INTRODUCTION TO COSMETIC INJECTIONS
At The Lime Tree Clinic in Perth, we provide the latest in anti-aging treatments from around the world, including dermal fillers and cosmetic injections. Dermal fillers are injected under the surface of a patient’s skin and help to achieve a smoother and more volumised look. Our Perth clinic is located only a short drive away from Claremont and the CBD, making The Lime Tree clinic a convenient and safe choice for dermal fillers and cosmetic injections in Perth.
The developments in dermal fillers have become the centre of attention in recent “pop” culture. Dermal fillers are popular for those considering cosmetic injections because they can be used for skin contouring and facial augmentation to improve the overall aesthetic appearance that was previously only attainable with plastic surgery, but at a lower price, less risk and no downtime. To find out more about the safe dermal filler and cosmetic injection treatments our Perth clinic can provide, get in touch with our caring team today.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Dermal fillers typically come in two types: biodegradable and non-biodegradable.
Biodegradable dermal fillers are natural, non-toxic and are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the form of injectable smoothing gels. After some 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?
Certain areas of our facial skin can lose its volume as our body produces less collagen and elastin over time, resulting in a tired and sunken face. When injected into the skin, the dermal fillers work as a volumiser to restore the loss of facial volume and fill out the skin directly.
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 jaw and a slimmer face, for example, can all be shaped by our talented injectors using dermal fillers at our Perth clinic, which is only a short drive away from Claremont. Our cosmetic injection treatments, including dermal fillers, are all done with your input and feedback so we can artistically craft the facial features that you desire.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are a safe form of cosmetic injections because their constituents are naturally found in our body, and so they are fully compatible with our skin tissues.
The risks of dermal filler injections are typically minimised in the hands of a good cosmetic injector with proper training, as well as a good understanding of facial anatomy and the dermal filler products. The Lime Tree Clinic in Perth performs all cosmetic injection 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?
Dermal filler cosmetic injections are non-surgical, quick and require very little downtime. Depending on the location and number of areas to be treated, the whole process generally takes as short as 15 minutes to as long as one hour. The procedure starts with facial assessment and mapping. Our trained cosmetic injector will evaluate your facial appearance, skin tone and examine the areas of your face to be injected. Strategic points of injections may be marked, and photographs will be taken before the procedure and placed in your confidential file.
The cosmetic injection sites will then be cleansed with an antibacterial agent. A very fine needle is used to inject dermal fillers. The dermal fillers are a viscous material and when injected into the 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 before 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, an ice pack may be used to further reduce swelling and pain.
Dermal fillers after-care
Immediately after the injection of dermal fillers, there may be redness, swelling, bruising, itching or discolouration. These side effects are usually temporary and settle after one to two days. Bruising takes one week to settle. Makeup can be used the following day.
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?
Our doctors and cosmetic injectors at our Perth clinic will discuss with you and choose the appropriate range and type of dermal filler for your target area. The expected improvements will also be discussed. To ensure we provide you with transparent pricing, all our premium European dermal fillers are charged at $420 per ml, except that nose and tear trough are $450 per ml.
Come into 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, located only a short drive away from Claremont, specialises in non-surgical rhinoplasty or the commonly called “nose job”. Non-surgical nose reshaping involves the use of dermal filler cosmetic injections 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 by our highly skilled Perth team 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. Dermal fillers can also create sculpted model cheeks depending on your requests.
Jaw enhancement, also known as jaw augmentation, is suitable for someone with a weak jawline that appears asymmetrical or lacks 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 the 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 cosmetic injections to treat deep wrinkles, smoothening the skin surface as well as re-hydrate the skin to recover the youthful appearance. This is especially suited to places on the face such as the forehead where there are deep lines. Dermal fillers can be used in this instance to restore some the fullness and roundness back to the forehead for a more youthful look.
As we age, we can experience a hollowing of the temples as we lose some of our soft tissue and bone as part of the natural aging process. At our Perth clinic, we offer dermal filler cosmetic injections which can help in restoring some of the volume lost in the temples and help frame the face for a more youthful look.
HANDS – LOSS OF VOLUME
Due to the hustle and bustle of daily life, our hands are often where our age shows more prominently, especially as the skin loses its elasticity as part of the aging process. Dermal filler cosmetic injections, available at our Perth clinic, are a great way to rejuvenate the skin on our hands and reduce some of the signs of aging.
DEEP ACNE SCARS
Cosmetic injections of dermal filler can be used to treat deep acne and ice-pick scars to reduce the depth of the scar and can help improve overall appearance of the skin by making it look smoother and more youthful. In addition to restoring volume to the skin, our use of temporary fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA) help promote hydration of the skin.
For a non-surgical brow lift, dermal filler can be injected to reshape and lift the brow to replace some of the structural support lost as we age. Because dermal fillers help to volumise and hydrate the skin, well-placed cosmetic injections can help to soften the area around the brow and can reduce the appearance of a droopy eyelid. It is also possible to relax particular muscles around the eye using anti-wrinkle injections, which can also help in creating an overall lift in the eyebrow.
Book an appointment
If you’re interested in learning more about dermal filler cosmetic injections available at our Perth clinic in Nedlands, book an appointment today. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation with our doctors and cosmetic injectors.