Dermal Fillers: A Review on What You Need to Know

Dermal Fillers: A Review on What You Need to Know

Time and gravity take their toll on everyone. As we get older, our face begins to lose volume and elasticity. This is when facial fillers can be of great help - read on to get an insight into dermal fillers from the experts at Charmelle London


Dermal Fillers: A Review on What You Need to Know

Time and gravity take their toll on everyone. As we get older, our face begins to lose volume and elasticity. The skin appears thinner, hollows appear more noticeable, and fine lines become more visible.

This is when facial fillers can be of great help

Whether you have a big event coming up or just want to feel confident in your own skin again, dermal fillers are a safe and affordable option for smoothing out those wrinkles and hollows. They're easy to book, painless to administer, and cost-effective if you intend on repeating the procedure every few months. But with so many brands on the market today, which one is best for you? Let's find out!

What are Dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in your skin. There are two primary types of dermal fillers: collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is the most commonly used dermal filler, and it is FDA-approved. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are FDA-approved for lip augmentation, but they are being increasingly used for the treatment of wrinkles and folds.

Other dermal fillers include poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, and synthetic polymers. Dermal fillers are often mistakenly referred to as “Botox injections.” While both treatments are administered via injections, they are very different. Botox is a neurotoxin that works by temporarily blocking certain muscles from contracting, which reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are composed of different materials that are injected beneath the skin to add volume and lift the face.

Why Consider Dermal Fillers?

As we age, our skin loses its volume, elasticity, and thickness. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear on the face and around the eyes. Fortunately, dermal fillers can help you regain the volume that you've lost in your skin. This filler treatment can help smooth out wrinkles and folds, boost your facial volume and make your skin look tighter and firmer. You can have dermal fillers to correct facial flaws and make yourself look younger or have fullness added to your face to help prevent signs of aging. If you have low facial volume, dermal fillers can add volume back into your face by giving you a fuller cheek and lip area. They are an excellent way to improve the overall look of your face without the need for surgery.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid or collagen, both of which are biocompatible and are naturally found in the body. They are injected into the skin and help make it look more youthful by adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles. The best part about dermal fillers is that they last a long time. Depending on the type of dermal filler you choose, they can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Some dermal fillers can last up to 5 years! Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume to your face. They can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Dermal fillers are a great treatment for people who are looking for a non-surgical way to improve their appearance. They're also a good option for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding because there are no known risks for unborn children. Dermal fillers are also relatively inexpensive and last a long time.

What to know before you decide on a dermal filler

There are several things you should consider before booking your dermal filler appointment. First, you must understand that dermal fillers are not a long-term solution to aging. While they can stay in the body for years, they're not intended to stay there forever. What's more, you must make sure that your dermatologist has the necessary experience in administering dermal fillers. There are a couple of things that you can look out for:

  • The dermal filler's original name and manufacturer - Although many brands and names have been changed over the years to avoid confusion, you can still tell what you're getting if you know what to look for.
  • How long does the dermal filler last once it's been inserted into your skin.

Which Dermal Filler Is Right For You?

The type of dermal filler you choose will depend on your unique needs and what you want to achieve from the procedure. Here are a few dermal fillers that might be worth exploring:


As one of the most well-known and established dermal filler brands available in the market today Juvederm has a wide range of dermal filler products suitable for application across facial areas.

Juvederm is a dermal filler that delivers volume beneath the skin. Juvederm options are intended to address several different skin problems. Juvederm includes hyaluronic acid, which is a component of many injectable fillers. It is injected into the dermis to treat a range of skin issues. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid stimulates the production of collagen. In addition to the immediate increase in volume, you will experience a long-term boost in collagen production as a result of its collagen-stimulating properties.

At Charmelle London we stock the whole range including Ultra, Voluma, Smile, Volbella and Vollure and have many years of experience working with Juvederm.

Teosyal From Teoxane

The full range of dermal fillers from Teosyal is available at Charmelle London, which recommends this range for particular treatments such as Tear Trough due to its resiliency and adaptability. The technology in this range of dermal fillers preserves the natural characteristics of the hyaluronic acid molecules to obtain gels with high purity, close to the natural content of hyaluronic acid in the skin.

Teosyal is a range of injectable dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid designed to treat wrinkles, and specific areas such as the perioral or periorbital, give volume to the face and also improve skin quality.

Teoxane also have a fantastic skincare range which you can check out here


Revolax is one of the latest entrants to the injectables market with a slightly smaller range of products compared with the other brands, but nonetheless has high-quality products for areas such as lips and cheeks. Our injectors at Charmelle London have been using Revolax with clients for the past couple of years with amazing results for clients which are offered at a slightly reduced cost again compared to other brands available in the market.

Why Are Dermal Fillers So Popular?

Dermal fillers can help many people with skin and face concerns, such as wrinkles, hydration, nose shape and lip size. Depending on the type of dermal filler, you can see results instantly. Compared to other treatments, dermal fillers are not typically painful, and their side effects are usually minor. To prevent discomfort at Charmelle London, we use dermal fillers that contain lidocaine so that patients will not feel discomfort during any injectable treatment.

More and more celebrities have become open about their dermal filler usage. In 2015, Kylie Jenner admitted to getting lip fillers, popularity flourished, and they soon became one of the most searched and requested cosmetic treatments.

Dermal fillers are versatile, they are suitable for most ages and any race or skin type. However, those with allergies or certain conditions should speak to a practitioner about what would be suitable for them. They can give an individual more volume, and definition, and can give individuals a youthful look. There is also the option for individuals to get their filler dissolved (and redone).

Potential Side Effects

Just like any cosmetic procedure, dermal fillers have side effects. Side effects are common and in most cases, they are quite mild.

Side effects can include:

  • Rashes
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Migrating (the filler moving out of the area treated)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Leakage


As we age, we lose our youthful appearance and our skin begins to sag. Fortunately, we can turn back the hands of time by adding volume back into our skin with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made from a biocompatible material, and they are long-lasting once they're injected into the skin. There are many dermal fillers to choose from, so it's important to select one that's right for you. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical and inexpensive way to improve your appearance. They're also FDA-approved and completely safe for men and women of all ages. So what are you waiting for? Start looking into dermal fillers today and get that youthful appearance back.

Dermal Filler Treatments At Charmelle London

At Charmelle London, we treat 7 different areas with dermal fillers as well as offering injectable skin boosters and anti wrinkle injections.

For each treatment, you can choose a specific area, the quantity of dermal filler and the brand, first treatment or top-up treatment and the price of the treatment will reflect on this. You have the option to book online through the website or book on the phone.

For any queries or more information about dermal fillers, contact or call 0333 016 3500.

Conditions with treatment solutions at Charmelle London