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Dermal fillers are the most effective (and popular) cosmetic treatment that will delay ageing signs. As we mature, we lose volume in our face. This then leads to wrinkles, folds, hollowness and sagging. However, a dermal filler can easily correct this loss of volume and offer a much more youthful look.
FAQ’s: Dermal Fillers Sydney CBD
Dermal fillers are injectable gels, which help to restore facial contours that have been lost over the years.
The most common dermal fillers used for cosmetic procedures are those based with Hyaluronic Acids (HA). HA is normally found within the human skin, which helps with skin hydration. Using HA dermal fillers means that the chance of having an allergic reaction is very rare. HA fillers can also be dissolved if you decide you don’t like the look.
Recently developed ranges of synthetic dermal fillers are also gaining in popularity. The advantage of these fillers is that they can be purchased in longevity from 1 – 4 years.
These fillers are popular for patients with fast metabolisms or patients who have been using HA fillers for an extended period of time and would like to use something longer lasting.
Generally, there is minimal downtime with dermal fillers and most people return to their normal activities immediately. Any downtime is usually due to localized swelling or bruising, which can be easily camouflaged by makeup in most cases.
Dermal fillers in the lips may cause swelling in patients over 50 years of age. This may last for up to 72 hours in some cases, but it then settles very nicely.
Results are usually visible immediately after the treatment, however they will improve over the next two weeks. This is because fillers attract moisture and “mature” after they are injected in the skin.
Collagen stimulating dermal fillers tends to work over a period of several weeks and require 3 or more treatment sessions before the results are visible.
This depends upon the type of dermal filler used, its consistency and the treatment site.
Most HA fillers last between 6 – 18 months, whilst synthetic fillers last between 1 – 4 years. People who smoke or are engaged in vigorous physical exercise programs usually enjoy a shorter period of time.
You will be issued pre-operative instructions immediately after you make your decision to proceed. It is important to read and understand these instructions when preparing for a dermal filler in order to ensure the best possible results.
Those instructions may include:
- Refraining from smoking for several weeks before and after surgery
- Avoiding certain medications
- Arranging for help following the procedure, such as transport and in-home care for the first 24 hours after you leave hospital.
Bruising is the most common side effect of any injection-based treatment. To minimise this, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin (unless for medical reasons) ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products for a week prior to the procedure. All these products are known to thin the blood and increase its clotting time, hence increasing the risk of bruising. Please inform our staff if you are using any medication at the time of your initial consult.
Alcohol also increases the risk of bruising and its consumption should be kept to a minimum the day before your procedure. We also encourage our clients to commence arnica tablets a few days before treatment. Arnica is a herbal supplement and is known to reduce the risk of bruising. It is available over the counter in most pharmacies.
(Note: If you have a history of cold sores, please notify us at the time of initial consultation as soft tissue filler treatment can cause a cold sore flare-up. You may be required to take prophylactic anti-viral medications prior to the injection of any dermal fillers.)
A dermal filler treatment starts at $499.