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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer for The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London.
Last Reviewed June 15th 2023
From lip shaping and eye bag reduction to nose reshaping and cheek enhancement. Our dermal filler treatments target a range of areas for facial rejuvenation.
At The Private Clinic, all of our injectable treatments are carried out by expert cosmetic doctors, nurses, or surgeon prescribers, who have undergone extensive additional training to qualify in prescribing and performing Dermal Filler injection treatments.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a cosmetic treatment that aims to add volume and fullness to the face whilst also softening lines, creases, and hollows to restore a more youthful appearance. The treatment involves injecting a natural substance called hyaluronic acid under the skin with a very fine needle or cannula. The treatment is temporary lasting between 6 to 18 months before it is naturally absorbed by the body.
Which dermal filler should I choose?
We only use the highest quality brand of temporary fillers including Teoxane and Juvederm®. We use reputable manufacturers such as Allergan who are the world leader in dermal fillers and maker of wrinkle relaxing injections.
In 2022 Teoxane® was Awarded Best Injectable Product for hyaluronic acid facial fillers in the Safety in Beauty Awards.
We offer specific dermal filler ranges suitable for specific areas of the face and include Teoxane Teosal RHA® dynamic filler range, Teosyal® Puresense range, Juvederm Voluma, Volite, Vollure, Volbella, and Ultra XC.
What parts of the face can be treated with dermal fillers?
- Under the eyes (Tear Trough) for hollowing and dark circles
- Cheeks (create a fuller cheek or a high cheek bone look)
- Lips (Vermillion border and lip augmentation)
- Lip Lines (Smoker’s Lines) plumper and fuller lips
- Nose to mouth lines (Naso-labial folds)
- Mouth to Chin lines (Marionette lines)
- Chin (defined chin with fillers) / jaw line definition
- Nose (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty / non surgical nose job)
- 8 point lift or MD codes (creates a non surgical facelift by lifting the face in the areas which sag)
Dermal Fillers are a popular non-invasive treatment that can:
- Restore volume to hollowed areas
- Contour your face and chin
- Tackle fine lines and wrinkles
- Add definition to your face
- Plump up areas that need more volume
Our specialist ‘8 Point Lift‘ treatment commonly known as a liquid facelift or non surgical facelift can even replicate the effects of a Facelift without the downtime.
Benefits of Dermal Filler Treatment
- Treatment is quick taking 10-15 minutes.
- Performed in-clinic with minimal downtime.
- Results can be seen within 24-48 hours.
- No scarring
- Can be combined with other treatments such as Ultherapy and 8 Point Lift.
- Treatment can help to encourage natural collagen production.
The Private Clinic’s top tips for dermal fillers
- Spend time researching the clinic. Do they have Trust Pilot 5 star rating?
- Research the safety and expertise of your dermal filler doctor.
- Make sure only the best dermal filler products are used: the type of dermal filler is important.
- Go slow, you can always have a top up filler later on.
- Take time to discuss what you want. A good skin clinic spends time discussing what you really want to achieve.
Dermal Fillers at a glance
24 – 48 hrs
No. of Treatments
Dependant on patient
4 – 13 months
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Dermal Filler Before & After Photos
Lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and the skin appears plumper and younger. Areas lacking in volume and shape now have more definition, with a fuller appearance.
What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 40 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Your Dermal Filler Consultation
A consultation is the best place to start when considering any type of aesthetic treatment.
A dermal filler consultation is held in person at a clinic local to you.
A thorough discussion will take place with one of our doctors, nurses or surgeons who will take the time to analyse your skin, go through your medical history, listen to your concerns and discuss your desired results. They will then share the best treatment options for you and your facial anatomy, and ensure that you understand what you realistically can acheive from dermal filler treatment.
After your consultation you should feel confident and well informed about the recommended treatment/s, the recovery, likely outcomes and the predicted costs with no obligation to book.
You will be given some time to think about your treatment options before deciding to book a procedure date should you wish to go ahead.
Your Dermal Filler Procedure
Dermal Fillers, made from Hyaluronic Acid, are the most popular volume enhancing treatments. They are commonly used to restore plumpness and volume to the area being treated, define the shape of the face and to reduce facial lines, creases and hollowing.
Dermal filler treatment can producing safe, long-lasting and natural looking results. It is a safe and effective cosmetic and aesthetic treatment when administered by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
There are many dermal fillers on the market that are substandard in terms of ingredients and quality. The Private Clinic uses only the highest quality brand of temporary fillers, including Teoxane and Juvederm which are renowned for their superior standards. You will only be treated by qualified and certified doctors and nurses to inject fillers.
Before your dermal filler appointment, we recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours, avoid taking any medication that includes NSAIDs, aspirin, vitamin E, and ginseng for 1 week. We also recommend that you avoid wearing heavy makeup to your appointment.
What happens during a dermal filler procedure?
On the day of your dermal filler treatment, your practitioner will go over the planned treatment and ensure that you are still happy to proceed. You will be given the choice of local anesthetic which can help alleviate any needle fears.
Small amounts of dermal filler are injected directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle. Sometimes a cannula may be used.
The filler gel helps to plump up the skin, thereby smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
When lips or facial contours are being treated, the filler adds volume, restores shape and gives a fuller appearance.
Our policy is ‘less is more’ so we will always aim to give you a natural, subtle look.
Types of Dermal Filler Treatment that we offer
Your Dermal Fillers Aftercare
Immediately following your dermal filler treatment you may experience some redness, bruising, swelling, or tenderness. This is a normal reaction and is a result of the injections, it will disappear within a few days. Swelling after dermal filler treatment can last for up to 7 days.
Bruising after dermal filler is often associated with poor technique but this is not always the case. Bruising is very common after the use of a needle or cannula. Your own predisposition to bleeding will determine how much bruising you should expect to see following treatment.
To help patients avoid bruising we advise that any medications containing NSAIDs, aspirin, vitamin E, and ginseng are avoided in the week before dermal filler treatment. We also advise that these medications are also not used in the week following treatment.
It is also best to avoid:
- Applying pressure on or touching the area for the first 48hrs.
- Heat-inducing activities for 24hrs such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas, and hot showers.
- Hot food or drinks until the topical numbing cream has worn off.
- Applying make-up or cosmeceutical products (AHAs, retinol, vitamin C) for 24hrs.
- Drinking alcohol for at least 24hrs but ideally 7 days.
- Kissing for at least 24hrs.
- Skin treatments or laser treatments for 2 weeks following treatment.
Arnica cream can be used following treatment to help soothe and calm the skin.
It is best not to have Dermal Filler treatment at least 2 weeks before an important event, party, or occasion in case of any side effects.
Dermal Filler Review Appointments
All dermal filler patients are offered a review appointment 2 weeks following their treatment date. Our expert aesthetic nurses or doctors will examine the treated area, and together, you’ll be able to discuss the final results. This includes deciding whether you’d like any adjustments to the existing filler placement to be made or further volume which may require additional dermal filler treatment.
Deral Filler Patient Stories
Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team
Read about our patients’ experiences with dermal filler treatment to see what you can expect.