Dermal Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have become in high demand worldwide and rightly so. In the hands of an experienced and qualified injector, cosmetic injectables can produce incredible results in restoring youth and vitality as well as correcting some problem areas.

The growth in popularity of Dermal Fillers has lead to an increase in the types of injectables available, each offering unique qualities; some beneficial and others not so. At Cosmos Clinic in Canberra, Australia we opt for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers due to their natural nature and ability to achieve the desired results.

How do Dermal Fillers work?

Dermal Filler treatments are designed to help restore volume loss, minimise fine lines and correct problem areas that have been affecting an individual’s self-esteem. At the beginning of the cosmetic procedure, the treated area is numb with a topical anaesthetic and/or an ice pack to minimise the pain. The Dermal Filler (composed of hyaluronic acid and a local anaesthetic) is then injected into the targeted areas of the face.

When strategically injected, the areas can be contoured in the case of a non-surgical nose job, or visible fine lines can be smoothed out. Dermal Fillers can increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks and jawline giving the appearance of a facelift without the invasive plastic surgery that results in pain, bruising and lengthy downtime. They can improve the appearance of acne scars or the symmetry of the mouth in the case of lip enhancement.

As a naturally found substance in the body, the Dermal Fillers will eventually be metabolised by the body at the facial rejuvenation results will slowly fade. Individuals wishing to maintain these results will need to undergo additional Dermal Filler treatments in the future.

Why Cosmos Clinic choose hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers

Our Cosmos Clinic’s Australia wide (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Adelaide) choose to use hyaluronic acid in all the Dermal Filler treatments. There are several reasons for this with the main ones being the superior results and the low risk of side effects.

Functions of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid may sound like a foreign ingredient, but it is actually commonly found in a lot of medical treatments and products including skincare and supplements.

Also known hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is a gooey substance that is a sugar compound naturally produced by the body. It’s found in the largest amounts throughout your skin, eyes and connective tissue with the main function being to retain water in tissues, keeping them well lubricated. Hyaluronic acid also is important for:

  • Tissue rejuvenation
  • Wound repair
  • Skin healing
  • Skin hydration
  • Lubrication of joints
  • Preserve bone strength

What hyaluronic acid is used for

As an FDA-approved ingredient, hyaluronic acid has been used to treat osteoarthritis. It’s often the active ingredient in skincare lotions to treat conditions such as atopic dermatitis. Hyaluronic acid is also used to treat dry eye using artificial teardrops. And it’s commonly found in anti-aging and restorative skin care products, as well as supplements, aimed to speed up wound healing.

Needless to say, hyaluronic acid is a well-utilised substance with many benefits.

When it comes to Dermal Fillers, the benefits of using hyaluronic acid is that it has been found to increase the moisture in the skin by binding to water molecules. Several studies have found hyaluronic acid in the form of a supplement can reduce dry skin, redness and reduce the visible appearance of wrinkles. As a Dermal Filler injectable, hyaluronic acid fillers help to improve the firmness of the skin and provide a more youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic acid also helps to stimulate collagen production and is essential for granulation tissue formation. This helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and flexibility and give more volume to the treated areas.

Known side effects of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is deemed a relatively safe ingredient with only minor side effects cited. As a supplement or topical skin treatment, allergic reactions are rare but may occur in some individuals. As an injectable, hyaluronic may cause some redness and when applied in the joints some degree of swelling. As an eye drop, the substance can increase the pressure in the eye for up to 72 hours.

Cautions are given to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding as there is currently not enough reliable information as to the effects of the infant or the milk supply. It is also advised if you have the connective tissue autoimmune condition, scleroderma, you avoid hyaluronic acid due to the risk of worsening skin ulcers.

Key advantages of hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers

  • It’s a naturally produced substance with minimal side effects
  • Improves skin quality and increases hydration
  • Dissolves naturally in the body with no foreign substance left behind