Coming a close second behind Botulinum Toxin injections, dermal fillers are a firm favourite across the globe. The popular injections are used to add volume to the chosen areas and provide a youthful, plumper appearance. In this guide we take an in depth look into this highly sought after injectable treatment…

What are dermal fillers?

Formed by cross-linking Hyaluronic Acid molecules, dermal filler is a gel-like substance. It works by reintroducing collagen into aged and sunken skin or to enhance certain areas. The results show restored volume, increased definition, contouring and softening of lines. Instead of following botulinum toxin in helping the active lines. Dermal fillers help to combat the static lines, these are the lines that are always there no matter what movement your face is making.

How do dermal fillers work?

Administered by injections, dermal fillers work by injecting small amounts of Hylarunic Acid (HA) under the skin in the chosen areas. The HA wakes up the collagen beneath the skin improving volume to the area. This in turn can help to smooth out wrinkles, fill deep lines or add volume and definition to an area such as the popular lip filler procedure.

What are the dermal filler brands?

As with botulinum toxin there are many brands to choose from when it comes to dermal fillers. They all hold their own research and credentials as to why they feel they stand apart from others on the market. A lot of the brands have also created additional ranges (2nd or 3rd generation) of dermal fillers which are all designed to achieve the best results for different areas of the face. The most popular dermal filler brands are:

  • Restylane
  • Belotero
  • Juvederm

At Cosmetic Courses we use Juvederm dermal fillers by Allergan. Approved by the FDA, Juvederm has been used for many years showing fantastic and safe results. Named the “family of fillers” Juvederm has two different types of filler the Ultra and Vycross range. Both of these ranges have multiple products which vary on density and longevity. Results will differ depending on the technique and area being treated along with your own individual skin health.

Are dermal fillers permanent?

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Rystlane are semi-permanent and results can last from 6-18 months.

Where can I use dermal fillers?

The popular injectable can be used in a number of different areas to help re-shape, define and add volume:

  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Mouth to chin lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Dermal filler for lips (border & body)
  • Nose reshaping (non-surgical rhinoplasty)
  • Tear Trough Rejuvenation
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Cheek
  • Backs of hands
  • Décolletage

Dermal filler facts…

  • Dermal fillers were first introduced in the 1800’s by an Austrian surgeon as a soft tissue filler for facial defects.
  • It’s not only popular with females but men too, with a 6% growth for male use in 2015.
  • In 2015 there were 2.4 million procedures, up 6 percent from 2014 and 274 percent since 2000 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The number of procedures has increased by a staggering 43 percent in women since 2000.

Before & After of Dermal Fillers

Dermal Filler Treatments at Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses has been training medical professionals in the UK since 2002. As one of the longest-established providers we pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the products we use for treatment. This means that you are receiving the safest possible treatment as a model with us. The added bonus is that the treatment with us is a fraction of the high street cost.


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