Dermal Fillers

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers refer to gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin’s surface. Fillers are composed of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin. They work by filling in and smooth wrinkles as well as adding volume and contour. They are not permanent, and fully biodegradable. Depending on what type of dermal fillers, results can last between one to two years.

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What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Most times, dermal fillers are used to improve the appearance of the face, but they can be used to make the hands and neck more youthful. Fillers are used to lift their cheeks and give them more volume and plumpness as well-being effective for treating dark circles, volume loss, and sagging skin under the eyes and tear troughs. Since the skin under the chin also tends to sag and result in a “double-chin”, dermal fillers can also be used to treat this area by adding volume and reshaping it. And if the jawline lost some definition too, the treatment could also work as a facial surgery alternative. Dermal fillers can help make the lips appear fuller.

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What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

The face loses volume and contour when we age, the bones and the soft tissue dissolve and contribute to appearance of sagging. Dermal fillers may be used to replace this volume loss and restore the structural support, giving you a more youthful appearance. The aim is to make the face more harmonious and rejuvenated. Dermal fillers have an almost immediate effect with the full effect coming approximately two weeks later. As dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, they help to boost the production of elastin and collagen. More collagen and elastin mean younger-looking skin.

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What Are the Side Effects of Dermal Fillers?

Generally, dermal fillers are very safe, but common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling and bleeding at the injection site. Contour irregularities can occasionally occur. Massaging can usually smooth out any ‘lumpiness’ however if persistent the filler can be easily and rapidly dissolved. In extremely rare cases, there is a risk of infection or that the dermal fillers cause skin cell death because of the blood flow loss to the treated area.

Dermal Fillers Overview


30 minutes

Session Price

From £195



Lasting Effects

12-18 months



Side Effects

Bruising, swelling, lumps


How does Teoxane compare with rival products Juvederm and Restylane?

Juvederm and Restylane works in the exact same way as Teoxane, using a hyaluronic gel to rehydrate and smooth out the skin by way of injection. One of the big benefits of Teoxane over Juvederm is the durability of the product. Juvederm and Restylane treatments last on average between 6 – 9 months, and up to around a year. Teoxane on the other hand, has advised their customers that certain products in the range can last to an average of up to 18 months. This is quite a clear positive for Teoxane, as you could end up effectively having the same treatment, but only half as many visits for top ups. This would ultimately save money and leave you looking the way you want to for longer. One advantage Juvederm does have over Teoxane though is the amount brand awareness as it has been on the market for longer.

When will the results become visible?

Many people see results as soon as the procedure is over, but it generally takes at least two weeks to see the full results. This is because the treated area may be slightly swollen. Waiting a couple of days to look at the results is often the best thing to do.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin, thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. 

How do I know if dermal fillers are right for me?

Before initiating the procedure, you will go to a consultation where the healthcare professional will examine your skin and determine if the treatment is right for you or not.

How long will the results last?

Generally speaking, the results can last anywhere from 12 months to 18 months. It depends on how fast the body absorbs the fillers, but also on the area you treated.

How do I take care of the dermal fillers after the procedure?

Although you don’t need downtime after dermal fillers, ideally you should avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours and avoid strenuous exercise for the same amount of time. Also, you shouldn’t wear makeup for about 12 hours after the procedure.