What are dermal fillers?

June 27, 2019


If you have been looking online and trying to decide on the best treatment for the signs of ageing, chances are you have come across dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers, sometimes referred to as ‘soft tissue fillers’, are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness.

These simple injections can be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump up lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin. Dermal fillers contain ingredients that add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging.

From our mid-twenties, the body stops producing elastin and collagen. These two proteins work together to keep tissue firm and skin elastic. As we age, the existing collagen in the body begins to break down and our bodies will start to display the signs of ageing. It is this lack of collagen and elastin that contributes to things like sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, deep lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are made up of a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin. This can be used to work in harmony with the body’s remaining collagen and elastin, supporting these all-important proteins to give skin a more full and youthful appearance.


Dermal fillers can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used, as well as, how well it’s suited to the purpose and to the individual. Always discuss your individual needs with a qualified practitioner, such as Mill Cottage Aesthetics, to determine what filler would be the best choice for them. Why not book a FREE dermal fillers consultation today


Allergic reactions are rare and so are infections. At Mill Cottage Aesthetics we have undergone specialist training in derma filling and all our treatments are administered by a fully trained registered practitioner with 15 years’ experience.


People often ask, ‘what is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?’ Botox contains purified bacteria that freeze muscles. In doing so, Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Find out more about information about Botox here.

Dermal fillers on the other hand use hyaluronic acid and similar substances to “fill in” or plump areas that have lost volume and smoothness. This includes wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness. They may also be used on forehead wrinkles, scars, and other areas that need extra volume for a smoother look.


Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat varying signs of aging. Depending on the filler selected, they may:

  • Plump up thinning lips
  • Enhance or fill in shallow areas on the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower eyelid
  • Fill in or soften the look of recessed scars
  • Fill in or soften static wrinkles, especially on the lower face

Contact us for more information

If you’re interested in dermal fillers and would like more information, be sure to call us on 07971 252 876 for a free consultation. Book here: FREE derma fillers consultation.

We have client from all over the West Midlands and cover Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford, Staffordshire, Telford, Bridgnorth, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Worcester, Stourport, Wolverhampton, Sedgley, Dudley and further afield.