Dermal Fillers

About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, or injectable wrinkle fillers, are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a variety of non-toxic substances to fill lines and creases in the skin, giving the skin a youthful and glowing look at far less cost and risk than cosmetic surgery; the treatment is normally quick, often completing in less than half an hour and the results can last anywhere from four months to well over a year. Dermal Filler Injection techniques do vary and so does the cost but our Sydney readers can find out more on Dermal Fillers Sydney treatment here and US Dermal Filler.  Whilst our objective is to provide reference information only, and your duty to pick a doctor with a lot of experience is essential.

Dermal fillers are also known as ‘volumizers’ as they work by plumping up the skin and providing more volume to any part of the body that may be wrinkling or sagging; while dermal fillers are not suitable for skin that is overly aged, sagging or damaged, most minor wrinkling can in fact benefit from what is often called the ‘liquid facelift’.

From restoring the youthful look of your skin to plumping the lips and softening creases before they get too deep, this quick and gentle treatment can also be used in conjunction with a variety of other treatments to achieve the results you desire.

What to Expect

The procedure itself is quick and easy; your surgeon will assess your face in order to determine the best areas for augmentation according to your requested results and will then proceed to map a strategy; after cleaning the area thoroughly, your surgeon will perform the injections, which should take a mere few seconds per site and only a few moments in total.

After the procedure, you’ll be offered an ice pack in order to combat any discomfort, which will be minimal if it does occur, and you’ll be on your way.

A couple of points to keep in mind; upon completing the procedure, it’s vital to avoid putting pressure on the injection sites as doing so may risk shifting the filler.

While in most cases the procedure does not require an anesthetic, if you require a deeper injection which is fairly common in areas such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines along the side of the mouth, you may be offered a local anesthetic in order to ensure your comfort.

Risks and Special Considerations

Recovery is generally very quick with this procedure, particularly as it is only minimally invasive; complications are very rare and rarely serious, and can involve a small bit of bruising and/or swelling which will disappear within a couple of days.

One very rare yet potentially serious complication of dermal filler procedures is an allergic reaction to the injected substance, and in order to eliminate any allergy-associated risks, all patients are required to participate in a pre-allergy test for any filler which is not derived from a human source.

Other very minor possible complications range from acne to slight itching, redness, skin sensitivity and/or temporary numbness or paralysis.

Talk to your surgeon before undergoing any procedure in order to ensure that you’re aware of any risk and that all possible precautions have been taken.

So if you’re looking for a quick and easy, non-invasive way to enhance your looks and give your skin that youthful, glowing look, dermal fillers are a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that will give you stunning results.

For more information, contact your cosmetic surgeon today and book a consultation; you won’t regret it!