A Comprehensive Guide to Dermal Fillers: What You Need to Know

29 September 2023

If you’ve heard of Dermal fillers or are seeking to learn more, you’ve come to the right place. Suitable for a range of people for many varying reasons, dermal fillers in essence are designed to restore your confidence in your appearance. If you’re looking to find out what they are, the types, who they are suitable for and the benefits – this article is for you.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers, also referred to as face and lip fillers, are injected to fill lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume and to rejuvenate the skin. Fillers can add volume to areas such as your lips, cheeks, jawline or around the eyes.

Types of Fillers

At the dental practice, we use medical-grade, non-permanent fillers that contain Hyaluronic Acid and additional vitamins and amino acids. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring bodily compound found in our skin, bones, joints and eyes. For safety and cosmetic reasons, we only use hyaluronic acid as although dermal fillers are on the very low end of risk, we take safety and comfort very seriously as a dental practice.

Who are dermal fillers suitable for?

  • Anyone over 18 seeking to uplift their appearance
  • People who want to combat the signs of ageing such as dark circles or thinning lips.
  • A person with low Elastin or Collagen levels but is in overall good health

How long do they last?

Dermal fillers usually last between 6-12 months depending on the treatment type and lifestyle. If you are looking for a permanent solution, this may not be the best solution for you.

What you can expect

You may have an anaesthetic gel or cream applied to your face to numb it. The area of your face being treated is then injected and massaged. Typically, this takes between 20-30 minutes. The benefit of being treated at a dental practice means you can also have your lips numbed using local anaesthetic for lip filler; making the procedure safer and pain free.

Afterwards you may experience the affected area looking red, bruising, swelling, or feeling sore. This normally subsides after a couple of days. You will likely be advised to avoid the following afterwards:

  • Wearing makeup
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid extremes in temperatures


There are many benefits to considering dermal fillers. The main ones include:

  • A natural, more youthful look
  • Minimally invasive – the procedure is short, pain free and does not require surgery
  • Instant results
  • Non-surgical- a noninvasive alternative to surgical procedures
  • Minimal downtime
  • Customisable outcome- through in depth treatment planning
  • Increased self-confidence


Depending on the type you choose, product, number of syringes used and the complexity of the treatment involved this can vary. However, you can expect this to range from £200 to several hundred pounds, depending on the type of treatment. We will be able to advise you depending on the nature of what you wish to achieve.

Other areas of consideration

Always make sure to check that the provider is an experienced and suitably qualified professional. Attributes of a good facial aesthetics practitioner include the following:

  • Medical qualifications
  • The practitioner’s experience with the procedure
  • In depth consultation to understand goals, assess suitability for treatment and gain informed consent
  • The use of medical grade products
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Ethical and honest
  • Natural looking results require more skill and eye for detail
  • Good communication
  • Professionalism

As a professional and experienced Dental Practice, we can answer any questions to place your mind at ease. Dermal fillers are safe, comfortable and designed to restore your youthful looks and vitality. If we can assist you with improving your confidence in your appearance in the Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale areas, please contact us today on 01423 712799 or use our contact form.