Dermal FIllers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are made of a natural sugar complex found in the cells of the body, known as Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Overtime, our body produces less HA resulting in dry and dehydrated looking skin. It also contributes to the loss of volume as we age.

Hyaluronic Acid loves water and acts like a sponge, therefore when injected it rejuvenates the skin both underneath and on the surface. As a moisture binding molecule, it also stabilises the skin structure and elastic properties of the skin. Its ability to replace and restore volume loss results in a more full, natural and youthful appearance.

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What does the treatment for Dermal Filler involve?

At Cosmetic Effects, a full consultation is completed prior to your treatment. This includes us performing a thorough assessment to determine whether the treatment is suitable and for us to understand your concerns and work towards an achievable goal.

The treatment time of Dermal Fillers can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour and involves injections into the skin using a fine needle or cannula. Topical anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to increase comfort. The amount of Dermal Filler required is discussed during your consultation and depends on area of concern. This also varies for individuals.

What areas can be treated?

Dermal Fillers are injected to help fill, lift and smooth fine lines. There are many areas that can be treated, however the most popular have been listed below:

  • Lip enhancement / hydration
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Peri-Oral (area around your mouth)
  • Tear Trough
  • Nasolabial Folds / Smile Lines
  • Chin enhancement / Crease filling
  • Jaw / Jowls
  • Neck lines
  • Skin Booster (face / neck / d├ęcolletage / hands)
How much do dermal fillers cost?

The cost of dermal fillers depends on the amount required and the extent of the area needing treatment. Please contact the clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements.

When does it work and how long does the treatment last?

Dermal Fillers produce an immediate effect however vary depending on the amount of swelling present at the time of your treatment. You can expect to see optimal results 2-4 weeks after treatment. Dermal Fillers usually last between 6 to 12 months with some lasting up to 18 months. The longevity does vary between individuals as lifestyle, skincare routine, and skin type factors play affect.

What are the side effects and is this treatment safe?

As this treatment involves an injection, normal side effects such as swelling, bruising and tenderness can occur, lasting a few days. On some occasions, bruising can last up to 14 days. This does vary and can be as a result of your aftercare.

It is important that during the consultation all medical/health conditions are identified to ensure a safe treatment outcome. Dermal Fillers will not be administered if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breast Feeding
  • Planning a pregnancy within the next 3 months
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • On certain medications
  • Flying in the next 2 weeks
  • Have had permanent filler in the treated area previously
Before your Dermal Filler treatment

Some advice to consider before your treatment

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • Avoid blood thinning medication (unless prescribed) for 3 days prior. This includes fish oil, multivitamins, aspirin, ibuprofen
  • Any treatment for a major event, treatment is recommended 4 weeks prior
  • If you are flying interstate/overseas, treatment must be 2 weeks prior
After your Dermal Filler treatment

We recommend following our aftercare guideline for an effective result and to avoid severe bruising or infection.

  • No application of makeup or other skin products for 4 hours
  • No rubbing of the area for 24 hours
  • No exercise, swimming, spa, sauna or sun tanning for 24 hours
  • No facials or other treatments to the treated area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid blood thinning medication for the next 24 hours. Paracetamol is fine
  • Avoid alcohol for the next 24 hours

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