What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that are injected into soft tissue in various areas of the face which assist in restoring or creating structure, volume, hydration, definition and symmetry, as well as smoothing lines and wrinkles. As collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the body decrease over time, dermal fillers can be a simple way of providing a refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance to the face.
How long do they last?
They can last anywhere from 6 months up until 2 years depending on the type of dermal filler used, as well as differing metabolic and lifestyle factors of each individual.
When will I see results?
Results can be seen immediately post treatment, however, there may be some bruising and/or swelling present which can take up to two weeks to reside and up to four weeks for the dermal filler to integrate and soften within the tissue.
Is it painful?
A high quality, medical grade topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied prior to commencing treatment and the dermal filler itself has local anaesthetic contained within it to ensure that the treatment is tolerable and the patient is comfortable throughout. Please be mindful that everybody’s pain threshold is different and what may be painful for one person, may not be painful for another.
What if I have an upcoming event?
We recommend if you have an important event coming up that you book four weeks prior, as this ensures that you have enough time to heal and have a follow-up appointment if you require it.
Are there any side effects?
After the treatment, you are likely to experience redness, swelling, bruising, however this will diminish as the dermal filler continues to integrate and soften within the tissue. We recommend avoiding alcohol consumption and exercise for 24 hours post treatment as this can cause the filler to migrate, as well as increase bruising and swelling. Make-up application should be avoided for 24 hours post treatment as this can increase the risk of infection. We also suggest icing the area post treatment as this causes the blood vessels to constrict and slow the flow of blood to injection sites which can help to reduce bruising.
Due to Australian Regulations, we are unable to mention any brand names of injectable products that we use, however, we only use the highest quality prescription-only medicine that is available in Australia. If you have any further questions you are more than welcome to message us or book a complimentary consultation with Nurse Kaitlyn to discuss.