While there are many positives that come with aging — life experience, wisdom and not to mention better tasting wine — the physical effects of aging aren’t always as appealing. Advances in technology and techniques for non-surgical rejuvenation treatments have made the pursuit of fresh, radiant, rejuvenated skin more attainable and affordable.
Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical rejuvenation treatment that is used to lift, define, plump or augment facial features. Offering quick results and minimal downtime, patients often experience a younger, fresher appearance thanks to the restored volume and definition as well as reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles.
1. How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers restore volume to the face by injecting a tiny needle, containing the ‘filler’, into the targeted area. The filler is often formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body which can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. When injected into the skin, the patients’ tissue repairs itself and restores volume.
There are many different dermal filler types available and at Cosmedic & Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast, our experienced dermal therapists work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual wants and needs.
2. Where can I get dermal fillers?
While lip fillers have become increasingly popular, you might be surprised to learn that dermal fillers can be used on many areas of the face and body. The signs of aging often manifest more visibility on the face and neck, and dermal fillers can help restore volume and contour the face. Another common application of dermal fillers is to fill in pockmarks (deep scars on the skin) and acne scars.
Common treatment areas for dermal filler include:
- Lip enhancement
- Naso-labial folds
- Under-eye tear troughs
- Upper lip, laugh and marionette lines
- Cheek augment
- Re-shaping the nose
- Re-shaping the mandible profile
- Deep frown lines
- Chin augment
- Brow lifting
- Hand and neck volume loss
Dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections to achieve complementary results or as part of our soft skin program, with procedures spread out over several weeks.
3. How long do dermal fillers last?
As most dermal fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable the filler will break down over time. For most patients, this means results usually last up to 12 months. However, if you are looking for longer-lasting treatments, your dermal therapist may suggest a medium volume filler or an alternative non-surgical treatment that is better suited to your unique needs and desired outcomes.
4. How much do dermal fillers cost?
Different filler products vary in price. So, the price may vary depending on the type of dermal filler recommended for your individual treatment. Our experienced dermal therapists will work with you to recommend a treatment that addresses your unique concerns.
5. Are there any risks?
Dermal fillers have an outstanding safety record and all fillers used in Australia are TGA approved and extensively researched. As with any cosmetic procedure, dermal fillers do pose some potential risks which may include infection, skin reaction, bruising, allergy, asymmetry or an unnatural, exaggerated look.
The Cosmedic & Skin Clinic team has over ten years of experience administering dermal fillers and our team remains up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies through continued professional development.
Dermal Fillers at Cosmedic & Skin Centre
For any cosmetic procedure, invasive or otherwise, it’s important to work with experienced medical professionals. Our resident doctor, Dr Amie Grewal, is a passionate medical practitioner who holds a Diploma in Dermatology and would love to help you with your skin management plan. Our aesthetic nurses also have extensive experience and years of training to help you achieve your best skin yet.
If you would like to find out if dermal fillers will be right for you or to book your next treatment with Dr Amie, contact us online or call (07) 5588 4777.