Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers in Perth

Volume and fullness in the face suggest a more youthful appearance. The effects of sun exposure, gravity, and facial movements such as smiling, squinting, eating or smoking cause tissue breakdown, leaving lines and creases in these areas. We offer a choice of dermal fillers to correct moderate to severe facial lines and creases, and restore volume and fullness to the lips.

Dermal Filler Candidates

Most individuals who choose treatment via dermal fillers are over 35 years old and are experiencing the effects of premature ageing. Younger individuals in their 20s often have fillers to correct minor deformities in the nose.

You could be a suitable candidate for dermal fillers if you:

  • Have volume loss in the cheeks
  • Have deep nose to mouth lines
  • Have unshapely or thin lips
  • Have a receding chin
  • Have smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • Have minor nose deformities like nasal humps

Dermal fillers are generally safe nowadays although women who are breastfeeding or pregnant are not advised to have treatment. Individuals with acne should have their condition addressed first as it could increase the risk of infection after injections with dermal fillers.

Be sure that you check what substances are in the filler you are having in case you are allergic to any of the substances. Particular conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and auto-immune disease can also make you an unsuitable candidate for dermal fillers.

The best way to determine if dermal filler treatments are the right choice for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr Quinn. He will discuss the different types of fillers available and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.

What does the procedure involve?

Gel fillers are a non-animal-based, natural substance similar to that already existing in the human body. No skin test is required, and results are immediate. Some patients prefer a local anaesthetic to numb the area to be treated; others describe the treatment as a quick pin prick.

The filler is injected into the skin in very small amounts with a fine needle. This can enhance the lips naturally, add volume that smoothes the wrinkle or shape the facial contour. The results are immediate and create a natural, long-lasting safe and gentle enhancement to the skin.

Duration

Each treatment lasts around 30 minutes. A full consultation is undertaken prior to the first treatment to explain each product, assess which areas require treatment, and determine which product is most suitable for each patient’s needs.

The benefits of treatments can last up to nine months or longer with evidence that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated enhances the lasting effect.

Recovery

A slight redness, bruising, itching, swelling and tenderness sensation may be experienced immediately after the treatment. These are completely normal responses to the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally dissipates in a few days. A touch-up session in two to four weeks following the first dermal filler treatment may be required to achieve the best correction.

FAQ:

What are the benefits associated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers provide a safe and effective way to minimise fine lines and wrinkles; smoothing the skin leading to a more youthful appearance with natural looking results. The results of one filler treatment can be seen immediately and generally last for up to 9 months, but results vary from patient to patient.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Problems with most dermal fillers are very rare. Temporary fillers, such as hyaluronic acid are safe and rarely cause any problems. One possible dermal filler side effect following treatment is infection at the injection site. You can avoid this by carefully following Dr Quinn’s post treatment advice.

Another side effect of some fillers is the appearance of lumps or bumps under the skin. This can often be attributed to the product being injected too superficially and therefore being visible through the skin.

What areas can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal filler are used to smooth out wrinkles and facial lines, shape facial contours and create fuller lips and rejuvenate the skin. The most common areas treated are the nasolabial folds, lips and marionette lines.