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Facial Fillers

Facial fillers(commonly known as Restylane, Teosyal, Juvaderm) are used to treat wrinkles and facial lines. More and more patients are opting for this type of treatment than undergoing conventional surgery!

Skin starts to sag and wrinkle naturally with age, as underlying fat and collagen diminishes. With age collagen cells, which provide the structural support and shape skin, reduce in number which causes the skin to lose elasticity allowing fine lines and wrinkles to develop.

Facial fillers(commonly known as Restylane, Teosyal, Juvaderm) are based on hyaluronic acid. This is found naturally throughout our bodies: in our skin, bones, joints, and eyes. It acts as a lubricant and moisturiser due to its ability to attract and store water. 

Hyaluronic Acid is clinically produced, usually from bacterial, not from animal or human sources. Other types are made with collagen. Newer types of filler with other ingredients claim to have a longer lasting effect.


Facial fillers are used in procedures to smooth and 'fill out' areas such:

  • Nose to Mouth Grooves
  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Furrows
  • Lipstick Lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Acne Pits
  • Crows Feet
  • Plump out hollow cheeks
  • Reshape the chin or nose tip

Results of these treatments are immediate and the effects can last anything from six to nine months, depending on which product is being used. All of the facial filler are non-permanent and are absorbed naturally over time.

There may be some side effects. Some people can have slight bleeding and mild bruising, swelling, itching may also occur around the area. If you have lip treatment swelling can last 3-5 days, otherwise it is transient.

If you have a history of cold sores, facial filler treatment in that area might cause them to break out again. However this can be prevented by prescribing a course of anti-viral tablets (e.g. acyclovir) immediately after the treatment and for a few days afterwards, to reduce the possibility of a recurrence.