The Ultimate Guide to Dermal Fillers

Beauty is defined by ourselves, this much is true, so when you begin to notice the signs of ageing and find yourself striving to soften them, our confidence can take a knock. Lost facial volume and fine lines are simple facts of the natural ageing process, but there are treatments effective at subtly rejuvenating their immediate appearance. Whether you’re seeking natural-looking facial rejuvenation or a more glamorous result, you could find your desired results through dermal fillers. Enhancing the cheeks, lips, and lower face is successfully and safely performed with dermal fillers. Whatever your interest in dermal fillers, we’re here to help. Let’s have a look at what they are, where they are applied and how safe this procedure is.


What are dermal fillers and which areas of the face will they treat?

Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that is administered by a professional practitioner to plump up thinning skin and smooth out wrinkles on the lower face. They use a gel-like substance that closely resembles hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring bodily substance. When this substance soaks up water under the skin it has a cushioning effect, hydrating and ‘filling’ the area. This leads to improving skin laxity, contour, and plumpness through the introduction of subtle facial refreshment.


What do dermal fillers treat?

Popular treatment areas for dermal fillers include the cheeks, lips, and soft tissue lines or folds on the mid-face. These can run from the nose to the lips (nose-to-mouth or nasolabial lines) and lips to your chin (marionette lines). Placing dermal fillers in these areas plumps the thinning skin causing the facial folds and sags, softening these lines and helping to rejuvenate the lower face. In the cheeks we can recreate structure and contour for a more youthful appearance, and introducing lip filler can balance lip asymmetry and enhance the cupid’s bow.


Are dermal fillers safe?

Because dermal fillers are made of a substance that closely resembles hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the body, they are very safe. The body naturally dissolves and breaks down the filler over a period of months, flushing it away at no complaint to your system. This also means they are not permanent, allowing you to adjust or add to your results if you wish or return to ‘normal’ once they are dissolved. You may have heard horror stories of permanent dermal fillers and been advised against them, but they are not used at our Toddington clinic because we value the safety of temporary dermal fillers. Dr Rachna is a medical professional who has invested years in training to provide high-quality treatments, so in her experienced hands your treatments are very safe. Dermal fillers are very safe but there are some side effects, such as slight swelling and bruising at the points of injection. This should recede over the next 2 days post-treatment, and are completely natural. Some results last longer than 6 months, but every body works with the filler differently so we will advise you at your initial consultation with us.


We tailor your treatments to your individual facial structure and needs, so a confidential and honest consultation with us is always advisable. To find out what’s best for you, or if you have any other unanswered questions regarding dermal filler treatment, enquire online or get in touch with our skin clinic in Toddlington on 01525 611036 today!