Understanding Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have gained significant popularity in the cosmetic enhancement landscape, offering a non-surgical remedy for addressing signs of ageing and enhancing facial features. Essentially, these injectable substances are formulated to add volume, smooth lines, and restore a youthful appearance to the skin. Comprising materials such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, or poly-L-lactic acid, dermal fillers function by plumping targeted areas, filling in wrinkles, and promoting collagen production. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, is a prevalent component of these fillers, attracting and retaining moisture to enhance skin hydration and elasticity. 

The injection process is notably swift, featuring minimal downtime, making it an attractive choice for individuals seeking immediate, subtle results without the associated risks and recovery linked to surgical procedures. Dermal fillers offer a versatile solution for rejuvenating various facial areas, including the lips, cheeks, and around the eyes. Despite their temporary nature, lasting from six months to a couple of years based on the filler type, dermal fillers have become widely recognised for their safety and efficacy in achieving a refreshed and natural-looking appearance without the need for invasive surgery.

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Ness has 12 years post graduate nursing experience and is trained to masters level in critical care. She started out in the aesthetics industry 6 years ago using laser technology and later moved into the injectable field of aesthetics. She is a highly trusted and sought-after professional yet remains approachable, discreet and reassuring. Her mission is to deliver outstanding results in partnership with her patients, that boost confidence by setting out an achievable and individual treatment plan.

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What do Dermal Fillers treat?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to fill in wrinkles and lines, add volume to soft tissues, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly used in cosmetic procedures to address various signs of ageing and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Dermal fillers can treat the following:

Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Dermal fillers are commonly employed to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines, smile lines), and forehead.

Loss of Volume: With ageing, the skin undergoes a reduction in collagen and fat, resulting in diminished volume in specific facial areas. Dermal fillers offer a solution to restore volume, addressing areas such as the cheeks and temples.

Nasolabial Folds: These lines, extending from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, can be softened and filled with dermal fillers.

Enhancing Lips: Dermal fillers are frequently utilized to augment volume and provide definition to the lips, addressing concerns like thin lips or asymmetry.

Under Eye Hollows: Dermal fillers can effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles and hollows under the eyes, contributing to a more refreshed look.

Chin Augmentation: Enhancing the projection and definition of the chin is achievable with dermal fillers, creating a harmonious and balanced facial profile.

Jawline Contouring: Fillers can be strategically applied to define and contour the jawline, yielding a more sculpted appearance.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Dermal fillers offer a non-invasive option for reshaping and contouring the nose without the need for surgery.

Dermal Fillers FAQS

What is dermal filler treatment, and how does it work?

Dermal filler treatment involves injecting a gel-like substance into the skin to smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and enhance facial contours. The filler adds volume to targeted areas, such as lips or cheeks, providing a more youthful appearance.

What are the common areas treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are commonly used to address wrinkles and lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and to enhance lips and cheeks. They can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty and hand rejuvenation.

How long do the results of dermal filler treatment last?

The duration of results varies depending on the type of filler used, the treated area, and individual factors. Generally, results can last anywhere from six months to two years.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are generally safe when administered by trained and experienced medical professionals. It's important to choose a licensed and qualified practitioner to minimise risks and ensure optimal results.

What is the recovery time after dermal filler treatment?

Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after dermal filler injections. However, some may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, which typically resolves within a few days.

Are there any side effects associated with dermal fillers?

Common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. Serious complications are rare but may include infection or allergic reactions. It's crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your practitioner.

Can dermal fillers be reversed if I'm not satisfied with the results?

In some cases, certain dermal fillers can be partially or completely reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This can dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers if necessary.

Who is a suitable candidate for dermal filler treatment?

Generally, individuals in good overall health with realistic expectations and specific cosmetic concerns are suitable candidates for dermal filler treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and individuals with certain medical conditions may be advised against treatment.

Is the procedure painful?

Most dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, practitioners can use numbing creams or ice to further reduce any potential pain.

How much does dermal filler treatment cost?

The cost of dermal filler treatment varies based on factors such as the type and amount of filler used, the practitioner's expertise, and the geographic location of the clinic. It's important to discuss pricing during your consultation.