Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that help reduce the appearance of lines and folds on the face. Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid is used, a substance found naturally in the body. It is fully biocompatible and degradable, and there isn’t much risk at all.

The Aesthetic Skin Clinic is a leading provider of a number of cosmetic medical and surgery solutions, including breast surgery, facial surgery and non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers in Northern Ireland.

In this post we’re going to give you all the information that you need to know about dermal fillers.

lip filler injection at Askin Clinic


What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a form of non surgical cosmetic treatment that’s used to treat wrinkles, scars or other issues in the skin. People often want dermal fillers to give more volume to the face, and to give an overall improvement of the skin.

Both men and women use dermal fillers, seeking to look younger and more fresh-faced. They can also be used to sculpt the face, for those people who want a more defined appearance. This could be through enhancing lips and cheek bones.

How Can Dermal Fillers Help You?

As you age, the fat pads over your bones and under the skin begin to shrink – causing facial hollows, tissue sagging and wrinkles. The natural levels of collagen in the skin reduce, meaning the skin loses its firmness.

Dermal fillers are used to bring the soft tissues back up to where they once were, and to reduce this appearance of wrinkles.

Some people also use them as a way to remove wrinkles, and unlike other anti-wrinkle injections, you’ll be able to retain full facial movement straight away.

Woman after dermal filler treatment

How Long Do They Last?

In most cases, dermal fillers last for around 6-8 months – but this can be different for each individual. Depending on what part of your face that you’re getting treated, the time it lasts can also vary.

The filler is slowly broken down and absorbed by your body, meaning that it will eventually return back to what it was previously like. When this happens, most people book themselves in for more treatment.

Are they safe?

Dermal fillers are successfully administered to millions of people around the world, every single year, with many people enjoying the benefits of their skin feeling and looking younger and fresher.

It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, they’re safe for everyone to use.

Close up of female eye area getting botox injection by syringe

Possible Complications?

Complications from dermal fillers are extremely rare, so it’s extremely unlikely that you were suffer from any lasting effects. However, if you do suffer from any of the following, you should consult your doctor straight away.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Infection
  • Prolonged bruising
  • Lumpiness
  • Change in contour

Dermal fillers are popular for a reason, and that’s because they are very successful. There are risks with all cosmetic treatments, but the popularity of dermal fillers means that they have been very well-established and the procedures well-practised.


If you would like to know more about dermal fillers or you want to book a consultation to discuss getting the treatment, we can help you out.

Here at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic we specialise in a wide range of beauty treatments that can improve the quality of your skin.

If you would like more information on the services that we provide, including dermal fillers and lip fillers in Belfast, Guernsey or Jersey, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 01481 736 699 and a member of our helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions that you have.