The developments in dermal fillers have become the centre of attention in recent “pop” culture. Dermal fillers are popular because they can be used for skin contouring and facial augmentation to improve overall aesthetic appearance that was previously only attainable with plastic surgery, but at a lower price, less risk and no downtime.
What are Dermal Fillers made of?
Biodegradable fillers are natural, non-toxic, made of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the form of injectable smoothing gels. After a period of time, the gels will gradually break down.
Non-degradable fillers are made of inorganic substances that stay permanently beneath the skin and may cause reactive skin changes.
Biodegradable (temporary) vs non-biodegradable (permanent)
How do Dermal Fillers work?
For those looking to sculpt their face in a non-surgical and comfortable manner, dermal fillers can easily achieve the desired look. A straighter nose, fuller lips, sharper jaws and slimmer face for example can all be shaped by our talented injectors. These treatments are all done with your input and feedback so we can artistically craft the facial features that you desire.
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
The risks of dermal filler injections are typically minimised in the hands of a good cosmetic injector with proper training, as well as good understanding of facial anatomy and the dermal filler products. The Lime Tree Clinic performs all procedures in a strict aseptic manner and we pride ourselves on this.
Our cosmetic injectors will work closely with you to evaluate your areas of concern as well as review your medical history, allergies and pregnancy status to optimise your treatment.
What is the procedure of Dermal Filler treatment?
The injection sites will then be cleansed with antibacterial agent. A very fine needle is used to inject dermal fillers. The dermal fillers are a viscous material and when injected into skin, it can cause mild discomfort. Our medical dermal fillers contain a mild local anaesthetic that makes the injection much more comfortable. Numbing cream is also applied prior to the procedure to optimise your comfort.
The process of injecting, shaping, massaging, and evaluating the result is performed, and additional filler added if required to achieve the desired results.
Once the desired result is achieved, ice pack may be used to further reduce swelling and pain.
Dermal fillers after care
You will be able to resume your daily activities. Avoid strenuous activities or exercise for three days after treatment.
When I can see the treatment results and how long will it last for?
What is the cost of Dermal Filler treatments?
Come in to our Nedlands Cosmetic Clinic for a free professional assessment of your dermal filler needs and meet our friendly medical team who will be more than happy to guide your skin journey.
What are the treatment areas for Dermal Fillers
Non-surgical Nose reshaping
The Lime Tree Clinic specialises in non-surgical rhinoplasty or the commonly called “nose job”. Non-surgical nose reshaping involves the use of dermal fillers in the bridge of the nose and along the nose to build upon your nose. A higher, straighter and sharper nose can be achieved. Mild asymmetrical noses can be corrected. Additionally, by applying filler around the tip of the nose, it can create a lifting effect on a drooping nasal tip, or make the tip more pointed in a normally rounded nose.
Tear troughs are the depressions or grooves that sit between your lower eyelids and upper cheek. They are under-eye dark circles and can make someone look tired and appear older than they are despite adequate rest.
Dermal fillers can be delicately injected into the tear trough to restore lost volume, resulting in a fresher and younger appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used as cheek enhancements to lift a sunken cheek that can be caused by either genetic factors or skin ageing. Additionally, it can be used to treat someone who has a flat midface or imbalanced cheeks. This treatment results in a lifted, fresher face in the tired face, or can create sculpted model cheeks depending on your personal requests.
Jaw enhancement, also known as jaw augmentation, is suitable for someone with a weak jawline that appear asymmetrical, or lack definition. Often there is skin drooping due to sagging jowls or excess fat under the chin that weakens the jawline. Placing dermal fillers on the angle and along the jawline and chin will result in a sharper jaw appearance both in the rounded female face or the male jaw lacking definition.
Chin enhancement can change the contour and shape of your chin. Our female patients want a sharper and more feminine chin that makes the face slimmer, while our male patients like to have a stronger and more chiselled chin. Those with naturally asymmetrical or uneven chins are easily corrected and excellent results are expected.
Lip augmentation, also known as lip enhancement, can be used to treat thin lips to redefine its lost shape, creating a fuller, plumper appearance to match the rest of your features. According to your needs, we can create the lips you want using lip fillers by:
rehydrating your lips to make them supple or more youthful looking without changing its natural contours
add plumpness to skinny lips to return fullness to the lips while maintaining a natural look
add volume to your lips to make them more volumised and kissable
adjust the contours of the lips to provide symmetry and balance, or to define and sharpen the lips
Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections to treat deep wrinkles, smoothening the skin surface as well as re-hydrate the skin to recover the youthful appearance.