Dermal Fillers

(Injectable Fillers)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Where those facial folds and wrinkles comes from?

We all know time can take its toll on our skin. Repeated expressions can cause wrinkles. Initially, these wrinkles will only be seen when the muscles contract like when you smile or frown, and are referred to as dynamic wrinkles. As time goes by your skin gets progressively creased, so they can even be seen when your face is at rest. These are referred to as static wrinkles.

As you age, your skin also loses volume and elasticity. In addition, there may be a depletion of fat around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds. Individuals differ but generally ageing over the years becomes evident in the areas shown below. The names given to each treatment are labelled.

dermal-fillers

2. How does a dermal filler smooth out wrinkles?

You may be familiar with injections that treat dynamic wrinkles (muscle relaxant injections) by relaxing muscles responsible for wrinkle causing facial expressions. A dermal filler is a smooth injectable gel and is placed below the skin’s surface to literally ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ static facial wrinkles and folds that are present at rest, creating a natural and more refreshed facial expression.

3. How do they work?

Our three recommended dermal fillers are all made up of polysaccharides (complex sugar chains) and it is chemically identical to the substance found naturally in the skin of humans and many other living creatures. In its natural state in the skin it creates volume and forms an important component of the ‘ground substance’ – the medium in which the collagen and elastin fibres are found.

Reassuringly, the product does not have an animal origin. Although manufactured synthetically, it is chemically and structurally identical to its natural counterpart in your skin.

4. What are they used for?

Please call us at 1300 378 336 to find more information regarding the costs. Even though most people know these products well by name, current Australian Government regulations prevent us from mentioning their names. We are permitted, however, to forward you printed information on this subject along with brand names and costs if you contact us and personally request it.

  1. Facial Wrinkles, furrows & lines
  2. Depressed injury or surgical scars
  3. Acne scars
  4. Lip Augmentation to add volume and definition and thereby make them fuller and more sensuous.

5. How long will the correction last?

This very much depends on the individual and where it is used. Although 3-5 months was the original forecasted duration, most experienced injectors have found that the average duration for many patients is actually much longer and not uncommonly in the order of 6-12 months.

6. How is it done?

A treatment takes about 20-30 minutes and the correction is immediate. As it contains no local anaesthetic, we recommend a local anaesthetic nerve block or local anaesthetic cream to make your treatment more comfortable. You may have some mild puffiness around the treated areas but this usually settles within 48 hours. Likewise, if you are having your lips injected, you should expect them to be a little swollen for the first 48-72 hours before they settle down to their final corrected volume.

7. When should they not be injected?

  • In the presence of any active skin infection e.g. active acne
  • During pregnancy or lactation

8. How much does it costs?

Please call us at 1300 378 336 to find more information regarding the costs. Even though most people know these products well by name, current Australian Government regulations prevent us from mentioning their names. We are permitted, however, to forward you printed information on this subject along with brand names and costs if you contact us and personally request it.

Read more on Muscle Relaxant Injections and Lip Augmentation

The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a surgeon.
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