What are dermal fillers? To put it simply, dermal fillers restore facial volume to rehydrate and “plump up” the skin; reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines most commonly around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes.
Dermal fillers are also commonly used on lips to make them look fuller – see our section on Lip Fillers.
Dermal Fillers Explained
Dermal fillers are injectables consisting of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body – designed to add facial volume so they can generally be used for two purposes: to reverse ageing lines and wrinkles, and to enhance contours.
Firstly, dermal fillers are commonly used to reduce wrinkles. They are usually injected into the fine lines around the mouth, forehead, and eyes; filling in the gaps between the skin folds for a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers are often used to complement anti-wrinkle injections, so it’s not uncommon to receive anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in the same session.
Secondly, dermal fillers can also be used to add facial volume to areas under the eyes, cheeks, and lips for a fuller, plumper look.
As mentioned above, dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, and since it’s a substance normally found in the body, it’s usually well-tolerated. The hyaluronic acid is ultimately absorbed by the body and metabolised after 9-12 months.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers typically last between 9-12 months, depending on the location and type of filler, as well as the metabolism and lifestyle of the individual.
Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?
The area is first treated with topical anaesthesia which will numb the skin. Then dermal filler is delivered using a very fine needle to inject hyaluronic acid into the skin. Patients usually report feeling a slight pin prick.
Ultimately, how well the treatment goes depends on the injector. At AMG, Dr Lauren Lee is a fully qualified medical practitioner and will take her time to put her patients at ease before beginning treatment. She’s also known to have a very gentle approach to injections, so you can rest assured your treatment will be as painless as possible.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?
The cost of your dermal filler treatment will depend on the amount of product required and the look you’re hoping to achieve. For a quick quote, please use the contact form below.
If you would like to learn more about dermal filler injections, please book a free consultation using the contact form below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to secure your appointment and you’ll receive 10% off your first treatment.