Dermal Fillers (Hylauronic acid)


Dermal fillers are made up of stabilized hyaluronic acid and are used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth or shape and add volume to facial contours and lips. 

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found within our bodies. It is a material that is contained in various soft tissues. Hyaluronic acid can be synthetically produced from a process of bacterial fermentation, chemically stabilized, and purified for use as injectable soft tissue filler (non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid). The hyaluronic acid is biocompatible and is a totally non-animal product; there is little risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.

Dermal filler injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. These can be performed in areas involving the face and eyelid region, forehead, and lips. They cannot stop the process of aging but can temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.

Treatments may be performed as a singular procedure, in combination with other treatments such as BOTOX®, or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure. They require regional nerve blocks or local anaesthetic injections to diminish discomfort which is applied during your consultation . Soft tissue fillers produce temporary swelling, redness, and needle marks, which resolve after a few days’ time.

Continuing treatments are necessary in order to maintain the effect of dermal fillers over time.  Once injected the productwill be slowly absorbed by the body. The length of effect for the Hylauronic acid injections is variable but can generally be expected to last anywhere between 6-18 months, depending on the area.