Dermal Fillers are a simple, safe, non-surgical procedure where a natural non-permanent gel is used to define facial contours, revolumise, enhance lips and smooth wrinkles.
Dermal Fillers are a modified form of hyaluronic acid which restore volume and fullness to the skin, enhance facial shape and create fuller lips. These incredible products have changed cosmetic medicine over the last 10 years. We are now able to achieve in less than an hour, what used to require surgery, downtime and great expense.
Best of all, dermal fillers are safe, non-permanent and can be dissolved if the result is not to your liking.
What areas can be treated with Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers can be used all over the face.
They can be used to effectively treat the following concerns:
- Nasolabial folds (Dermal Fillers are great for lines or folds from the sides of the nose to the end of the lips)
- Perioral area (wrinkles around the lips)
- Lip enhancement
- Hollows under the eyes
- Recreating the jawline and chin
- Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jaw line, accentuating the downturn of the mouth).
- Liquid face lift
- Temporal hollowing
Which type of dermal filler is best for me?
Clinic 42 stocks the following dermal filler ranges; Restylane / Emervel, Teosyal and Belotero.
Several factors need to be taken into account to determine which product is right for you. These include the risk profile, desired longevity, financial constraints, and also which area is to be treated. There are a number of other factors that your clinician will consider when deciding which product best suits your needs.
How much does it cost?
Standard prices for Doctors $800 per ml.
Standard prices for Nurses $600 per ml.
What does it feel like, will I feel any pain?
Topical anaesthetic may be applied 30min prior to injecting and in some cases a dental block can be used. This makes treatment more comfortable and patients can only feel a very mild pressure sensation. In addition to topical anaesthetic, all dermal fillers used at Clinic 42 have local anaesthetic within the filler itself.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
Recovery time varies for each patient and for each type of filler injected. You can resume most activities right away, but it is generally recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to minimise swelling and bruising.
How long will Dermal Filler last and how quickly will I see results?
Treatment outcomes are evident instantly. Depending on the treatment area, and the product used, results can last between 6 – 18 months.
Is Dermal Filler permanent?
Permanent dermal fillers are higher risk than Hyaluronic Acid fillers and are not used at Clinic 42.
How long does a treatment session last?
A full medical history will be taken prior to treatment and you will have an opportunity to discuss the treatment with the doctor or nurse before proceeding. You will need to complete a consent form before treatment.
Depending on where an injection is placed, the patient may have topical numbing cream applied first which will take 30 minutes to take effect.
The process of consulting, injecting and refining the result is usually completed within an hour.
How will my face feel afterwards?
Patients usually have minimal to no pain after facial fillers, although may feel numb and swollen in the area treated (mainly lip filler). Some people may notice slight redness or mild discomfort at the injection sight, though this will diminish over the course of the next few days.
What aftercare is required?
Severe or increasing redness/pain/swelling must be reported to your Cosmetic Medicine Practitioner immediately.
Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind for the first 24 hours after treatment:
- DO use ice/ cold compresses to soothe treated areas and to minimize swelling if required.
- TRY to keep the areas free from cosmetics – use only oil-free or water-based make-up.
- DO NOT immerse yourself in a hot spa/sauna or engage in vigorous exercise.
- DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL for 24 hours.
What side effects can occur?
The common injection related side effects are localised and temporary, and may include one or more of the following:
- Swelling, redness and/or slight bruising
- Occasionally itching, pain/tenderness, or increasing swelling
- Rare risks such as blindness, loss of blood supply to an area of skin and infection associated with the filler product have been reported in literature. These are treatable if managed appropriately.