What are dermal fillers?
The majority of dermal fillers used today are not permanent and
consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance
in our body but as we age the amount depletes along with less
collagen and elastin production and therefore skin starts to sag
and folds can occur. Dermal fillers help to re-structure the
skin and restore volume without affecting facial expression.
Results can last between 6-18 months depending on the choice
of dermal filler and the indication.
What can dermal fillers be used for?
- to help smooth away lines and folds by adding volume to
- as a volumiser to recontour the face by adding volume to
cheeks or chin area.
- to enhance, define and add volume to the lips.
- for skin hydration to revitalise the skin on the
decolletage or backs of hands.
Does one filler fit all indications?
No dermal fillers are all different densities. A filler
for hydration purposes is much thinner than a volumising filler for
cheeks for instance and the results will not last as long. Dermal
filler treatment to hydrate the skin will require further treatment
every 6 months to maintain the results whereas cheek fillers can
last up to 18 months depending on how your body will naturally
degrade the product.
What happens in a dermal filler treatment?
After a thorough medical consultation, your practitioner will
assess your face and recommend the type and amount of filler
required. A consent form and before and after photographs are
taken. The skin is cleansed prior to treatment and a local
anaesthetic cream is applied for approximately 30 mins to numb the
area. Using small injections the hyaluronic acid dermal
filler is injected into the desired areas and the area is gently
massaged. Results can be seen immediately but I personally
feel the best results are seen after approximately 2-3 weeks.
Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic,
to ensure the whole procedure is as comfortable and painless as
What about side-effects?
Side effects are not common and many patients return to work
after getting treatment. Some patients may experience a
slight redness or swelling which tends to subside soon after
treatment. Due to the product being injected you may
experience a slight bruise, but nothing a little concealer can't
At Allure Aesthetics Glasgow we provide complimentary
consultations to discuss your requirements and to ascertain your
suitability for treatment. We can assess and recommend what
dermal filler treatment would provide the most aesthetically
pleasing and natural look to enhance your natural beauty. Our
nurse is highly trained and experienced in carrying out dermal
filler treatments and regularly attends training updates to
maintain best practice.