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.
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.
While dermal fillers are most commonly used to plump up and reshape women’s lips, they have many uses in cosmetic surgery. Men and women frequently turn to dermal fillers to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and other signs of ageing, and even younger patients may seek out out the treatment for stress lines and acne scars.
The price of dermal fillers varies, as different kinds of fillers are used for different purposes. However, our prices start from just £325 for a single treatment.
Dermal fillers have been used in millions of treatments across the world for over a decade, and have been thoroughly tried and tested.
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.
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. Ice is used as a topical anaesthetic. If necessary, a dental block anaesthetic may also be used. Pain killers are also available on request.
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.
Lip enhancement is one of the most popular uses of fillers. See separate page for information on lip fillers with before and after pictures.