Dermal Fillers have become an incredibly popular and sought after cosmetic treatment in Perth. Dermal fillers are biocompatible gel fillers that are injected into and under the skin. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume, soften lines and folds, improve facial contours, and smooth and hydrate the skin. Given the popularity of Perth dermal fillers there are understandably lots of questions the public may have. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding dermal fillers.
What are Perth Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a biocompatible gel made from Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural polysaccharides (sugar) found within the skin, that has the ability to attract vast quantities of water, resulting in full, hydrated, soft and smooth skin.
Are Dermal Fillers Perth safe?
Perth Dermal fillers have been used safely for several years. As they are made from a natural component found within our own skin, and are not animal based, they are non allergenic, and extremely safe if used in expert hands.
Minor side effects can include bleeding or bruising, pain at the injection site, minor swelling, or formation of temporary lumps .More severe adverse effects include allergy to the anaesthetic agent, or vascular trauma. Dermal filler procedures should only be done by expertly trained specialists.
To reduce the risk of bleeding or bruising from the dermal fillers procedure, patients should avoid the use of blood thinners including aspirin, anti-inflammatories, use of fish or krill oil, Vitamin E supplements, alcohol, and herbs such as garlic or gingko biloba. Always consult with a doctor before discontinuing any medication prior to your dermal fillers.
For patients with a history of cold sores, they must consider a course of prophylactic anti-viral treatment post dermal lip fillers.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not have dermal fillers treatrments.
Where can Perth Dermal Fillers be used?
Dermal fillers are very versatile from the popular dermal lip fillers to the less commonly known options including chin and nose augmentations. The main therapeutic uses of dermal fillers include:
- Dermal fillers lips
- Cheek volume restoration and improvement of facial contours
- Temple hollowing
- Skin folds and lines including smokers lines, marionette lines and nasolabial fold
- Chin enhancement
- Tear troughs hollowing
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty; improving nasal contours
What is involved in Perth Dermal Fillers treatment?
Dermal fillers Perth treatments are performed using fine needles or cannulas, injecting small volumes of filler into the desired area. The use of topical or local anaesthetic is often used to numb the treatment area prior to the treatment. The dermal filler also contains anaesthetic to provide further comfort. Areas such as the lips are particularly sensitive, so good anaesthesia is crucial in the use of dermal lip fillers.
The duration of the dermal filler treatment is dependent on the area to be treated, the numbers of areas being treated, and the volume used. Most dermal filler procedures will be completed within 15-30 minutes per treatment area. There is minimal downtime, the patient can return to their usual activities immediately after. Avoid exercise for 24hours after dermal fillers. Some areas, particularly dermal lip fillers, can be associated with bruising and swelling, and this needs to be taken into consideration. If a client has a significant even, for example, a wedding or special birthday, the timing of the dermal fillers treatment is crucial to allow time for any swelling or bruising to settle.
When do Perth Dermal Fillers treatments take effect?
The beauty of dermal fillers treatments is that the results of the procedure are seen instantly. There will be some minor swelling, particularly with dermal fillers in the lips, so the final result will become apparent as the swelling subsides. In addition, the fillers are very hydrophilic, meaning that it will attract water to it. This can lead to further plumping and hydration as the filler ‘matures’. This filler maturation can take up to a few weeks to take full effect.
How long do Dermal Fillers Perth Last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere between 9-24 months depending on the type, site and amount of the dermal filler used. Maintaining good hydration will maximise the longevity of your dermal fillers. Conversely, dehydration, those with high metabolism, those actively trying to lose weight, and those that exercise excessively, may all adversely affect the longevity of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are not permanent. Enzymes within the skin will gradually and naturally break down the dermal fillers.
How often do I need Perth Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers last anywhere between 9-24 months, and the final result of the dermal fillers will be seen within a few weeks of the treatment. The final result will be seen after any swelling subsides, but also after the filler hydrates and ‘matures’. The beauty with dermal fillers is that, at any stage, the client can request more dermal fillers to be administered to further plump and restore volume in the treated area. There is no need to wait for the dermal fillers to completely wear off before any subsequent treatment. By adding small amounts of dermal fillers regularly, you can achieve more subtle and natural results. This is often desired by men and women, who may want their dermal fillers treatments to remain a secret.
Of utmost importance is that your dermal filler treatments are performed by an experienced, competent, and highly trained cosmetic specialist, as no procedure is without risk. Dermal fillers should not be taken lightly.