Fillers, or dermal fillers, are a kind of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body.
These fillers can be injected into the skin in order to plump it up and reduce the visibility of wrinkles, resulting in a younger, healthier look.
How do fillers work?
In general, dermal fillers work to plump up the skin. They do this by replenishing the levels of hyaluronic acid in the dermis layer of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance which is found in the dermis. Our collagen stocks diminish as we age, and this is why wrinkles, folds and creases begin to emerge. By plumping the skin and supplying collagen, dermal fillers can effectively reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
Who are fillers for?
Men and women frequently need to do dermal fillers to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and other signs of ageing, and even younger patients may seek out the treatment for stress lines and acne scars. While dermal fillers are most commonly used to plump up and reshape women’s lips.
Dermal Fillers FAQ
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers have been used in millions of treatments across the world for over a decade, and have been thoroughly tried and tested.
Which areas can be treated using dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat facial lines, lips, facial contours and the skin itself. The most common filler procedures involve the lips, the lines that run between the nose and the mouth, and the space between the eyebrows.
What does treatment feel like?
Many injectable fillers actually include a local anaesthetic to make treatment comfortable and pain-free. All our treatments are made as comfortable as possible according to the treatment and the individual’s personal requirements. We use topical anaesthetic cream. If necessary, a dental block anaesthetic may also be used.
Are there any risks?
Every medical procedure has risks, no matter how small. However, dermal fillers are very safe; any side-effects that become manifest are likely to cause minimal discomfort. These may include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, tenderness and itching.