Dermal Fillers 

Filler treatments carried out using Juvéderm dermal fillers 

Dermal fillers is a term used to describe a wide range of products that can be injected into the skin to restore volume and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

At the Wessex skin clinic hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the filler of choice and in particular, the Juvéderm® range of fillers which are manufactured by Allergan (Market leaders in the research and development of aesthetic products).

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, as such HA fillers (cross-linked HA from non animal sources) are the safest fillers on the market. They are effective at:

  • smoothing lines and wrinkles
  • restoring youthful volume to the entire face and or specific areas of the face e.g. lips and cheeks
  • treating dry, crapey skin by restoring moisture

HA fillers strongly attract and retain water which is how they can restore volume to the skin so well.  They are non permanent as they are broken down by the body naturally over a period of months.

Why Juvéderm®?

Our dermal filler of choice is the Juvéderm range of hyaluronic acid fillers. This range has extensive clinical research confirming its efficacy and safety, and was one of the first HA dermal fillers on the market.

The Juvéderm range is also one of only a few dermal fillers that are FDA approved for use in the United States (where dermal fillers are subjected to more stringent regulations over their use and who can administer them).

Dermal filler Injection Lip fillers
Before and After

What does it treat?

Dermal filler treatment is better suited for resting lines (those that appear on the face even when you are not making any facial expressions). Depending on the area being treated, it can last for between 12 and 18 months.

Dermal fillers are excellent at restoring volume to the face, especially in the mid-face region. However, in experienced hands, they can be used safely in many areas of the face including: the tear trough, nose, chin and many more.

NB: Dermal fillers should only be injected by a trained clinician with experience in their use, who is able to recognize and treat any complications that may occur.

What are the benefits?

  • Juvéderm fillers have been clinically proven to be safe and efficacious with long lasting effects of 12-18 months
  • HA fillers can be dissolved, if necessary.
  • The discomfort of the injection is minimal, Juvéderm fillers contain a local anaesthetic which reduces the discomfort of the injection.
  • Topical anaesthetic is also applied prior to treatment.

Alternative and Combination treatments

Cheek augmentation

Who will it benefit?

  • Ageing causes loss of volume in the mid-face therefore cheek augmentation is useful in generally restoring youthful volume to the face
  • Anyone who looks “tired” because they have developed dark circles under their eyes. Cheek augmentation can help to restore volume to the areas under the eyes

How does it work?

  • Filler treatment in the region helps to restore volume loss from deep fat pads
  • It can also correct volume loss from nearby structures i.e. nasolabial folds
  • The filler lifts the skin on the upper border of the cheeks, where the thick skin of the cheek meets the thin skin of the lower eyelid.
  • The skill lies in injecting enough filler to revitalize the appearance of the cheeks without changing the overall shape of the face.


  • The result is smooth and long lasting (12 – 18 months).
  • Unlike some other fillers, they will not migrate away from where they have been injected.

Further benefits

  • Dark groove under the eyes are softened
  • The face looks more energetic and youthful: caused by restoring the fat pads in the mid-face region
  • Harmony is restored to the mid-face: people in their teens and twenties have a short lower eyelid that curves smoothly into their cheeks.

Treatment at Wessex Skin

  • You will be treated by Dr Catherine Fairris who has extensive training and experience in cheek augmentation using dermal filler.
Lip fillers

Who will it benefit?

  • People with lips that are less full than they wish them to be.
  • People with lips that are less defined than they wish them to be.
  • People who have lines on the red part of the lip.

Who will not benefit?

  • Anyone who wants lips that are hyper-inflated.
  • Over-inflation of the lips distorts the lip’s natural, sensuous curve.

How does it work?

  • Filler can be injected into the flesh of the lips to restore volume
  • The filler can be injected to re-define the junction between the white and red part of the lip
  • Filler can also be used to reconstruct the cupid’s bow.


  • It is the softest of the hyaluronic acid fillers (lasting between 6-12 months).
  • It looks and feels very natural

Treatment at Wessex Skin

  • You will be treated by Dr Catherine Fairris who has extensive experience and training in the use of dermal fillers for lip augmentation.
Lines around the lips (smokers lines)

Who will benefit?

  • Those who have lines on the upper and lower lips that are  present at rest and accentuated by pouting.

Who will not benefit?

  • If your lines are very deep, HA fillers may not improve them
  • If the lines only appear when you purse your lips

How does it work?

  • Fillers are finely injected into the lines to soften their appearance


  • It has long lasting effects (6-12 months) and is incredibly soft giving a very natural looking result

Treatment at Weesex Skin

  • You will be treated by Dr Catherine Fairris who has extensive training and experience in the treatment of lip lines.
Smile line

Who will it benefit?

  • If you have lines around your mouth that are either present at rest or appear when you smile.

Who will not benefit?

  • If the lines do not soften when you gently stretch the skin, pulling at right angles to the line.

How does it work?

  • The filler strengthens the skin so that it folds less easily and the lines either soften or disappear.

BENEFITS OF JUVEDERM Volbella and Volift

  • They are long lasting (6-12 months) and smooth, to give a natural looking result

Treatment at Wessex Skin

  • You will be treated by Dr Catherine Fairris who has extensive training and experience in the treatment of smokers lines and smile lines using filler.
Marionette lines

Who will it benefit?

  • Anyone who has lines or folds running from the mouth to the chin or a down-turned mouth, “reverse smile”.

Who will not benefit?

  • If you have “heavy” cheeks and thin skin, it may not be possible to inject enough filler to make a significant improvement.

How does it work?

  • The filler strengthens the line or fold so that it better resists the downward and inward pressure from the cheek.


  • It is the longest lasting of the hyaluronic acid fillers.
  • The result is smooth and long lasting (usually 18-24 months).

further benefits

  • The fold is softened and the corners of the mouth move upwards and outwards.
  • The face takes on a more receptive expression at repose.

Treatment at Wessex Skin

  • You will be treated by Dr Catherine Fairris who has extensive training and experience using dermal filler in cheek augmentation.

Advanced techniques with dermal fillers

Eyebrow shaping and lifting

  • Dermal fillers can be injected around your eyebrows to help shape them, whether that be to lift or increase the arch.

The 8-point lift

  • A technique designed to provide lifting to the face through the strategic placement of dermal fillers in 8 specific anatomical areas.

Jawline Sculpting

  • Giving more definition to a jawline or softening a jawline can be effective ways of improving the overall appearance of someones face.

Non surgical nose job

  • Ideal for those who have not previous undergone nasal surgery but who would like minor improvement in the shape of their nose.
I always feel in incredibly safe hands with Dr Fairris – she will cover every aspect of a treatment or procedure in great detail and she has always offered very candid and honest advice about results and what is achievable.

Why Choose Wessex Skin?

Thorough consultations

Prior to treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr Fairris to discuss your concerns and a treatment plan will be created.

Discretion assured

All clinical sessions are for people with cosmetic concerns.

Premium products

Dr Fairris uses only market leading products.

Experienced Doctor

All treatments are carried out by a highly experienced and qualified aesthetic doctor

Natural-looking results

We aim to give natural looking and subtle outcomes

Convenient access

On-site parking and close to
J10 of the M3.

Are you interested?

For a complimentary appointment with Dr Catherine Fairris to discuss dermal filler injections please contact us today

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