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Lip Enhancement & Dermal Fillers Sydney

Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical treatment, also called ‘liquid facelifts’, that are used to restore fullness to the face and lips. There are two types of Dermal Fillers; one is ‘temporary’, intended to be absorbed into the skin, while the other is to be permanent, which is non-absorbable.

Lip Enhancement & Dermal Fillers Sydney

Injectable Dermal Fillers are gels made from naturally occurring substances. Dermal Fillers are injected just under the skin, in order to add volume and correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, acne scars and dark or puffy under-eyes. Dermal Fillers are also commonly used to give a plump appearance to the lips.

Dr. Zacharia’s practice uses one of the global leading cosmetics filler brands. Suitability for Dermal Fillers will be assessed during an initial consultation.

What concerns can injectable dermal fillers help to address?

It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.

If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Forehead and Frown Lines: Dermal fillers can be used to smooth out forehead creases and frown lines, offering a rejuvenated look to the upper face region.
Volume Restoration: They can effectively address volume loss in the temples, under the eyes, and cheeks. By filling in these hollow areas, they can restore a fullness to the face.
Nose and Lip Enhancement: Dermal fillers can help with nose reshaping, reducing lines across the bridge, and enhancing the lips by adding volume or reducing vertical lip lines (smoker's lines).
Improving Smile and Marionette Lines: The fillers can be injected into nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (from mouth corners downwards) to lessen their appearance, promoting a smooth and youthful look.
Chin and Jawline Enhancement: Dermal fillers can be used to add volume and contour to the chin and jawline, enhancing the overall facial profile.
Addressing Neck Bands: Dermal fillers can help to reduce the appearance of neck 'bands' or 'turkey wattle neck', contributing to a smoother, firmer neck appearance.
Filling Scars: Scars, including those from acne or injury, can be filled with dermal fillers to improve the skin's surface texture and appearance.
General Facial Rejuvenation: Apart from targeting specific areas, dermal fillers can be used for overall facial rejuvenation by adding volume, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and improving facial symmetry.

What to expect

When receiving dermal fillers, you should expect a minimally invasive procedure typically completed within an hour. After an initial consultation, your injector will clean the treatment area and might apply a topical anesthetic to mitigate discomfort. The filler is then injected beneath the skin to add volume, smooth lines, or enhance facial contours. Post-procedure, mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site are common but usually subside within a few days. You’re generally able to return to daily activities immediately, though strenuous exercise should be avoided for 24-48 hours. Remember, individual experiences with dermal fillers can vary based on the type of filler used and personal health factors.

Any male and female adult can have fillers injections. Those looking for fast, non-surgical anti-wrinkle procedures to plump up deep facial lines and who want a solution with no, or very limited recovery time, are ideal candidates.

Any medications or supplements taken should be disclosed to the physician, as they may increase bleeding and bruising at the injection sites.

Pregnant or nursing women are not eligible for Dermal Filler Injections. Also, any person with an infection near the injection site should postpone treatment until the infection is resolved. Furthermore, there is a greatly increased risk of serious side effects in patients with any pre-existing neuromuscular disorder.

Dermal filler risks and complications can include:

Unwanted Swelling: Temporary swelling in the treated area is common and usually subsides within a few days.
Asymmetry: Incorrect placement or amount of dermal filler can lead to an asymmetrical appearance.
Lumps or Bumps: Sometimes, fillers can form visible lumps or bumps under the skin that might require additional treatments to correct.
Skin Discoloration: Some patients may experience changes in skin color (hyperpigmentation) at the injection site.
Allergic Reactions: While rare, some patients may have an allergic reaction to the filler material causing redness, itching, or hives.
Infection: Although infrequent, there is a risk of infection at the injection site.
Skin Necrosis: In very rare cases, dermal fillers can block blood vessels and cause skin cells to die, leading to skin necrosis.
Vision Impairments: Extremely rare, but some cases have reported accidental injection into blood vessels around the eye area, causing temporary or permanent vision changes or blindness.

How much does Lip Enhancement & Dermal Fillers Sydney cost?

Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.

Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.


Prior to treatment, a numbing cream or ice can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable, and to help reduce bruising or swelling.Small needles are used to inject the dermal filler into the second layer of skin, providing lift and volume. The treatment can take anywhere from 15-40 minutes to complete, depending on the treatment area.After the treatment, patients can simply go about their day, but Dr. Zacharia provides advice on what should be avoided directly after the treatment.
Any injection can hurt, but filler injections are a quick and easy procedure. The treatment should be relatively painless or mildly uncomfortable, however the nose and lip areas are the most sensitive. Injectable Dermal Fillers provide immediate results with a minimal amount of discomfort and downtime.
Everybody has a different metabolism, and temporary fillers have many factors that may affect when patients need to return for another treatment. On average, most patients will do another temporary filler injection after eight-to-twelve months from their last treatment. Therefore Dermal Fillers may be done at least once a year or twice if necessary.Permanent fillers however won’t require any more treatments until later in life. After later ageing, it may be necessary to add more permanent filler to adjust and balance the face.
In both temporary and permanent fillers, there are always possible side effects that can occur. The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort, and while the patient may experience some side effect, they are generally temporary and injection-site related. In the majority of cases, side effects may include slight swelling, tenderness or redness at the injection site, a possibility of bruising, hypersensitivity, infection, allergic reaction, skin discoloration, asymmetry, inflammation and bleeding, etc. However, permanent fillers have a higher rate of complications, such as formation of tiny bumps under the skin that can become permanent.
Temporary dermal fillers contain natural complex sugar materials, which are safe in the short and long term, as they can gradually dissolve and absorb into the human body, causing no harm.Permanent Dermal Fillers contain synthetic substances that are non-resorbed, so the face will age but the filler will not. Permanent fillers may have complications, such as infections and lump formation that require surgical excision.Many people are apprehensive about going for Dermal Filler treatment, thinking it will make them look unnatural (or plastic.) Anything done in excess will have side effects, but when done properly and in moderation, can do wonders for the skin.Dermal Fillers have long been used in the medical profession to treat a variety of conditions. During a patient consultation, Dr. Zacharia will take a full medical history to ensure patient safety with the treatment.
The initial effect is immediate, but part of that result is swelling. After the swelling subsides, the result will last anywhere from 6-to-18 months, depending on the treatment area and which filler is been used.
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