Professional Dermal Filler in Sydney
This process is used to treat static wrinkles and folds by being placed below the skin’s surface to literally “fill in” or “plump up” the wrinkles or folds. Static Wrinkles are visible when your face is at rest.
As the body ages, skin loses its elasticity and volume. Dermal fillers are injectable products that are placed beneath the skin’s surface to fill and therefore diminish the depth of facial folds and wrinkles or to provide additional natural looking fullness and definition to areas such as the cheeks and the lips.
Why should we address volume loss?
Volume along with skin texture gives us this hydrated, plump, youthful and attractive appearance. Having high cheekbones and natural curves softens the facial look and is aesthetically pleasing. As we age, we start to lose volume in our dermis caused by a lack of production of collagen and hyaluronic acid by our skin cells. This reduction of cellular activity is caused by the natural aging process of the skin cells in correlation with other damaging factors such as sun exposure, free radicals, smoking and poor diet.
In addition to the reduction of cellular activity, other factors such as loss of fatty tissue, loosening of retaining facial ligaments and loosening of muscle fibres worsen the aging facial appearance. As a result, facial tissues start to sag creating hollowing and folds. Permanent static lines start to appear even when the muscles are relaxed. This overall loss of contours and definitions gives the face a harsher, more tired and aging look.
Solutions to address to aging of the skin and volume loss:
Naturally occurring complex sugars used for dermal filler Injections are placed beneath the skin’s surface to add volume and plump up the skin.
Different types of fillers are used in different layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue to address fine lines, deep wrinkles and folds and subcutaneous volume loss.
What is Dermal Filler?
It is a naturally occurring complex sugar that retains water and is found naturally within the tissues of living animals, including human skin. In recent years, dermal filler has been injected into the skin to restore volume and correct the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. Because the naturally occurring sugars in dermal filler is already found in the body, it is readily accepted and naturally metabolised.
What do the treatments at our Sydney clinic involve?
Dermal Fillers are administered by a trained medical professional in Sydney through a few injections. A topical (cream) or local anaesthetic to help numb the area being treated. To enhance your comfort, a dermal filler with built-in local anaesthetics may be chosen. Smooth formulations, which are available on the market, allow us to provide patients with a natural look, and the majority of patients resume normal activity immediately after treatment (minimal down-time).
Is there just one type of treatment?
There are different injectable gel dermal filler formulations to provide us with the flexibility to tailor each treatment to the particular needs of each patient.
Dermal Filler Formulations: Fine & soft formulations
Associated Treatments: Used for contouring and adding volume to facial wrinkles and folds and can also be used to create definition and pouting of the lips
Expected results longevity: Three to six months
Dermal Filler Formulations: Thick and more robust formulations
Associated Treatments: Used for adding volume and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. It can also be used to increase the volume of the lips
Expected results longevity: Six to twelve Months
Dermal Filler Formulations: More cohesive but yet soft formulations
Associated Treatments: Used for adding volume to cheek area and softening restructuring the jaw contouring
Expected results longevity: Twelve to eighteen months
Are they well tolerated?
In clinical trials, dermal filler injectable gels were found to be both efficacious and well tolerated. The side effects reported were generally temporary injection site related effects, the majority of which should last 3 days or less. Patients may experience injection site redness, pain, firmness/hardness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching or discoloration.
First discovered in the 1930’s, it is a naturally occurring complex sugar that retains water and is found naturally within the tissues of living animals, including human skin. It has been studied and used clinically for more than 20 years and has been labelled the best-tolerated filler agent available for cosmetic use today.
What’s the difference between Anti Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Filler injections?
Muscle relaxant treatment works by temporarily relaxing the active facial muscles that cause facial expression lines and/or wrinkles. Once the muscle is relaxed you are unable to continue to make the undesirable facial expressions.
Dermal Fillers work by lifting the wrinkle or fold, and creating volume. Injectable fillers do not relax muscles, but instead they are placed beneath the wrinkle and/or fold to ‘fill-in’ or ‘plump-up’ the depression. Muscle relaxant treatments and dermal fillers can be used together or in isolation in the treatment of facial wrinkles. The best treatment for you will depend on the area being treated and the severity of the wrinkle, both of which vary from individual to individual.
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