Dermal fillers gently restore volume to the skin and lips, minimising fine lines and wrinkles
Dermal fillers are a versatile treatment option that can target specific areas for improvement, such as under eye fillers, cheek fillers, lip fillers and nose fillers. They can also be used as general face fillers, for a fresh and rejuvenated overall appearance.
Our dermal fillers can improve facial lines and folds, as well as restore and improve facial contours. Treatment with a dermal filler can restore lost natural volume in the upper face (temples), midface (cheeks) and lower face (jaw).
Examples of areas that can be rejuvenated:
- under eye hollows
- nasolabial fold
- marionette lines
- chin and fold
- back of hand
- lower jawline and jowls
- neck and decolletage
Types of dermal fillers
We use different types of temporary fillers, and the choice of injectable will depend on your desired result and the type of skin being treated. They have been studied in clinical trials for years, and have been shown to be well tolerated and safe.
Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring complex sugar already present in the skin. It helps skin hydration by attracting and holding water, while combining with collagen and elastin to help skin structure and elasticity. Results are instant.
Treatment results are instant and the longevity of results will vary from 4-18 months, depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, the area treated and the type of HA used. A number of brands are available, including Restylane and Purlane.
Poly-L-lactic acid filler
This dermal filler contains particles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), which is a synthetic polymer of the alpha-hydroxy-acid family. These microparticles stimulate the build up of the body’s own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles, restoring facial volume.
PLA creates a long-term tissue response over a course of weeks, so results are not instant and multiple treatments are necessary. The longevity of results will depend on age, skin type, lifestyle and the area being treated. The effects can last for two years.
Frequently asked questions about dermal fillers
What is a dermal filler treatment?
Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are naturally occurring in the skin, providing structure and volume. These diminish as we age, or due to sun exposure, smoking and stress. Dermal fillers gently restore structure and volume to the skin and lips.
Who will perform my dermal filler treatment?
A registered nurse who is thoroughly trained in the latest techniques of facial rejuvenation will perform the procedure. Our nurse has years of experience and is constantly updating her techniques in order to provide outstanding results for our patients.
What results can I expect?
Facial lines will soften but may not completely disappear, depending on crease depth. Softening facial lines and recreating facial contours will make you appear more refreshed and less tired. It delivers a subtle improvement that many people notice.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Results can vary from 4-18 months, depending on the area treated and which HA product is used. If a poly-l-lactic acid (PLA) product is used the effects can last up to 2 years. Longevity will vary depending on age, skin type, lifestyle and the area treated.
Are there any possible side effects?
Any side effects are generally injection site related, such as redness, swelling, lumps, bruising, itching, skin discolouration, pain and tenderness. These are mild and tend to resolve in a few days, but for some treatments they may last longer.
What do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of treatment will depend on the type of dermal filler used, and the amount that is required to achieve the desired effect. The type of filler and the dose will vary according to the individual, so it would be best to discuss this with your surgeon.
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