As the non-surgical rhinoplasty and other dermal filler procedures become more popular, as well as advancements in cosmetic surgery products, there is an increase in the types of injectables available.

Choosing the right cosmetic clinic to have your non-surgical nose job can be a difficult task in itself without the need of having to choose a quality dermal filler product too. There are many reasons to consider Cosmos Clinic in Canberra including the fact that we use a quality hyaluronic acid injectable for our dermal filler treatments such as non-surgical rhinoplasty, lip enhancement or an anti-wrinkle treatment.

The types of dermal fillers used

Here, we explain why we opt for hyaluronic acid fillers and discuss other options you may be considering if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical nose job.

Hyaluronic acid

All of our Cosmos Clinics (Sydney, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne) use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in our cosmetic procedures. These fillers are the most popular category of injectables due to several reasons.

  • Firstly, the body naturally produces the substances in areas such as the skin and joints.
  • Secondly, hyaluronic acid has been found to retain collagen and increase moisture which helps to provide elasticity, flexibility and a more youthful appearance.
  • Thirdly, because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, it is naturally dissolved by the body. This means the results can be reversed in the event of a change of mind or there has been an overcorrection. Semi-permanent fillers, on the other hand, last in the body for a longer period of time and some of the substance remains in the body indefinitely. The results of the fillers typically last between 18-24 months.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can not only be used to treat areas of the face such as the nose but can also be effective as a preventative treatment, reducing the visible signs of aging. This is because repeated dermal filler injections can help to stimulate natural collagen production which results to increase firmness and volume.

Calcium hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a dermal filler substance that was initially used in dentistry and reconstructive plastic surgery before being used for cosmetic procedures. This is a mineral-like compound that is also naturally present in our bodies and found in bones. It’s one of the heaviest and thickest injectables available and is used typically for deep wrinkle treatments, check enhancement and nose reshaping.

Like hyaluronic acid injectables, Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers aren’t permanent and will naturally dissolve in the body with results lasting between 12-18 months.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Poly-L-Lactic Acid dermal fillers are made of a biocompatible synthetic substance, meaning they are not naturally made by the body but are believed to be safe. These dermal fillers are also biodegradable and were first used by the medical industry to make dissolvable stitches. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, those made of poly-L-Lactic acid don’t produce immediate results. This is because they are classified as “collagen stimulators” with the full effect taking up to 4-6 weeks.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid fillers are known to best to treat deep facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds or fine lines caused by laughing rather than in non-surgical rhinoplasty. The results are semi-permanent lasting more than 24 months but will require occasional touch-ups.

What to ask before your dermal filler appointment

Here are a few questions you should ask your treating cosmetic practitioner before your dermal filler procedure:

  1. What are your qualifications?
  2. What dermal filler product are you using for my treatment?
  3. Is this a TGA-approved product?
  4. How long have you been using their injectables?
  5. What are the risks and side effects involved?