Restore lost volume and boost your skin and confidence with dermal fillers at Sthetix. Our team of highly skilled surgeons use advanced techniques to deliver fantastic results that really turn back the clock.

Introduction To Dermal Fillers

One of the main effects of ageing changes on a face is loss of volume. For this reason, replacing volume using dermal fillers alone or as part of surgery is now considered an essential element of Facial Rejuvenation.

Dermal fillers (sometimes known as wrinkle fillers) are injected into or under the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and restore lost volume, leaving you with more youthful and rejuvenated skin. They are commonly used for enhancing the lips, shaping and restoring volume in the cheeks and filling out lines and wrinkles on the face.

Dermal fillers can also be used after reconstructive surgery to smoothen out defects and help you regain your confidence.

Dermal fillers can also be used alongside other treatments for complete facial rejuvenation and this is known as a non-surgical facelift or liquid facelift. It is now becoming more likely that early ageing changes on the face are treated with Fillers and surgery is differed to a later date.

The aim of using Fillers is to restore lost volume, or to enhance specific areas of the face to improve enhance balance.

Our surgeons and Practitioners are highly trained in facial aesthetics and use of fillers to restore volume and balance to features of the face. We advise against overuse of fillers which can result in an abnormal appearance of the face.

Restore lost volume and boost your skin and confidence with dermal fillers at Sthetix. Our team of highly skilled surgeons use advanced techniques to deliver fantastic results that really turn back the clock.

Am I Suitable?

If you are concerned about ageing changes to the face or lack of balance between the different parts of the face (eg lips or chin), you may want to have a consultation about what fillers can do for you when injected by one of our highly trained team.

Many of our patients come to us as they are unhappy with the effects of ageing on their skin. Lost volume, wrinkles and fine lines can appear with ageing and dermal fillers can be used to target those areas, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Some patients also come to us after reconstructive plastic surgery or trauma to fill defects and regain their confidence.

The Procedure And Risks


Dermal filler treatments are carried out by highly skilled practitioners at Sthetix using advanced techniques for facial rejuvenation. They are available in different formulations: temporary, semi-lasting and everlasting.

The consultant plastic surgeons here at Sthetix believe that the use of artificial everlasting fillers can lead to long-term problems that are extremely difficult, and often impossible, to treat. Therefore, as a group of professionals, we have decided not to use artificial life long fillers in our practice. However, the exception is when a patient’s own fat is used by harvesting it from one area of the body and moving it to another. This method is known as fat transfer and you can read more about this procedure here.

Temporary fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (a natural substance produced by the body) and these fillers come in different forms (from relatively runny liquids to thick gels). The different forms are used in different areas of the face and body.

For example, a thick consistency filler (such as Juvederm Voluma®, Volume®) can be used to replace volume lost with age (and can last 6-12 months), whereas softer fillers (such as Juvederm Volift®) are used for shaping and enhancing lips and filling deep lines (and can last from 6-9 months). And finally, very soft fillers (such as Juvederm Volite® ) are used for smoothing fine wrinkles on the surface of the skin (and can last up to 6 months).


Any injectable treatments carry risks and the dermal filler treatment is no different. The potential risks of this procedure include; itching, bruising, rashes and swelling. Other potential risks include movement of the filler over time, very rarely death of tissue or allergic reaction. Before the procedure, your surgeon will discuss the various risks in depth with you to ensure you make an informed choice.


When will I see results?*
Results are instant but may continue to settle for up to two weeks.

How long does it take to recover?*
Most patients who have dermal fillers can go back to work the day after the procedure.

Will there be bruising?
Bruising is the most common risk after injection of fillers. Roughly speaking, around 1 in 20 injections will result in a significant bruise.

Can you remove these fillers if don’t like the result?
The hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved by use of an enzyme.

*Individual results may vary.

Take The Next Step

Ready to learn more about Dermal Fillers? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at  0151 669 1114Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.