Injectable Dermal Filler Treatments
Dermal Fillers Melbourne
Injectable dermal fillers are used to treat volume loss in the face caused by ageing. As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin is lost. This causes the skin and face to drop and lose volume. Our skin also loses water and becomes dryer as we age, causing wrinkles to appear.
Dermal fillers contain naturally occurring ingredients o treat ageing skin. Our body contain these molecules naturally, however it also diminishes as we age.
By using injectable dermal fillers, we can restore these naturally occurring molecules to reduce an aged look and enhance facial volume in treated areas.
How do Dermal Fillers work?
At The Face and Hair Clinic, we only use a type of dermal filler that contains a main ingredient that naturally exist in our bodies. This ingredient can be scientifically described as a type of molecule composed partly of sugars. The molecule is actually a natural structural component of skin and body tissue. Injectable dermal filler works by restoring into facial areas that have lost volume caused by ageing or weight loss. The treatment also draws water to the treated area to plump up depressions in the skin.
How are Dermal Fillers administered?
At Melbourne’s Face and Hair Clinic, Dermal Fillers are administered by a qualified nurse or doctor. The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. This is often considered a high effective and non-invasive treatment to restore youth into the face.
Do Dermal Fillers hurt?
Dermal fillers generally contain anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. Pain levels will vary depending on patients. At Melbourne’s Face and Hair Clinic, we offer complimentary numbing cream to make sure there is as little discomfort as possible when the Dermal Filler treatment is being applied.
How long does Dermal Fillers treatment last before a top-up is needed?
Dermal fillers last for approximately 6-12 months, depending on the individual. Dermal filler will gradually be absorbed by the body. This may require a top-up once a year.
What are the risks and side-effects associated with Dermal Fillers?
As the molecule from the dermal filler is a naturally occurring ingredient in the body, patients will experience good results from dermal fillers. The main common side effects is possible bruising. Other side effects can include patient allergy to the anaesthetic within the product, introducing infection or product migration. These risks are very rare and can be treated using antibiotics and a product to dissolve the filler.
At Melbourne’s Face and Hair Clinic, we do not use permanent fillers or animal derived sources. This means the risk of migration and infection is low.
How are dermal fillers different to anti-wrinkle injections and what areas can I treat?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by limiting muscle movement to reduce wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers on the other hand, are effective for restoring volume and facial contours that anti-wrinkle injections cannot treat.
- Dermal fillers can effectively restore volume to:
- Tear trough (depression under the eyes that accentuate the eye bags)
- Nasal folds (depression on either sides of the nose)
- Lips (for lines, fuller lips and added definition)
- Nose, cheek and chin treatment (to improve definition)
Who can use injectable dermal fillers?
We do not advise injectable dermal fillers for those who are breastfeeding or have allergies to local anaesthetic.
Injectable dermal fillers are able to be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections for youth restoration.
Where is the Face and Hair Clinic based?
Our clinic is very close to Melbourne CBD and has great access to public transport along St Kilda Road.