Tissue Fillers


A variety of tissue fillers, all temporary, are used at the practice. Hyaluronic acid is a crystal-clear gel form, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold water, hydrating and giving volume to the skin.

How is the procedure done?

A clear gel is injected into the skin just beneath the wrinkle, plumping it out. A local anaesthetic can be used, depending on the area. Many people find they need no anaesthetic.

The beauty of this procedure is that most patients can return to work immediately after the treatment. Slight bruising may occur, but this should disappear after a week. Numbness and a little redness may also occur but can easily be covered with make-up.

Where can Tissue fillers be used?

  • to smooth out lines and wrinkles
  • to fill in grooves like the naso-labial folds running from the nose to each side of the mouth
  • to fill lines around the mouth and on the top lip (commonly referred to as “smoker’s” lines)
  • to fill in acne scars, deep cuts, chicken pox scars etc.
  • to enhance cheek bones
  • to do a “Liquid Lift”
  • for fuller lips or correction of lip-shape (see next chapter)

How long will it take to see results?

Results are seen instantly, but the full effect can take up to one month to show.

What is the difference between BOTOX and Tissue Fillers?

BOTOX paralyses the muscle, releasing the wrinkles and stopping them from forming in the future, whilst Tissue fillers plump up and fill the existing wrinkles.

Photos Before and After Gel Filling

This procedure is done by Dr Nardus le Grange in his consulting rooms.