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Facial Aesthetics: Dermal Fillers

The use of soft tissue fillers is becoming increasingly popular. As we age, we lose volume in areas of the face and develop wrinkles. The basic principle is that plumping or filling these soft tissues can improve our appearance and reverse some signs of facial ageing.

Lip fillers/augmentation, Peri-oral lines, Nasolabial folds and Marionette lines

Fillers are most commonly used to increase volume in the lips, improve the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, soften wrinkles in the upper lip and other parts of the face and improve depressions in the skin caused by scars.


Non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose reshaping


More recently, fillers have become increasingly used as a means of non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose reshaping.

Fillers may be temporary or permanent. Permanent fillers should not be used on the face. Autologous fillers, or fillers from your own body, are also used in some procedures. For example, fat may be removed and reinjected into another area.

Fillers should only be administered by an appropriately qualified doctor with knowledge of facial anatomy and who has been fully trained to use the product and equipment.

Length of Treatment

30 to 60 minutes


Local anaesthetic or anaesthetic cream if required

Time off work


Duration of results

12 to 18 months

Is it painful?

Dermal fillers are administered using a very fine needle. An anaesthetic cream or local anaesthetic can be used to numb the area but Mr Adamthwaite uses the latest products with local anaesthetic included in the injection.

Will it be obvious that I have had fillers?

Mr Adamthwaite advises each patient carefully to meet their individual needs. Most patients find that friends and colleagues say they look 'refreshed' after treatment.

What are the side effects?

Some patients experience mild redness or bruising after treatment but this settles within a couple of weeks.

Allergic reactions to fillers are rare and have been reported in less than 1 in 2000 individuals.

If you have any questions about injectable fillers and whether they are right for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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