Dermal Filler FAQ's
What are dermal fillers?
We only use the safest, most effective, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at No.9 Aesthetics. These are clear hyaluronic acid gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and are one of the most popular treatments for filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin which gives the skin a more youthful texture.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers are not permanent and will break down over time, so further treatment may be required to maintain your natural, understated appearance. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
All the dermal fillers used at No.9 Aesthetics are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our body and skin, which breaks down after around 9 to 18 months.
How do dermal fillers work?
Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based compound responsible for delivering and maintaining moisture and nutrient levels in skin cells. This helps in creating volume and smoothness in your skin. Unfortunately, with time, your skin’s ability to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid decreases.
When dermal fillers are injected into fine lines, wrinkles, or sunken areas of the face, they replenish the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body over time, helping you achieve a more youthful appearance
Do dermal fillers make wrinkles worse?
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane restore lost volume to areas of the face by filling out fine lines and wrinkles. There is no evidence that these treatments make wrinkles worse; in fact, evidence suggests they can have a lasting effect on wrinkle reduction as the dermal fillers today are clear hyaluronic gels which closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin.
Is there any downtime?
Treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes. There is little or no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
There is no need for allergy testing because the fillers contain hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in your skin anyway and is used in other medical treatments. If there is a little swelling, you can easily camouflage it with makeup.