Today's high-tech fillers have a smooth texture, giving the injector greater control and the ability to create a beautiful, natural-looking result. Our fillers come in five different levels of molecular weight and density. This allows for a highly customised approach to facial contouring.
Dermal fillers are injections that can restore facial volume, lift sagging skin, and enhance contours. They can also be used to fill in acne scars, hydrate the complexion, and give the face a more symmetrical and balanced appearance by augmenting the lips, nose and chin.
Dermal fillers come in two varieties: semi-permanent or temporary. The latter consist of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that we have in our bodies. Over time our own HA levels start to decline, causing the skin to look older and become dehydrated as we age. Fillers can plump the skin and contour facial structures by replacing lost volume with hyaluronic acid.
Why choose dermal fillers, Adelaide?
The biggest benefit of dermal fillers is their ability to rejuvenate the skin without surgery or downtime. In just one visit – or a series of sessions – patients can achieve profound facial lifting and contouring, helping them look years younger.
Another advantage of fillers is that they’re very customisable. In the last couple of years dermal filler companies have launched highly sophisticated products with specific functions. Some products have a softer texture and are suitable for restoring volume under the eyes. Others are much denser and can be used for restructuring the cheeks, chin and jawline.
Who is the best candidate for dermal fillers?
You are a good candidate if you have mild to moderate volume loss and skin sagging. Patients who are older and with considerable skin laxity can still achieve some improvement with dermal fillers; however, a surgical approach may be necessary to produce more dramatic and satisfactory results.
How are dermal fillers performed?
A quick outpatient procedure, dermal filler injections can be performed in less than an hour. Depending on the area, your injector may apply a topical numbing agent to make the experience more comfortable. Furthermore, most hyaluronic acid fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that adds another level of comfort to the treatment.
What to expect after the procedure
There may be some redness, swelling and possible bruising post procedure but most patients can return to work immediately after. Areas such as lips can swell considerably for the first 48 hours and return to normal in a couple of days. Bruising can be covered up with makeup if necessary.
How much does the procedure cost?
Prices start from $350
Discounts are available for additional syringes
Initial consultation is between $120 – $150, redeemable upon treatment
How long do the effects last?
Results typically last 6-12 months and some can last up to 24 months. We recommend having maintenance treatment done every 10-12 months.
What’s the difference between HA fillers and tissue stimulating injections?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work immediately to plump and contour the skin. They are a made with a soft gel that gets injected under the skin and improvements are visible right away. Over time your body breaks down the HA molecules and your skin return to normal.
Tissue stimulating injections, on the other hand, stimulate your skin to produce collagen. Over the course of several months the treatment can restore volume in your skin, smooth away wrinkles and improve your overall skin quality. Results typically last 18 months after which time more injections will be required.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Yes dermal fillers are extremely safe. Since they contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that we naturally have in our skin and bodies, the chances of having an allergic reaction are very minimal. Most people tolerate dermal filler injections very well, even after many years of use.
Keep in mind that dermal filler injections can results in temporary side-effects such as swelling, redness and bruising. These normally resolve after several hours or days. It is possible to develop some rare complications such as lumps (called granulomas) but this is very rare. If patients need to reverse filler, it can be instantly dissolved with hyaluronidase.
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*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.