Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance within us all. Hyaluronic acid forms the matrix around our cells and is responsible for youthful looking skin, as we mature our bodies natural production of HA slows. Combined with local anaesthetic, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to mimic the body’s natural HA and rejuvenate areas of the face by restoring contour and volume.
Whilst all the licenced fillers in common use are based upon HA their characteristics and properties are not identical so they can behave differently when injected into different areas.
The risks associated with fillers vary dependent upon the area being treated and whilst serious complications can occur the common side effects are mild and include minor bruising, redness, and swelling at the site of the injection.We will of course discuss all risks with you at consultation and give you the information you need to make an informed consent.