Everything you need to know about dermal fillers

Collins St Skin Aesthetics offers a range of dermal filler treatments administered by a highly qualified team in order to achieve any number of facial enhancement desires.

With so many different products and services designed to rejuvenate and transform your features, knowing what treatment is right for you can become overwhelming. With that in mind we’ve compiled answers to a few frequently asked questions to help you understand exactly what dermal fillers are and what they can do for you.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are made up of naturally occurring substance in the body. It acts as a lubricant and cushion for joints and is found in high concentration in the eyes. It is used in dermal fillers as it acts like a sponge and attracts water and expands. When it is injected below the surface of skin this expanding nature fills out wrinkles, lines and creases offering a plumper and smoother surface.

What types of fillers are available at Collins St Skin Aesthetics?

We have a variety of dermal fillers which are all Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGAproved. Different types of dermal fillers are used in different areas of the face. We inject some fillers below the surface of skin to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, and some are used to add contour alter facial features including the lips, nose and jaw.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

The pain will vary depending on the patient and the area being injected. Our injectors will apply numbing cream and ice to the treatment area prior to injecting. This will lessen the pain and make the experience more pleasant for you. Our injectors will also administer local anaesthetic when treating lips, making the lips numb before injecting with dermal fillers.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers can vary from about six months, up to about 2.5 years, depending on the type of dermal filler and the use. The team at Collins St Skin Aesthetics will discuss your individual treatment with you before the procedure.

What are dermal fillers used for?

Dermal fillers can be used for:

  • Cheek filling
  • Chin filling
  • Nasal bridge and nose tip filling
  • Fillers for nasolabial line (laugh lines)
  • Fillers for tear troughs
  • Lip filling
  • Deep lines and folds

How long does it take for the results of dermal fillers results to show?

The results from dermal fillers can be seen almost immediately. Depending on the injectable chosen and the treated area, you can leave the treatment room with the final result.

Will there be any bruising?

Directly after the treatment there will be some minor bruising and redness. Our injectors will cover them up with makeup and touch up your make-up prior to you leaving the treatment room.

Side effects of dermal fillers

The most common side effects of fillers are bruising, infection and allergic reactions. However, in rare cases more significant complications can occur such as skin necrosis. At Collins St Skin Aesthetics, you will have a consultation with our surgeons prior to your treatments to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for dermal fillers.

If you have any more questions about our dermal filler treatments, or to book an appointment, contact Collins St Skin Aesthetics today!

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