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DERMAL FILLERS

When performed by experts, dermal filler treatment is straightforward, involving a few tiny injections directly into the skin, and takes only 15-30 minutes. Dermal fillers consist of a smooth gel of stabilised hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the skin cells. It is injected beneath the skin’s surface and works by drawing in water, augmenting the skin and reducing wrinkles. When correctly administered, fillers can lift the features and add symmetry by adding volume and structure while providing a fresh, youthful, and natural appearance. Please also read our dermal fillers frequently asked questions and answers below.

LEADING INNOVATION

Dr Kieren Bong - Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Bong is well known for performing virtually pain-free wrinkle relaxing injections in Glasgow, thanks to his unique skills, expertise, and ultra-fine needles. These needles are so delicate that treatment is less painful than plucking your eyebrows!

Dr Bong is an international trainer who mentors other doctors and nurses for many of the procedures offered at Essence Medical. In addition, he is widely recognised as an international expert, having been invited to speak at international conferences in over 60 countries.

LEADING INNOVATION

Dr Kieren Bong - Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Bong is well known for performing virtually pain-free wrinkle relaxing injections in Glasgow, thanks to his unique skills, expertise, and ultra-fine needles. These needles are so delicate that treatment is less painful than plucking your eyebrows!

Dr Bong is an international trainer who mentors other doctors and nurses for many of the procedures offered at Essence Medical. In addition, he is widely recognised as an international expert, having been invited to speak at international conferences in over 60 countries.

Dr Bong is well known for performing virtually pain-free wrinkle relaxing injections in Glasgow, thanks to his unique skills, expertise, and ultra-fine needles. These needles are so delicate that treatment is less painful than plucking your eyebrows!

Dr Bong is an international trainer who mentors other doctors and nurses for many of the procedures offered at Essence Medical. In addition, he is widely recognised as an international expert, having been invited to speak at international conferences in over 60 countries.

LEADING INNOVATION

Dr Kieren Bong - Cosmetic Doctor

Enhancing your natural features

Dermal fillers have many uses, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious. Therefore, we invite you to attend a consultation which allows Dr Bong to learn more about your history, discuss what you are hoping to achieve and discuss suitable options.

Our dermal filler injections are one of the most popular treatments in medical aesthetics – for a good reason. Dr Bong is highly regarded for his skills in this area and is known as the "lip king" due to his skill in creating a natural yet sensual lip effect. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results restoring volume lost with age, creating an effect that fills in wrinkles and plumps volume in desired areas.

Using market-leading dermal filler products- Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal, Dr Bong's technique is renowned for producing high-quality results that embrace and enhance natural beauty. In addition, Dr Bong is frequently asked to teach master classes worldwide.

Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure, and you can return to work. Results are seen immediately and last between 9-24 months. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period with regularly repeated treatments. Not only do we use only market-leading brands, but we also use only the highest grade of dermal fillers. The higher the grade, the more robust the product, ensuring the best tissue support and cosmetic correction.

Enhancing your natural features

Dermal fillers have many uses, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious. Therefore, we invite you to attend a consultation which allows Dr Bong to learn more about your history, discuss what you are hoping to achieve and discuss suitable options.

Our dermal filler injections are one of the most popular treatments in medical aesthetics – for a good reason. Dr Bong is highly regarded for his skills in this area and is known as the "lip king" due to his skill in creating a natural yet sensual lip effect. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results restoring volume lost with age, creating an effect that fills in wrinkles and plumps volume in desired areas.

Using market-leading dermal filler products- Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal, Dr Bong's technique is renowned for producing high-quality results that embrace and enhance natural beauty. In addition, Dr Bong is frequently asked to teach master classes worldwide.

Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure, and you can return to work. Results are seen immediately and last between 9-24 months. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period with regularly repeated treatments. Not only do we use only market-leading brands, but we also use only the highest grade of dermal fillers. The higher the grade, the more robust the product, ensuring the best tissue support and cosmetic correction.

Enhancing your natural features

Dermal fillers have many uses, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious. Therefore, we invite you to attend a consultation which allows Dr Bong to learn more about your history, discuss what you are hoping to achieve and discuss suitable options.

Our dermal filler injections are one of the most popular treatments in medical aesthetics – for a good reason. Dr Bong is highly regarded for his skills in this area and is known as the "lip king" due to his skill in creating a natural yet sensual lip effect. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results restoring volume lost with age, creating an effect that fills in wrinkles and plumps volume in desired areas.

Using market-leading dermal filler products- Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal, Dr Bong's technique is renowned for producing high-quality results that embrace and enhance natural beauty. In addition, Dr Bong is frequently asked to teach master classes worldwide.

Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure, and you can return to work. Results are seen immediately and last between 9-24 months. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period with regularly repeated treatments. Not only do we use only market-leading brands, but we also use only the highest grade of dermal fillers. The higher the grade, the more robust the product, ensuring the best tissue support and cosmetic correction.

Dermal Filler Injections

£ 300 Prices start at
  • Recognised as one of Europe's top cosmetic doctors
  • Virtually pain-free treatment
  • Dr Bong's technique is unique, and his skills are second to none. Dr Bong will conduct both your consultation and your treatment for Dermal Fillers in Glasgow at our clinic (free private parking is available).
Dermal Lip Fillers
Dermal Lip Fillers

Dermal Filler Injections

£ 300 Prices start at
  • Recognised as one of Europe's top cosmetic doctors
  • Virtually pain-free treatment
  • Dr Bong's technique is unique, and his skills are second to none
Joan E, Motherwell
Joan E, Motherwell
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My lips are looking great and I would like you to do my Botox when I am due to have it done. Thanks again.
Amanda H, Glasgow
Amanda H, Glasgow
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There are a lot of flash Harrys out there. Don't be fooled. Kieren is an understated gem. My experiences with Kieren are lip enhancement, cheek volumisation, chin augmentation and Miracle Frame Thread Lift. Full marks for every treatment.
Kathy B, Glasgsow
Kathy B, Glasgsow
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I am delighted with the Juvederm, it has added volume to my face. You are quite an artist and I am so happy with the results.
Carly D, Glasgow
Carly D, Glasgow
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Thank you again for your wonderful lip job Dr B! You rock!
John, Glasgow
John, Glasgow
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I tried a few well-known other doctor's until someone recommended Dr Bong. I have never looked back and won't see anyone else. He is a perfectionist. Everyone always comments how fresh and young I look - it's my Dr Bong secret!
Tiffany, Glasgow
Tiffany, Glasgow
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Thank you Dr Bong for my amazing new lips – what a difference I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! See you again soon, thanks so much!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, you should schedule an appointment for a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor to discuss your concerns and desired outcomes from this procedure. Dr Bong will listen to your concerns, examine your muscles carefully, and establish if you are suitable for this treatment. Our terms and conditions can be found here.

Dermal fillers are substances/gels injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and add volume and contour. The products are composed of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the skin cells. It works by drawing in water and augmenting the skin, thus reducing the wrinkle treated. It is by no means permanent and is biodegradable. Depending on the type of dermal fillers, results can last between one and two years.

Dermal fillers can help to “fill in” facial indentations, add volume to your skin, smooth unwanted facial wrinkles and lines and help skin regain its youthful look in several areas.

A dermal filler procedure requires no anaesthetic as the dermal filler contains a local anaesthetic. It is straightforward, involves a few tiny injections directly into the skin, and takes only 15-30 minutes.
Make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure, and you can return to work. The result can be seen immediately and lasts from 9-24 months. Optimal results can be maintained over a long period through regular repeated treatments. The procedure varies from person to person depending on your requirements and the severity of the wrinkles that are being treated, in addition to the particular dermal filler being administered.

Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the following 2-4 weeks.

Not at all. Dr Bong prides himself on his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments. He is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime.

90% of our patients do not require any form of an anaesthetic agent at all, and they describe this procedure as less uncomfortable than getting a vaccine or having a blood sample taken from your arm. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, we use only premium, industry-leading soft tissue fillers which contain a pre-mixed anaesthetic agent.

As a medical doctor will carry out your treatment, we also have the option of anaesthetic injection into the treatment area to ensure your treatment is 100% pain-free.

Yes. We use only products with a proven safety record. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in skin cells. Thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries. They have been an injectable cosmetic treatment with an excellent safety record for over two decades.

  • We only use market-leading brands: Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal.
  • We will not compromise on our standards and use the highest grade of dermal fillers for more dramatic results with better lift and tissue support.
  • Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by Dr Kieren Bong, who is an international speaker and trainer in advanced facial aesthetics procedures.
  • Virtually pain-free treatment – Dr Bong is an experienced doctor who uses anaesthetics to numb the treated area for increased patient comfort.
  • Dr Bong is well known for his methods of achieving beautiful yet incredibly natural cosmetic results with minimal pain, bruising and downtime.
  • We provide excellent post-treatment care.
  • Dr Bong is often featured in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers.

We use the newest, most advanced non-animal-based form of hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market today. There are over 250 brands of dermal fillers in Europe. The three largest and most popular brands are Teosyal, Restylane and Juvederm.

Today’s dermal fillers have come a long way since the first generation of collagen injections. Advanced injection techniques, coupled with the use of micro-cannula (blunt needle) and improved product safety, means that significant side effects are extremely uncommon but may include:

• injection-related reactions: these reactions may include redness at the injection site immediately after the treatment.
• Bruising: occasionally, bruising can occur. However, using a micro-cannula (blunt needle) dramatically reduces the risk of bruising.
• Contour irregularities can and do occasionally occur. Massaging can usually smooth out any ‘lumpiness’; however, if persistent the filler can be easily and rapidly dissolved.
• Infection – as with all injections, this procedure risks infection. The syringe is sterile and standard precautions associated with injectable materials are taken.

After your treatment, we will again go through with you any after-care advice to maximise your treatment benefits and avoid undesirable side effects.

You can resume normal activities, drive home, or return to work immediately after the treatment.

As with any injection, there may be some slight redness immediately afterwards. Camouflage make-up may be applied.

The results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final results. This is because the results will gradually improve over the following two weeks.

For two weeks after the treatment, you are advised to avoid extreme heat (sun bed or sunbathing) or intense cold.

One of the significant advantages of the dermal fillers used at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. You are always in control of your looks – you can continue or change your treatment or repeat the procedure as often as you like.
Routine review appointments are generally not required. However, occasionally touch-up procedures may be carried out 2-4 weeks after the initial treatment to achieve optimal correction and maximise the duration of the results (please note that additional costs may be incurred if further product is required).

The rising demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures has increased the number of people administering fillers and other treatments at incredibly low prices. This might sound like good news; unfortunately, it is far from it.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are costly for excellent reasons. The expense involved in using quality products, providing exceptional service and meeting the necessary safety requirements is significant. To meet these costs, quality practitioners have to set their prices accordingly.

To offer ‘cheap fillers, ‘ shoddy practitioners are unlikely to invest in any of the above. Moreover, when offering cheap treatments, the cost of provision must be minimal for profit.

The Product May Be Imported

Cheap (and fake) dermal fillers are freely available online, often from China, where there are no manufacturing standards. Purchasing cosmetic products from outside the UK may be illegal. The only way for an injector to know that a product is authentic and approved by the UK health authority (MHRA) is to order it directly from the manufacturer or an authorised distributor. These imports faceless government scrutiny than those that have met the strict requirements of MHRA.

Anything imported illegally and bypassing the authorised supply chain means we have no idea how it was handled, transported, or stored. And when improperly stored, the products can degrade and lose their efficacy.

The Injectors May Cut Corners 

Practitioners who do not invest in research, training, the environment they work in, care standards, and protection should things go wrong are an accident waiting to happen. In addition, there are risks involved in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and without the necessary safeguards in place, side effects and complications are more likely to occur.

Some cut-rate injectors operate by doing work at or below cost in the hope that you’ll stay on later at full price. But others curb their losses by overly diluting the products, minimising their effect and possibly increasing your odds of infection. In addition, fillers can be contaminated when taken out of their native syringes.

Some unscrupulous practitioners save half-used syringes of filler to inject into the same patient (or worse, another patient!) later. However, reputable doctors consider filler a single-use item and charge accordingly. In addition, recapped leftover filler can degenerate over time, making it harder to inject or possibly causing lumps at the site.
Inexperienced and Lack Skills

Bargain-basement injections can signal inexperienced practitioners looking for practice. That is yet another reason so many practitioners can undersell. Those injections often are not done by cosmetic doctors but by people with less training.

The Product Could be Fake

While less pervasive than unapproved imports, imitations are also on the rise. What is in these products is anyone’s guess. However, authorised tests have shown that some fake products do not contain any active ingredients. At the same time, some were found to contain too high a concentration of the active ingredients, making them highly dangerous.

Furthermore, these fake products may have been made in an environment lacking sterility, quality and safety assurance.

The most important decision you will make when considering lip enhancement is who will perform your procedure.

90% of the success of lip injections with soft tissue fillers depends on who is doing them. The remaining 10% is dependent on the product. 

Think of it this way: Would you blame the scissors or your stylist for getting a bad haircut? 

At Essence Medical, your consultation and treatment will be carried out personally by Dr Bong. He is widely recognised as one of Europe’s top cosmetic doctors, having trained doctors/nurses from over 100 countries.

Dr Bong has a natural talent for understanding the shape and structure of the lips and the face. He prides himself in his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments. He is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime. Such is his passion for delivering natural and age-appropriate results for his patients. Dr Bong has developed – and trademarked – numerous advanced techniques which have earned him an international reputation.

Dr Bong’s impressive credentials, meticulous attention to detail and deep understanding of the intricacies of facial features mean you are in the safest hands.

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If you are a new patient, a booking fee will be taken at the point of making your appointment.  Please read our full terms and conditions here.

We respect that your time is valuable, and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. Unfortunately, if appointments are cancelled or rescheduled at short notice, or if you do not attend an appointment, we cannot allocate your appointment slot to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay. Please read our full terms and conditions here.

Please note for all patients, a £50 fee will be charged if you cancel or reschedule ANY appointment (including appointments which do not require an upfront deposit, such as a ‘check-up’ or review appointment) less than 48 hours before the appointment time. Patients who have pre-purchased a course of treatment will forfeit one of the treatments instead of paying this fee.

Late arrival to your appointment may result in reduced treatment time or the forfeiting of the appointment. We will endeavour to ensure that your appointment runs on time. However, for reasons beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone your appointment at short notice. In this unlikely event, we will try to contact you in advance. We do not offer compensation if we cancel or postpone your appointment.

Please read our full terms and conditions here.

To help our patients minimise the chance of losing their deposit or pre-paid treatments, we issue text reminders a minimum of 48 hours ahead of appointments. Patients should be aware that there may be reasons beyond our control, meaning that the text message does not reach them. Patients should diarise themselves when making follow-up appointments and not rely solely on the text message from the clinic as a reminder.

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