Fillers are becoming¬† more and more a popular product in aesthetic medicine. They “fill” folds and wrinkles that develop with skin ageing and give more volume to certain areas of the face, such as the lips and cheeks.

Nowadays only absorbable fillers should be used and Hyaluronic Acid is the main one on the market. It is quite safe, easily pliable and reversible (with an “antidote”, should side effects occur).

Fillers are often used in combination with Botox to achieve a double effect over the forehead: minimise the muscle movements and fill the wrinkles.


The most frequently treated areas of the face are the naso-labial folds (between the nostrils and the corner of the lips), the glabellar lines (frown lines), the periocular lines (Crow’s feet), Marionette’s lines (around the corner of the lips and chin) and the lips.

Fillers can also be quite useful to substitute the need of a face lifting when the skin is only moderately relaxed. They create the optical illusion of the desired outcome (tension of the skin) by enhancing the volume of the jaw line and the area of the cheek fold.

Fillers, when correctly used, temporarily rejuvenate and relax the face restoring its tone.

As I already mentioned they are absorbable products and therefore require periodic infiltrations, typically every 6-8 months, although they may last up to 1 year.