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Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic
Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Cosmetic Nurse

About Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler can help to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Here's everything you need to know about this effective, minimally invasive treatment.


See also:


Dermal Fillers FAQs  /  Non-Invasive Treatments  /  Botulinum Toxin

Are dermal fillers right for you?

Your skin is unique, and so are your needs. If you’re considering dermal fillers as a treatment option, please book a complimentary skin consultation to determine if this is the right treatment for you.

Dermal fillers are effective in the following areas:

  • Cheeks
    Adds volume to deflated and sunken cheeks, and defines cheekbones.


  • Marionette Lines
    Fills and reduces the appearance of the lines from the corners of the mouth down the sides of the chin.


  • Jawline/Jowls
    Softens sharp or overly angular jawlines, and reduce the jowling effect due to aging


  • Lips
    Adds volume and definition to thin or shrunken lips. Also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lip area.


  • Nasolabial lines / folds
    Reduces the appearance of deep lines between the bottom of the nose and corners of the mouth.


  • Chin Enhancements
    Strengthen a weak, underdeveloped Chin, more triangular shape, minimize the appearance of owls, and reduce the lines

You are premium quality, and so are our products

At SNAC, we only use the highest quality products. Our preferred dermal filler utilises the best skin enhancing technology to maximise the benefits to your skin and create lasting results.


Injectable dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure. They can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

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How it works

Dermal Fillers are used to smooth facial wrinkles and enhance lips by restoring volume and fullness. A gel containing hyaluronic acid is injected into or below the skin by a healthcare professional.

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Choose dermal fillers for safety and affordability

Dermal fillers have a high safety profile compared with other, more invasive anti-ageing treatments. They also help maintain a more natural, gradual appearance enhancement.

What’s the difference between dermal fillers and botulinum toxin?

The difference between dermal filler and botulinum toxin is that a dermal filler is an injectable gel that provides volume, while botulinum toxin relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by repeated facial expressions.

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Dermal Fillers Factsheet

Frequency of Treatments

Depending on your skin, treatments are recommended every 6 to 12 months.

What’s in it?

Dermal filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid (HA) a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Some dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic that provides more comfort both during and after injection.

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polymer found in all living organisms.  The human dermis has a high percentage of HA, which hydrates the skin because of its high water-binding properties. HA is the predominant part of the viscoelastic intracellular matrix, which provides and maintains proper tissue volume and acts as a cushion to help protect the skin. The natural product, if injected into the skin, would be rapidly lost. To produce a longer-lasting HA, it must be made more robust and stable by cross-linking.  * Cross-linked gels combine with naturally occurring HA to provide volume and support for 4 to 12 months.

Who should NOT get dermal fillers?

Do not have Dermal Filler injections in an area where there is a non resorbable implant or if you have irritated or infected skin, allergy to hyaluronic acid or other severe allergies, autoimmune disorders or hypersensitivity to local anesthetic or porphyria. Caution if you have a bleeding disorder, if you take medicines that prolong bleeding time, have had poor results with previous similar injections, have angina combined with rheumatism or a tendency to large scar formation.

Dermal Fillers are not recommended for people taking blood thinning medicines and they have not been tested. You must consult your general practitioner (GP) before booking for this treatment. 

What to Expect When You Get Dermal Fillers

Before Your Treatment

After your complimentary consultation, you will be booked in for an appointment to be treated. Treatments can be the same day if you wish to go ahead after consultation.

“Before” treatment photos will be taken


Several photos in different angles will be taken prior to treatment. 

The Procedure

The areas will be cleansed and numbing cream will be applied ( if it is appropriate). The  dermal filler will be injected by fine needles or administered using a microcannula. Throughout the procedure we will talk you through it and make sure you are comfortable.

The Recovery

Dermal Filler treatments may result in some redness, swelling, pain or tenderness, itching and/or bruising which may last a few days. Inflammatory reactions can last up to two weeks in rare cases. See your healthcare professional if any side effects concern you.

The Aftercare

Exposure to excessive sunlight or extreme cold should be avoided until redness or swelling has resolved.


Your cosmetic nurse will advise on the best aftercare routine for your skin following treatment.

Book a consultation to see if dermal fillers are right for you.

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