What are fillers?

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available on the market today. Over 10 million treatments have been performed in the last 10 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, which hydrates and plumps the skin by improving its ability to retain water. Over time, the body loses hyaluronic acid and the skin starts to sag and forms wrinkles and folds. Fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid to restore volume and shape. We wrote about 8 types of lip filler shapes here.

The fillers are available in syringes and are gently injected into the areas of the face where they are needed. They deliver an instant lift replacing volume loss and giving a fuller more youthful appearance. 

Fillers are long lasting but not permanent. Typically lasting 6-12 months. 

The latest fillers used by Dr Raman contain lidocaine local anaesthetic which reduces discomfort. You may feel a mild stinging sensation as the product is injected. This can be further reduced by the use of local anaesthetic cream prior to treatment. 

Dermal fillers are not a prescription only medication, the UK currently lacks any kind of regulation around who is injecting them. It is therefore vital that you go to a qualified medical professional to avoid possible side effects. In the right hands dermal fillers are very safe and effective. There may be some localised redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising but these tend to be very mild and temporary. As with all injections, there is a risk of infection, but this is very rare. More serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare. We wrote about the safety of lip fillers in a blog article.

Dr Raman offers clients a free no obligation consultation at which time he will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan that is tailored to each individual. Dermal Filler treatments cost from £250. Find out more about our pricing here.

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