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Fillers at Skin Medical

Discover our range of filler treatments at our award-winning Skin Medical clinic in Northwood, London.

What Are Fillers?

Fillers are advanced gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours. This highly sought-after treatment offered by Skin Medical is chosen by over a million men and women each year for facial rejuvenation.

There are several types of filler, including HA, Dermal and Collagen Stimulating fillers. Dr Sabika will assess you thoroughly ot to understand your treatment goals to determine which filler is best for you.

Given the minimal regulation of these products in the UK, it is critical to seek treatment from a reputable practitioner like Dr. Sabika. Her precise and careful application of dermal fillers transforms your concerns based on an in-depth consultation.

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


Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers

At Skin Medical, under the expert care of Dr Sabika 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.

We only use the premium HA filler brands including MaiLi and Juverdem.

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Collagen Stimulating Fillers

Collagen-stimulating fillers work differently from standard HA dermal fillers by enhancing your body’s natural collagen production. These fillers contain materials like calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic (PLLA) acid, which trigger collagen synthesis upon injection.

This method is particularly effective for restoring lost facial volume and improving skin texture and tone. While they can be used for volumising, at Skin Medical we often utilise them to enhance superficial tissue quality and texture, particularly around the jawline. Another benefit with utilising these types of fillers is that the results appear gradually over several weeks and can last up to two years. This process of utilising your body’s own collagen builds a more natural looking result.

Our PCL fillers use biocompatible and biodegradable polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) gel. This dual-action filler provides immediate volume and lift while stimulating collagen production, resulting in natural, longer-lasting improvements in skin elasticity and texture.

This is especially great for treatments which enhance the facial structures, such as with jaw contouring or chin augmentation.  Top collagen-stimulating fillers available in the UK include; Ellansé, Lanluma, Sculptra, and HArmonyCA.

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Fillers treatment overview

Procedure time: 30-60 minutes
Number of treatments: 1
Anaesthetic: Local
Side Effects: Swelling, bruising, asymmetry
Results: immediate
Duration of Results: 6-18 Months

More details

Which Brands?We only use premium HA Brands
Who do you have the treatment with?Dr Sabika Karim
When will see results?You will see an immediate result
How much does it cost?Visit our pricing page for more information
How much does it cost?££ - £££
Do I need a consultation?A consultation is compulsory for all treatments

HA Filler Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Contact our team who will be happy to answer any queries or concerns.

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.


Where else can dermal fillers be used?

Dermal fillers are remarkably effective for a variety of applications. These include restoring lost volume to areas of the face affected by the natural ageing process, enhancing the structure of the face—for example, augmenting the chin, jawline, or defining the cheekbones—and rejuvenating other areas such as the hands, knees, and smoothing body contours.

What do dermal fillers involve?

This medical procedure typically involves injecting hyaluronic acid to add volume to tissue and fill wrinkles. A combination of needle injections or the use of a blunt cannula does this.

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 utilise a number of collagen stimulating and bio-enhancing fillers for volume loss and skin rejuvenation. We also provide fillers for ear lobes and hands.

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 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 contact the team as soon as possible. 

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 at Skin Medical we only use premium dermal filler brands, ensuring the product you receive is of a high quality. 

Can HA Dermal Fillers be removed?

The HA fillers administered at Skin Medical 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. You will undergo a full consultation with Dr Sabika Karim to ensure the treatment you are selecting is right for you. 

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