What is a dermal filler?

The dermal fillers Dr Klutch uses are naturally occurring substances that replace volume and diminish facial lines.

Facial fillers are chemicals that, when injected into your skin, temporarily smooth wrinkles. The injection of a face filler is usually performed as an outpatient treatment under local anaesthetic.

Dr Klutch uses dermal fillers for augmentation of the following areas:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks / Cheekbones
  • Tear Troughs
  • Nose (Non- surgical Rhinoplasty)
  • Jowls
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Necklines
  • Hands

What does the procedure involve?

Dr Klutch will assess your skin and advise you on the best type of filler for your goals. Skin is prepped with topical numbing cream and then cleaned with antiseptic. The treatment may take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how many areas you have treated.


How long does recovery take?

You might experience bruising, mild discomfort and/or swelling for a few days. After the swelling resolves, you may need a touch-up injection, but this is usually rare. Fillers can last up to 1-2 years depending on the type and amount used but can be dissolved completely if you wish (although our patients have never asked for this!).

Avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after treatment to decrease swelling and bruising quicker. This is considered a lunch-time procedure, and you will be able to go back to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

Other rare complications may include allergic reaction, infection, irregularities in the surface, contours and firmness of the skin, damage to blood vessels. Fillers are avoided in patients on blood thinners.

*It is important that you know the qualifications and experience of your injector to avoid/minimise these complications.


1How long does it take dermal fillers to settle?
When it comes to dermal filler injections, you can expect to wait at least 14 days for the filler to settle.
2How long do dermal fillers last?
Some dermal fillers might last six to twelve months, while others can last two to five years.
3What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
Botox is a treatment that uses purified microbes to paralyse muscles temporarily. Botox can help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions in this way. Dermal fillers are made up of chemicals that fill in areas that have weakened due to ageing. The cheeks, lips, and area around the mouth are all prone to thinning.

When should I see a plastic surgeon?

For physical conditions that may necessitate a visit to a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, you will most likely be referred to Dr Klutch by your doctor. However, for cosmetic procedures, you can consult Dr Klutch whenever you are ready for plastic surgery.