Dermal Fillers are also more commonly referred to as: Wrinkle Fillers, Facial Fillers, Lip Augmentation, Fillers or Liquid Facelift.
Here at Rodin Clinic, we offer a range of dermal fillers in our Perth skin care clinic. If you would like to book a skin consultation with our cosmetic nurse contact Rodin Clinic today.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are also known as “soft tissue fillers” and are injected below the surface of the skin. Dermal fillers are used to enhance appearance or to treat ageing. They can be used to volumise, treat folds/wrinkles or to reshape the face. Popular areas for the use of dermal fillers include the lips, cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, jawline, temples and hands.
Are dermal fillers painful?
As there are needles going into the skin, the procedure is not without pain, but most patients will tolerate this because they love the results. A topical anaesthetic or ice may be applied prior to undergoing treatment.
How to reduce the swelling and bruising with dermal fillers
There is some evidence that Arnica may reduce the swelling and bruising. LED Omnilux treatment immediately after can significantly reduce bruising/swelling.
What are the risks of dermal fillers?
There are common side effects include swelling and bruising. Non-permanent fillers have an extremely good safety record. Rare but important risks include vascular occlusion, granulomas and infections.
What is the satisfaction rate of dermal fillers?
The satisfaction rate is high. The retention rate reveals how much patients love filler i.e. once they have it, they want to have it again. This is both an art and science in injecting so the practitioners skill in face design is paramount to aesthetic success.
How often should I get dermal fillers?
This depends on where your face is starting and how much change you are wanting. Once you are satisfied, you should have dermal fillers every 6-12 months. Prior to that, in the building phase, you should have filler every 1-4 months until you reach your goals. Patients often combine fillers with antiwrinkle injections, photo-rejuvenation & skin-needling.
The number of treatments depends on the patients desired outcomes and the areas treated. Dermal fillers are not permanent, so follow up treatments are required to maintain results.
Most people can return to their normal activities immediately following treatment. We would advise you to avoid heavy exercise, hot environments & swimming for 24 hours post treatment.
Dermal fillers last from 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler used and the area that is treated.