Dermal Fillers Melbourne
A With over 20 years of experience in the use of various Dermal fillers in Melbourne, Face To Face medical are leaders in cosmetic dermal filler treatments.
With age there is a reduction in the fullness in certain areas of the face leading to a less oval and upside-down triangle-shaped face. This volume loss and gravity effects results in a more square shaped face. Even in youth, patients are often seeking more fullness in their lips and cheekbones to slightly accentuate these areas. When done safely and properly, beautiful facial harmony and symmetry can be obtained.
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are used to add facial volume or to plump up or enhance certain areas such as lips. Dermal fillers are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and skin depressions.
These fillers provide a quick and noticeable plumbing effect, even in deeper folds of the face such as the nasolabial fold (the fold between the nose and the corner of the mouth), and the marionette lines (the lines from the corner of the mouth).
The experienced practitioners at Face To Face medical ensure a more youthful, fresher result is obtained while maintaining a natural look. Each patient receives an individualized assessment and tailor made treatment.
The most commonly used dermal filler is made from a naturally occurring substance. There are many brands available with minor variations in filler qualities such as thickness and consistency. The filler choice depends on the area treated, the patient’s skin quality, the patient’s age and tissue coverage and other factors. At Face To Face Medical we have a wide variety of filler choices and our experienced practitioners ensure that all patients receive the right filler to suit their individual needs. In addition, the dermal filler most commonly used at Face To Face Medical can be dissolved by injecting an enzyme in to the skin. This can be used if you want to reverse the results or there is an allergy or other complication.
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How Do Dermal Filler Procedures Work?
A fine needle or cannula (fine blunt tipped intrument) is used to inject the filler into carefully selected areas of the face, with the treatment usually lasting around 30 minutes.
Dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic mixed in with the prepackaged filler gel so pain or discomfort during dermal filler injections is usually minimal however ice, a dental block, or anaesthetic cream can be applied to more sensitive areas, such as the lips, prior to the injection being administered.
Results of the treatment last for 3-18 months, depending on the individual, the area of the treatment, and how mobile the area is.
After the procedure
Patients can experience some tenderness, swelling, redness, or bruising across the treatment area. This usually takes a couple of days to settle, but may take longer for certain areas such as lips.
Dermal filler treatments are generally safe, but occasionally patients can develop hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction to the filler. A full list of potential adverse events are listed below.
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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) prevents the naming of individual medical products on the internet, so an explanation of all available fillers is provided in the patient’s initial consultation.
For all further enquiries about the lasting benefits of our comprehensive dermal filler treatments, Melbourne residents can call Face to Face Medical today on 0414 484 191.
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Are there any side effects?
Side effects may include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Inflammatory reactions may last for up to two weeks in rare cases. After a lip enhancement, your lips may be swollen for several days. Treatments should not be used in or near skin sites where there are or have been active skin disease, inflammation or related conditions. Nor should it be injected into an area where a permanent implant has been placed. Treatments are not suitable for pregnant or breast-feeding women. During your pretreatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your practitioner.
I am pregnant or breast feeding, can I be treated?
No. Please contact Dr Tauber for a consultation to discuss when it will be safe for you.
Are there any risks?
Millions of treatments have been carried out since the launch in 1996. Some common injection-related reactions might occur after an injection which resolve within one or two days after injection. These reactions may include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Inflammatory reactions may last for up to two weeks in rare cases. After a lip enhancement, your lips may be swollen for several days.
Will I lose time off my work or job?
You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, itching and/or bruising following treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection. However, the discomfort is temporary and generally disappears after a few days. Usually you can return to work the following day. With lip enhancement, it is wise to choose your treatment time with care since your lips may become swollen and appear slightly uneven for a few days.
Does it hurt?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. There is anaesthetic in the filler which reduces the discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream is often used. Another form of anaesthesia, a dental block, can be used to numb the area when enhancing lips.
What areas can be treated?
Treatments can be used to smooth out facial lines, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally. The most common areas treated are:
Around the mouth area
Cheeks and chin (shaping)
Between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines)
From the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds)
Around the eyes
Wrinkles on the face
Back of hands
How long will it take?
The treatment is very quick and often takes less than 30 minutes. The treatment benefits can normally be seen instantly and our treatments do not affect facial expression. No skin test is required because our treatments do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.