Dermal Fillers

Contour your profile and restore lost volume with dermal fillers at So Medical Aesthetics in Colchester.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable, gel-like substances used to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles and enhance facial contours. They address common signs of ageing, including fine lines, sagging skin and hollowing, alongside other concerns such as thinning lips, recessed scars and uneven skin texture.

Dermal fillers can even be used to improve the appearance of under-eye bags, augment the chin and jawline, or rejuvenate ageing hands.

At our aesthetic clinic in Colchester, our hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking to achieve a more youthful, plump and refreshed appearance.

Where Can I Get Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile. Producing immediate results with minimal downtime, they can address a variety of concerns, including:

  • Lost volume, wrinkles and fine lines on the face, neck and hands.
  • Dark circles, bags and crepey skin under the eyes.
  • Shallow contours on the jawline, chin and cheeks.
  • Jowling on the lower face.
  • Thinning or uneven lips.

Treatment overview


The treatment can take 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the specific area being treated.


6 to 22 months, depending on the area treated and product used.


0-7 days depending on the area treated. You may experience minor swelling and bruising, but this will fade within 48 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

From the age of 20, the amount of collagen and elastin we produce in our skin reduces. As a result, volume is lost in the skin, leaving us with a gaunt, more tired appearance. Dermal fillers replenish the hyaluronic acid in our skin – a naturally occurring substance that increases moisture – to replace lost volume and smooth facial lines.

Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?

The treatment can be uncomfortable. However, we will offer you a topical numbing cream to minimise any pain.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are considered to be extremely safe. Because hyaluronic acid is a natural bodily product, allergic reactions and post-treatment complications are very rare. Moreover, at our aesthetic clinic near Essex, your treatment will be performed by a registered nurse and prescriber to manage any concerns that do arise. 

How Should I Care For The Area Following Treatment?

To ensure the longevity of your treatment and reduce downtime, you should:

  • Avoid touching or pulling the treatment area until healing is complete.
  • Remain make-up free for at least 12 hours following your treatment.
  • Stay away from intense heat sources for 24 hours following your treatment, including direct sunlight, saunas and hot showers.
  • Avoid physical exercise for 48 hours following your treatment.

How Long Do The Results Of Dermal Filler Last?

This varies from person to person, and also depends on the treatment area. However, the results of dermal filler typically last from 6 months to 22 months.

Is Lip Filler The Same As Dermal Filler?

Yes! The filler used in a lip augmentation procedure is dermal filler. We inject this into the lips to add volume, enhance shape and create a fuller appearance. By carefully placing the filler along the lip borders and into specific areas of the lips, we can achieve natural-looking results that complement your facial features.

Before & After


“Very pleased with the immediate results, I found Sophie to be very professional and a lovely person, who reassured me and was very knowledgeable. I felt as if I had lost 20 years after the procedure and was delighted with the results! Will definitely be coming back – highly recommend.”

Your Dermal Filler Steps

Step By Step


Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your concerns, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best pathway to your desired outcome.


This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From chemical peel to Botox® injections to skin boosters, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though many treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, some require downtime and a carefully considered aftercare regimen. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated skin.

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