As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin – dermal fillers use injections of hyaluronic acid to restore volume loss and the natural contours of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, jawline, and chin.

FAQs

Dermal Fillers are a range of injectable gels made from synthesised hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. Dermal fillers can replace or enhance volume and assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water.

Dermal fillers deliver a long-lasting (9–24 months, depending on the specific product), natural look and feel to the treated area with minimal or ‘no’ down-time.

Dermal fillers replace or enhance volume in the face using an injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid, whereas anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines when you smile or frown.

Dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine and are administered using very fine needles and cannulas, making the procedure very comfortable and well tolerated by most patients.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have a high safety profile due to their ability to be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Therefore, in the rare case of a poor aesthetic outcome, dermal fillers are completely reversible.

Dermal filler is used to treat many areas of the face where volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles occur. Commonly treated areas include the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, jawline, chin, tear troughs and temples.

Dermal fillers have been used for many years and are generally well tolerated. Wh9ile you may experience no side effects at all, as with all medications, side effects can occur. Possible side effects include injection site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration.

Dermal fillers are priced per ml and vary depending on product type and amount required for desired result. Our aesthetic nurses will provide detailed costings prior to your treatment.