Dermal Filler



Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment used to rejuvenate the face by correcting and enhancing facial contours, by softening the appearance of wrinkles, adding volume and shape to lips, and improving the texture, tone and hydration of the skin.

As our skin ages we begin to lose volume around certain areas of the face which can make us look tired and feel ‘old’.  This is caused by the body’s decreased ability to produce Collagen and Elastin, the two proteins that are needed to keep tissue firm and skin elastic.

Dermal fillers are highly effective at restoring the fullness and plumpness of the area that they are applied to, as well giving your skin a much needed hydration boost.

What areas can be treated?

  • Naolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (mouth to chin lines)
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Nose

What You should know / Frequently Ask Questions

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a large naturally occurring sugar based compound, which can be found within the skin layers. It functions to hold moisture in the spaces between the cells of the skin, allowing it to stay plump.

Dermal fillers are injected below the surface of the skin, to fill and smooth visible creases and folds and correct volume loss. The hyaluronic acid works to volumize, soften and hydrate the skin, giving the skin a more rejuvenated and refined texture. Fillers recreate structure enabling facial features to be redefined and contoured, creating a truly more youthful and profiled appearance.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are semi-permanent, as like naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, they slowly break down over time. It is anticipated that post treatment effect will be maintained for an average of 6-9 months (lips on average 6 months). The rate of product loss is however client dependent, as certain external factors such as smoking and sun exposure accelerate break down and loss of desired effect.

Individual treatments take on average 20-30 minutes. There may be some localised post procedure redness/bruising, which can be easily camouflaged with light makeup. There is no downtime and you may resume your usual activities of daily living, with the exception of strenuous exercise.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are approved by medicines regulatory bodies worldwide. They are extremely safe and effective when injected by qualified aesthetic practitioners, creating the most natural of looks.

  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • Infected skin, e.g. cold sores/cellulitis
  • Current use of aminoglycoside antibiotics, e.g. gentamicin
  • Known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or local anaesthetics, e.g. lidocaine
  • Bleeding, bruising, redness, swelling
  • Lumpiness
  • Infection
  • Discoloration
  • Vascular effects (rare complication)

Results may vary from client to client. Full details including anticipated results, cautions/contraindications, side effects and longevity will be discussed at face-to-face consultation.

  • Avoid high intensity exercise for 24 hours
  • Avoid touching/massaging the injected areas
  • Avoid heavy alcohol consumption on same day
  • Avoid hot environments on same day (sauna/steam rooms/hot bath/sunbeds)
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments, e.g. microdermabrasion, microneedling for a minimum of 14 days