Cosmetic Injectables Australia offers Dermal Fillers & Lip Fillers at both our Darwin & Brisbane Clinics. Read on to learn more about our Dermal Filler treatments.
Dermal fillers available today are the newest technology in minimally invasive, non-permanent facial rejuvenation.
Cosmetic dermal fillers commonly used today bind with 1,000 times its volume in water, which has a couple of results when used in facial rejuvenation: first, it volumises, softens, and hydrates the skin, and second, it stabilises intracellular structures. This helps bind collagen and elastin fibres together, creating a visibly improved skin appearance and contributing to the prevention of future volume loss.
When used in a preventative capacity, dermal fillers can reduce and delay the onset of wrinkles and provide your skin with the strength and support it needs to stay youthful, healthy, and beautiful.
The cosmetic filler itself is a smooth gel which is placed within the dermis to correct and contour medium-depth facial wrinkles and loss of volume while helping you achieve optimal facial aesthetics. Results last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history as well as your skin concerns and expectations with you. We will also work with you to devise a personalised treatment plan, tailored to your preferences and current ageing process.
You will have the option of going ahead with treatment on the same day if you wish, or you may schedule treatment at our Brisbane or Darwin clinics for a future time.
On the day of your treatment, we will book a review follow up appointment.
Dermal filler results are visible on the day of your treatment and continue to improve over the next two to four weeks as the product gradually attracts and absorbs water. Your results will vary, depending on your current ageing process and your individual body’s response to treatment.
Expect the dermal filler treatment to take about 15 to 20 minutes – or, if you plan to go ahead with treatment on the same day as your consultation, allow 45 minutes for your whole visit to our Brisbane or Darwin clinics.
Local anaesthetic is incorporated into the gel, which provides significant comfort during treatment. We also use ice during the procedure to further reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
Downtime after treatment is minimal; most clients are able to return to work quickly. However, it is possible that you may experience bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness for a week or two following treatment. After your treatment, you will need to follow a set of care instructions to maximise and maintain your results.
Please do not massage the treated area unless instructed, as the dermal filler remains malleable for up to two weeks after treatment.
Risks associated with the use of Dermal Filler Treatments are redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness or itching sensation in the
These common side effects typically resolve within a few days. Occasional cases of bumps and pimples, sometimes accompanied by redness, may occur a few days to a few weeks after the injection.
These common side effects are temporary and generally disappear spontaneously in a few days. Very rare cases of reversible discolouration at the injection sites have also been described after Hyaluronic acid injections.
In addition, rare cases of abscess (hard and swollen sore that may contain pus), granuloma (small accumulation of tissue) and blocking of blood vessels causing damage to surrounding skin and blindness have been reported.
If you experience any inflammatory or other reactions that last more than 1 week, you should notify your doctor or nurse immediately. If necessary, appropriate treatment may be prescribed.
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours:
You may experience palpable lumps at the injection site. Please do not massage these (unless instructed by your healthcare professional), as any lumpiness will subside as the product stabilizes within your tissues.
For 2 weeks after your Dermal Filler treatment, please avoid IPL, laser treatments or chemical skin peeling as there is
possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the injection site.
It is common to experience temporary bruising, swelling and tenderness at the site of injection. (Please note the treated area may appear uneven until the swelling subsides).
Dermal Fillers are temporary procedures. To maintain the benefits of these products, you may need a touch-up in 6 months, especially in areas prone to maximum movement e.g. the lips.
Please feel free to contact either of our Brisbane or Darwin clinics during business hours with any concerns. Clients with dermal filler injections may contact the after hours phone provided.
Lip fillers can last approximately 6 months. It is important to be aware that your metabolism can impact the longevity of product. The extent of volume loss in the lip and the history of previous treatments can influence how long a dermal filler product will last.
Lip fillers start from $450. The price can vary depending on the product used. The types of dermal fillers available for lip filler treatments are discussed during your complimentary consultation along with the pricing of each filler.
The lip can be a sensitive area. Our experience team of Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses provide you with numbing options during your compliment consultation that will be available to you to assist with reducing pain during treatment.
Lip fillers are made up of a natural occurring sugar that work to attract and absorb water. This mechanism helps to provide volume and hydrating effects for your lip tissues.
Lip fillers are aimed to integrate into your tissues. This integration promotes a soft and natural feel. At times lumps can be felt post treatment and we may advise that you massage these areas or present to clinic for review. Lip filler that has developed significantly hard lumps requires a review, although this is uncommon. Lips that have had multiple treatments of dermal fillers over time may develop lumps as a result over filling. It may be suggested during your complimentary consultation that dissolving and starting again is recommended.
Dermal filler treatments during pregnancy are not advisable due to the limited research that is available providing safety and efficacy of treatment. It is important to note that whilst some people may feel dermal fillers are safe it is the use of antibiotics, dissolving agents and other medications that may be necessary should a complication occur that may be deemed unsafe. It is necessary to have significant research that proves all aspects of the treatment safe and not just having dermal fillers in isolation.
If you are on antibiotics you will need to reschedule your Lip Filler treatment to 2 to 4 weeks post ceasing the course. If you have been unwell or are on antibiotics you must bring this to the attention of your clinician so an appropriate appointment can be rescheduled for you. You must at all times be 100% well during treatment. Research demonstrates that people who undergo dermal filler treatments whilst unwell or within a period close to this, are at an increased of infection, granulomas or inflammatory responses.
Lip balm can be used post treatment if it is new and unopened. Remember it is important to avoid the risk of microscopic bacteria and therefore new and unused are recommended. We will apply a balm post treatment prior to you leaving clinic.
This is a good question. To say it does ‘fully dissolve’ is a difficult statement to make. Dermal filler will be metabolised and broken down by the human body. This varies depending on each individual person, their ability to do this and their medical history. Dermal filler and how it is completely metabolised over the years is still undergoing research. There are approx. longevity timelines suggested for each dermal filler. In our clinical experience we have seen circumstances where it appears the dermal filler has completely gone from a visual observation and cases where the dermal filler is still holding results despite suggestions it should have completely metabolised as per longevity timeframe. This question can be further explained during your complimentary consultation.
Swelling can last for approx. 3 to 4 days. It is important to always plan for swelling as we are unable to predict how you will swell post treatment. Some people will have minimal swelling and others can swell quite noticeably. In rare cases swelling can present longer than 4 days.
We recommend no drinking alcohol for at least 24hrs post treatment. Remember alcohol can increase the risk of bruising as it can thin the blood. It is important to consider your alcohol consumption prior to treatment will put you at an increased risk of bruising.
You do not need to get lip fillers done again if you do not want to. The filler will over time metabolise. If you want to maintain volume and prevent volume loss then ongoing dermal filler treatments will be required to maintain desired results. Remember that multiple treatments may be required to reach your desired result endpoint.