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Achieve Your Beauty Goals with Dermal Fillers in Cambridge

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a substance injected into the skin to add small amounts of volume to targeted areas. As a result, patients can enjoy a more youthful and refreshed appearance. 

Fillers can help to soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of hollow areas and enhance the shape of facial features such as the nose. 

At the CREO Clinic in Cambridge, our doctor-led aesthetics team offer a range of bespoke treatments aimed at enhancing your natural beauty, including dermal fillers. With our extensive skills and experience customising care to our patients unique needs, you can enjoy the transformative effects of Injectable treatments. 

Book a consultation with our team and find out how facial fillers can help you enhance your aesthetic.

Why Choose Creo Clinic for Dermal Filler Treatment in Cambridge

At CREO, we are led by Dr. Gina Schoeman, an aesthetic doctor who uses her signature bone-to-skin approach to understand how fillers can be used to enhance each patient’s unique facial profile. 

Our clinicians work diligently with patients to create bespoke treatment plans to provide exceptional, natural-looking facial rejuvenation. 

In addition, we often combine dermal fillers with other treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters to comprehensively treat our patients’ concerns and ensure long-lasting effects with a focus on skin health.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in dermal filler, a chemical that can be found naturally in the body. This helps to retain moisture in the skin, creating a plumping effect with additional volume. 

By using dermal filler, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin are increased, creating a refreshed, youthful appearance.

Upper Face Dermal Fillers

Tear Trough

Patients with hollow under eyes, or tear troughs, due to ageing or genetics can benefit from the use of dermal fillers to add volume and fill out facial contours. 

Midface Dermal Fillers

Cheeks

Dermal fillers can be used to enhance both the prominence and symmetry of the cheeks, contouring the facial anatomy and restoring volume lost due to the ageing process.

Nose

Using dermal filler for the nose, also called non-surgical rhinoplasty, can help to correct dorsal  humps, increase the height of the nasal bridge and reshape the tip of the nose. Patients may choose to use nose filler as a less invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. 

Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds describe the deep lines found at the sides of the mouth that become more prominent when smiling and due to the ageing process. Using dermal filler for the cheeks, this area can be better supported by creating a lifting effect, reducing the prominence of these lines. 

Lower Face Dermal Fillers

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers can be used to enhance the shape and symmetry of the lips. In addition, using dermal filler for the lips can provide fuller lips with a smoother texture. 

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines describe the lines from the mouth to the chin. As a result of ageing and the effects of gravity, these lines can become more prominent as the skin begins to sag. Dermal filler can help to smooth out these lines, minimising their appearance. 

Chin

Chin fillers, also known as chin augmentation, are used to address chin wrinkles and chin recession. Additionally, they can enhance facial symmetry by improving chin proportions. 

For men, chin augmentation can also add definition, creating a more angular and traditionally masculine appearance.

Jawline

Many male patients seek a more masculine jawline by adding definition to the area. Dermal fillers around the jawline can create a more square-shaped appearance. Additionally, jawline fillers can improve the look of jowls caused by ageing by seamlessly blending them into the chin area.

What Are Dermal Fillers Made From?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance, so the risk of an allergic reaction is extremely low. These fillers can attract water, making them ideal for adding volume, definition, shape, and hydration for the skin.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary, lasting between 6 to 24 months depending on the thickness of the filler and the body’s rate of breakdown. Additionally, they are reversible and can be dissolved quickly by injecting a substance called hyaluronidase.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers, like Radiesse, are used to smooth facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume, and treat hollow or sagging skin. CaHA stimulates the body’s own collagen and elastin production, providing long-lasting results for 12-18 months. Due to its higher viscosity, this filler is suitable for moderate to severe wrinkles and thicker skin areas, such as nasolabial folds.

However, CaHA fillers are not reversible and cannot be dissolved if complications arise. Therefore, we do not currently use this type of filler at CREO.

Poly-L-lactic Acid

Polylactic acid (PLLA) fillers, such as Sculptra, stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles while enhancing skin elasticity to soften fine lines on the face. PLLA fillers can last up to two years by gradually building new collagen.

However, like CaHA fillers, PLLA fillers cannot be reversed or dissolved if complications occur, so our clinic does not offer this type of filler.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

PMMA fillers, such as Bellafill, are synthetic, biocompatible substances that take the form of tiny microspheres. PMMA is semi-permanent and cannot be broken down by the body, providing results for up to 8-10 years.

These fillers stimulate collagen production in the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a refreshed, rejuvenated look. However, due to their bovine source, PMMA fillers carry a higher risk of allergic reaction and cannot be reversed if complications arise. Additionally, they may not age well with the skin over time. For these reasons, CREO Clinic does not offer PMMA fillers.

Who’s A Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

An ideal candidate for dermal filler injections:

  • Seeks to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, or facial folds for a more youthful appearance
  • Has lost volume or lacks volume in specific parts of the face
  • Desires to reshape facial features such as the nose, chin, and/or jawline
  • Wishes to achieve aesthetic enhancements in the face without undergoing more invasive surgical procedures like a facelift

Dermal Filler Treatment Benefits

Undergoing dermal filler treatments has several benefits:

  • Smoothes out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Can enhance the shape of targeted facial features, such as the nose and lips
  • Creates a more youthful, refreshed appearance 
  • Achieves natural-looking enhancements without disrupting facial proportions
  • Non-invasive, requiring no incisions and thus scarring
  • Quick treatments, often performed on the same day as the consultation
  • Requires little to no downtime

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Cambridge

Prices for dermal filler vary depending on the area treated and the amount of filler used. You will receive a full price breakdown as well as information about our financing options during your consultation. 

TreatmentPrice
Dermal Filler 0.5ml (lips and fine lines)from £350
Dermal Filler 1ml (lips, facial lines, cheeks, jaw, chin/jowl)from £490
Dermal Filler 2ml (facial lines, jaw, cheeks, chin/jowl)from £980
Dermal Filler 3ml (facial lines, jaw, chin/jowl)from £1,470
Temple Filler 3mlfrom £590
Temple Filler 4mlfrom £1,180
Tear Trough Filler 1mlfrom £550

Dermal Filler Before And After

 

How To Prepare For Dermal Filler Treatment

To prepare for dermal fillers, you will be advised to take several steps:

  • Although you can resume normal activities the same day, avoid scheduling major social events for the two weeks following your treatment to allow for full recovery.
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol or taking ibuprofen within 48 hours before your procedure to minimise the risk of bruising and swelling.
  • Ensure you have eaten and stayed hydrated before your treatment.
  • Avoid wearing makeup in the treatment area.

Dermal Filler Procedure Guide

Consultation

During your thorough consultation, you can discuss your areas of concern and the results you hope to achieve with dermal filler treatment. Our team will review your medical history to ensure your suitability for dermal filler injections. 

If you are deemed suitable, we will create a customised treatment plan tailored to your needs and explain the results that can be achieved with dermal fillers.

Dermal Filler Procedure

Treatment is often performed on the same day as the consultation. Dermal filler treatment involves a series of injections into the target areas to distribute the filler evenly. While this shouldn’t be painful, you may feel a brief pinching sensation as the needle enters the skin. To minimise discomfort, a topical or local anaesthetic can be applied to numb the area.

The type and amount of dermal filler used will depend on the treatment area(s). Different techniques can be employed to insert the filler. Additionally, filler can be inserted via a cannula using a blunt-ended needle, an advanced technique that allows access to a larger area through a single injection site.

Recovery & Aftercare Process

Downtime from dermal fillers is usually minimal, though you may experience side effects like localised bruising, swelling, and bleeding at the injection sites.

It is important that you follow all aftercare instructions from our team, including:

  • Avoiding touching the treated area or applying makeup for 24 hours to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Refraining from exercise, saunas/steam rooms, and excessive heat exposure for 48 hours to minimise swelling.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding.
  • Do not undergo other aesthetic treatments in the treated area for 1-2 weeks.

When To Expect Results From Dermal Fillers

Immediately after treatment, the treated area will appear fuller, and any fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed out. However, you will need to wait for any swelling to dissipate to fully appreciate the final results of dermal filler, which can take around two weeks. 

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The longevity of dermal filler results depends on the type of filler used and the area treated:

  • Lip filler – 6-9 months
  • Cheeks/jawline/nose/chin filler – 12-24 months
  • Nasolabial and tear trough filler – 6-12 months

Dermal Fillers FAQs

Are dermal fillers painful?

Dermal fillers should not be painful but you may feel a scratching sensation as the needle is inserted into the skin. This is typically well tolerated by patients, and numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment to ensure your comfort throughout. 

Do dermal fillers dramatically change the face’s appearance?

Dermal filler can be used to augment the features by adding small amounts of volume to the area. At CREO, we exclusively use dermal fillers to achieve natural-looking enhancements as opposed to dramatic changes. 

What are the risks of dermal fillers?

The most common risk of dermal fillers is bruising and swelling around the treatment area. Other, less common risks include infection, nodules and vascular complications. When carried out by a competent aesthetician, the risk of complications is rare. 

What is Teoxane?

Teoxane is a type of hyaluronic acid dermal filler that contains Resilient Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin. At CREO, we use Teoxane alongside other HA dermal fillers to restore volume and hydration to the treatment area.

Will I need multiple dermal filler treatments?

Most patients only require one initial treatment of dermal filler, followed by maintenance sessions when their effects wear off. If you are treating multiple areas of the face, you may choose to spread your treatments across several sessions.  

What If I don’t like the results of my dermal fillers?

Most patients who have dermal filler are happy with their results. However, if you are unhappy, hyaluronidase can be used to break down dermal filler and reverse its effects. 

Are dermal fillers permanent?

At CREO, we exclusively use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers due to their reversible nature. These are long-lasting but not permanent, with effects visible up to 6-24 months. 

What is a “pillow face,” and will I get it?

“Pillow face” describes the puffy appearance of the face when too much dermal filler has been inserted. At CREO, we avoid overfilling the face by using only small amounts of filler to achieve natural looking enhancements only. 

Why We Don’t Treat Glabella Lines With Dermal Fillers

Frown lines, known as glabella lines, are the short vertical lines visible between the eyebrows and centre of the forehead. <br><br>Using dermal fillers to smooth out glabella lines comes with an increased risk of complications. For this reason, we recommend a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters as a safer and more suitable treatment to manage the appearance of glabella lines.  

Why We Don’t Treat Forehead Lines With Dermal Fillers

Forehead lines can develop due to the weight of the brows and upper eyelids, and become more prominent with age.  <br><br>Treating forehead lines with dermal filler also comes with an increased risk. Instead, we instead recommend anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters as a safer and equally effective way of smoothing out forehead lines for a more youthful appearance.