What’s all the buzz about dermal fillers? Well, for a start, the popularity of dermal fillers in Gold Coast is on the rise. And is it any wonder that fending off wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and lost volume in the face is popular?

Ageing gracefully is a great concept but factors like genetics, smoking, too much sun exposure, lifestyle, habitual facial expressions and even sleeping in the same position for years can make you feel like this ageing business is happening all too soon.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers work by replacing the volume lost in the skin caused by depletion of collagen over time. Sounds good right? Here are some facts to help you get in-the-know about dermal fillers:

1. Dermal Fillers Can Treat Many Areas

Dermal fillers can smooth out and plump up the skin around the mouth, nose, eyes and forehead.Some Cosmos Clinic patients use dermal fillers for acne scars treatments.

Dermal fillers can also create “volume”, giving shape and definition to cheeks, chins, temples and jawlines, and filling out thin lips.

Not just for the face; dermal fillers can restore a youthful appearance to the hands, neck, and ears.

2. Dermal Fillers Can Be Natural or Synthetic.

The natural substances in dermal fillers are collagen and hyaluronic acid; both substances your body produces naturally which help to keep skin plump and youthful looking.

Collagen and hyaluronic fillers can be animal or human-derived, but, nowadays most products are made of lab-made versions of these substances which are safer, more suitable for a wider range of people and lots of patients find them more natural looking.

Other dermal fillers contain synthetic substances nothing like anything occurring naturally in the skin. These are not absorbed by the body and are considered more likely to have side effects, they are also semi-permanent.

3. Determining the Right Amount

A professional dermal filler expert will be able to determine exactly the right amount to give you a beautiful natural look. It depends on various factors including the patient’s skin condition and desired results. Dr Kim says that at Cosmos Clinic’s highly trained experts in injectables know just how to determine the right amount to get the result you’re after.

dermal fillers before and after photo

4. Dermal Fillers Stimulate Collagen Production.

Great news, right? Research shows that injecting dermal fillers may stimulate the body’s natural collagen production in the treatment area, this means that over time you may need less of the product to get the same look.

5. The Risk of Side Effects is Small

Side effects of dermal fillers are extremely rare but can include; redness, swelling and bruising. It is vital that patients receive fillers from properly trained, licensed medical professional to ensure that no complications occur. If dermal fillers are not injected correctly, there is a risk of more serious complications, so make sure you find a pro!

6. Dermal Fillers Are Usually Temporary, but Results are Long-Lasting

This is because dermal fillers eventually get absorbed by the body. Dr Mitchell Kim, Cosmos Clinic expert on dermal fillers in the Gold Coast explains that the effects are long-lasting because when they are injected they induce new collagen formation and even after they are reabsorbed the new collagen stays there. Results of these effective facial rejuvenation treatments can last from 6 -24 months. Dermal fillers made of synthetic materials are not absorbed by the body and which is why they’re semi-permanent.

Dermal fillers before and after photo

Local anaesthetic creams are used to ease discomfort during the treatment. Find out more about dermal fillers in Gold Coast and check out this video about dermal fillers cheeks treatment starring Cosmos Clinic Head Nurse and expert in dermal fillers: