Dermal fillers are popular treatments for wrinkles and facial
lines. They boost the skin’s hydration system and restore youthful
volume by supporting the skin structure to delay the signs of
There are many different dermal filler products on the
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of:
- Crows feet at the corner of the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Nasolatial folds between the nose and the corner of the
- Worry lines that run across the forehead
- Acne scars
- Chicken pox scars
- Smoker’s lines on the top of the lip area
- Marionettes line at the corner of the mouth
- Unevenness in the skin post surgery or skin grafting
The most commonly used filler is one made up of Hyaluronic Acid.
This is a substance that is normally produced by the body; it
attracts and binds water which gives the skin volume and
How does it work?
As we get older our skin looses the ability to produce
Hyaluronic Acid, resulting in a loss of natural elasticity and
youthful volume. The changes in our appearance are very much
influenced by our lifestyle, but by injecting dermal fillers into
the skin they can give nature a helping hand. Dermal fillers: Boost
the skin’s hydration system Stimulate the production of Collagen
and Hyaluronic Acid Restore the youthful volume by supporting the
skins structure which delays the signs of aging and encourages the
production of healthy glowing skin
Is it safe?
With any cosmetic treatment, safety is the first concern. You
should ensure you discuss any allergies or medical conditions with
your practitioner at your consultation.
Other preparations are available to manage facial lines and you
should discuss these various treatments and their differences with
your practitioner so that realistic expectations can be met.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment will take about 20 minutes. If you require a
topical local anaesthetic this may take longer.
The dermal filler is applied under the skin with a series of
injections using a very fine needle. This may be mildly
uncomfortable - injections close to the lip or nose are likely to
cause the most discomfort.
The thickness of the gel selected and the amount used is
dependent upon the line or fold to be filled.
Depending on the product used the practitioner will massage the
injection area to help mould the filler.
The treatment benefits can be seen instantly and does not effect
Are there any side effects?
Side effects following Hyaluronic Acid fillers are very unusual
as it is a naturally occurring substance.
Some people may experience slight stinging, redness, swelling,
pain, tenderness, itching and/or bruising around the injection site
- these are all temporary.
With lip enhancement, it is sensible to choose your treatment
time with care, since your lips may become swollen and appear
slightly uneven for a few days.
* Please note the above treatment may not be
offered by every hospital. Please contact your local hospital
to check if the treatment/service is available in