Dermal Filler

What are Dermal Fillers?

Elastin and collagen within the skin contribute to a youthful appearance. As we age our body starts to loose both every year from early twenties and eventually will stop producing both by mid-thirties.

Dermal fillers are gel like substances made from cross-linked hyaluronic acid and used to replace the loss of natural hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin in the skin contributing to an ageing appearance.

Treatment Areas

Cheek Augmentation, filler can be placed deep within the cheek area to lift and create a cheek contour.

Nasolabial folds/Nose to Mouth lines- these are indentation lines on either side of the mouth that extend from edge of nose to the mouth’s outer corners.

Marionette lines these are the vertical lines appearing from the corners of the mouth to either side of the chin

Lip Augmentation, filler can be placed into the lip to add volume for plumpness and define the lip shape

Chin Augmentation, filler can be placed in the chin to increase length , width and projection of the chin.

Jawline contouring , filler is placed along the natural jawline and the jaw angle to create a defined jaw line.

Temple Augmentation, filler can be placed in the temple area located on the side of the head between the forehead and the ear ,to replace lost volume.


Procedure time: 30-60 minutes (variable depending on how many treatment areas)
Common treatment areas: Lower face (lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jaw line)
Benefits: Reversible & well tolerated procedure providing subtle volume replacement to slow down signs of ageing. Replaces volume loss in deep tissues (bone structure & fat pads) filling hollows and restoring smooth contours or volume loss in superficial tissues (fine skin creases) reducing or softening lines and wrinkles.
Pain: Minimal, Dermal fillers may cause a sting when the needle enters the skin. Some areas of treatment can be more sensitive than others, numbing cream may be applied to aid comfort.
Pre-treatment preparation: Avoid alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications ideally 2 weeks before treatment. Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wart supplements can also increase the risk of bruising after injections. Treatment is not recommended 14 days either side of Covid-19 vaccine or booster.
When to wait: 2 weeks either side of any facial treatment such as laser, microdermabrasion, microneedling, Hydrafacial’s or chemical peels.

Downtime: Minimal; lip fillers can cause some bruising and swelling for a couple of days. Swelling is often marked the next morning but settles within hours. Most people are able to return to normal routine on the day depending on the treatment received. You will be advised to avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours and extremes of heat or cold temperatures for 14 days post treatment
Follow-up: 2 weeks following procedure recommended
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, redness and bruising settles within a few days; bruising can sometimes persist for longer.
Risks: Granulomas, anaphylaxis, disruption with the blood supply where the filler needs to be dissolved.
Results: Immediately, filler completely settles within 2 weeks, the product hydrates over time which may provide small amount of additional volume enhancement.
Duration of results: Deeper placed fillers tend to last 9-12 months whereas more superficially placed filler typically last 6-9 months.
Repeat Treatment: Recommended usually after 6 months or longer.