Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler is a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid gel which is injected into the face to soften wrinkles and plump out scars and indents.

What can Dermal Fillers be used to treat?

How do Dermal Fillers work?

Overtime our faces naturally loose plumpness and wrinkles can appear and often deepen. Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissues fillers, are approved products that have a gel-like consistency. Fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and moisture to your skin from within.  Some fillers are natural and some are synthetic, but they all work to improve the appearance of ageing skin in the following ways: 

  • Filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases
  • Improving other imperfections like scars
  • Filling out thin or wrinkled lips
  • Plumping up cheeks
  • Contouring the jaw line, cheeks and other areas of the face
  • Rejuvenating hands
  • Non-surgical nose reshaping

Can BTX-A be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments?

Yes, depending on the patient’s age, it can be used with other skin rejuvenation treatments, and there will no side effects.

When Botulinum is administered one-week before treatment with dermal fillers, it actually prolongs the effects of augmentation.

Is it safe?

Dermal fillers…

Does it hurt?

Although we use a tiny needle, you may experience some discomfort. The discomfort may also come from the patient being nervous about needles. Application of ice packs to the area prior to injection reduces the pain of the procedure and the incidence of bruising. Alternatively, we can apply local anaesthetic in the form of a dental injection or a cream to reduce the level of pain you may experience.

How long do the effects last?

Given that hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which is polysaccharide (essentially a very large sugar!), the fillers slowly dissipates over time until the product is simply reabsorbed. The average patient reports that the effects of Dermal Fillers last between 6-12 months. However, this is dependent on the patient’s body.

Are there any side effects?

The possible, most common complications are bruising, redness, pain, and swelling. Less commonly, a patient may suffer from an infection or an allergic reaction, sometimes causing scarring and lumps. If this is the case, you may require surgical correction. Although not experienced by our patients at Sonria, there are more rare, but serious adverse effects, such as blindness and delayed skin necrosis.

Frequently asked questions:

Dermal filler is a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid gel which is injected into the face to soften wrinkles and plump out scars and indents.

Usually facial fillers are used on the cheeks, nose, forehead and around the mouth.

This treatment involves small quantities of filler to be injected into wrinkles and scars. The discomfort is minimal and local anesthetic as well as topical anesthetic can be used to minimise pain and swelling.

The results are instant and continue to improve over the first 48 hour period, with optimum results being illustrated up to two weeks later.

The expected recovery time for this procedure is between 48-72 hours.

Depending on the area injected the results typically last between 6-12 months.

No, this procedure is not suitable to pregnant or breast feeding ladies, or those aged 18 years or younger.