Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore volume and smooth lines and soften creases on the skin. Some areas where dermal fillers can be injected include the cheeks, under your eyes, around your mouth and jawline, and your lips.

When combined with other non-surgical treatments, like anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers can give you the youthful and rested appearance you want.

What is the difference between fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

The primary difference is that Anti-Wrinkle Injections reduce the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers, however, "treat" by plumping up the skin below the wrinkle.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Depending on the type of dermal filler used, it can last up to 12 months.

What are the side effects?

You may feel a slight pinch when the filler is injected, especially around more sensitive face areas. Dr Chalita le Roux will use a topical anaesthetic to reduce this discomfort and ice the area.

There will be temporary side effects like swelling, redness, sensitivity and bruising. However, these side effects are usually completely normal and should be resolved after a few days.