If you are looking to inject some youthfulness back into your look, then the chances are you have already heard of dermal fillers but perhaps don’t know exactly what they are, how they work, or why they might be the right choice for your next procedure.
To help you out, this handy guide is going to walk you through all the essential information you need to know before getting a dermal filler.
What is a Dermal Filler?
First of all, let’s start with the basics: What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a gel that is injected into your face which contains hyaluronic acid. This acid, which is already present in your skin in a small amount, helps to maintain a youthful appearance by retaining moisture.
Where can a filler be used?
Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile and can used for a variety of things, such as:
How does a filler work?
The hyaluronic acid in the gel injection helps the skin to maintain even more moisture while also strengthening the skin and promoting collagen production.
What are the benefits?
A dermal filler not only helps you to recapture your youth by boosting your skin hydration, it also helps to lift and smooth out the skin, helping to get rid of lines and wrinkles, which are highly unwanted signs of aging.
A dermal filler is also a great choice if you want to restructure parts of your face as well. They can help to sculpt the nose, jaw, and chin to rejuvenate the way you look to the world.
Alongside these uses of fillers, another way they can help you is by filling in what is known as tear-throughs. This is where a division is created between the lower eyelid and the cheek giving the impression of a very bad dark circle. A dermal filler can get rid of this and allow you to look more energised and youthful.
What are the side effects?
The main side effects of dermal fillers include bruising, redness, and swelling which are all very common and go down after a period of two weeks.
On occasion, the filler can rise to the surface of the skin and give off a blueish hue when the light hits it, which is known as the Tyndall effect. This is easily resolved by dissolving the filler with an injection and doing the procedure again.
What are the different brands?
The main brands of fillers are Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Teosyal. Most fillers contain lidocaine which help reduce discomfort during injections.
At Luxe Skin, Juvederm Vycross is the brand of choice because of its premium quality as this offers every client a smoother result that integrates better with the skin. The Juvederm Vycross fillers come in three strengths which are, from weakest to strongest, Volbella, Volift and Voluma, which are used on different areas of the face to ensure that you get the best result possible.
How much does it cost?
Fillers are usually priced per 1ml syringe. At Luxe Skin only the premium Juvederm Vycross range of fillers are used which means you will be paying £375 per 1ml syringe.
Now that you have all the essential information you need to make a well-informed decision, you can use the Luxe Skin website to book a consultation with a professional in Glasgow to help you get the best treatment and results possible.
Not ready to book a face to face consultation? Why not tell us about your concerns and we will call you back to discuss treatment options.
I got fillers done on my nose to mouth lines and mouth to chin lines, I don’t really like needles but was pleasantly surprised as it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, there was a little nip and the procedure was over and done with, in no time at all. Dr Qureshi was very professional, he talked me through the procedure as he was doing it, putting me at ease. I saw a slight difference straight away but as the day went on it got better. I am amazed at the results, I will definitely be going back for more and I will be recommending Dr Qureshi to all my friends.
My friend Clare recommended Doctor Q to me. I had been going to a different clinic and had some problems after lip fillers but that practitioner would not return my calls and would not help me. Doctor Q was able to fix my lips and I just love them. Thanks so much Doctor Q.
Dr Q is very experienced and professional! He makes you feel totally at ease and he “really” listens to you & tailors his treatment to suit you personally. I have been to a couple of different places for my Botox but Dr Q is by far the best. If you want quality care, treatments and results then you should definitely go to Luxe Skin. Thanks again Doctor Q – see you soon 🙂
My sister and myself went to Dr Qureshi’s clinic in Glasgow, he was very professional and talked us through the process of Botox injections, as it was our first time. We were very anxious but Dr Qureshi answered all our queries and explained everything very professionally and put us at ease. I would highly recommend Dr Qureshi and will return as we were both delighted & very happy with our before & after care and much softer younger looking eyes/frown lines. I also contacted Dr Qureshi by text message and he always replied very quickly & professionally. He also does discounts on 1 or more areas. Highly recommended and very professional clinic with affordable prices.
I went to a national chain clinic before and did not realise that the treatment was not done by a doctor. They actually wanted much more money when I said I wanted a doctor to carry out my treatment. At Luxe Skin, I am always seen by Doctor Q. He is so easy to contact at any time. No receptionists or secretaries, you speak to him directly. I had Botox and fillers and I love the results. My forehead is so smooth and the deep lines around my nose have faded away.
I’ve been getting botox for over two years now in South Africa. After moving to the UK I had it done with one other provider. It was the worst experience, painful, ineffective and I had a black eye for two weeks. I came to see Dr Qureshi feeling a little anxious. He instantly put me at ease and it was the best results I’ve ever had, completely painless and he got it right on the 1st go. Thrilled with the results and I will become a regular of his now.
I came to Dr Qureshi as i felt i had developed smokers’ lines around my mouth which had been bothering me for many years. He recommended Fillers and Botox on my upper lip and I am delighted with the results. The lines have completely gone and i really feel like a new woman. Major confidence boost and I will be most certainly a regular client as I was very well looked after also. Thank you.
Thank you Dr Q for amazing results! I’ll recommend you to my friends. I’ll be booking my face plan this week thanks again! My friend will be booking with you this week too.
A few months ago I went to Dr Usman Qureshi for a wrinkle reduction treatment, I was so delighted with my treatment, I even took my mum and sister along with me this time so we could all have the treatments together. My mum had never had the treatment before and so was a little nervous, Dr Q put her at ease right away and carried out the procedure quickly and professionally. We are all delighted with the results and looking and feeling fabulous! Thanks Dr Q, see you soon.
The hollows under my eyes used to get me down but I was scared to get anything done. Doctor Q explained the procedure to me. He showed me before and after pictures of what it would look like. And I love the result. I wish I would have got this done much sooner.
This was my first time having Botox. I wanted to get rid of my frown lines and lift my eyebrows. Dr Qureshi explained everything to me clearly and answered all my questions (and I had a lot). He has very light hands, I hardly felt a thing. I will definitely be back with my friends.
Thanks Doctor Q, I love my lips. Thanks for using the anaesthetic, it made a huge difference. I was really nervous but you made me feel at ease. See you in a few months.
I went to Dr Qureshi for my first ever Botox treatment, he was extremely professional and listened to what I wanted and what my expectations were. Treatment was quick and painless and I was made to feel at ease. After a few days, I could see visible effects and it is everything I expected. I will now return for subsequent treatments and am very happy with the service he provides.
Whenever I have had Botox in the past, I had these annoying lines above my eyebrows which would never go away. I went to Dr Q and he got rid of them without any problem! I am thrilled.
Whenever I had Botox in the past, my eyebrows dropped. I kept telling my previous practitioner but they said that’s the way it will be for me. I was amazed at the results at Luxe Skin. My frown has gone and eyebrows have lifted. I feel so much fresher. I have even signed up to Face Plan at Luxe Skin.
I wanted fillers under my eyes to fill the hollows. I was scared as this as it is such a sensitive area. Doctor Q used a cannula and was very gentle. Amazing result. Thank you so much Dr Q.
I used to go to this other place to get Botox done because it was cheap. But the last time my eyelid drooped. I called the practitioner but she kept ignoring me and was very rude. I went to Doctor Q. He explained that side effects can happen but there are ways to reduce the risk. He gave me some eye drops which helped by eyelid droop and after a month it resolved completely. I now get Botox at Luxe Skin. I would highly recommend Doctor Q.
I used to go to a different clinic which was much cheaper but I was never satisfied with the results. I always felt that the treatment was rushed. I wanted to try someone else and went to Doctor Q. He really listened to me and advised me on treatments that met my needs. I had Botox to 3 areas and filler around the mouth and nose. He is always available by phone or email for advice. I am really happy with the results.
I had my first ever Botox in 2 areas and after just 5 days can see a very positive difference. Dr Q is very professional and his clinic reflects this too. It was carried out after a consultation and did not take long. Luxe also offer payment plans which is also a big plus.I will definitely be a returning customer as I have every confidence in Dr Q. and love the result on my 54 year old face!Many thanks.
Dr. Q has done my lip fillers and wrinkle reduction. Lots of people tell me I’m looking really well but my look is natural so they don’t always guess I’ve had any work done and that’s exactly what I wanted. Dr. Q listens well and therefore provides the look you want. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the clinic. Treatments are painless (I use anaesthetic cream for lip fillers). The clinic is clean and bright. Love my little visits!
At Luxe Skin, we use the finest Juvederm Vycross dermal fillers which last up to 24 months. All of Dr Q’s treatments aim to enhance your appearance without giving you that ‘over filled’ look. His experience ensures that treatments are carried out safely.