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What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. 

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilised, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression.  As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.

Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.

The most common areas treated are:

  • Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
  • between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
  • lips (adding volume and shape)

To book a consultation to discuss whether dermal fillers are right for you please contact Face Clinic London.  We have a Dermal Fillers and Botox Clinic in Central London (Soho).

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All treatments are carried out by our team of doctors at our London Botox clinic. Appointments can be booked online, via email or by calling our Soho clinic on 020 7851 6624 during opening hours. We are located a few minutes walk away from Carnaby Street.

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Comments 9

  1. That’s interesting that fillers are designed to similar to acids that exist in the face naturally. I bet that protects against rejection. I’m starting to get crow’s feet so maybe I should get an injection.

    1. Good afternoon,
      I’m sorry you’re unhappy with the treatment so far. It can take a few days for the swelling to go down – but if you are concerned I would suggest booking back in with the Dr. you originally saw for a follow up to assess the situation.
      Kind regards

  2. Thank you for sharing this article with us. It was of great help. It is really fascinating to see the fillers coming up in a safe manner.
    Really this article was worth reading.

  3. Good information on dermal fillers. Thanks for sharing the post. Fillers are quite popular now a days and are very effective.

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