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. They help to restore our skin to its former youthful appearance, as the material is injected into areas where it needs to be plumped up again and made to look firmer. 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 fine to deep lines and wrinkles, such as naso-labial folds (nose to mouth lines), fill scars, contour the cheeks and chin or augment lips.
Dermal fillers tend to be broadly classified as being either non-permanent (resorbable) or permanent (non-resorbable) in their effect. In the 1980s Collagen was the first dermal filler approved in the US. However, the leading dermal fillers used by most UK practitioners are hyaluronic acid based products. Other non-permanent fillers to be developed include ones using polylactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. Permanent fillers are not widely used but can give a longer lasting effect, or even a permanent effect, and may be recommended in some cases. Private costs vary depending on the type of dermal filler used.
Video of Amanda Pierce demonstrating the basics of a lip enhancement, including before and after photos, taken at the appointment.
Amanda Pierce shows you an in-depth full consultation for a lip enhancement and non-surgical rhinoplasty, using dermal filler treatment.
In this video Amanda touches on how to go about choosing the safest practitioner to perform your aesthetic treatments along with what we do behind the scenes here at Amanda Pierce Aesthetics to make sure you're in the safest hands.
In this video, Amanda explains the different approaches needed to treat a man with dermal fillers and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and she demonstrates the 'Full Face Approach' on a male model
A video of the model Sophie Anderton undertaking a cheek recontouring treatment using Perfectha Subskin
A video demonstration of cheek enhancement using Juvederm Voluma Dermal Filler
A video demonstration of lip augmentation using Juvederm Volift.
A video discussion of tear trough treatments using dermal fillers.
A video discussion on feminising facial features using dermal fillers
A video discussion on non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal filler injections.
Dr Johanna Ward answers frequently asked questions about dermal fillers.
This is Part 2 of the interview of Adrian Richards (Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics, and Founder of Cosmetic Courses) and Ron Myers (Director of The Consulting Room) looking at dermal filler regulation.
Cheek enhancement by Amanda Pierce using Teosyal Ultra Deep Dermal Filler
Advice on how to treat swelling and bruising after a dermal filler treatment
A video showing Dr. Rian A. Maercks evaluating and injecting dermal filler into his own face.
Dr. Rodriguez explains why some people need a lip lift instead of a lip augmentation.
A video demonstrating the use of Dermal Filler for foot cushioning
Dr. Kulbersh explains to difference between Botox and Filler
A video illustrating the application of a dermal filler as a method to provide a non surgical nose job
A video illustrating a hand rejuvenation treatment with Aquamid dermal filler.
Live demonstration of a dermal filler treatment with a hyaluronic acid based product
A demonstration of advanced Sculptra treatments by Dr Geoffrey Mullan of Medicetics in London.