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This week's spotlight is on dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial features. They are a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including:

  • Lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth (laugh lines, marionette lines)

  • Thin lips

  • Shallow contours

  • Acne scars

  • Loss of facial volume due to ageing or HIV

There are several different types of dermal fillers available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The most common type of dermal filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary, typically lasting 6 to 18 months. Other types of dermal fillers include calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and fat. These fillers are more permanent, but they may also have a higher risk of side effects.


Dermal filler injections are a relatively simple procedure. The area to be treated will be numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream, and then the filler will be injected using a fine needle. The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.


Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the face. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved. These risks include bruising, swelling, redness, and infection. In rare cases, dermal fillers can also cause more serious side effects, such as allergic reactions and blindness.


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Lips:

  • Goal: Add volume, definition, or correct asymmetry.

  • Fillers used: Hyaluronic acid fillers are most common due to their natural-looking results and temporary nature (allowing for adjustments if needed).

  • Benefits: Creates fuller, plumper lips, improves lip shape, defines the Cupid's bow.

  • Considerations: Overfilling can look unnatural, temporary results (6-18 months), multiple injections may be needed for desired outcome.


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Nasolabial Folds:

  • Goal: Reduce the appearance of deep lines running from the nose to the mouth.

  • Fillers used: Hyaluronic acid is again a popular choice due to its ability to restore volume and provide subtle lifting.

  • Benefits: Smoothes wrinkles, creates a more youthful appearance, lifts the cheeks for a refreshed look.

  • Considerations: Requires skilled technique for natural-looking results, temporary results (lasting up to 18 months), repeat treatments needed.



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Marionette Lines:

  • Goal: Soften the vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth down towards the chin.

  • Fillers used: Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used, but some doctors might prefer thicker fillers for deeper marionette lines.

  • Benefits: Reduces the appearance of frown lines, creates a smoother jawline, lifts the corners of the mouth for a more positive expression.

  • Considerations: Careful injection technique is crucial to avoid creating an unnatural look, temporary results (lasting around 6-12 months), repeat treatment if needed.


Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Consultation: Our injector can assess your specific needs and recommend the best filler type and injection technique.

  • Results: Dermal fillers offer noticeable improvement, but don't completely erase lines. Results are temporary, and touch-up treatments will be needed to maintain the desired effect.

  • Cost: The cost of dermal fillers injections varies depending on the type of filler used, the amount needed.

  • Recovery: Dermal filler injections are minimally invasive, and recovery is usually quick. You may experience some temporary swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site.

Overall, dermal fillers can be a valuable tool for enhancing these areas of the face. If you're considering this procedure, discuss your goals and expectations with our injector to determine if it's the right choice for you. Book your appointment today!









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