Dermal filler injection uses substances designed to help rejuvenate the ageing face with an aim of restoring and enhancing facial appearance. dermal filler injection is used to correct lines and wrinkles, like those found around the nose and mouth (aka: nasolabial and Parentheses lines). Dermal fillers can also help enhance the shape and definition of areas where safe injection technique is required, such as the lips and the jawline. Dermal filler injections are also used to restore fullness (volume) to cheeks, temples and under the eyes.

At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin, dermal fillers are injected at varying depths into the skin and soft tissues and while the majority of fillers are used in the face, they can also help to rejuvenate other areas such as the hands and décolletage.

There are a number of different types of soft tissue fillers available today and the most widely used are known as hyaluronic acid or HA fillers. Hyaluronic acids are naturally occurring in the skin. When the dermal filler is injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid binds with water to give a full, plumped appearance. It also protects and hydrates the skin. As we get older age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decrease which can make the skin lax and less youthful.

There are many manufacturers of HA dermal fillers that are available in Ireland today. Some contain numbing medicine, lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic making the injections pain-free. There are different manufacturing processes for hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection and as a result they have different indications.

The longevity of various dermal fillers vary, some last as little as 3 months while others can last up to 18 months. One reason HA fillers have become so popular is that they are safe, predictable and reversible; if the results are not what you expect them to be.

At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we are one of the authorised centres to remove unwanted hyaluronic dermal fillers by injecting a substance called hyaluronidase that will dissolve the filler back to sugar and water.