As we age, it’s only natural for our skin to lose volume and elasticity, which leads to unwanted lines and wrinkles as well as general sagging, particularly from the mid-face down. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to create a more youthful appearance and rejuvenate your facial features.
The most common reasons why patients choose to receive dermal fillers include:
- Lip enhancement
- Creating more defined cheekbones and jawlines
- Overall facial volume restoration: ‘Liquid lift’
- Lower eyelid rejuvenation
The dermal fillers used at Allure Clinic in Toowoomba have a proven safety record and contains no animal proteins, so no skin tests are necessary prior to treatment. There are some clinics that also offer collagen-based fillers but these have slowly started becoming less popular because there is a higher risk of side effects and the results don’t always look as natural.
Enhance your lip size
Fill out age lines
Replace lost lip volume
Replace lost facial volume
Fill tear troughs
Enhance your jawline
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Dermal Fillers Work
Before you are deemed a good candidate for dermal fillers, you will need to consult with one of the qualified clinicians at our clinic. During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed, your skin will be examined and your aesthetic goals will be discussed so that a personalised treatment plan can be developed.
On the day of your treatment, a topical anaesthetic can be used to numb the area that will be treated but most patients are able to withstand the treatment without this – whether or not you would prefer an anaesthetic is a personal preference and it is always an option.
To achieve your desired result, several small injections will be applied to the problem areas of your face or other areas such as the hands. The first treatment will last about 30 minutes because a consultation will be necessary but thereafter, you can easily schedule any treatments over your lunch hour because they only take 15 – 20 minutes.
The main component in fillers is a gel-like substance that attracts water molecules, which is how it is able to hydrate and plump up the skin. What’s more, if for any reason you aren’t happy with your results, the effects can easily be reversed using a dissolving enzyme.
While both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are designed to reduce the signs of ageing, they do offer slightly different effects. While anti-wrinkle injections help relax the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and deep furrows, dermal fillers plump up the skin in order to iron out any unwanted wrinkles.
The number of treatments that you require to achieve your desired result will depend on how you react to the treatment and what your specific aesthetic goals are. It’s always better to adopt a less-is-more approach when it comes to cosmetic injections – you can always add more.
What to Expect after Your Dermal Filler Appointment
The results of dermal fillers are noticeable immediately and your skin will continue benefitting from it over the next few weeks as collagen levels increase. Dermal filler results tend to last anywhere from 6 – 18 months, depending on how quickly your body metabolises the filler. Top-up treatments will be required should you wish to maintain your results.
Since it is a natural substance, there will be little to no side effects after your dermal filler appointment. If anything, some patients experience some mild redness and swelling but this generally subsides within a few hours. If you’re choosing to enhance your lips, there may be some slight bruising and tenderness but this will fades relatively quickly. Any discomfort that you experience can easily be treated with over the counter painkillers. Most patients choose to return to work immediately after their session because no downtime is required.
Following your treatment, your clinician will provide you with some guidance on how you can maintain your results. For one, having a good at-home skincare regime will ensure you see the best final results after your treatment. Cutting back on alcohol and caffeine can also help. Naturally, sticking to your treatment plan and top-up sessions will ensure you always look your best.