Fillers are usually gels which are injected into the face to fill in wrinkles and to increase volume in areas such as the lips, cheeks or temples. Results are immediate but there may be swelling and bruising in the injected areas for 3 to 10 days.

Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are the products used. Hyaluronic acid is the gel between the collagen and elastin fibres in the deeper layers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid molecules absorb water and plump up injected areas. Depending on the type of filler used and the site of injection, fillers can last for 6 to 18 months.

Synthetic fillers can be longer lasting but can be rejected by some patients' immune systems and be walled off with hard tissue, causing visible lumps and bumps. Injector technique is extremely important in injecting these types of fillers and experience is vital.


It is important to maintain the treatment of beautiful skin. A variety of good skin care products and sunblocks are available for the aftercare including SkinCeuticals, Dermaceutics, Filorga and Heliocare Sunblocks.


Dr Judith Budavari

Dr Judith Budavari, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg
Dr Judith Budavari, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg