Dermal Fillers are a cosmetic non-surgical treatment, also called ‘liquid facelifts’, that are used to restore youthful fullness to the face and lips. There are two types of Dermal Filler injections; one is ‘temporary’, intended to be absorbed into the skin, while the second is to be permanent, which is non-absorbable.
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 with Dr Zacharia. Fill out our enquiry form, and our team will get in touch regarding your enquiry or booking request.
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.
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.
Compared to other treatments that offer the same results, Dermal Fillers are very affordable. The cost varies according to the amount of filler used, which is also depends on the area being treated. This means that every treatment has a different cost, tailored to each patient.
Injectable Dermal Fillers are NOT covered under private health or Medicare.
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