Dermal fillers

Summary

Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body.  As we grow older the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body starts to decrease which leaves the skin dry and less hydrated.

Injecting fillers into the skin is a method of restoring volume where it is depleted, or enhancing areas that lack volume such as filling out wrinkles and creases in the skin, or increasing the volume and definition of the lips.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.
    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.
    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.
    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation.

    This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.
    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

A choice of numbing cream or local anaesthetic, which is dependent on the area to be treated is given before the treatment is started.   The filler is then injected into the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin, in small increments using a very fine needle.  The results are immediately apparent.  

The injecting time can vary as it is volume dependent but normally takes between 10 and 30 minutes per area.  The change in volume is immediately noticeable, however, it is common for the treated area to be a little swollen, red or slightly bruised for a short time after treatment.

Following treatment there may be some side effects such as redness, bruising, swelling and mild lumpiness.  These usually resolve within a few hours of treatment but bruises may last a few days.  

After your treatment you should avoid using make-up over the treated area.  Very gentle massage and an ice pack may help reduce the swelling and bruising.

The KIMS team will give you further advice at discharge.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Dr Stefano Santini

    MBBS, MD, MRCGP

    • Dermal fillers
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Miss Mahboub Hawkes

    DO (Dublin, London), MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

    • Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatment (ARMD)
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Dermal fillers
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Oliver Harley

    MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS Ed (Plastic Surgery)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
  • Miss Pei-Pei Cheang

    MBBch, FRCS (ORL-HNS), EBFPRS

    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections