Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections designed to replace the volume lost through ageing and help to recontour the face. They can also help to reduce wrinkles and add symmetry to the face.

How does it work?

Dermal fillers work by attracting water to boost the volume of the skin and tissue. The results are immediately noticeable, and over 2-4 weeks will improve as the filler integrates. Dermal fillers will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as lift and contour the face.

As we age our face and neck lose volume. Dermal Fillers are used to assist ageing by replacing the fat and bone loss that causes sunken eyes, flat cheeks, and jowls causing an aged appearance.

SM Aesthetic Lab stocks a comprehensive range of different dermal fillers, so the procedure is individually tailored to the patient and their concerns.

Common areas that are treated:

  • Lips
  • Russian Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Under eyes (tear trough / dark circles)
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Hands / feet
  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Chest creases
  • Brow lift
  • Preauricular

Doctors only areas:

  • Nose (non-surgical rhinoplasty)
  • Labia volume
  • Ear lobes

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

Dermal Fillers last 6-18 months depending on the type of filler and the patient’s metabolism.

The treatment

A consultation is required with one of our registered nurses and cosmetic physicians before all injectable procedures where the patient’s concerns and goals are discussed.

The injections feel like a slight pinch and a small amount of pressure. You may have some tenderness for a few days post treatment.


  • Avoid heat for 24-48 hours.
  • Avoid heat inducing activities for 24-48 hours.
  • Consumption of alcohol should be avoided pre and post treatment.
  • Blood thinning medication and supplements should be avoided 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Makeup should be avoided post treatment for 24 hours.
Dermal Fillers

Why consider Dermal Fillers?

  • Contours the face
  • Adds volume
  • Creates symmetry and balance
  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • Adds fullness to the lips
  • Skin hydration