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Dermal Fillers Dublin: Top 10 Questions

November 8, 2018

Dermal Fillers Dublin: Top 10 Questions

One of the most popular topics with our patients is related to dermal fillers Dublin. Our SISU Clinic doctors are asked:

  • Will I look any different?
  • Will I look fake?
  • How much dermal filler will I need?
  • What’s the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?
  • How do dermal fillers work?

First of all, SISU doctors approach dermal filler treatments on an individual basis. That means designing bespoke treatments tailored to suit each patient’s unique facial anatomy. No two faces are the same! Therefore our doctors design specific patient pathways to ensure the best results.

So now, our team of specialist medical doctors will answer your questions!

1. What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are technically a ‘medical device’. They are made from a compound called hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally occurring in the human body. It is vital for the production of collagen and healthy skin.

So how does hyaluronic acid work? The human body uses and replenishes its stores of hyaluronic acid every 12 hours. As we age, our reserves of hyaluronic acid and its production decrease. Consequently, we suffer volume loss of tissue. In the face this means sagging and more laxity.

2. How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers typically work in two ways. First of all, they increase tissue volume. Furthermore, they induce tissue in surrounding areas to produce more collagen. As a result, there is a visible difference when dermal filler is placed between two layers of tissue. These are typically the areas of the mid-face (nasolabial folds), lower face (marionette lines), and the cheeks. Consequently, we see  a very natural looking increase in tissue volume.

3. Are Dermal Fillers the Same As Botox?

No. Botox is a drug and is dose-dependent. Likewise, Botox is usually best suited to the upper portions of the face. Furthermore, it lasts for around three months. In contrast, dermal fillers are classed as a medical device. Also, they are a volume dependent treatment. Another differentiator is they tend to used more in the lower face. Likewise, dermal fillers last for 9-12 months depending on factors such as lifestyle and patient activity.


young woman with amazing, fair, perfect skin

4. How Much Dermal Filler Will I Need?

First of all, the simple answer to this question reveals the core of the ethos behind SISU Clinics. The fact is, no one needs dermal fillers. They are elective. They are a choice.

At SISU, our doctors are not here to guide you through what you “need.” We’re here to provide you with information. Furthermore, we’re here to counsel you on what we can do to achieve your desired effect and result. Above all, we’re here to tailor all of this for you.

Dermal filler treatments are bespoke, personalised and designed for each individual patient. There are no one-size-fits-all suggestions. That said, dermal fillers come in tubes. One tube typically contains 1ml.

5. If I Get Dermal Fillers, Will People Notice?

We’ve all heard the terms: ‘Pillow face,’ ‘hamster cheek’ and ‘cat lady’ are not compliments! They describe a look our patients do not want. Neither do we!

What our patients report is that people say they look amazing – “refreshed” and “well-rested” are common compliments. But they wouldn’t guess it’s due to a nonsurgical treatment. That’s the ideal.

The SISU Clinic patient pathway for dermal fillers is simple: Give patients a rejuvenated, fresh look. Enhance the patient’s appearance in a way that turns heads for all the right reasons. When dermal fillers are carried out by specialist medical doctors, the results should be subtle and effective.

Will I Bruise From Dermal Fillers?

Bruising is entirely possible. In the hands of SISU’s specialist medical doctors, about one in thirty patients will bruise. This can last for five to 10 days and gradually resolves. Men tend to bruise less often compared to women. For the reason that male skin is a little thicker, the bruise is less visible. For women, make-up can cover the area.

Dermal fillers Dublin, seen on a brunette female patientWill Dermal Filler Treatments Make Me Swell?

Dermal fillers are hydrophilic in nature. This means they absorb water. Due to this, some patients experience a bit of swelling for 12-36 hours post-treatment. In contrast, many patients get zero swelling. If patients do swell a bit, it is usually not noticed by others. Because we are more conscious of changes in our own bodies, patients are often aware of it themselves, even though it’s not something others notice.

Is There Any Downtime with Dermal Fillers?

First of all, at SISU Clinic we specialise in nonsurgical treatments. These are mainly injectables that have almost zero downtime. Specifically for dermal fillers Dublin? At SISU Clinic Dublin, located at 15 South Anne Street, lunchtime treatments are hugely popular. Patients can have their dermal filler, Botox and lip filler treatments and go right back to work.

What Is the Best Age to Have Dermal Filler Treatments?

Seems like this is a common question, especially in patients that are entering their late 30s.

Certainly every patient is unique. But as a general rule, we start to lose mid-face volume in our early 30s. Because of this, the mid-face and nasolabial fold areas (lines beside your nose) are emphasised. Due to this fact, the face can look drawn and ‘tired’.

Further, this area is a little more obvious in leaner patients. For more mature patients, we start to see signs of volume loss in the marionette region. These are the lines that appear at the corners of the mouth. Dermal fillers here can help neutralise the downturn. Therefore the result is a more balanced lower mouth region.

As a result there is no exact best age for dermal filler treatments. At SISU Clinic, our specialist medical doctors always tailor treatments for each patient’s areas of concern.

How Often Should I Get Dermal Filler Treatments?

First of all, dermal fillers are volume-dependent. Therefore the results are often subjective. Again, each patient is different.

‘Foundation treatments’ allow our doctors to place a volume of dermal filler that allows for a noticeable, visible result, while also allowing for maintenance of that result. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last for nine to 12 months. For that reason, most patients return at around six months to ‘top-up’ their dermal filler treatment. Likewise, other patients may like to add additional filler and build on their foundation treatment. At SISU Clinic, our doctors will guide you through the treatment options and design a bespoke pathway just for you.

Do you have more questions about dermal fillers? Would you like to book a free consultation with your SISU Clinic aesthetic doctor?  To reserve your spot, click here or call 1890-99-89-48. Our specialist medical doctors will be happy to give you complete information on dermal fillers.


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