Injectable fillers

Face Atelier by Zentrum für Plastische Chirurgie

Hyaluronic acid | Application | Risks and side effects | Dissolving hyaluronic acid with Hylase | Prices | Consultations

Fillers are injectable substances that can be used to smooth wrinkles and compensate for loss of volume or contour caused by ageing. As the name suggests, they can restore fullness and thus fill out wrinkles. Fillers may be permanent or non-permanent. Permanent fillers cannot be broken down by the body. These fillers are rarely used these days. Non-permanent fillers such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, which are completely broken down by the body after a certain time, have become well established due to their high level of effectiveness and tolerability and are used to smooth wrinkles. At the Face Atelier, we only use fully degradable fillers based on hyaluronic acid.


Hyaluronic acid is an important and natural component of our connective tissue. The body’s own hyaluronic acid is able to bind water in the skin. It improves the elasticity of the skin and makes the skin appear firm and fresh. Unfortunately, levels of natural hyaluronic acid decrease over the years, the skin begins to sag, facial contours shift and wrinkles become deeper.

The synthetic hyaluronic acid used for wrinkle treatment is known as a cross-linked filler, which has the same properties as the body’s own hyaluronic acid. It enables the skin to store more moisture again, making it look fuller and fresher. We only use non-permanent, high-quality fillers, which provide a local effect that lasts for around nine to twelve months. They do not leave any residues in the body and tend to be well tolerated.


Injectable fillers are particularly suitable for deep wrinkles. Popular zones for filler treatments include nasolabial folds, lips (augmentation of lip volume, enhancement of the lip contour) and cheeks (to increase cheek definition). Dark circles under the eyes can also be treated with hyaluronic acid fillers. Fillers are also suitable to treat acne scars.

A newer form of application is the Skinbooster treatment, which is a hydration therapy. In this treatment, hyaluronic acid is distributed over a large area to restore the moisture balance in the skin and give freshness to sun-damaged and structurally damaged skin.

The filler is injected into the wrinkles and volume deficits with a fine needle. Depending on the sensitivity to pain, a local anaesthetic cream can be applied before treatment.

The effect is immediately visible as soon as the skin irritation due to the injections has subsided. The effect usually lasts up to twelve months, although this depends on the preparation used, the region treated and the predisposition of the person being treated. The treatment can be repeated.


The treatment is generally well tolerated and possible side effects are usually mild and only temporary. Slight discomfort may occur immediately after the treatment, but this will subside after 48 hours.

Possible side effects include local bruising and temporary redness or swelling at the injection sites. Allergic reactions are very rare. If you are taking blood-thinning medication such as Aspirin, this needs to be stopped at least a week before treatment, otherwise the risk of bruising may be increased.

Filler treatments during pregnancy are also not recommended.


Hylase can be used following hyaluronic acid filler treatments if they have not had the desired effect and you want to return to your normal lip shape, without any nodules, bulging or pain. For example, if the lips are over-enlarged or if there is unevenness or ongoing swelling. 


What is Hylase?

Hylase (hyaluronidase) is an enzyme that can dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers. 

How is Hylase treatment performed?

In Hylase treatment, Hylase is injected directly into the area where there is excess hyaluronic acid filler, using a thin needle. The treatment must usually be carried out in several sessions until most of the unwanted filler has been dissolved.  

What side effects or complications can occur?

Rarely, allergic reactions can occur, which are treated depending on the severity.

If the skin has been overstretched for several months as a result of too much hyaluronic acid filler, this can lead to somewhat increased wrinkling after the filler has been dissolved. This will usually decrease significantly after a few weeks.

What cosmetic side effects can occur?

It is important to note that Hylase is an enzyme that cannot tell the difference between the body’s own hyaluronic acid or hyaluronic acid that has been injected as a filler. The use of Hylase can lead to a negative aesthetic effect (volume loss, asymmetry).

How long does Hylase continue to work?

The effect of Hylase continues for about four hours after it is injected. No further effect can be expected after this time. However, any swelling or bruising from the injection should have subsided before a new Hylase treatment is performed.


These prices include consultation and aftercare.

  • Nasolabial folds on both sides from CHF 600 
  • Build-up of cheeks for volume deficits from CHF 600 
  • Lip volume, lip contour from CHF 600 
  • Upper lip lines (smoker’s lines) from CHF 200 
  • Dark circles under the eyes/tear trough CHF 600

Acne treatment

  • Skinbooster treatment from CHF 1,000

Combination discount: filler (hyaluronic acid)

This discount is only valid within a single session.

  • 1st filler CHF 600 
  • 2nd filler CHF 400 
  • Each additional filler CHF 300

Dissolving hyaluronic acid with Hylase (hyaluronidase)

  • CHF 200 per treatment


We would be happy to discuss the details of any treatments with you in a personal consultation.

Face Atelier
Haus zur Pyramide
Klausstrasse 10
CH-8008 Zurich

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Centre for Plastic Surgery
Pyramid Clinic
Bellerivestrasse 34
CH-8034 Zurich

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