What You Should Know About Dermal Filler Injections

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Dermal filler injections are the most popular choice for achieving plumper and more youthful looking skin, and are chosen by plenty of people worldwide. It’s important that you understand as much as possible about the fillers before you choose to have the treatment for yourself. So, here’s a general guide to everything you should know about dermal fillers:

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers involve having small amounts of gel – which is usually made from hyaluronic acid – injected into your skin to fill in any wrinkles that are appearing, as well as adding volume to any soft tissue. Dermal fillers can be injected around your eyes, into your cheeks, your mouth or your jawline (and are frequently used in lip enhancement).

How do dermal filler injections work?

The fillers restore any volume that was lost back into your face and help to plump up any areas that might be suffering from deep set wrinkles. Our bodies start losing collagen at around 25, and the decline is at a rate of about 2% per year until we eventually stop producing it in our late twenties. Because of this, fillers have been used for decades to help restore volume to our skin.

How long will the fillers last?

Depending on how your body reacts to the fillers, as well as taking into account which hyaluronic acid you use, your fillers will typically last somewhere between 6 to 18 months.

What is the most common type of filler?

Hyaluronic acid is the most common type of facial filler, as it is a natural substance that is found in our bodies anyway. Using hyaluronic fillers can help to maintain your face’s natural shape, as well as easing out any lines that appear and providing hydration to your skin.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

You might feel some slight discomfort when you have the filler injected into your face, but this is usually tackled by having an anaesthetic cream applied before your treatment. This will stop you from feeling any major discomfort during the procedure, and you will likely be given pain relief if you’re still feeling any pain afterwards.

Are there any common side effects with dermal fillers?

After your course of dermal filler injections you’ll find it’s perfectly normal to have some discomfort or bruising, but any reactions will typically occur straight after the injection. These reactions typically include: swelling, pain, redness, bruising, itching and tenderness around the area(s) that were injected. These kinds of reactions are never usually serious and will typically disappear shortly after a couple of days.

What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?

There is a complete difference between Botox and dermal filler injections, as Botox is designed to stop the small muscles in your face making any movements that might cause wrinkles. Whereas, dermal fillers simply plump your skin from below and help to smooth out any wrinkles that may have formed, which will help you to achieve a more youthful look.

Where should I go for my dermal fillers?

You should never ever go to a beauty salon for your dermal filler injections – always seek treatment from a qualified professional. While it isn’t regulated who is able to perform treatments like this in the UK, it should be known that visiting a salon to have your treatment performed by someone without any knowledge or training in the area could cause serious issues.

Your face has a series of underlying structures that are incredibly sensitive, including your nerves, vessels and your eyes, which could all be damaged while treating wrinkles. If the person performing your treatment isn’t qualified then they could cause serious damage, including infection or artery occlusion – which could lead to tissue death or scarring. Because of this it is so important to make sure you visit a medical practitioner who will be able to safely perform your procedure without risking any potential damage.


If you’re interested in learning any more about dermal fillers you can contact us for advice and information on the treatment, and we can help you to decide if the treatment is right for you. A simple consultation with one of our trained practitioners will give you all of the information you need to enter into an informed decision regarding whether you should have dermal fillers or not.

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