Dermal Fillers - Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid Injections Information
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural and man-made or synthetic materials that have been developed over the years for injection into the skin, such a hyaluronic acid.
They help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, as the material is injected into areas where it needs to be plumped up again and made to look firmer, both in terms of filling out wrinkles or revolumising the face as well as addressing ageing hands. Dermal fillers have many applications so it’s important to learn about what they can treat.
Dermal fillers come in different thicknesses, and in general, the thicker the product, the deeper it is injected into the dermal layer of the skin to help plump out medium to deep lines and wrinkles, such as naso-labial folds (nose to mouth lines), fill scars, contour or revolumise the cheeks and chin or to augment or reshape lips.
Dermal fillers tend to be broadly classified into two types of dermal fillers, either non-permanent (resorbable) or permanent (non-resorbable) in their effect.
In the 1980s collagen was the first dermal filler approved in the USA. However, the leading dermal fillers used by most UK practitioners nowadays are hyaluronic acid based products. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our own skin which can be synthesised. Other non-permanent fillers to be developed include ones using polylactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite.
Permanent fillers are not widely used in the UK, but can give a longer lasting effect, or even a permanent effect, and may be recommended in some cases to address certain conditions or skin defect
Dermal Filler Before and After Images
To see before and after photographs of real patients, provided by cosmetic practitioners and clinics, please see our Dermal Filler Injections Before and After Pictures section. Remember your results may differ.
Dermal Filler Side Effects
Treatment with dermal fillers and the levels of pain experienced will depend on the area being injected, the product being used (some contain a local anaesthetic) and any topical numbing creams which are used duting the procedure. The treatment should be relatively painless or mildly uncomfortable with the nose and lip areas being the most sensitive.
Common side effects from dermal filler treatments include bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness and slight bleeding at the injection sites, which will disappear either almost immediately or over a 24 - 48 hour period. Rarely some allergic reactions can occur with dermal filler products.
There are some medical conditions, illnesses and circumstances which mean that having dermal filler treatment would not be advised; these are referred to by medical practitioners as contra-indications for dermal filler treatment.
Cost of Dermal Fillers
Private prices for dermal filler treatment in the UK varies depending on the type and brand of dermal filler product used and the amount or number of syringes required to achieve the desired results.
Find a Dermal Fillers Clinic
If you are interested in finding a specialist clinic or practitioner for Dermal Fillers in the UK or Ireland who you can contact directly to make an appointment for consultation or enquire about the cost or any other questions that you may have, then the next step is to use our Clinic Search Directory.
Here is a list of clinics who provide Dermal Fillers in the UK & Ireland.
Dermal Fillers Product Brands
Click on the links below for more information about the individual Dermal Fillers - Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid Injections Information product brands.
Aliaxin ®amalianAquamid™Artecoll ® Belotero ®CristalCRM ®DesirialEllanséEmervel ® Juvéderm ® ULTRAJuvéderm ® VOLUMAJuvéderm® HYDRATEMatridur ® and Matridex ®Perfectha ®Prevelle™ Puragen ™ Radiesse ™ Restylane ® (Perlane, Lip Volume & SubQ)Revanesse ® and Redexis ®Reviderm ® IntraStylage®Succeev®Teosyal ®Varioderm™