Dermal Fillers are a smooth injectable gel made from a natural complex sugar called Hyaluronic Acid. This is injected below the skin’s surface to ‘fill-in’ wrinkles, ‘plump-up’ small areas such as lips, and ‘re-volumise’ large areas like cheeks.
It is used to fill in facial medium-sized depressions of the skin as well as lip definition and pouting of lips. Results can last from 6 months up to 24 months.
Dermal fillers are gels with a hyaluronic acid base (like a sugar gel), which can be injected into certain areas of your face to either correct wrinkles, fill in deep scars or non-surgically change the shape of certain parts of your face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body, and over time the dermal filler breaks down via normal body processes.
The benefits of using dermal fillers include:
Ordinary side effects following dermal filler injections include swelling, redness, bruising and mild asymmetry as the inflammation settles down.
You will need follow up treatments every 6-24 months depending on products chosen and individualised treatment requirements.
Local anaesthesia can be used if necessary, although it isn’t needed for all patients. Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of dermal filler injections at around 2.5/10. With local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of dermal filler injections at around 0.5/10