’s not easy to find a doctor you trust when it comes to your face.  Dr. Sibthorpe’s “Less is more” philosophy worked for me.  I now look like a better version of myself and feel a lot more confident.


Dr. Sibthorpe’s treatments have attracted the kind of attention that certainly pleases me.   People say things like “Your Garden Leave is really agreeing with you and you look so relaxed and rested and a lot younger than you did six months ago”. YAY!


Thanks Dr. Sibthorpe! Loving the new lips.



I wanted to let you know I had a facial a month ago and the facial-ist was incredibly impressed with your work. She said you’re a real artist, so thank you!


Dr. Sibthorpe is a perfectionist.  His knowledge and work are always in harmony with the person’s features.


Just wanted to give some feedback on my treatment on Friday. The area around the mouth; in particular the upper lip area looks great. I am really pleased with it and have been complimented on it by close friends who know I have had treatment. Using the new product to lay down more structure has really worked – it’s the best it’s been. I have one black bruise on the right side of my chin but this will go…..I am super pleased with the result.


Literally a miracle has happened, I have no bruising. It’s great.


“Colleagues were surprised at my age, when I recently retired. They thought I was 10 years’ younger! Dr Richard Sibthorpe’s treatments have significantly contributed to my so called youthful appearance. Professionally, he knows the products and explains the procedures well and his friendly disposition makes one feel comfortable.” 
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