Everything you need to know about Dermal Fillers

Arguably one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today, Dermal Fillers have become the go-to for reducing the early signs of ageing.

Over time, fine lines and wrinkles appear, whether we like it or not, in the form of smile lines, furrows or sagging skin. What was once only fixable through surgical procedures can now be tackled with a simple dermal filler treatment. The ability to add volume to your face and skin has never been more effortless.

To help you understand this cosmetic procedure in more detail, we’ll cover everything you need to know about dermal fillers, including everything from what’s in them, to safety and side effects, to the different types of filler available. We hope that you find this guide helpful.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal Fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment designed to restore volume or increase the soft tissue volume, often used to combat signs of ageing. Many types of fillers are available; however, we only use fillers which contain a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This FDA-approved solution provides fuller, more volumised skin after a series of injections to the treated area. Other benefits of filler treatments include enhancing shallow contours, softening facial wrinkles and creases, and improving the look of scars.

We have recently started using revolutionary dermal fillers, which simultaneously hydrate and increase the amount of collagen in the skin.

What areas can I have dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are predominantly used on different parts of the face.

One of the most popular areas for dermal fillers is the lip region to provide plumper and fuller lips. Other popular areas on the face include the cheeks, the temple, chin, nose, marionette lines, as well as nasolabial folds.

Dermal fillers are also used to improve skin quality on the neck and other parts of the body, including the hands to make them look more youthful.

One area where dermal fillers are not available is in the eyes or eyelids. For safety reasons, practitioners will not offer this, as injecting anything into your eyes may cause damage to your sight. However, you can have tear-trough filler to add volume and reduce the visibility of bags under the eye.

How long do dermal fillers last?

This question can be challenging to answer as it varies depending on several factors, including your skin type, the type of dermal filler used and the area you are having treated.

We often advise that fillers last around 6-15 months before needing a top-up. Following your treatment, our medical professionals can provide more information on extending and maintaining results to ensure you’re getting the most out of your treatment.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

You will be pleased to know dermal fillers are not considered painful, even for those with a low threshold. The needles used to inject the treated area are extremely fine and cause minimal discomfort. Following each injection, we massage the treated area to soothe any discomfort before continuing.

How long does the treatment take?

Following the last question, you’ll also be pleased to know that treatments are usually quick. Treatments typically take around 30-45 mins. Depending on the filler volume and the treated area’s size, this could be shorter or longer.

When will I see the results of my treatment?

One of the reasons this treatment is so popular is the immediate results it provides. As soon as your treatment has finished, you can leave the clinic with a younger, more volumised look to love and enjoy.

Are there any side effects of dermal fillers?

Like most aesthetic treatments, there are a few side effects, although nothing major that won’t subside in the days following your treatment.

Dermal filler procedures must be performed by someone with extensive training and experience that can safely perform the procedure.

There are usually very few side effects which include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

There have been more severe complications listed in journals which can even include vascular occlusion and blindness. These, are incredibly rare, however, this is why it is essential to ensure your practitioner is fully trained in the procedures.

Side effects often reduce over the coming days and do not prevent you from returning to work or other daily activities. However, staying hydrated will help to alleviate the side effects faster. In addition, the medical professional administering your treatment will be able to provide more information on how to deal with these common side effects.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

The cost of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used and the number of treated areas. Please speak to one of our specialists to book a consultation and a total cost breakdown for the look you want to achieve.

Choose an experienced aesthetic specialist for your dermal filler treatment

Dr Apul Parikh has vast experience performing dermal filler treatments for clients and patients for over 16 years. The unique technique used is a Pan Facial approach to balance the face’s features alongside your natural beauty subtly.

Our priority is to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable treatment and have confidence in your results. Our subtle style ensures that patients look fresh and rejuvenated following every treatment we perform.

Get in touch with Dr Apul Parikh to book a consultation with a medical specialist and discuss your aesthetic goals in detail.