If you’re looking to give your looks a boost, you’ve no doubt tried various methods. Makeup, a new hairstyle, or new clothes, all of these can revamp your style and give you a fresh look. 

Recently, we’re seeing more and more people getting dermal fillers for the unique beauty benefits they offer. If you’re thinking about dermal fillers but are not quite sure what to expect, we’ve put together a guide to help you out. Keep reading to find out more. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are chemicals that are injected into the face. They work by smoothing out lines and wrinkles, such as crows feet or wrinkles on the forehead. They can also add volume to areas of the face; people often get dermal fillers on their lips or on their cheeks. 

Dermal fillers are made of a harmless substance called hyaluronic acid. The effects of this acid don’t last forever. You can expect your fillers to last for up to 18 months before they begin to fade away. 

If you’ve decided that you want to get dermal fillers, there are a few factors you need to consider before moving forward. Let’s find out more. 

Make Sure Your Practitioner Is Accredited

Unlike Botox, dermal fillers do not require a prescription and do not need to be administered by a health professional such as a nurse or a doctor. However, this doesn’t mean that just anyone can give you your fillers. While the process of injecting fillers is relatively safe and straightforward, it still does carry some risks.

When booking your dermal fillers appointment, it is essential that you ensure that your practitioner is fully trained and qualified, and that they hold accreditation from a reputable training organisation such as Derma Institute. 

Doing so will make any issues or side effects far less likely and will ensure you get the very best out of your dermal fillers. 

Know The Risks

Risks or complications are rare with dermal fillers, especially if you are treated by a qualified practitioner. However, it’s still worth knowing what these potential risks are. 

The treated area could be tender, sore, or bruised after the procedure. This should abate after a few days. Immediately after getting your fillers, you should avoid wearing makeup, rubbing your face, or exposing your face to the sun. This will help the fillers settle in properly and give you the best results. 

Serious side effects are extremely rare. These can include infections, scarring, and blocked blood vessels. Fillers can sometimes cause a lumpy appearance under the skin as the filler moves around the face. This may need to be rectified through surgery. 


Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular choice for people looking to give their appearance a boost. They are a safe and straightforward procedure and are usually pain and complication free. After your fillers have been administered, you should be free to go about your day. However, always ensure that your practitioner is trained from a reputable organisation such as Derma Institute, and make sure you are aware of the potential risks before proceeding.