Facial Filler: What You Need to Know

Fuller cheeks, plumped lips or smooth skin, facial fillers can achieve a whole host of different things and are a desirable procedure for a lot of people of all ages.

But, what do you need to know about facial fillers before you decide to go under the needle?

Good Filler

Good filler with an experienced practitioner means that your filler should be almost invisible and unnoticeable to the people around you.

When it is injected correctly, the results should look natural and make a subtle change that nobody will quite be able to pinpoint.

Differences to Botox

These are commonly confused, and although similar, the results are different. So, what are the differences?

Botox eliminates the wrinkles which are produced from muscular contractions by freezing these muscles from moving.

Filler smooths over these wrinkles when they have already formed.

If your wrinkles are too deep for Botox to fix completely, filler may be the route for you to try. In addition to this, the results of Botox take a few days to kick in, whereas filler has immediate results.


Generally speaking, there is no downtime needed after having facial filler injected. Post-treatment swelling is common, so depending on the individual this may mean that you want to take a few days off work to let the swelling and bruising reduce.

Although you don’t need to shut yourself away, you do need to avoid any extra pressure onto the area for a few days to let the filler settle into place.

How Long Will It Last?

This is completely dependent on the conditions of where the filler is being injected if the person has had filler before and the individual’s body.

Usually, you can expect your filler to last at least 6 months and anywhere up to 2 years. It’s best to get a top up after the 6-month mark to keep your filler looking fresh.

If you are interested in the benefits of facial fillers or want to book a consultation with one of our experts, you can find out more information here.