Injectable / Dermal Fillers

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Injectable fillers have greatly improved the range of facial rejuvenation procedures.
They can be used to treat wrinkle lines, and replace volume in an aging face. They can also be used to fill up some types of acne scars.

What about frown and smile Lines?

Frown and smile lines are often greatly improved with muscle relaxing injections (BT). We can discuss the specific names with you if you ring us on 1300 667 039 or contact us. Muscle relaxing injections are very effective and popular, used by most celebrities and movies stars. These injections generally last 3-4 months and slowly wear off. Prior to injecting, a numbing cream or ice is applied to the skin, to minimise discomfort. The effects of muscle relaxing injections are seen within 7-10 days. Occasionally there is some temporary swelling and bruising. The injections are safe and have very few side effects.

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What are the side effects of fillers?

There are few side effects with fillers nowadays. However the following may occur:

  1. Too much filling.
  2. Inadequate filling.
  3. Bruising and swelling
  4. Infection
  5. Asymmetry
  6. Lumpiness

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What can be expected after the injections?

After injection of fillers, it is possible to have some swelling and bruising, which may last a few days. It is particularly common around the eye area. If you use ice immediately after the filler, it may reduce bruising and swelling.

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Do Fillers hurt?

Fillers are often acidic so can sting when injected. To minimise any discomfort, it is possible to use ice, a numbing cream or local anaesthetic injections, prior to insertion of the filler.

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Can I be allergic to the fillers?

Allergies to fillers are very rare nowadays, Allergies were not uncommon with the older fillers.

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Which Filler do I need?

Since there are such a variety of fillers, a proper consultation is needed to assess the areas to be treated and the different options discussed. Costs may also be a factor.

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Long Lasting Fillers

Long Lasting fillers last for years and are made of synthetic plastic like liquids. The body does not break down these fillers, and they cannot be easily removed. Long lasting (more than 5 years) fillers can be used for

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip enhancement
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Depressions below the mouth
  • Acne scars
  • Deeper depressions on the face.
Long Lasting fillers last for more than 5 years so once injected cannot be removed. It is therefore important to initially under correct the area. It is also recommended that a temporary filler is used first to see whether you like the effects of the filler before a Long Lasting fillers is used. Long Lasting fillers must be injected deeply to avoid lumpiness.  Usually antibiotics are also recommended to avoid infection.

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Lasting 12 to 18 month Fillers

Fillers often last 12-18months. They are also made of naturally occurring substances, but are more durable and take longer for the body to break them down. They are suitable for:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Deeper lines below the mouth
Acne scars fillers need to be injected more deeply and are not suited for fine lines or lip enhancement.Although fillers are generally safe, there is some risk of lumpiness, especially if injected too superficially.

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Temporary Fillers

Most temporary fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance containing hyaluronic acid ( natural sugar in the skin). They last from about 3- 9 months, depending on the thickness of the product and the location in which it is placed. Temporary fillers are suitable for

  • Fine lines around the mouth and eyes
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip enhancement
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Hollows in the cheeks
  • Acne scars
  • Frown lines
There are few risks associated with temporary fillers. If an area is overcorrected, an injection can be used to reverse the effects.

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What are the Types of Injectable Fillers.

There are many types of injectable fillers, which are divided into 3 broad categories. Their names cannot be used on websites due to TGA regulations. If you ring on 1300 667 039 or contact us, we can discuss their names with you.

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