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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used for lip enhancement, deep fold treatment, and chin enhancement.

We have been injecting dermal fillers in Edinburgh for over twenty years. As plastic surgeons, we have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, and the role of dermal fillers used alone or in combination with surgery. A range of fillers is available to reduce wrinkles, soften folds and restore volume.


Facial fillers overview


Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid-Based)


Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body renowned for its hydrating and volumizing properties


Cheeks, Lips, Temple, Jawline, Marionette Lines, Nasolabial Folds


Restoring lost volume, crafting facial contours, and softening deep lines, resulting in a refreshed and youthful appearance




Broad patient range, not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain medical conditions


Typically 10-40 minutes


With over two decades of experience administering dermal fillers in Edinburgh, our plastic surgeons have a profound understanding of facial anatomy and the strategic use of dermal fillers, whether independently or in conjunction with surgical procedures. Our emphasis on safety and efficacy drives our preference for non-permanent materials, mitigating the potential risks associated with permanent fillers.

At Quaba Cosmetic Surgery, we primarily utilise hyaluronic acid gel derivatives, such as Restylane and Juvederm, which are recognised for their exceptional safety profile and natural-looking results. These clinically proven fillers effectively address wrinkles, folds, and volume loss, providing patients with subtle yet significant enhancements.

Our expertise extends to various applications, including lip augmentation, softening nasolabial folds, and refining jawline contours. Additionally, our precise technique allows for tailored solutions, including instant cheek augmentation with deeper fillers.

Through our commitment to precision and individualised care, we strive to deliver outcomes that align with our patients’ goals, fostering confidence and satisfaction in their appearance.


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What are the risks?

Dermal fillers are widely recognised for their exceptional safety profile, with millions of injections administered worldwide each year. While adverse reactions are rare, it’s important to be aware of potential risks, including:

  1. Redness: This is a common and typically transient side effect, usually resolving within 2 days post-treatment.
  2. Lumpiness: In some cases, patients may experience temporary lumpiness, which can take a few weeks to resolve fully. However, this is generally uncommon and tends to diminish over time.
  3. Skin Loss: Although extremely rare, skin loss can occur if the filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. Prompt recognition by your injector is crucial in such situations, as immediate action to dissolve the filler can help mitigate this risk.
  4. Blindness: While exceedingly rare, there is a small risk of vision impairment if the filler is injected around the delicate eye area. This underscores the importance of seeking treatment from a qualified and experienced injector who thoroughly understands facial anatomy and precise injection techniques.

Despite these potential risks, most patients experience satisfactory outcomes with dermal fillers, enjoying natural-looking enhancements and rejuvenated appearances. As with any cosmetic procedure, thorough consultation and informed decision-making are key to ensuring a positive and safe treatment experience.

Dermal fillers aftercare

After your treatment, it’s crucial to prioritise your skin’s well-being to ensure optimal results and minimise the risk of complications. Here’s a tailored approach to post-treatment care:

  1. Hands-Off Approach: Resist the urge to touch your face post-treatment. Regular hand washing is essential to reduce the risk of introducing bacteria to the treated area, which could lead to infection. Avoid rubbing or massaging your face, which may disrupt the filler placement and compromise your desired results.
  2. Gentle Skincare: Give your skin some breathing room. Avoid applying makeup for at least 12 hours after treatment to allow the filler to settle properly. Additionally, avoid vigorous exercise and exposure to extreme temperatures until swelling subsides to promote optimal healing.
  3. Patience with Procedures: Allow your skin time to adjust. Refrain from scheduling other facial procedures, such as facials, chemical peels, massage, or laser treatments, for at least two weeks following your filler treatment. This rest period ensures that your skin heals effectively and the filler settles seamlessly. Similarly, postpone routine dental appointments during this timeframe to avoid unnecessary stress on the treated area.

By following these personalised guidelines, you can support your skin’s recovery journey and enjoy the best possible outcomes from your dermal filler treatment.

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Frequently asked questions about dermal fillers

Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers, and how do they work?

Dermal fillers are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials. They are meticulously administered to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours, providing a rejuvenated appearance.

What types of dermal fillers are available?

Different dermal fillers are available, including hyaluronic acid-based products like Restylane and Juvederm. Our experienced practitioners carefully select the most suitable filler for each patient’s needs, ensuring optimal results and safety.

How do I know if dermal fillers are right for me?

During your consultation at Quaba Cosmetic Surgery, our experienced practitioners, who are plastic surgeons with in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, will conduct a thorough assessment, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

What are the benefits of choosing experienced practitioners for dermal filler treatments?

Experienced practitioners, particularly plastic surgeons like ours at Quaba, bring expertise in facial anatomy and precise injection techniques, enhancing safety and ensuring natural-looking results. Their comprehensive knowledge allows for a customised approach to address individual concerns.

Are dermal filler treatments safe?

Dermal filler treatments are generally safe when performed by qualified and experienced practitioners, such as the plastic surgeons at Quaba Cosmetic Surgery. Patients should seek treatment from practitioners who adhere to strict safety protocols and thoroughly understand facial anatomy.

What can I expect during and after my dermal filler treatment?

During your treatment at Quaba Cosmetic Surgery, the filler will be carefully injected into the targeted areas using precise techniques. Temporary redness and swelling may occur but typically subside within a few days. Our practitioners will provide detailed aftercare instructions to optimise recovery.

How long do dermal filler results last?

The duration of dermal filler results varies depending on factors such as the type of filler used and individual metabolism. Results typically last from several months to over a year.

Can dermal fillers be combined with other treatments?

Dermal fillers can be combined with other cosmetic treatments for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Practitioners may recommend combining fillers with Botox or laser therapy for enhanced results.

How do I schedule a consultation for dermal fillers?

Contact our office to schedule a consultation at Quaba Cosmetic Surgery in Edinburgh. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals, assess your suitability for dermal fillers, and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.