Who doesn’t age?
Whether or not you like it, you will eventually and inevitably age. Every second that the clock ticks, your body also ages. However, you should not lose all hopes in getting back the younger you. While there is no stopping age from adding its number, understanding what makes it more visibly advanced on the skin can help correct or reduce it from appearing.
So, what can you do?
While others undergo plastic surgery to enhance their appearance, non-surgical treatments can also offer natural-looking results minus lengthy hospital stays, costly expenses, and long recovery time. One of the best non-surgical approaches to reviving youthful skin is dermal filler injections.
What are dermal Fillers?
This is an injectable treatment used to “fill in” the underlying tissue gaps that manifest the unwarranted fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Dermal fillers are best used to restore volume on wrinkled faces, necks, chest arms and hands. As dermal fillers volume up your skin, it also works to restore elasticity and firmness to exude a soft and smooth face.
What is a dermal filler injection made of?
Depending on the brand, dermal fillers may consist of natural or synthetic substances that are dermatologically tested to ensure compatibility with the body tissues. Thus, it is best to get fillers from your trusted cosmetic doctors in Melbourne to ensure quality and safe treatment.
Here are some of the most prevalent compounds used for dermal fillers:
This substance is a naturally occurring compound that is similar to the chemical that the body naturally produces during your younger years. Hyaluronic acid is a plant-derived substance that induces the refurbishment of collagen and elastin underneath the skin. Thus, exuding supple and natural-looking skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural dermal filler ingredient that naturally adheres with the underlying tissues of the face. This makes it the safest choice for your anti-aging goals. Thus, rarely are there reports of complications and adverse side effects.
In some brands of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, a dose of lidocaine is for patients with high pain sensitivity. Lidocaine is a numbing agent that helps ease and give relief throughout the procedure.
This compound is a biocompatible substance that is similar to the naturally occurring mineral found in human bones. Calcium hydroxylapatite is the main ingredient for the filler brand Radiesse. This type of dermal filler is biosynthetic, hence no animal is harmed in developing the product.
Radiesse has gained the approval of the Food and Drug Administration or FDA for restoring the lost volume of the face. The use of calcium hydroxyapatite in dermal fillers are proven effective in treating moderate to severe cases of nasolabial folds, marionette and frown lines.
In some cases, this type of dermal fillers can help enhance the facial wasting that typically occurs in patients inflicted with HIV while taking their medications. It can also be used to boost facial contours like the nose, cheeks, chin and jaw lines.
This substance is a biodegradable synthetic compound that is similar to the components of PLLA suture thread used for stitching up incisions and wounds. Poly-L-lactic acid consists of biocompatible ingredients that are safe for the body.
This dermal filler substance is the main ingredient of the brand Sculptra which is a DFA-approved filler injection since 2004. Accordingly, poly-L-lactic acid was categorised as a “collagen stimulator” that helps smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.
This compound is a biodegradable filler that offers more durable and permanent results. However, because of its synthetic components, outcomes may include a lumpy appearance. This is because when polymethyl methacrylate-based fillers are injected underneath your skin, they form into microspheres that renders support to the underlying tissues which in turn retains the lost volume in your face.
One of the most popular brands containing polymethyl methacrylate is Bellafill. This brand has also gained the approval of the FDA and was categorized as an enhancer of the structure and firmness of the skin.
These are probably the safest and most natural fillers that can be used to combat signs of aging. Autologous fat is the purified fats taken from the patient’s own body through the process known as liposuction.
Which dermal filler should you choose?
This can be quite tricky as dermal fillers have been gaining an increasing popularity since their launch a couple of decades ago. Many brands have also emerged which in their own rights have proven their reliability for many patients.
To determine the perfect type of dermal filler that will suit your needs, it is best to visit your trusted cosmetic doctors in Melbourne for a comprehensive consultation. Most Australian practitioners underwent intensive training and studies in human anatomy to ensure accuracy and reliability in administering these injectable fillers.
Dermal clinics are registered to carry specific brand names that are FDA-approved and proven safe and effective for many skin types. During your consultation, a board-certified practitioner will evaluate the laxity of your skin and the ageing condition that your face is going through.
After a thorough assessment and diagnosis, your doctor will recommend the best type of dermal fillers that will provide cosmetic enhancement on your skin and face.
What else happens during the consultation?
In case you have a chosen type or brand of dermal fillers, your doctor will determine if this will suit your aesthetic needs. If your doctor deems fit that another type of filler will work best with your body mechanism, he or she will explain why it is so.
During this stage, your provider will also help you understand how the procedure will be performed and how many units or doses of fillers are needed to ensure the fullness of results. Should you have inquiries regarding the method, this is the most suitable chance to ask them. Cosmetic doctors encourage open communication with their patients to prevent any untoward effects.
You will also be asked to fill out forms about your personal, health, and medical history. This can help in determining the most appropriate treatment option that best suits your ageing needs. Also, your provider will discuss with you possible treatment combinations that can help you achieve your beautification goals.
SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors offer same-day treatment for dermal filler. However, if there are factors that may affect the results of the procedure, you will be asked to return after a week or two to ensure safe, reliable and best results.
What factors can affect the outcomes of dermal filler treatments?
Here are some factors that may adversely affect dermal fillers:
- Lifestyle habits including smoking and alcohol drinking;
- Medications, especially those that consist of blood-thinning substances;
- Medical conditions such as Hashimoto’s disease, Marfan syndrome, and thyroid dysfunctions;
- Inflammations and active infection on the skin;
- Active collagenases like active systemic lupus;
- Allergies to filler ingredients including lidocaine;
- Gastrointestinal conditions;
- Active skin conditions that may result in Koebner response;
- Systemic disorders including tuberculosis and diabetes; and
- Patients who recently have undergone surgery and organ transplant.
What will happen during dermal filler procedures?
This non-surgical approach starts with applying a local anaesthetic cream on the area to be treated. After several minutes or when the treatment site is ready, your cosmetic surgeon will administer the dermal fillers in small doses of injectables.
As the fillers are injected, your surgeon will gently massage the affected area to ensure proper distribution of the fillers and to achieve the fullness that you desire, especially for the lips, cheeks, chin, and neck.
The number of doses and the length of the procedure will depend on the outcome that you desire and the treatment area. In most cases, dermal filler procedures are quick to complete. In most instances, it takes around twenty-five minutes to finish the treatment.
The exception to this is with autologous fat fillers, as the procedure would include the fat extraction phase, fat purification process, and then reinjecting phase. Thus, it may take about an hour to complete the treatment.
Treatment combinations may also add to the duration of the process but all these will be discussed with you during the consultation so you would know and be ready for what you will go through.
What facial structures can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers can be used to revive the lost volume of your facial features. Aside from enhancing facial volume, this treatment helps achieve smooth, soft and wrinkle-free skin.
The following are instances where dermal fillers can be the ideal cosmetic treatment:
- Lip Fillers: If you are dreaming of having those pucker lips like Kylie Gener’s, dermal fillers can add volume to your thin lips. It can so smoother lines and wrinkles on your lip and the surrounding areas.
- Cheek Fillers: When you feel that your cheeks seem lifeless, dermal fillers can help boost the contour of your cheeks while creating your desired prominence on the cheekbones.
- Tear Through Fillers: Eyebags or sunken tear troughs are one of the most common signs of facial ageing. However, fillers can come to the rescue by boosting volume loss in your tear troughs.
- Nose Fillers: In this case, dermal fillers are mostly used to combat drooping nose tips or to provide symmetry on the contour of your nose.
- Jaw Fillers: If you are experiencing jows of the sagging of the skin on your jawlines, fillers can help volumize your jaws while enhancing the shape of your jawlines.
- Neck Fillers: When the skin on your neck has loosened with time, dermal fillers will add the necessary volume to create the neck contour that you once had.
- Anti-wrinkle treatments: Wrinkles is the most common sign of ageing and it can appear in any part of the skin, including the face, lips, chin, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs. Fillers can help correct these signs of ageing to render a wrinkle-free and youthful-looking appearance.
What should you anticipate after a filler treatment?
Following the treatment, patients may experience some swelling and mild bruising on the treated area. However, these downtimes will resolve on their own within the next twenty-four hours.
In most cases, patients can drive home unaccompanied or return to work right away. The exception to this would be if your job includes heavy lifting and exposure to extreme heat or cold. In which cases, you may need to get some days leave from your job to ensure the best results.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal filler injections are generally performed in clinics by licensed cosmetic doctors. In some cases, they are assisted by registered nurses during the treatment. Thus, the procedures are guaranteed safe and effective.
This treatment is also performed under the guise of a local anaesthetic to ensure pain-free and comfortable procedures. Also, you may request the kind of fillers that contain lidocaine to help ease pain and discomfort during the administration of the filler injections.
Lastly, most of these fillers have passed the approval of the FDA and are categorized according to their use. Thus, dermal fillers are proven safe and effective for the face, lips, chin, neck, and other skin areas where wrinkles and volume loss are visible.
Are there risks of side effects that you should be careful of?
Dermal fillers have been certified safe and efficient for many years now. However, to ensure that you enjoy its amazing benefits without the risks of complications and side effects, it is essential to choose a provider in Melbourne that you can trust.
Rarely do dermal fillers yield adverse side effects. However, just so you would be wary in case it happens, some complications may include overfill, nerve occlusions, filler migrations, and tissue necrosis.
To ensure that you do not experience any of these side effects, choose SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors. We offer the highest quality of dermatologically tested and FDA-approved dermal fillers that will enhance the appearance and texture of your face.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Depending on the skin metabolism of the person and the type of fillers used, as well as the treatment area, fillers last between 4 to 18 months or longer. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss with you a patient-specific treatment plan that will cater to the aesthetic needs of your face.
In most cases, subsequent filler treatments may be recommended spaced at every six months. In some cases, individuals opt to get their subsequent filler treatments after 18 months or when signs of ageing begin to creep up once again.
Most areas of the face are prone to wrinkles and fine lines, thus, to achieve the fullness of outcome, it may be better to get subsequent filler injections every after four to six months. For lip fillers, it is highly recommended to get a subsequent filler injection after 3 or 4 months.
How much do filler injections cost?
SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors is the leading provider of dermal filler treatments in Melbourne. All our cosmetic filler treatments aim to reduce if not eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on your face while boosting collagen supply and improving the shape and contouring lines of your facial features.
The cost of our filler injections starts at $895 per millilitres.
Our filler pricing includes the following:
- The use of premium Japanese cannulas and needles that helps reduce swelling and bruising;
- Medical grade anaesthesia without extra charge for all our treatments;
- This also includes necessary filler top-ups in the next two weeks; and
- A complimentary review of post-treatment for seven to fourteen days.
Both our clinics in Melbourne offer several brands of fillers. All these are to ensure that everything is perfect!
Visit SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors today, and enjoy a wrinkle-free, smooth and natural-looking skin with our FDA-approved fillers!