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. See our Price List for the latest information.
Lip enhancement is one of the most popular uses of fillers. See separate page for information on lip fillers with before and after pictures.