Dermal Fillers – Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide
Dermal Fillers help slow down the ageing process
Dermal fillers play a major role in rejuvenating and reshaping the face without having to undergo surgery. It is becoming increasingly popular to help reverse the ageing process.
It is a relatively simple, minimally invasive procedure that involves a few injections by a skilled physician. Downtime is minimal, and results are seen instantly.
What are Dermal Fillers and how do they work?
Dermal fillers are substances which are injected just below the surface of your skin to help restore and predominately smooth out deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear due to the body’s ageing process. There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market today, from permanent to non-permanent. Brands you may have heard of include Juvederm, Restylane, Aquamid & Radiesse. The choice is yours, however it is advised to do some research as to what product is best suited for your needs.
Which Dermal Fillers are used at Cosmos Clinic?
At Cosmos Clinic, we use Dermal Fillers that are produced by Allergan. We find it to be the best on the market today as it is a smooth product, allowing for greater control and better results. Currently Juvederm has 4 different types of preparations, allowing for effective treatment for the different areas of the face. It is made from Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. It has the added benefit of being soluble, so that should too much be injected, the product can be dissolved and the area can be corrected with ease. It also has a built-in local anaesthetic allowing for a quicker and more comfortable treatment as well as less swelling.
At Cosmos Clinic, you can be guaranteed that our staff are fully trained and qualified in injecting Dermal Fillers. Dr Joseph Ajaka is a National Trainer for Allergan, and teaches the latest up and coming breed of injectors. This is a prestigious title, with less than 20 people Australia-wide in this position.
How long do Dermal Fillers Last?
Non-Permanent Dermal Fillers can last anywhere between 6 to 24 months depending on the placement on the face. Permanent Dermal Fillers can last up to 10 years. It is important to note that what your face needs now, may be different to what is needed in 5 years. Also, permanent Dermal Fillers are not able to be corrected. As a guide, more active areas such as Lips, will break down the product at a quicker rate, where as less active areas, such as the cheeks, last longer.
Are the Dermal Fillers used at Cosmos Clinic safe?
Yes, Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body found in the second layer of your skin. There has never been an allergic reaction to this product.
The treatment. What Should I expect?
Your physician will determine the areas and extent of treatment and discuss your objectives with you.
Ice is generally left on the treatment area to help numb the area and/or an anaesthetic cream is used. With Juverderm, the local anaesthetic is also incorporated in the product allowing for a more comfortable procedure as you continue with the treatment. The product will be injected and the total treatment time is roughly 20-30 minutes. The results will be noticed instantly. Slight redness, bruising, swelling and tenderness may occur for up to a week after the treatment.
It is an in/out procedure and you can go back to work the same day.
What areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers?
Lips, Chin, Corners of the Mouth, Cheeks, Smile Lines, Hollows under the Eyes, those fine lines around the face, to name a few.
For the lesser known areas however extremely effective, Dermal Fillers can be used to treat depressed acne scars, plump aged hands and to reshape your nose.
I’ve heard Dermal Fillers can be used as a preventative. Is this correct?
Yes, Dermal Fillers can assist in stopping wrinkles from getting worse. As a rule of thumb, it will always appear better than it would have otherwise been if you did not have dermal fillers. The early the better.
How much do Dermal Fillers cost?
Prices start from around $580.
For more information Contact Cosmos Clinic.