Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are gel-like substances injected just below the skin’s surface to help smooth out lines and wrinkles, and enhance the volume of particular areas like the lips and cheeks, leading to a more youthful appearance. They are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure.


As we age, our body begins to lose collagen, a vital component found throughout the body, skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. A decrease in collagen levels is what leads to signs of aging and a resulting loss of volume with the skin becoming much looser. This reduction in elasticity is what causes skin to look thinner and become saggy.


Dermal fillers are designed therefore to mimic the body’s own collagen (some even help the body to regrow collagen naturally) and to replace this lost volume with a safe, effective and natural looking method that provides instant results.

You might decide to undergo dermal filler injections in order to:

– Replenish lost volume to areas of loose skin

– Achieve more balanced facial features

– Enhance the volume of lips and cheeks

– Smooth out wrinkles


Here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon, we use only the best dermal fillers. Always administered by a qualified medical doctor with years of experience in aesthetic applications, our fillers represent the very best treatments on offer at affordable prices.

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Different types of Dermal Filler

At Finchley Cosmetic Salon, we use a variety of high quality branded dermal fillers. Click below to view our most popular.

There are two types of dermal fillers that we use here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon:

Temporary fillers: These are the most popular dermal filler type and we use hyaluronic acid (HA) based ones.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring substance found throughout the body, especially in the joints, eyes, and skin. It attracts water helping to keep skin moisturised and hydrated. As with collagen, the body’s HA levels decrease as we age, contributing to the signs of aging. HA fillers help to revitalise the skin by putting back much needed moisture. You can expect the effects of these fillers to last from 6 months to one and a half years.

Examples of such fillers are Juvéderm range, Restylane range, Teosyal range, Profhilo and Perfecta Range.

Semi-permanent fillers: These are non-hyaluronic acid fillers, instead using a compound called poly-L-lactic acid. These fillers are far more viscous than temporary fillers and the body takes much longer to naturally break the compound down. This type of filler is often used to treat more severe lines and wrinkles around the face such as laugh lines, marionette lines and crow’s feet. You can expect the effects of these fillers to last from 12 -18 months.

Examples include Radiesse, Ellanse range and Sculptra.


Forehead lines

Forehead lines form as a result of repeated contraction of the frontalis muscle, also known as the forehead muscle. These lines are among the first to show up as we get older. Other reasons for forehead lines include sun damage, smoking as well as genetic factors. To achieve the best results, this procedure is often paired with anti-wrinkle treatments that relax the forehead muscles. The best fillers for this area are Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra 2.


Smoker’s lines

Smokers’ lines form due to repeated contraction of the muscles around the mouth. These lines are common in smokers but can also often appear in people who don’t smoke or smoke irregularly. A decrease in collagen with age, harm to the skin from the sun’s rays, smoking, and genetics again play a part. This procedure is also often performed alongside anti-wrinkle injections that relax the muscles near the mouth. The fillers that work well in this area are also Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra 2.


Jawline & chin reshaping

In our younger years, we are often pleased with our well defined and contoured jawlines. However, as we age, changes in bone and muscle, along with the redistribution of fat in the jaw and cheek areas, can cause the loss of jawline definition. For this purpose, dermal fillers that are appropriate for these areas include Juvederm Voluma/Volux, Restylane Lyft/Volume, Radiesse, Ellanse, among others.


Cheek augmentation

As with jawlines and chins, so too our cheeks also often lose their definition over the years due to changes in bone and muscle and fat. Again, fillers such as Juvederm Voluma/Volux, Restylane Lyft/Volume, Radiesse, Ellanse will help put back some well needed volume and contours to your cheeks.


Lip augmentation

Lip fillers are amongst the most popular filler treatments performed. Many clients like to achieve the appearance of fuller lips, and this is exactly what lip augmentation aims to do, correcting symmetry and enhancing the volume. Dermal fillers suitable for lip augmentation include, Restylane, Juvederm Ultra 3/4/Smile/Volift and Teosyal Kiss.


Hand rejuvenation

With age we lose the fat in the dorsum of the hand and also skin often becomes dehydrated. Using dermal fillers in this area is a great way to replace lost volume and revitalize the hand. Our preferred dermal filler for this purpose is Radiesse. This procedure can also be paired with the use of hydrating fillers like Restylane skin boosters or Profhilo to enhance the outcome.

Before undergoing any treatment, we will sit down with you during your consultation and assess your needs and the treatment area. We will thoroughly go over the results you’d like to achieve as well as what you can realistically expect and based on this, we will offer guidance as to what we think will work best for you.


It may be that you’re after only subtle enhancements to a particular area or perhaps you are wanting something a little more dramatic throughout to shake things up! Either way, we will guide you to ensure you make a fully informed decision with achievable results.

Each filler is different, utilising differing technologies despite offering fundamentally the same benefits of adding volume, smoothing out wrinkles and hydrating treatment areas. That said, you can generally expect results to last anywhere from 6-18 months. This is highly dependent on the individual, treatment area and skill of the person doing the treatment.


The key advantage of dermal fillers not being permanent is the peace of mind knowing that any undesirable results will naturally fade and return to how they were before, as well as knowing that the treatment can be tweaked next time depending on individual preference and the body’s own ongoing aging process.,


It’s also worth noting that terrible results – for instance, clients often come to us who have had a bad experience with an unqualified or inexperienced practitioner elsewhere which has resulted in excessive or highly undesirable results – can be immediately reversed with a dissolving solution that can be administered back at the clinic.

Some fillers offer immediate results, with the gel-like compound adding instant volume whereas other fillers, for instance ones that focus primarily on stimulating the body’s own collagen growth, tend to offer more progressive results as the weeks go by.

Injections can be dauting for anybody but rest assured that here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon we always numb the treatment area with a good local anaesthetic prior to treatment so that any discomfort will be minimal. Some dermal fillers such as Juvéderm already contain within them a fast acting anaesthetic such as lidocaine.


It’s also worth pointing out that the skill and experience of the practitioner goes a great deal towards minimising any discomfort for the client and here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon our medical practitioners are among the best in the field.

All injectable treatments carry some risk and dermal fillers are no different, however there is nothing extreme to be concerned about as long as you ensure the person performing the treatment is a highly experienced qualified medical practitioner.


Common side-effects may include:

– Redness

– Swelling

– Bruising

– Tenderness


These will normally subside after a week or 2.


Note that injectable procedures carried out by inexperienced, non-medical practitioners in unsafe or unsterile environments can lead to more serious complications such as:

– Lumps

– Allergic reactions

– Skin discoloration

– Infection

– Severe swelling

and in some extreme but rare cases, a vascular occlusion, where the filler has been incorrectly injected into a blood vessel.


This is why it is essential to seek such treatments with a fully qualified medical practitioner who knows what they are doing, such as here at Finchley Cosmetic Salon.