As we get older, our faces naturally lose the tightness and spring they had when we were younger. While this is a natural and normal process, it is not true for everyone. Some people have skin that stays naturally tight. We all wish we could be so lucky. But is it actually luck? Or could it be they are getting dermal fillers? We here at SkinRevision Brisbane offer cosmetic filler injections and have been helping our clients look the best they can for over 10 years.
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A Dermal Filler is a product that is injected into the tissue beneath the skin. The injection provides your skin with a natural substance found throughout the body that keeps your skin looking young and healthy. Your skin will be more hydrated, elastic, and voluminous.
The first natural cosmetic fillers were collagen. Collagen is made by your body and is vital to the health of your skin and cell tissue. Collagen has not been used in Australia for about 8 years. It has been replaced by other types of natural and synthetic dermal fillers. At SkinRevision we offer a free assessment, to meet with you and determine which one meets your needs.
Dermal fillers can be used to plump thin lips so they look full, reduce facial wrinkles, fill in unwanted lines, and enhance features on the face such as cheeks, nose or chin.
Different cosmetic treatments that are available on the market provide different results. However, no treatment or injection does it all. Think of your face as 3 layers. The surface skin, the muscles and the deeper layer under the skin including fat. When our Doctors or Nurse assess you they will look at all three and recommend treatments.
Which treatment is best for you depends on your concerns. Eg. cosmetic fillers will do nothing to help fade skin pigmentation, but it is excellent to rejuvenate lost volume in the mid face with cheek fillers.
The time that cosmetic fillers last depends on several factors.
On average it is 6 – 12 months. Temporary fillers are broken down in your skin by naturally occurring enzyme. The variables that effect how quickly the cosmetic filler is broken down are.
The type of filler used. Thin fillers (typically used in lines and lips) will break down quicker, than thick fillers designed for enhancement (typically cheek, chin and some nose fillers)
The amount of movement in the area. Because we use our lips a lot for talking, chewing, kissing etc dermal fillers in this area are subject to much more wear and tear and break down faster. Areas such as tear troughs (under eye circle treatment) however are not subject to movement. So the same thin filler used in under eye area might last 2 years or more.
The level of the enzyme your body naturally contains. We all have different level of hylauronidase. If you have high levels you may break down all filler much quicker. This is rare but some people ‘burn’ through filler. So a filler injection that might take 12 months to break down in one person, might break down in under 6 months in a second. Because this is individual until you try the dermal filler injections it is not possible to determine how long it will last in you.
4. Excessive exercise with high metabolic rate can help keep your body in shape, but in some people it will also cause your cosmetic fillers to break down faster.
The cost per ml of temporary filler at SkinRevision varies from 389 up to 880 per ml. This depends on the type of filler injection and whether you have a Doctor or Nurse injector and which areas you are having treated. The final cost also depends on how many mls of dermal filler is required for enhancment.
Generally it costs a little less to have a Nurse inject.
The range of fillers per unit include 389, 440, 535, 635, 770, 800.
We offer an obligation free assessment with our Doctor and Nurse. They will devise a treatment plan and give you and exact quote of what it will cost. You can then go away and think about it before making a decision.
• Do you want to see a Doctor or are you happy to see a Nurse supervised by a Doctor.
• Come in for an obligation free consultation and we will devise a treatment plan for you. You will get an exact quote for the dermal fillers, as well as being able to ask any questions.
• Treatments may need to be repeated after 6 -18 months so it is worth considering the ongoing cost. Our Doctors will indicate how long it is expected to last.
• With lips fillers, or fillers you have had before you can get the treatment on the day. However we generally suggest that you take time to think it over before you make a decision. We want you to be happy with your decision.
If there is an important event coming up, it is best to get any dermal filler injections performed well ahead of time. Not only does this give time for optimal outcome, but also any unexpected outcomes have time to resolve.
Dermal fillers are excellent for non surgical treatment of mild to moderate volume loss, wrinkles lines and grooves that appear across the face as we age. It is an alternative, not a substitute, to invasive procedures. Some instances require invasive procedures such as a facelift or eyelift. Cosmetic fillers can be used in conjunction with surgical lifting, but the two treatment approaches cannot be compared.
Dermal Fillers For Cosmetic Enhancement
Volume loss and wrinkles are concerns as we get less young.
Volume loss occurs across several areas of the face. You notice this volume loss by the shadow created in the facial area. This can make you look tired even though you feel fine. It is at these points that treatment with dermal fillers can make a difference.
- Cosmetic fillers are used to replace volume loss from deep layers of the face.
- This is used to treat signs of facial aging
- It can also be used in the skin, providing hydration and plumping to wrinkles and lines.
- It can also enhance volume or glamourise. Lip, cheek, chin or nose enhancement are simply adding to your natural features.
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Common Procedures With Dermal Fillers
For hollowing of cheeks to restore volume that has been lost naturally over time.
Cheek fillers start from 440 with our Nurse or 580 with our Doctors.
Lip enhancement for purely aesthetic reasons, either for people who have small or asymmetrical lips or those who want to enhance their natural features.
Lip fillers from 389 up to 770 for specialty products.
Unlike lip enhancement this in not necessarily about increasing volume. But restoring lips changes that have occurred over time. Upper lip wrinkles, thinning of lips, loss of lip definition can be treated with dermal fillers.
Lip wrinkle treatment from 389, may require more than one ml
For treating dark circles under the eyes & Under Eye Bags.
Sometimes surgery is required, however many times we can treat your dark circles and under eye bags using dermal fillers to replace volume that has been lost in the under eye area. This results in a decrease in the depth of tear trough and a lessening of the shadow which is causing the dark under eye circle appearance.
Tear trough fillers generally 770 with our Doctors.
Treats receding chin.
Some people have a receding chin that can interfere with the aesthetic balance of the face. This is a concern for women and men.
Chin enhancement from 580.
In modern cosmetic medicine there are many treatments available to treat these lines. A consultation with out Doctors is recommended as during the free aesthetic consultation they will consider your whole face and be able to devise the best plan for your facial concerns.
Dermal filler prices from 535 with our Nurse or 580 with our Doctors.
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Dermal Fillers Brisbane FAQ's
Generally we prefer to do the free consultation and book you in at a later date for the dermal filler treatment.
This gives you time to make sure you are happy to proceed. Sometimes people have time constraints
or if you have had fillers before, the Doctor may be happy to proceed with treatment on the day if time allows.
Let us know at the time of booking if you need extra time allocated.
This depends on which area you are getting treated.
For lips and more simple line and fold fillers it can be half an hour.
For more specialised dermal filler treatments such as the cheeks, chin and tear trough filler allow one hour for treatment.
Most modern dermal fillers do have local anaesthetic in the filler.
However depending on the area to be treated and the dermal filler being used, addition topical numbing creams and even injections may be required.
Our Doctors will discuss this with you at the time of consultation.
The common side effects of cosmetic fillers are minor and temporary. These include bruising, swelling and local tenderness. There are other more serious side effects that occur uncommonly but need to be considered. The way the treatment is performed and the safety of injecting technique will lessen risk of infection. There is rarer again risk of allergic reactions, formation of granulomas and accidentally injecting into blood vessels.
Our injectors will go over these very rare side effects and the measures we have in place to reduce these.
How long a dermal filler lasts depends on the product used, which area is being treated and individual factors.
Thin fillers tend to break down quicker, whereas thicker fillers last longer. Generally the range would be 6 – 18 months.
If a dermal filler is used in an area of the face where there is alot of movement, the movement breaks the filler down more quickly.
The most important factor can be individual. We cannot say for certain how long a filler will last in you until you try it.
The results of dermal fillers are immediate. There may be some swelling with does settle over a couple of days.
Some fillers can take a couple of weeks to see the final result, however by the finish of your treatment you will have a good idea of the outcome.
Cosmetic injections do hurt but less than most people expect. The pain varies depending on the area being filled and individual factors. (Some people have lower pain thresholds).
For this reason in most areas we will use topical numbing cream, or local anaesthetic to make it more comfortable. Most modern cosmetic fillers have local anaesthetic pre mixed in the product.
Our Doctors and Nurse will discuss this with you at the initial consultation and devise a suitable anaesthetic application according to your own pain tolerance.
There is always a risk of bruising with dermal fillers. The risk of this depends on where on the face is being treated.
Your Doctor will explain with each treatment area how likely this is.
We advise that you do not get dermal fillers before an important event as even with utmost care there is always risk of bruising.
The amount of swelling depends on which product is used, where on your face and on how prone you are to swelling.
Some people react with swelling. If this is you talk with your Doctor before treatment. Cooling pads used after treatment can minimise this.
Some dermal fillers are more prone to swelling, especially in the lips, but most modern dermal fillers have minimal swelling.