Dermal Filler being injected into the lip to plump up lips.
An introduction to

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are a treatment used to enhance facial features, correct and fill moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles; or add volume and increase fullness. Many areas can be treated included the lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye hollows, jawline, and back of the hand. Dermal fillers are made from a synthetic hyaluronic acid and are injected under the skin with a fine needle. Fillers are not permanent. The length of time fillers last will depend on the type of filler, where it’s injected, and how quickly your body metabolises hyaluronic acid; as a guide they usually last between 6 and 18 months.


At The Repton Clinic Dr Nisha uses fillers to create subtle enhancements to create a naturally beautiful look. Before administering dermal fillers, Dr Nisha will have a consultation to find out whether this is the right treatment for you.


• Enhance natural facial features.
• Add volume, increase fullness and plumpness to skin.
• Smooth out lines and wrinkles.
• Cheek fillers to add volume or lift to your cheeks.
• Non-surgical rhinoplasty to reshape your nose with a non-surgical nose job.
• Tear trough fillers to revive and refresh under eyes, reducing dark circles.
• Lip fillers to add extra volume and plumpness to lips
• Jawline and chin to add volume to the jaw and chin area
• Hand fillers to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the back of the hands


• Non-surgical procedure
• Minimal down time
• Instant results
• Lasts for several months

  • Arrive at the clinic on the day of the procedure with clean washed face and without make-up.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising it may be beneficial to stop the use of elective medicines such as aspirin, or anti-inflammatory medications (i.e., Ibuprofen, Naproxen) for 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • It’s recommended to avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before the procedure.
  • If you have a history of a Herpes your clinician will consider an anti-viral treatment such as Zovirax one day prior to treatment and for 7 days post treatment.
  • You must not have permanent make-up procedures e.g., microblading or tattooing in the area of treatment for 2 weeks prior to having Dermal Fillers.
  • You must not have anti-wrinkle treatment e.g. Botulinum toxin in the area of treatment for 2 weeks prior to having Dermal Fillers.
  • You must not have laser skin resurfacing treatment or a chemical peel in the area of treatment for 2-4 weeks prior to having Dermal Fillers.
  • It is not advised to mix different brands of dermal filler. Please advise your clinician if you have had other dermal filler treatment in the last 18 months.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal creams on the injection area for two days before the treatment.
  • Avoid topical products, such as retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid and any anti-aging products two days before the procedure.


  • You must not have laser skin resurfacing treatment or a chemical peel in the area of treatment for 2-4 weeks post having Dermal Fillers.
  • Avoid the sun or extreme temperatures until inflammation has disappeared.  Do not sunbathe, use a subbed, sauna or steam bath.
  • Avoid flying for 24 hours post procedure.
  • Avoid steam, saunas, swimming, situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym, and hot showers for 24 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours post procedure.

This treatment is not suitable if you have any of the following:


  • Hypersensitivity or those with severe allergies.
  • Areas with active inflammation, or infections (e.g., cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, warts or open wounds).
  • Areas other than the tissues of the face.
  • Cases of active Herpes simplex.
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding.
  • Another brand of dermal filler has been used in the last 18 months.
  • Any form of skin cancer in the treatment area.
  • Permanent implants in the area of treatment.
  • Bleeding disorders and dysfunctions e.g., Haemophilia, Von Willebrand disease and prescribed medications for blood thinning such as Heparin, Warfarin.
  • Received Isotretinoin treatment (such as Accutane or Roaccutane) in the past 12 months.
  • Compromised immune system due to immunosuppression-related skin diseases (e.g.Vitiligo, Lupus etc)
  • As with any injectable procedure there are minor risks which include bruising and swelling. Very rarely, side-effects can include allergic reaction, infection, vascular compromise or and nerve damage.
  • It is important that you disclose any pre-existing medical conditions with the clinician. There are certain medical condition that affect your suitability for treatment.

Call 01283 701345 to book your appointment.