Dermal Fillers

What can Dermal Fillers fix?

Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:

  • Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
  • Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips. 
  • Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
  • Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
  • Softening marionette lines form the mouth towards the chin

How Dermal Fillers work (and how they’re different from Botox)

All the dermal fillers which we use are naturally-derived  hyaluronic acid and this is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is softened or gone. Results last 6-9 months Results are immediate.

Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have  

Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.  However the eutopia position is to improve the quality of your skin (see skin rejuvenation) so that you reduce the amount of injected products that you need.


What can go wrong?

Aside from allergic reactions, fillers also have risks of lumping and migration, although this happens infrequently.  Equally because the results last a short period of time so do the potential problems.  One key concern is the risk of blocking a blood vessel.  This will be discussed with you at the consultation but you should be reassured that we carry everything necessary to reverse the filler if this situation occurred.  We are a member of the Aesthetics Complications Experts Group and so are fully supported to manage any problem which occurs as a consequence of treatment


Is there a best Dermal Filler?

Despite what you might have read or heard, there really isn’t a best dermal filler; all of them have risks. Which filler substance is considered "best" or "preferred" depends on the medical professionals technique, skill, experience, training, your facial needs, and risk tolerance. It has nothing to do with headlines in the media or articles in fashion magazines.

It’s important to realize that over the past 20 years many dermal fillers that were once showcased in fashion magazines or touted by doctors (and often heralded by studies paid for by the manufacturer) have since been discontinued for a variety of reasons. Getting headlines doesn’t always make for beautiful results! 


When to get Dermal Fillers

There’s every reason to consider dermal fillers to correct signs of ageing and give instant glowing results beyond those of skincare alone. It’s not that great skincare can’t make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin (believe us, we know the remarkable benefits a state-of-the-art skincare routine can provide) but age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will eventually take their toll.  Without question, fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot.