Dermal Filler FAQs

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers have an excellent safety record – plus we use 2 of the world’s leading brands, developed and produced to be the best quality available.

Are there any reasons why I should not have dermal fillers?

We can assess these during your medical questionnaire. We cannot offer you dermal fillers if any of the following contraindications are present:

  • Known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine
  • Hypertrophic scarring
  • Infection at the proposed injection site
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding

Are there any side effects?

To minimise possible side-effects such as slight redness, swelling or bruising, we advise taking anti-inflammatory tablets such as aspirin and ibuprofen, or Vitamin E, 48 hours prior to treatment. Most potential side effects are temporary. With lip enhancement treatment, lips may remain swollen for several days following treatment.

How long do the effects last?

The effectiveness of your individual treatment will depend on factors such as age, lifestyle, skin quality and overall health. Lip volumising treatments may need to be carried out more frequently, other facial treatments can last up to a year.

What are static wrinkles?

These are the wrinkles or folds that can be seen when the face is at rest. they come with age as the skin loses its natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give skin structure and volume.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, binding water and therefore hydrating the skin to producing a volumising effect. Its levels diminish with age as we get older.