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Dermal fillers

Face fillers, otherwise known as dermal fillers, are small injections of gel, made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue.

You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

Why are fillers needed?

As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.  Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but they generally agreed it begins from age  25. Pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year. Your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.

What areas can they help with?

The most common areas treated are:

Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)

Lines around the mouth (marrionette lines)

Between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)

Lips (adding volume and shape)

How does it work?

Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed.

How long do face fillers last?

It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most face fillers will last between 6 and 18 months.


Do face fillers have side effects?

Temporary side effects – those that are completely normal after facial injections – can include; swelling, mild bruising, redness and tenderness.  It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort.   Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location.  These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection, usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.

Do face fillers hurt?

Facial fillers have a pre-mixed local anaesthetic in them to help with any discomfort. There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. But we minimise this by applying an anaesthetic cream before treatment.

What do I need to do now?

If you would like to know more then please call us to arrange a ‘free of charge’ telephone consultation.

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