What are COSMETIC dermal fillers?
As we age, our skin loses that plumpness, hydration and elasticity which is fundamental to a beautiful, fresh face. Cosmetic Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing treatment that can restore these elements to the face. A clear gel compound is injected into the skin, giving fullness and hydration to the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and plumping up sagging contours. This gives the complexion a fresh, natural and more youthful appearance.
The substance used in cosmetic dermal fillers and cheek fillers is found naturally in the body and plays a vital role in the skin’s ability to counter the natural and environmental causes of ageing.
What areas can be treated?
Cosmetic Dermal fillers are used for certain areas of the face and body that require volume, firmness and hydration. They are most commonly used to plump the lips, but can also be applied to the hands, around the eyes, and other areas of the face. Cheek fillers are a particularly popular option for increasing volume in the cheek area.
What conditions can be treated?
We offer dermal fillers in Sydney to treat:
- Thinning lips
- Sunken cheek bones
- Smile lines, marionette lines and other facial wrinkles
- Deep scarring
- Depletion of skin and facial volume
What are the advantages of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are fantastic because they give long-lasting results without being a permanent commitment. The gel eventually breaks down and disappears completely from the body, leaving no foreign waste behind. Other benefits include:
- They are completely safe
- Results are instant
- Long-term results (can last up to 2 years, depending on treatment)
- Minimal downtime
- Does not inhibit facial expression
- Injections contain no animal substances or toxins
- No pre-test is required, allowing for immediate start
- Skin that looks naturally smooth, fresh and healthy
How long do fillers last in your face?
Facial fillers such as lip and cheek fillers typically last for 6 to 24 months. After this time, another treatment will be required to maintain results. The longevity of a filler can be affected by the location being treated (i.e. lip or face) as well as lifestyle factors.
How many treatments will I need?
Dermal filler treatments last for around 20-40 minutes and, depending on your treatment, results can last anywhere from 6-24 months. Factors including age, lifestyle, skin type and condition will affect the longevity of these results. After a cheek filler, wrinkle or facial contouring appointment, most people will require a maintenance treatment after 6-12 months. After a lip treatment, a maintenance visit is normally required after about six months.
Does it hurt?
Because a very fine needle is used and treatment duration is quick – usually around 30 minutes – any discomfort is minimal. Topical anaesthetic can also be applied before treatment to ensure this.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each procedure is less than an hour long (30 – 45 minutes on average) with results lasting up to 18 months. The longevity of the effects of dermal fillers vary from person to person as each will react differently towards the fillers. the As with any injectable procedure, expect bruising and swelling around the injected area.