Dermal fillers are a cosmetic treatment that is used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, while also restoring the loss of volume caused by ageing. With dermal fillers, we can get a more refreshed, contoured and youthful look quickly. It’s a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment with quick effects and minimum downtime, so it’s quite popular among patients who would like to try it out and test the benefits for themselves.
What are dermal fillers
Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to many areas of the face like cheeks, chin, lips and more.
How do they work?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels consisting of hyaluronic acid that can be found in our bodies, so the treatment is completely safe. They are an affordable way to replicate the function of hyaluronic acid and restore volume in numerous facial areas.
They help the skin reduce the signs of ageing by increasing the supply of the hyaluronic acid in the skin, which diminishes the fine lines and wrinkles, while also adding volume to the skin.
As we age, our body changes, and our skin loses the natural ability to revitalise itself. Also, collagen and hyaluronic acid, that add to the skin elasticity are produced less in our body. Therefore, throughout the years, our wrinkles become more prominent, and the volume loss impacts our contours, that become hollow and dull.
Benefits of dermal fillers
Dermal fillers have lots of different benefits, including:
- Improved face shape and symmetry, especially on chin, jawline, and lips
- Immediate results
- Tightening the skin
- Enhancing cheekbones and chin
- Camouflaging nasal deformities
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead
- Improving the lip shape and size
- Filling acne scars
- Restoring volume and fullness in different areas
- Long-lasting results
How long will the results last?
Dermal filler results usually last between 6 to 18 months, but the exact time can vary depending on the patient’s metabolism rate, lifestyle, type of correction, the filter’s density and dosage, and the treated area.
Because the effects of the fillers gradually fade due to the patient’s body metabolising the product, we advise maintenance treatments in every 9 to 12 months.
Dermal fillers with Misk Beauty
- Temple filler
- Tear trough & eye bag rejuvenation
- Cheek enhancement
- Nose reshaping
- Lip shaping & volumizing
- Chin & jawline enhancement
- Non-surgical facelift including Nasiolabial folds (smile lines) and Marionette (vertical mouth lines)
- Fine & deep line wrinkles
- Dermal filler dissolving using hyalase
How does the treatment look like?
Before the procedure, we have an initial consultation to understand your skin conditions and your aesthetic goals, and to also rule out the possibilities of various health conditions that would make this procedure unsafe for you. During the consultation, we also try to determine if you’re the right fit for the treatment, if so, we propose the right dosage for you to get the best results.
Dermal filler treatments can last up to 45 minutes on average depending on what needs to be done, and what dosage is used. At Misk Beauty, we use a numbing cream or a topical anaesthetic to help numb the skin and remove any discomfort. Since it’s a non-invasive and quick treatment, patients can return to their daily routine quickly.
You’ll get advice on how to properly follow aftercare procedures to reduce the side effects and risks of complications. Some temporary side effects can occur that usually go away in a few days. A follow-up appointment with your clinicianis useful to assess your treatment results.
To ensure proper healing and minimise the risk for complications, a proper aftercare plan includes:
- Avoiding wearing makeup in the first few days after the treatment
- Avoiding intense physical activity in the first 24 hours
- Avoiding sunlight and extreme heat until healed
- Keeping your head elevated in the first few hours after the treatment
- Avoiding facial treatments that can put additional stress on the treated areas of the skin
Side effects and risks
The most common side effects occur in the first 24 hours after the treatment and usually include swelling, redness, and bruising. They typically go away completely in a few days.
However, there is always a risk for complications, such as skin infection, haematoma, bleeding, skin discolouration, and itching. In that case, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible, as these conditions can be quite severe and require immediate care.
Contraindications to the use of dermal fillers include the following cases: an active infection near the site of injection, in cases of autoimmune diseases, for pregnant or breastfeeding women, in cases of severe allergy, or hypersensitivity to dermal filler ingredients. Also, avoid taking medications such as aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before the treatment.
Frequently asked questions
Do dermal fillers hurt?
No, dermal fillers are not painful, but they may cause some slight discomfort or tenderness because they go under the skin. Also, the procedure itself can be slightly painful due to the pinching sensation of the needle, but the pain usually goes away immediately.
What is the cost of dermal fillers?
At Misk Beauty, the cost of dermal fillers will vary depending on the treated area of the face, but some treatments start from $499. Check all our treatment prices.
What do they treat?
Dermal fillers successfully treat fine lines and wrinkles in different areas of the face, restore the loss of volume, camouflage different face deformities and scars and help improve the face symmetry and shape.
Are dermal fillers safe during pregnancy?
Generally, it’s not recommended to inject dermal fillers during pregnancy because scientific research hasn’t confirmed so far that it’s completely safe for the fetus. Your safety is our top priority, so we don’t perform this procedure on pregnant women.
Where to get dermal fillers?
You can get your dermal filler treatment at our clinic based in Shellharbour, run by two local doctors. We also cover other areas such as Unanderra, Dapto, Port Kembla, Albion Park, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs, Kiama and Gerringong. Contact us today to book your initial consultation.