Dermal fillers are used to fill facial lines and restore lost volume. They are effectively used in the lower face to treat nose to mouth lines and mouth to chin lines.
Made from a natural product called Hyaluronic acid, there are several brands of dermal fillers available (these include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal). Millions of people worldwide have had these injections and their safety and outstanding results are well established.
Treatments are carried out after using a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the area. Small quantities of the filler are injected under the skin to temporarily fill lines and restore volume. Some bruising can occur around the site for a few days afterwards in some cases.
The results of the treatment are seen straight away and usually last between 6-12 months, varying from person to person. Deep lines are softened and fine lines can disappear.