Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment typically used to treat facial volume loss, helping to create a plumper more rejuvenated look. Dermal fillers can also be used to treat facial folds, lines and wrinkles, depressed scars, increase lip volume and shape as well as tear trough hollows.
Dermal filler treatment involves the injection of a clear, gel-like substance below the skin to replenish volume loss and to provide lift to the skin. There are a number of different types of dermal fillers available, which can either be temporary or permanent in their effect. The most commonly used dermal fillers contain a substance that is normally found in the skin known as hyaluronic acid. It is produced normally by the skin and helps to maintain skin hydration and volume. With time and age the amount diminishes, and this loss contributes to the appearance of lines and wrinkles and loss of skin volume.
There are differences in the thickness, or ‘viscosity’ of fillers used. Thinner fillers are typically used in the lips and around the mouth; thicker fillers are typically used in the cheeks, chin and jowls. Thicker fillers provide more volume and lift and last longer.
Dermal fillers attract water, and by doing so lead to both a ‘volumising’ and ‘lifting’ effect in the skin, replenishing volume loss and improving hydration.
Dermal fillers can treat the effects of normal skin ageing by a combination of improving skin hydration and replacing loss of skin volume. The effects include reduction and smoothing of wrinkles and furrows, improvement of skin firmness and elasticity and restoration of shape contours.
The effect is immediately visible, although the full effect takes 2-3 days to become apparent as the dermal filler allows the skin to become rehydrated and volumised.
The treatment effect is not permanent as the filler is naturally broken down by the body over time – how quickly this occurs depends on the location of treatment, type of filler used and an individual’s skin type, age and lifestyle. Thicker fillers typically last for about 12 months, while thinner fillers typically last for 4-6 months.
Yes they can, and further treatments not only maintain the treatment outcome but also optimise longer lasting results.
Dermal fillers are simply measured by volume. The amount required depends on the location treated; generally speaking 1 to 2 mL for the lips, 1 to 3mL for the cheeks, 1 to 2mL elsewhere.
We provide high quality dermal fillers for between $300 and $600 per 1mL depending on the type used.