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Dermal Fillers in Melbourne
As part of the ageing process, the overall shape and contour of the face changes with age. This is because as time goes by, we gradually lose facial volume and as our skin becomes thinner, the effects of gravity also become more apparent.
Lost volume may cause folds, wrinkles, flattening or shriveling of an area, and changes to the curves and contours of the face.
At MY Natural Look Clinic in Melbourne, dermal fillers are used to rejuvenate the face by replacing facial volume to revolumise the face, restore facial balance and enhance facial features to improve any imperfections, with natural-looking and feeling results.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from a natural complex sugar , which is a substance found naturally in the skin that provides the skin with volume and hydration. The treatment is a non-surgical procedure administered by a trained medical professional.
When injected beneath the surface of the skin, the dermal filler fills in and smooths away wrinkles, restores volume and enhances facial contours and also plumps up static facial wrinkles and folds.
Dermal fillers are an important treatment option to shape, proportion and lift the face for facial rejuvenation and enhancement.A wide range of dermal filler products are available to suit the treatment areas and desired outcome for the face. Due to TGA regulations, the brand names of the various dermal fillers used are not mentioned in this website.
Dermal Fillers Treatment Areas
Areas prone to skin volume loss include the cheeks, lips, brows, temples and jawline.The main treatment areas for dermal fillers are lips, cheeks, jowls, marionette lines, tear troughs, upper eyelids or just under the eyebrows, chin, nose, nasolabial folds (the lines that go from the nose to the corners of the mouth), mouth corners and permanent frown lines.
Dermal fillers can be used for non-surgical facial enhancements including:
Dermal filler for lip enhancement is one of the most popular treatments. Dermal fillers can be used to outline the border of the lips to enhance the definition of the lips or in the body of the lips to enhance lip volume and pout.
The eyes are considered the most outstanding feature of the face. Ageing can affect the area around the eyes, including volume loss and wrinkles. Tear troughs or the hollows that occur under the lower eyelid, can also be filled with dermal fillers to smooth the transition between the lower eyelids and the cheek, therefore reducing the appearance of under eye hollows and/or fatty bulges.
Types of Dermal Fillers
A wide variety of dermal fillers are available, the main difference between the fillers are their thickness, viscosity, and longevity. Some fillers may be finer and some may be firmer. The finer and smoother filers tend not to last as long as the thicker viscous fillers. Generally, fillers can last from 4 to 24 months. Each type of filler is suited for different applications and our doctor will select the dermal filler based on your requirements at the time of consultation.
For example, finer lines are usually harder to fill with dermal fillers, and require finer fillers. Finer fillers are generally used in areas where the skin is fine and smoothness is critical, such as around the eyes. These fillers are very fine and can be placed superficially in the skin without causing lumps. The thicker and firmer fillers are particularly suited for more bulk revolumisation of areas such as the cheeks, chin or jawline, mouth corners and nose. They are typically injected deeper than the finer fillers.
Some dermal fillers also contain lignocaine, a local anaesthetic, which is formulated with the filler. This can significantly reduce the amount of pain during a filler procedure as it mildly numbs the skin where it is injected.
What does Dermal Filler Treatment Involve?
During the initial consultation our doctor will discuss the treatment areas and advise you on the best type of dermal filler for you, after carrying out an aesthetic assessment.
The dermal filler treatment is a non-surgical procedure and is administered by injection using either a needle or a cannula.
The face is first cleansed with antiseptic solution. To make your treatment more comfortable, local anaesthetic or ice may be applied to the skin to numb specific areas where the filler is to be injected prior to any injections.
Like any injection, there may be mild discomfort during the treatment procedure. Discomfort varies from one person to another and depends on the product being used, and the area being treated but it is well tolerated by most patients. For example, the lips can be particularly sensitive.
Treatment time may vary depending on the amount of filler required and the areas being treated, but the procedure generally takes between 30 minutes to an hour.Treatment with dermal fillers may sometimes require more than one session to achieve the best results. The first treatment lays the foundation for the subsequent treatments, and future treatments allow for any adjustments to be made. Asymmetry may be a possible outcome, but is correctable on a subsequent visit.
Safety of Dermal Filler Treatment
Dermal fillers have been used in cosmetic medicine for many years and are generally well tolerated.
Possible side effects may include:
Injection site redness, usually transient:
Makeup or lipstick may be applied after treatment if desired.
The majority of people resume normal activities immediately after a dermal filler treatment.
However, you should refrain from heavy exercise, and avoid touching, massaging or putting excessive pressure on the treated areas for at least 24 hours after treatment.
It is also recommended to avoid for 2 weeks:
Dermal fillers are commonly combined with other cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections as anti-wrinkle injections can help prolong the effect of dermal fillers.
Your doctor will discuss with you an individual treatment plan for your facial enhancement and rejuvenation goals with a natural look.
Movements Bring Beauty…
Your face is constantly in motion thanks to the precious skin elasticity
These natural movements make your beauty and share your emotions with others
Your skin plays a key role in this process. It stretches or folds according to the contractions of your facial muscles, no matter how tiny, to faithfully communicate your feelings to others
….. but slow down over the years.
Over time, skin becomes drier, thinner and more fragile as its elasticity decreases. During each contraction of the facial muscles, skin will stretch, but then retract in an incomplete way.
The more mobile facial areas are the first to be affected by this natural ageing. Skin will eventually begin to sag, and “expressive” wrinkles will start to appear. These will become harder to smooth out. Features will begin to harden as the face loses tone and attractiveness. with the onset of age, a dull and tired-looking skin appears. The face seems to be sad or inexpressive.
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