20th March 2023 by Dr Bassam Zeina
Discover how dermal fillers help many people achieve a youthful and radiant appearance with minimal risks and downtime, all while maintaining a natural look. Dr Bassam Zeina, a seasoned dermatologist with over 3 decades of experience, will guide you through the possible areas that can be addressed by dermal fillers, and which 2 areas he stays clear from!
Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume, contour the face, and reduce scarring. They typically consist of hyaluronic acid or other biodegradable substances, which are injected into areas where volume is needed, diminishing wrinkles or hollows formed due to ageing or sun damage. An experienced practitioner can also use them in surrounding areas to enhance an area of concern in a more subtle way.
In anatomy talk, the lower face is everything below the level of the nostril down to the chin. Here, dermal Fillers can be used to reduce sagging and “square” appearance of the face. Specifically they can be used for:
Dermal fillers can also work wonders for the mid-face, which extends from the level of your nostrils to your eyebrows. Treatment in this area can help:
Note that Dr Zeina does not perform fillers in the nose, as this procedure can carry a much higher chance of side-effects. We recommend that nose fillers are only carried out by experienced ENT specialists to minimise the chance of complications.
Fillers in the upper face (forehead and above) are possible, but they haven’t gained widespread popularity. Dr Bassam Zeina explains, “In my experience, they don’t often achieve their promise and can look unnatural. I only perform fillers in the upper face rarely, when it suits my client’s specific needs.”
Dermal fillers can also address smaller areas, enhancing specific features and providing a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. These treatments can include:
This article is intended for educational services, and should not be taken as medical advice. Like any medical procedure, dermal fillers are associated with side effects, and should only be administered by trained medical professionals who will explore these with you in detail before proceeding. If you’d like to make use of Dr Zeina’s extensive expertise in a free face-to-face consultation, this can be booked here.
Dermal fillers are potentially a versatile and minimally invasive solution for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance while maintaining a natural look. They can also be combined with other minimally invasive aesthetic treatments with complementary effects. We hope that Dr Zeina’s guidance has given you a more thorough understanding of what dermal fillers can be used for!