As we age, our bodies cease to produce collagen, which is the main structural protein found within both our skin, and our other connective tissues. Thanks to dropping rates of this protein within our body, we begin to develop lines and wrinkles, and experience a loss of volume. Another contributing factor is the loss of fat in certain areas of the face. Dermal fillers are a treatment which has exploded in popularity over the past few years thanks to their ability to restore volume lost through the ageing process, or plump out areas which you may feel where never as full as they could have been.
How do dermal fillers work?
When you undergo a dermal filler treatment, you’ll receive a series of injections of a gel solution which re-fill the soft tissue under your skin where volume has been lost due to falling levels of collagen in your skin. The most commonly used dermal fillers today contain hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in your body and is already present in your skin. In fact, the high levels of it found in a baby’s skin is the reason their skin feels so beautiful and soft. Of course, this hyaluronic acid has been synthetically created, but is biocompatible with your body.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers can be used to enhance a variety of areas on your face, including:
- Plumper lips
- Fuller or more defined cheeks
- Soften deep, permanent wrinkles
- Reshape the nose
- Tear troughs
- Marionette lines
- Contour the chin and jawline
- Restore volume to the eyebrow
- Open the eye
When should I get dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a versatile cosmetic treatment suitable for both men and women of all ages. At Herstellen Clinic we will work closely with you to establish your goals, and guide you as to whether dermal fillers are the best option to help you achieve the results you desire.
Will dermal fillers make me look fake?
It is without doubt that if dermal fillers are overdone, or implemented incorrectly, you may be left looking a little bit “plastic”. At Herstellen Clinic, we are very careful to take a conservative approach to dermal fillers, ensuring you achieve a result which is natural-looking, not fake or plastic.
Will I see my results immediately?
Yes! One of the greatest things about dermal fillers is that you’ll immediately be able to see the different they have made to your facial aesthetic. It should be noted that you may also experience some redness, swelling, and even bruising to the area afterwards. We do our very best to reduce the likelihood of these side effects as much as possible, but it is impossible to know exactly how each person’s body will react to the treatment. Any side effects like these should only last a very short time though.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The longevity of your results will depend on the type of filler used, as well as where the injections are placed. Generally, results can last between 12 and 24 months.
Which dermal filler brand do you use?
Australian guidelines strictly forbid us from using the names of dermal fillers, or their sister treatment, anti-wrinkle injectables. We stock a variety of fillers for different applications, and will take the time to discuss your goals with you at length to help us establish which product will provide the best results. You can also rest assured we use only the very best products to ensure a safe and effective treatment for all our patients.
Lip, cheek and face dermal fillers Brisbane
Lead by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Justin Perron, the team at Herstellen Clinic in Brisbane are highly trained in dermal filler techniques to help you achieve natural-looking results you’re sure to love. Dr Perron is available to consult on all injectable treatments. We’ll take the time to discuss your needs and goals with you, ensuring you receive the treatment which will best provide the results you want. Contact us today to request your consultation.