Dermal fillers are helpful in reducing the appearance of facial lines and creases in the lower half of the face, particularly the nasolabial folds – the lines running down from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Dermal fillers are safe, non-surgical and effective treatments for lifting, rejuvenating and shaping the face.
- Dermal fillers, as suggested by the name, can be used to plump up creases or reshape areas such as the cheeks and chin
- Fillers also reduce deep lines that do not respond to anti-wrinkle injections
- Acne and chicken pox scars can also be lifted using dermal fillers
- Cutis Clinic only uses safe, temporary fillers that last between 4 to 18 months
Dermal fillers can fill or replace volume loss due to the reduction of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. Fillers provide an immediate dose of collagen and ground substance, instantly filling hollows, furrows, wrinkles and lines.
Cutis Clinic use fillers consisting of a natural hypoallergenic substance known as hyaluronan
- Lips – improve definition, increase fullness and reduce the appearance of lines
- Smile-induced creases
- Frown lines, creases and wrinkles
- Acne scars and chicken pox scars
After a consultation with our dermatology specialist, we will discuss and advise on how fillers may benefit you, outlining what filler is best, the to-be-treated area(s), and inform you of the expected outcome, duration of results and total costs.
This procedure involves multiple fine injections to the targeted area. We often use a combination of ice and local anaesthetic injections prior to treatment that reduce discomfort to a tolerable level. The procedure takes between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the treated area.
Immediately after the procedure, you can expect slight redness and swelling. This is absolutely normal and a temporary inconvenience that settles within a day or two. Light make-up may be applied. The majority of patients may feel comfortable enough to resume work and normal activities immediately post-treatment. Bruising may appear 1-2 days after a dermal filler procedure but will settle over a period of 3-5 days.
The longevity of fillers depends on the areas treated and the type of fillers used. On average, they will last 6-8 months; however, much like your metabolic rate, individual variations apply.
Cutis Clinic offers a variety of temporary fillers, each suited to different applications. Our specialist dermatologist or injector will advise you on which dermal filler is right for you, depending on the area, longevity and results you desire.
**Cutis Clinic does not use permanent fillers due to the increased risk of serious side effects and other complications.
Dermal fillers are only one arm of the rejuvenation process. Our specialists frequently combine them with anti-wrinkle injections which relax the underlying muscles. Moderation is the key; however, we aim to provide natural facial rejuvenation rather than the drastic and obvious treatments often advertised in celebrity magazines. Apart from treating volume loss, fractionated laser and TCA peels also improve skin texture, tone and clarity.