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What exactly is a dermal filler?

Most dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid that has been adapted to last longer in the body than they normally do. Normal hyaluronic acid is made and produced constantly in the skin, joints and the eyes but only lasts about 3 days. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant, tissue supporter, supporter of cell division and skin healing. Adapted hyaluronic acid can be injected into the tissues to help improve volume.

Where are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers injected?

Fillers are injected a lot of places besides the dermis. It is very tricky to get fillers in the dermis as this is a very small space - 1 to 2 mm at most. A lot of fillers are injected into the subcutaneous fat, under muscles or in deep fat.

How do dermal fillers work?

Hyaluronic acid is basically a sugar that supports the collagen and elastin in the tissues. When injected the fillers supports the collagen and elastin and fills voids in tissue volume by drawing water to itself. This makes your skin look and feel better. As we age we lose collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which can cause our face to look older with more wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected into these areas to support the tissues and improve the skin’s appearance.

When do dermal fillers settle?

Dermal fillers usually show results immediately and then these improve over the next 1 -2 weeks. Fillers can swell and cause bruising so I would advise giving the fillers the 2 weeks to settle before a big event.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers are thought to only last 6-18months. But this varies depending on the type of filler and where it is placed. Fillers in the cheeks and chin area tend to be hardier and last put to 2 years. Lip fillers have more pressure on them form moving muscles and these can fade away after 6m-1 year. Dr Kim uses ultrasound to monitor your filler duration and can advise you when is the best time to replenish the volume before you see changes on the skin.

Are dermal fillers vegan?

The hyaluronic acid that makes up the fillers is derived from bacteria that is found in animals and humans.

What dermal fillers are best for lips?

The best lip dermal filler will depend on what type of lip you are hoping to achieve. Fuller lips require a filler than can lift more whereas as smaller less obvious lip will need a softer type of filler.

Can you dissolve dermal fillers?

Most hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved with a special dissolving agent that needs to be prescribed by a doctor, dentist or prescribing nurse. This medication does carry side effects and removing fillers is not risk free. Some patients are also not advised to use this mediation because of side effects.

Where to get dermal fillers in Bromley?

Dr Kim Booysen offers dermal fillers in her clinics in Bromley and Beckenham. She had a clinic 5 mins from Bromley South Station and she offers a variety if fillers including lip fillers, jawline fillers, chin fillers, hand fillers, temple fillers and tear trough fillers.

What dermal fillers does Dr Kim Booysen use?

Dr Kim Booysen uses the Belotero Range, which is a German Manufactured filler. One of the fillers is also FDA approved, which means it has past stringent tests so that it can be used in America, where the number of fillers is very limited (less than 10 types).

Book a consultation with Dr Booysen if you are interested in fillers. The best way to reach her is on She has clinics at either 95 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1AG or 13 Ethelbert Road, Bromley, BR1 1JA.


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