Dermal Fillers: Frequently Asked Questions

Fillers in Dubai | 3 December 2019

Dermal Fillers: Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Sessions Will I Need, And How Far Apart Can I Have Them?

The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects for as long as 18 months after treatment. There is even precedence of results lasting up to 24 months in some cases.

Am I A Suitable Candidate?

Dermal fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat scarring in some cases. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face. There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breast feeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Crow’s Feet

These are wrinkles that form in the corner of the eyes. They can be caused by ageing, sun exposure, expressions and smoking.

Frown Lines

When we contract our forehead muscles, deep lines can materialise. Also referred to as an “11”, frown lines form in between your eyebrows. Over time, these lines start to linger and prove to be a bugbear for many.

Smoker’s Lines

The use of fillers can smooth and fill out these crepey lines, creating a much softer, younger-looking appearance.

Marionette Lines

Located just below the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines can make you look sad or angry when relaxing your face.


Thin lips are not necessarily a result of ageing; many men and women are born with thinner lips. If you would like to add volume, but avoid an exaggerated look, Dr. Matteo Vigo uses the most advanced lip fillers to enhance your natural lip shape.

Nasolabial Fold

Also referred to as “smile lines”, these lines run down the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Most of us notice these when smiling, laughing or talking, but over time they can develop into static lines.


Ageing usually contributes to volume loss. The round, full look diminishes as the fat pads in our cheeks gravitate downward. Cheek Fillers can be used to plump up the skin.


Inevitably, the skin loses its elasticity and firmness over time. Sun damage in particular can contribute to this aged look on the chest area, and the thinning of the skin can amplify the neck bands, adding years to your appearance.”

What If Any, Are The Side Effects?

With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling that accompanies it. This should not persist much longer than a day, and is easily cover-able with makeup.

Will My Face Be Lumpy After Treatment?

This is a possible side-effect to treatment, yes. Patients are not advised to massage the area themselves, as this may move the product. After a few weeks, your clinician will invite you back to make minor adjustments, if needed. They use a special massage technique which settles the product and what is left will be the final result.

Will My Family And Friends Notice I’ve Had Work Done?

9 times out of 10, family and friends won’t notice cosmetic treatment, instead recognising (especially with dermal fillers) a more youthful or refreshed look. I aim to leave the patient with a look that enhances natural assets, rather than distorting them, and treat all patients with this in mind.

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