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Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are products that are injected into the skin to ‘plump up’ or ‘accentuate’ part of the face. Popular treatmens include lip filler injections and anti wrinkle injections.

Why are Dermal Fillers used?

Dermal Fillers are excellent in the treatment of static lines such as the naso-labial lines (lines from the nose to the mouth), oral commissures (lines from the corners of the mouth) and smokers or fines lines around the mouth.  Dermal Fillers are also commonly used to augment the lip and enhance its appearance. They can also be used to accentuate the cheek bones, and to plump up the backs of the hands.

Dermal Filler Hands Before and After

What is the difference between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected into the face to help support some of these areas of collapse, particularly the lowering of the brow, the folds in the nasolabial region, the corners of the mouth, the mental crease in the chin and fine lines around the eyes and on the upper lip.  Fillers can also be used to fill in pockmarks and acne scars, contour or reshape facial features, add volume to lips and as an adjunct to anti-wrinkle injections for a more all-encompassing result.

Probably the most popular dermal filler is a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is normally found within the human skin assisting in skin hydration. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity. Different fillers are used for different areas of the face and they range from the soft to firm to restore volume and support.

Anti-wrinkle injections of botulinum toxin can be used to complement the effects of dermal fillers, alleviating the appearance of ingrained expression lines such as crow’s feet and frown lines.

Combining anti-wrinkle injections with dermal fillers will improve your overall appearance.

Cosmetic injectables can do more than just smooth out wrinkles. They can reshape the jawline, treat acne scars and correct facial asymmetry, as well as helping the overall texture of the skin. Often, wrinkle reduction can modest when the facial structure is not restored, so it is important to consider treatment from the very surface of the skin, down to the supporting structures of the face for a more holistic, rejuvenated look.

Juvederm Dermal Filler Before and After

How do Dermal Fillers work?

A wide variety of products are available on the market now, and depending on the specific problem and area, a product can be matched to your requirement and expectations.

Are Dermal Filling treatments safe?

Yes.  Each year tens of thousands of patients receive Dermal Filling treatments, with few side effects.

What is the treatment like?

Dermal Fillers give a dramatic and exciting result!  Most of the time the result is instantaneous.  You may need a local anaesthetic if treated in the lips, but most of the time ice or numbing gel is all that is needed.

Are there any side effects or complications?

Bruising can sometimes occur in the treated area.  Initially, some clients may experience some unevenness. This is usually subtle and can be corrected once the swelling has gone down.

What results can I expect?

Dermal fillers can ‘fill’ and ‘plump’ areas of the face that have become saggy and wrinkled due to sun damage and general ageing.  They can give a ‘fresher’ look, and result in a more youthful appearance.

Juvederm Dermal Filler Before and After

What are the limitations of Dermal Filling treatments?

Dermal Filling injections are only a temporary solution for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.  Depending on the product used, the results can last from 6 months to 2 years.

If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers, please make an appointment here at the Melbourne Cosmetic Group for a consultation with our qualified and experienced staff, who can discuss your cosmetic options, goals and expectations with you to determine the type of treatment that would benefit you most.