Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Find out more about dermal fillers and
anti-wrinkle injections in our comprehensive FAQ - or contact a clinic for an individual consultation.

DERMAL fillers FAQs

Are there any side effects?

The type of dermal fillers that contain the synthetic sugar molecule are usually well tolerated, however, as with all medications, side effects can occur.

Your practitioner will discuss in detail what to expect from treatment, at your consultation.

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What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels used to restore or add volume to the face.

Fillers vary in density (thickness) which determines which area they can be used in and helps achieve the desired result, whether that is to provide lift or contouring, create symmetry, or enhance a particular feature such as the lips.

Many dermal fillers contain a synthetic compound that mimics the properties of a naturally occurring sugar molecule. This particular molecule assists in skin firmness and smoothness, by providing a kind of supporting network for other important structural tissue components, at the same time drawing moisture to the area and holding onto it. Over time, our natural levels of this sugar diminish, which is where fillers can help – literally filling wrinkles and hollow areas from within.

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How long will the results last?

The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere between approximately 9 and 18 months, depending on what product has been used. Both the brand and the thickness will impact how long the filler lasts.

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How can I get a natural look with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

To achieve a natural-looking result with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, the key is to follow a detailed treatment plan, created for the individual in conjunction with a skilled practitioner, which considers the face as a whole.

A personalised treatment plan can be gradual, with subtle improvements unfolding over a planned timeline that takes into account treatment aspirations as well as the normal ageing process.

With natural-looking results, you will simply appear more relaxed, well rested and generally rejuvenated, as the products do their work to restore volume and fill or relax wrinkles and lines.

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How do I know what product is best for me?

You can ask your chosen clinic what brand of products they are recommending and why, as not all products are the same.

They may feel slightly different or last for different periods of time. They may also be approved for use in different areas of the face, which means they have the trials and research to demonstrate they are effective and well tolerated in that area.

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Will the injections hurt?

With dermal fillers, there will be a slight stinging or discomfort at the site of the injection, but this typically lasts no longer than 30 seconds.

Many commonly used dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic, which helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the procedure.

With anti-wrinkle injections, the sensation is more like a series of short ‘pin pricks’, and usually no anaesthetic is necessary.

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