Dermal Fillers: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re considering getting dermal fillers, or you’d just like to learn more about them, then this blog is for you. Read on to discover everything you need to know about dermal fillers. 

What Are Dermal Fillers 

Dermal fillers are a solution to ageing concerns in the face,  as they can soften lines or plump your cheeks.

Our Juvéderm® dermal fillers are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material in the body that attracts water and serves as a binding agent, smoothing away wrinkles, creases, and scars while also adding volume to areas where you want to emphasise your facial contours.

We believe Juvéderm® are the best fillers for the face, as it’s the world’s number #1 filler brand

Where Can Dermal Fillers Be Injected?

Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin’s surface on your face, neck, décolletage and the back of your hands. With our qualified injectors – who are medical professionals – you’ll achieve gentle results with an emphasis on the natural look.

We have a whole blog dedicated to where derma fillers can be used.

What Are Face Fillers 

Dermal fillers (face and lip fillers) are mostly naturally occurring chemicals that are injected into your face. They plump up areas like your lips and cheeks by filling in creases and adding volume. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient found in most dermal fillers.

Fillers aren’t permanent—the length of time they last is mainly determined by the type of filler used and how it is administered.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Our dermal fillers are non-permanent. This is beneficial to you, as it considers how your skin is continually changing as you age. The temporary state of dermal fillers means that multiple treatments could be needed until you achieve your desired outcome, and they last between 9 to 18 months, depending on the rate your skin changes. This also means it’s a very safe treatment.

What Are The Different Types Of Dermal Fillers? 

Calcium hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like substance found naturally in human bones.

Biosynthetic production of calcium hydroxylapatite eliminates the usage of animals or animal products. This reduces the risk of an allergic reaction and removes the need for skin testing. This dermal filler is known for producing a natural-looking outcome, does not migrate or move, and has few side effects. This dermal filler has a long track record of safety and was first used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery.


Plastic surgeons frequently employ polyalkylimide, a semi-permanent dermal filler. Polyalkylimide has low reactivity with human tissue, making it biocompatible and negating the need for an allergy test. 

Over about a month after the injection, a thin layer of collagen grows around it. Eventually, the gel is completely encircled. A single surgery can inject a significant amount of fluid. This product can even be withdrawn if necessary, even though it is relatively stable over time.

Polylactic acid

Polylactic acid is a dermal filler injected into your face to stimulate your body’s collagen production. This non-toxic, biodegradable compound has been utilised as a suture material for more than 40 years.

Because it does not generate instant results, this material differs from other dermal fillers. Instead, it increases collagen formation in your own body, resulting in progressive improvements over a few months.

To get the results you want, you’ll probably require three monthly treatments. The collagen in your body is re-stimulated with each session. It may take four to six weeks for the full effect to appear.

Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

PMMA is a semi-permanent filler commonly used to address medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds, and furrows, especially the nasolabial folds. It’s also good for filling in pitted scars and thickening thin lips.

PMMA is frequently used instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy when a more permanent remedy to face creases is needed.

One disadvantage of PMMA is that it takes several injections to achieve volume, and it can take up to three months to see the full effects. It’s also possible that it’ll show up under the skin. Your plastic surgeon must understand the proper procedure to avoid any unfavourable outcomes.

Hyaluronic acid

Injections of hyaluronic acid can be used to restore the skin’s contour and eliminate depressions caused by scars, injuries, or wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body. It’s been removed and reconstituted, and it’s now one of the most popular injectable fillers on the market. If the word sounds familiar, it’s because the same chemical is frequently injected into the aching joints of people living with arthritis to relieve pain and offer additional cushioning.

Most dermal fillers used in the UK contain hyaluronic acid.

Who Are Dermal Fillers Best For? 

The best results for dermal fillers are found for those who want to improve the volume in their cheeks, reduce shadows under their eyes, refine their skin definition and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Though these are usually signs of ageing, but there could be other reasons why you have developed wrinkles and other skin conditions you may be interested in addressing.

Discover our before and after visual guide of derma fillers here. 

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?  

Although dermal fillers are thought to be safe, they can have adverse effects. Skin rash, itching, and pimple-like eruptions are the most typical concerns. 

Redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling is signs of an infection, meaning you may need to see a doctor. 

Read our blog on derma filler aftercare here. 

How Much Are Dermal Fillers?

After a consultation with our expert consultants, you will receive the exact price of what dermal fillers will cost for you, depending on your skin type and how many sessions you’ll need. You can expect prices to begin at £245.


Our industry-leading skin and anti-ageing experts are available in all of our clinics and are fully qualified. Book a FREE consultation with us. 

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