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.
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.
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.
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
Depressions below the mouth
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.
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:
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.
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
Hollows under the eyes
Hollows in the cheeks
There are few risks associated with temporary fillers. If an area is overcorrected, an injection can be used to reverse the effects.
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.