Dermal fillers are injectable products designed to restore lost volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles caused by ageing. Dermal fillers are incredibly diverse. They can be used augment the cheeks, enhance the lips, re-shape the nose and rejuvenate the backs of the hands as well as to diminish fine lines and wrinkles such as smoker’s lines and nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines).



The main component of the dermal fillers we use at Dr SW Clinics is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The molecule attracts water so makes the skin appear plumper and more youthful. As we age our levels of hyaluronic acid deplete so dermal fillers are a way of restoring their reserves in our skin.
If you have lines and wrinkles, have lost volume in your face or want plumper lips or fuller cheeks, then dermal fillers could be for you. Hyaluronic acid is incredibly safe and biocompatible but as with any treatment you will need a consultation to make sure you don’t have any medical problems that would make you unsuitable for treatment.
Local anaesthetic can be used to minimize any discomfort from the injections. The treatment is minimally invasive so you should not experience any pain.
Treatment takes around half an hour depending on the number of injections you need.
You may get some mild bruising or swelling after the injections but this will only be temporary and should be gone within a few days. Many people experience no downtime at all.
Results of Dermal Fillers usually last between six and nine months, and it is recommended the treatment is done on a regular basis in order to see maximum effects.