What Are Dermal Fillers: Enhance, restore, rejuvenate

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Do you wish to restore youthful volume to your face or enhance certain features? Dermal fillers offer a convenient, safe, non-surgical and effective solution to enhancer your appearance.

In this article, we'll delve into the world of dermal fillers, exploring their types, how they work, and their longevity. So, let's dive in and discover the transformative power of dermal fillers.

When it comes to combating the signs of ageing, dermal fillers have become increasingly popular. They are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that help replenish lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Unlike their surgical counterparts, dermal fillers provide quick results with minimal downtime.

Dermal filler nose job before and after

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are carefully placed beneath the skin's surface to restore lost volume and soften wrinkles and lines. These substances are typically gel-like in consistency and vary in composition depending on the type of filler used.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by replenishing the natural substances that diminish with age, such as hyaluronic acid. This substance provides structure and hydration to the skin. By injecting dermal fillers, the volume is restored, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are several types of dermal fillers available, each with its unique properties and benefits. The most commonly used types include:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular type of dermal fillers. They are composed of a gel-like substance that closely resembles the hyaluronic acid naturally found in the body.

These fillers are versatile and can be used to address various concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. We use a brand Maili, which is a premium hyaluronic based dermal filler. MaiLi was crafted in Switzerland using highly advanced technology and Smart Spring Science, to launch a higher performing filler that requires less product than other brands for the same effect.

Through a transformational process utilising long chains of Hyaluronic Acid, MaiLi has designed a luxuriously smooth and supple gel with springlike elasticity and a responsive subtlety. For non-surgical buttocks augmentations we use a brand named Hyacorp.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Fillers

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic substances. They work by stimulating collagen production, gradually improving the skin's texture and volume over time.

These fillers are often recommended for individuals seeking gradual and natural-looking results. At injectual, we only use PLLA based fillers for hip dips, buttocks augmentation and cellulite treatments.

Popular Areas for Dermal Filler Treatment

Dermal fillers can be used in various areas of the face to address specific concerns. Some popular areas for dermal filler treatment include:


  • Lips: Dermal fillers can enhance the shape, volume, and symmetry of the lips, providing a more youthful and plump appearance.
  • Cheeks: By restoring volume to the cheeks, dermal fillers can lift and contour the mid-face, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
  • Nasolabial Folds: Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, can be softened and minimised using dermal fillers, reducing the appearance of deep creases.
  • Marionette Lines: Dermal fillers can be used to address marionette lines, which are the lines that extend from the corners of the mouth downward, giving a sad or aged expression.
  • Nose: Dermal fillers are also commonly used to temporarily reshape precise points of the nose.
  • Jawline: Jawline fillers are becoming a much sought-after treatment in aesthetics, for those who may have lost definition due to the natural ageing process, or those who simply wish to have a more chiselled profile. 

Dermal filler lips before and after

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on several factors, including the type of filler used, the treated area, and individual metabolism. On average, hyaluronic acid fillers can last from 6 to 18 months, while other types of fillers may provide results that last for several years.

Factors Affecting the Longevity of Dermal Fillers

The duration of dermal filler results can be influenced by various factors, such as the individual's age, lifestyle choices, and the amount of filler injected. Additionally, factors like sun exposure, smoking, and certain medical conditions can affect the longevity of the treatment.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers offer numerous benefits for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation. Some key advantages include:

  • Immediate and noticeable results
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • Quick and convenient treatment sessions
  • Minimal downtime and recovery
  • Customisable treatments tailored to individual needs
  • Temporary effects (most dermal fillers last between 9-18 months) allow adjustments to suit changing preferences

Risks and Side Effects

While dermal fillers are generally safe when administered by a trained professional, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. These may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or lumps at the injection site. Serious complications are rare but can occur if the procedure is performed by an unqualified provider or with a non-premium dermal filler.

Preparing for Dermal Filler Treatment

Before undergoing dermal filler treatment, it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner. They will assess your concerns, discuss expectations, and provide pre-treatment guidelines. These may include avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bruising.

The Procedure and Aftercare

During the treatment, a numbing cream or local anaesthetic may be applied to ensure a comfortable experience. The filler is then injected strategically into the targeted areas. After the procedure, the practitioner will provide post-treatment instructions, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, excessive sun exposure, and applying ice packs to minimise swelling.

Dermal fillers offer a safe and effective solution for those seeking to restore volume, reduce wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. With various types of fillers available, individuals can choose a treatment tailored to their specific needs and desired results.

If you have any more questions about dermal fillers or would like to book a dermal filler treatment at Injectual don’t hesitate to contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Are dermal fillers painful?

A: Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during dermal filler injections, as the procedure is usually well-tolerated. Numbing creams or local anaesthetic are often used to ensure a comfortable experience.

Q: How soon can I see results after dermal filler treatment?

A: The results of dermal fillers are usually visible immediately after the treatment, although some swelling and bruising may temporarily affect the final outcome. The full effects become more apparent as any initial swelling subsides.

Q: Are dermal fillers reversible?

A: Some types of dermal fillers, particularly those composed of hyaluronic acid, can be partially or completely reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This allows for adjustments or corrections if necessary.

Q: Can dermal fillers be combined with other aesthetic treatments?

A: Yes, dermal fillers can often be combined with other aesthetic treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections or laser therapies, to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Your practitioner will recommend the most suitable combination for your specific goals.

Q: How long does it take to recover from dermal filler treatment?

A: Dermal filler treatments typically require minimal downtime, and most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately. However, some temporary side effects like swelling or bruising may take a few days to subside completely.

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