Dermal Fillers

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What are Dermal Fillers?

They are used to treat fine lines, loss of volume in a region & existing wrinkles and most commonly used for improving the lips.

Temporary fillers are made of materials which include hyaluronic acid, collagen and calcium hydroxyapatite.

Dermal fillers can be SYNTHETIC or NATURAL.

Both types of filler works by replacing collagen and lost tissue mass to plump skin and increase volume. 

Naturally- derived fillers commonly known as ‘Hyaluronic acid’

Sammi-Peony's only uses natural fillers as Hylaronic Acid is already found within the body & has a much smaller risk of causing allergic reactions (Reactions can still occur) If complications do occur early on, it can be reversed, unlike synthetic fillers, making natural filers safer. 


How long do Hyaluronic acid Dermal fillers take to work?


Results are immediate and can last 3-18 months, as the filler will eventually break down. To maintain results clients must then have more filler injected once this has occurred. 



Sammi-Peony has completed Dermal certificates in;

*Lip fillers

*Marionette lines

*Nasolabial folds with Estetica Aesthetics Academy in Harley Street, London.

*Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty with Kanvas Cosmetics Training Academy.

 Full insurance through the DSDHT.

Who isn’t suitable for Dermal fillers?


  • Those with a history of allergies or anaphylaxis

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Hypersensitivity to materials/components in the product

  • Recent use of aspirin

  • Recent use of NSAID's known to affect coagulation/ haemostasis

  • Patients with Lupus not suitable for collagen based fillers




What lifestyle changes should you incorporate when you have fillers?


SPF - Avoid long exposure to the sun, use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or above.

Quit smoking!  It increases facial lines and delays skin healing.

Get Moving! - Good for the skin, promotes healing and health.

H2O- Drink plenty of water

Eatwell Plate-  Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

What are some possible side Side effects?


Mild side effects are temp and shouldn't last longer than a couple of days. 

•Bruising and swelling

•Bleeding, Redness/ tenderness from injection site ​

  • increased bruising risk for patients with bleeding disorders, uncontrolled hypertension or taking anticoagulants such as warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel.

More serious side affects include;

•Severe bruising and swelling lasting 7-10 days

•Lip asymmetry

•Lumps in the lips

•Injection into blood vessel causing tissue loss

•Ulceration and scarring

•Allergic (Anaphylaxis) reaction causing redness, pain, itching and swelling

Contact doctor immediately if they develop an extreme swelling and fever 

Aftercare (sheet will be provided) 

•Ice area to reduce bruising and swelling

•With lips- massage to reduce any lumps

•Drink plenty of water to promote healing

•Consume a healthy balanced diet

•NO alcohol to be consumed for 24 hours after treatment

•Avoid lying down for at least 4 hours after wrinkle reducing treatment

•Take paracetamol if a headache occurs

•Contact if any concerns