Restore Volume with Dermal Fillers in Glasgow

Dermal filler treatments are one of the biggest advances in modern cosmetic medicine and when it comes to facial fillers, Glasgow is home to Dr. Darren McKeown and his award winning fillers. Dermal fillers are an exciting development in cosmetic medicine because they present a more ‘natural’ way to reduce lines and wrinkles and restore a youthful look to your face and skin.

Injectable facial fillers (dermal fillers) are a non-surgical treatment that can help restore facial volume through a relatively quick and simple injection. A dermal filler adds volume that reduces lines and wrinkles and restores more youthful and aesthetically balanced facial contours.

Easy as it sounds, choosing the right anti-wrinkle dermal filler and injecting just the right amount in the right places is paramount to achieving a good result. When it comes to injecting dermal fillers into the face, experience and judgement are key.

We Offer Award Winning Dermal Filler Treatments In Glasgow


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Our Dermal Fillers Of Choice

Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) is a safe and effective temporary dermal filler consisting of sugar molecules that are found naturally in the skin and other connective tissues in the body. Its function is to retain water to keep your tissues lubricated. Hyaluronic acid adds volume to the skin, naturally.

Along with effectively reducing lines and wrinkles, the benefits of HA over previous generations of collagen dermal fillers is its ability to provide a long-lasting result and a much lower risk of allergic reaction. However, one of the biggest advantages of our anti-wrinkle hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is that they can be quickly dissolved.

When dealing with cosmetic treatments for the face, whether it’s lip fillers or a dermal filler for fine lines, it is always essential to think of “what happens if things go wrong” and it is absolutely essential to have a get out of jail card. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers give us that peace of mind.

Modern preparations of hyaluronic acid fillers together with new cross-linking technologies mean anti-wrinkle dermal fillers can last anywhere up to 2 years when they are properly injected into the face.

What to Expect

There may be some discomfort when you get dermal fillers because of the injections, but we ensure your comfort during the procedure by offering two options for minimising pain: numbing cream that numbs the surface of the skin and a local anaesthetic that numbs the whole mouth area.

There is still come discomfort with the cream because it only has a partial numbing effect, but most people handle this well. Injecting a local anaesthetic into the mouth makes the entire mouth area go numb, which makes the treatment painless. The only downside of using anaesthesia when getting anti-wrinkle dermal fillers is that the numbness takes a few hours to wear off.

The option you choose will depend on your pain threshold and personal preferences.

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Permanent vs Temporary Dermal Fillers

Most dermal fillers are temporary and can last anywhere from 3 or 4 months up to around 2 – 3 years. Dermal filler treatments must therefore be repeated to maintain the results and keep those lines and wrinkles at bay. As a result, there has been a desire to develop long-lasting or permanent fillers.

Although permanent fillers may seem attractive, there is real potential for long term problems with them. Complications with dermal fillers are not common and with most of the fillers we use, if problems arise the filler can be dissolved.

With a permanent dermal filler, this is not an option. If the filler needs to be removed, it needs to be done surgically. Even if problems do not arise, your face will continue to age whilst the dermal filler remains the same. This will eventually look unnatural.

For these reasons, permanent dermal fillers are best avoided.

What Can Facial Fillers Do For You?

The press is often very critical of celebrities who have had ‘too much’ filler. However, this is often because the anti-wrinkle dermal fillers have been injected into the wrong places. The duck-lipped look is not a sign of good fillers. Dermal fillers should be subtle in a way that enhances you features without being obvious.

When it comes to using a dermal filler like hyaluronic acid for lines and wrinkles, it is not just a case of how much to inject, but more importantly, where to inject it. In the right place and with the right amount, facial fillers are an effective, non-surgical way to turn back the time for your skin.

These are some of the most popular areas of the face that dermal fillers can be used on, and how to tell if you might benefit from a dermal filler treatment in these areas.

Under Eye Hollows

As the body ages, changes in the facial skeleton occur as a result of bone resorption. This can drastically impact the appearance of the face because of the hollow structure of the under eye area. These areas are often the first areas to start showing signs of ageing.

The under eye hollows are one of the areas that benefit the most from dermal fillers.

Sometimes this is improved simply by restoring volume in the cheek alone. In other cases, it requires a dermal filler injection on top of the bone directly below the eye.

When it comes to treating the under eye hollows, less is always more.

Nose To Mouth Lines

The nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds) are one of the most commonly treated parts of the face when it comes to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

The nasolabial fold is the area between the cheek and upper lip. In some people, this fold appears with age as a result of your cheek or midface losing volume. In other people, it is present since childhood or adolescence because of prominent cheeks that project over the lip. This is especially common in women with high cheekbones.

Making the distinction between the first group and the second group is vitally important.

In the first group, where the fold has appeared with age, treating it with dermal fillers can help provide a very nice and rejuvenating result. However, treating the nasolabial fold in the second group of women who have had it as a feature of their face since their teenage years will almost always result in an unnatural look, particularly when the person attempts to smile.

For the second group, it is usually better to treat the cheek itself rather than the nasolabial fold.


As we age our faces begin to feel the pull of gravity and start drooping. There are few places where this is more apparent than on the cheeks.

Assessing the contour of the cheek is best done from the “three quarters”, or the oblique view. When we look at the cheek from this angle, an aesthetically ideal profile should have a very slight dip (concave curve) to the lower eyelid/cheek area, a convex curve over the cheekbone itself, and a slight hollowing towards the lower cheek areas.

As we age, however, this “ogee” curve is lost and the profile view of the face becomes flattened. The goal of restoring volume to the cheek area using dermal fillers is not simply to make the cheek look fatter but to recreate a more attractive facial contour.


As we lose volume in the cheeks, we also tend to hollow out in the temple area. Dermal fillers can be used on these areas too.

The signs of ageing in the temple area are quite subtle, but treating them with an anti-wrinkle dermal filler can help restore an overall softer and rejuvenated outline to your appearance.

Mouth Corners

One of the most common areas women want treated with a dermal filler is the down turning at the corners of the mouth. The appearance of lines that run from the corner of the mouth down towards the chin – the so called marionette lines – can dramatically change the facial appearance.

Fortunately, the facial volume in this area can be quickly, easily, and effectively restored using dermal fillers.

Treating this area is not simply a case of injecting the dermal filler into the marionette lines, but feathering the volume across a wider area to blend the areas between the lower part of the cheek and the chin.

Jawline And Jowls

As we age the size of the lower jaw shrinks too. This means that the overlying skin can begin to sag and appear excessive.

Restoring volume along the jawline and to the jowls using a hyaluronic acid dermal filler can be an effective, non-surgical alternative to a facelift.

The treatment works very well for people who have mild to moderate jowls and a thin neck – typically in their 30s to early 50s. However, if you have severe excess tissue and sagging jowls, it is unlikely we can improve it using a dermal filler alone. The best treatment will be surgical, such as a One Stitch Facelift.


As we age, the lips lose their natural volume and shape, becoming thin and flat. Dermal fillers for the lips can be used to reverse these changes and give the lips a more voluptuous and youthful appearance. As a result, lip fillers have become popular in anti-ageing clinics.

Many women are afraid to have a dermal filler injected in their lips for fear of achieving the dreaded ‘trout pout’ look. However, poor results for lip fillers are mostly a result of poor injection technique. Done well, the results of a lip filler should be subtle and natural.

It is important to use a softer lip filler, usually the ones which are actually designed for filling fine lines and wrinkles. It is also, almost always, better to inject the red part of the lip rather than just the border. And in terms of volume, less is more.

It takes a lot of experience to get the balance just right with lip fillers: that’s where our decade of experience in dermal fillers is key. This is why we are known for dermal fillers in Scotland. When it comes to fillers, Glasgow is the place to be.

Dermal fillers for the lips can last a long time. It is commonly believed that lip fillers last somewhere around 6 – 9 months, but in reality, they can easily last up to two years.

Why Choose Us for Your Dermal Fillers (Glasgow)

If you are interested in treating your lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers, Glasgow is home to one of Scotland and the United Kingdom’s leading cosmetic surgeons who also specialises in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

With over a decade of experience, Dr. Darren McKeown and his team are well known for their non-surgical dermal filler treatments. In fact, they have even won awards. So you can rest easy knowing you are in experienced, highly trained hands.

We offer dermal fillers from our clinic in Glasgow, as well as a wide range of other cosmetic treatments.

Book your dermal filler treatment through the form at the bottom of the page or call our clinic (telephone 0141 370 0509).

In just 30 minutes, you could be one your way to younger skin.


I published my first paper in a medical journal, the British Journal of Cancer, in 2004 whilst I was still in my final year of medical school. Since then I have continued to work on aesthetic medical research.

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