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HA Fillers at Skin Medical

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Understanding the Signs of Ageing

As we mature, the natural anatomy of our faces changes, leading to more pronounced folds and creases. This development is often due to the loss of collagen and elastin—key components that maintain skin’s youthful firmness. Moreover, the downward shift of facial structures tends to deepen the nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines, which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Lifestyle factors such as smoking, dramatic weight loss, and prolonged sun exposure can accelerate these signs of ageing, resulting in wrinkles, altered skin texture, and reduced levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Even everyday facial expressions contribute to deepening these lines and folds, creating what are termed dynamic wrinkles.



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How Can HA Dermal Fillers Help?

At Skin Medical, under the expert care of Dr Sabika Karim in Northwood, London, we utilise HA dermal fillers to address a number of age related concerns including smile lines, wrinkles, volume loss, or dark circles. They can also be used to contour, shape and enhance your profile.

HA or Dermal fillers, also known as face and lip fillers, are non-invasive injectable treatments which are superb for smoothing out lines and augmenting volume in targeted areas such as the lips, cheeks, nose, jaw, and temples. The results from these fillers are beautifully subtle yet effective, with their effects lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler and the area treated.


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 What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gels made up of high-density molecules that superbly enhance volume and define structures where they are applied. At Skin Medical, we choose HA dermal fillers which are based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, ensuring treatments that are not only effective but also harmonious with your body’s own substances.

Given the minimal regulation of these products in the UK, it is critical to seek treatment from a reputable practitioner like Dr. Sabika Karim. Her precise and careful application of dermal fillers not only transforms but also contours the body with outstanding results.

For more detailed information on specific treatments such as lip enhancements or non-surgical nose reshaping, please visit our dedicated pages on lip fillers and non-surgical rhinoplasty.


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Discover our results with HA Dermal Fillers

At Skin Medical, our mission is to empower you, ensuring you feel as radiant as you appear. We recognise that each patient is unique, and while treatment outcomes can vary, we are committed to showing you the achievable results.

HA Treatment Summary

Procedure time: 60 minutes
Number of treatments: 1
Anaesthetic: Local
Side Effects: Swelling, bruising, asymmetry
Results: immediate
Duration of Results: 6- 12 months

What you need to know

Procedure Time Generally around 60 minutes
Recommended number of treatments1 although you may want a top up at 6 months
ResultsResults are immediate
Back to workGenerally immediate, but we'd recommend taking the afternoon off
Side EffectsCommon side effects include bruising and some swelling

HA Dermal Filler Treatment areas

Dermal fillers offer solutions for a wide range of aesthetic issues, such as improving tear troughs, softening nasolabial folds (often referred to as smile lines), uplifting the corners of the mouth, reducing marionette lines, and augmenting the chin, among others. The consistency of fillers varies to suit different purposes, firmer fillers are employed for structural enhancement such as jawline augmentation, while more fluid variants are preferable for delicate areas around the eyes. For lip enhancements, fillers are designed with a fine consistency, allowing for smooth injection through either a needle or a cannula.

Cheeks and under eye

Dermal fillers stand out as a highly favoured and efficient solution for reversing volume loss. These fillers excel in reconstructing the facial framework, providing enhanced support to the skin. This not only restores volume but also achieves a noticeable lifting effect. Beyond enhancing the lips, the cheeks are another primary focus for dermal filler treatments, renowned for their ability to reintroduce fullness. Additionally, dermal fillers are adept at replenishing volume in areas beneath the eyes, addressing the hollowed look often referred to as tear troughs, thus revitalising the overall facial appearance.

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers, designed for subdermal injection, require a delicately balanced consistency to smoothly navigate through either a needle or a cannula, the latter being a type of blunt needle. After injection, these fillers remain precisely where they are administered, beneath the skin’s surface. Their composition allows them to attract and retain water, aiding in maintaining their volume and shape. In the weeks following the procedure, the fillers gradually merge with the skin’s own tissues, seamlessly integrating into the facial structure for a natural, enhanced appearance.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, another application of dermal fillers, skillfully corrects and contours the nose without surgery. Fillers are used to straighten, balance, or modify the nose’s shape, such as straightening the appearance of a hooked nose by injecting filler along the bridge or creating symmetry by addressing curvatures. This method allows for precise adjustments and enhancements, providing a balanced and refined nasal profile.

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Chin and Jaw

Fillers are adept at enhancing the chin’s shape and definition, offering a refined contour to the jawline for an improved overall appearance. They are particularly effective in projecting a flat chin or enlarging a smaller chin, with outcomes that can endure up to 24 months, varying with the specific product utilized.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All of the questions you need to ask around HA Fillers

What parts of the face can I treat?

Dermal fillers can be used to treat different areas of the face, including the lips, chin, jaw, cheeks, forehead and nose, and are ideal for dealing with specific issues such as loss of volume, deep lines, tear troughs, and jowls.


What do dermal fillers involve?

This cosmetic procedure typically involves the injection of hyaluronic acid to add volume to tissue and fill wrinkles.

Some areas which we can inject with fillers include:

The skin around the eye
Mouth and jawline
Tissue around the lips

What are dermal fillers made of?

Dermal fillers can be either collagen, calcium hydroxyl or hyaluronic acid. In the past collagen fillers were used which caused reactions in some people and so are no longer used.

Some fillers are made of calcium hydroxyl apatite but can not be dissolved if needed to be removed for any reason.

Most fillers are now made of hyaluronic acid which naturally exists in the skin so there are no risk of allergies. Hyaluronic acid fillers produce the most natural results and are the safest as they can be dissolved if needed.

How long do fillers last?

Each brand and make of filler can last a different length of time. Some last around 6 months and others can last 12 to 18 months.

The part of the face the filler was placed in can also affect how long it lasts. Filler can wear off more quickly in mobile areas like the lips.

What Fillers do you offer?

We offer a wide range of dermal fillers – from lip fillers, to upper and lower face fillers and tear troughs. We also provide fillers for ear lobes and hands.

Read our Dermal Fillers in London Treatment Areas above and look at the price list for the full list.

Can dermal fillers be used for female rejuvenation?

Products specifically designed for vaginal rejuvenation can address issues like laxity and dryness, enhancing volume in the area. These treatments should only be performed by aesthetic doctors with gynaecological expertise, given the risks involved with less qualified practitioners.

Are dermal fillers safe when used on the face?

When administered by a skilled practitioner, dermal fillers are as safe as other injectable treatments. Dermal fillers when comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, this makes them a good candidate for people looking to test the results of fillers for the first time as the treatment results can be reduced or reversed. 


There are several different facial injectable indications for dermal fillers and coincidently many filler brands that when used correctly, can treat these specific indications. Nonetheless, the dermal filler industry in the UK poses risks due to the lack of training and competency requirements for practitioners. It’s crucial to exercise caution and thoroughly research before undergoing treatment.

Are dermal fillers safe when used on the body?

In competent hands, dermal fillers can be safely used on the body. However, it’s vital to be aware of the risks, particularly in sensitive areas like the buttocks, where there’s a higher risk of complications such as vascular issues and migration of the filler. Recent treatment innovations and an increased emphasis on safer non-surgical body treatments has resulted in more options for clients looking to sculpt, volumise and improve skin laxity. Consultations with experienced practitioners are essential to minimize risks and achieve desired outcomes.

Are HA dermal fillers painful? How much do they hurt?

The discomfort associated with receiving a full face of dermal filler injections is surprisingly minimal. Generally, there is only a slight pain felt initially when the injections are administered using a syringe for both facial and body treatments. However, numbing cream is available upon request from any competent practitioner to ensure a more comfortable experience. 

Dermal fillers can be introduced into the skin in two ways: either through a sharp needle or via a cannula, which is essentially a blunt needle. Though the idea of a blunt needle may seem daunting, a cannula is designed to navigate gently between skin layers, avoiding fibrous bands or blood vessels that a sharp needle might inadvertently penetrate, thus being more considerate to skin tissues. The procedure starts with the practitioner making a small puncture in the skin with a needle to insert the cannula. While the sensation of a cannula moving stealthily under the skin of your face and hands, or just beneath the lip surface, might feel odd, it typically does not cause pain.

How long does it take to see the results?

The effects of HA dermal fillers are visible almost immediately following the procedure. However, it’s important to remember that the fillers haven’t fully settled at this early stage and remain quite fluid and mobile. To avoid any unwanted outcomes, such as the formation of bumps, it’s advisable not to have any additional facial treatments for 48-72 hours. Similarly, it’s wise to steer clear of massages or non-surgical treatments after having dermal fillers applied to the body.

Post-treatment reactions, including swelling, redness, or slight bruising at the injection site, are not unusual. These responses are unpredictable and unavoidable for some individuals who may be more susceptible. Should you experience swelling, the accurate representation of your results may not be apparent until several days later. If you experience any severe or lingering pain, you should contact the clinic.

How long do Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers is influenced by the injection site and the density of the HA filler product that has been applied. For instance, a smaller quantity of a softer, more flexible filler in the lips, which are frequently moving, will dissipate more quickly compared to a denser filler placed in less active areas like the chin or temples. The duration fillers retain their effect can vary widely, from as short as 3 months to as long as 2+ years. In most HA dermal fillers, the duration of result is between 6 and 12 months, with individual results varying. It is important to note, that opting for a high-density filler in hopes of extending its lifespan is not advisable, as such fillers are appropriate only for specific regions.

Can HA Dermal Fillers be removed?

The fillers administered at x Clinic are reversible and can be adjusted or removed should you reconsider your decision. It’s important to thoroughly contemplate the treatment beforehand, as opting for removal or alteration involves hyaluronidase, which, while effective, introduces the possibility of complications that could otherwise be avoided.

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