Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to treat volume loss or enhance facial features. They can address several common concerns including deep under-eye hollowness, sunken cheeks, thin poorly-defined lips, volume loss in the lower face, under-projected chin, and deep laugh and Marionette lines.
Dermal fillers are composed of a variety of substances, some of which are natural and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin which plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumised.
Our cosmetic doctor will first assess your facial anatomy and discuss your desired results. A treatment plan will be custom designed based on your concerns, goals, budget, and timeframes. The amount of dermal filler required can range from 1ml to 4ml depending on the condition of the skin and results you wish to achieve. The number of mls is also dependant on what area of the face is being treated e.g. lips, jawline, or cheeks.
On the day of treatment, the area is cleaned and marked to highlight injection points. We use premium dermal filler which is mixed with a local anaesthetic, rendering the procedure virtually painless. The procedure takes about 30 minutes, is safe, and does not leave any scars. Some fine needle marks may be visible for 1-4 hours, but this will go away by itself. Improvements are immediately noticeable.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your skin and would like to discuss how dermal fillers could make a difference to you, arrange a consultation at Bay Medical Aesthetics today. Our cosmetic doctor will listen to your concerns and recommend the most suitable treatment that can add volume, rejuvenate the skin and help you to feel like the best version of yourself. Call our clinic on (03) 9589 0200 or enquire online to book now.
|Treatment||Average Price (GST incl.)|
|Lower Face/Marionette 1ml||$550.00|
|Tear Trough 1ml||$500.00|
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injection containing a natural substance which volumises and hydrates the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dermal filler injectables can be used for anti-aging purposes as well as to enhance or better define certain facial features such as the lips and nose.
The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the patient’s lifestyle and physical characteristics, as well as the treatment area. Absorption is typically faster in areas that are more affected by muscle movement such as the mouth. Our cosmetic doctor will be able to advise you on how long your dermal fillers should last depending on factors such as treatment area, age and lifestyle.
Results are noticeable immediately, but over the 2-3 weeks following the appointment, the fillers will integrate uniformly with your skin to result in a more lifted and youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are hydrophilic in nature, meaning they attract water – hence the immediate plumping and rejuvenating effect.
Below are some preventative measures to minimise the chance of side effects after dermal fillers:
• Avoid alcohol 2 days before your treatment to minimise bruising • Avoid taking blood thinning medications in the days before your appointment (consult with your doctor first) • Ensure you have something to eat and drink before your appointment to reduce the chance of fainting
Dermal fillers can be administered in a range of areas. Common areas of concern that may benefit from fillers include multiple areas of the face (forehead, eye area, nose, cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, chin) as well as other body parts such as the hands.
Side effects are minimal and typically localised to the areas of injection. Common ones may include some soreness, bruising, redness and/or swelling that subsides within a few days after the procedure. The use of cannulas reduces risks of bruising. Rarely, lumpiness or infection may occur if the procedure is done incorrectly or in a non-sterile environment. Following dermal fillers, patients are advised to keep the treated area clean and free of makeup. Extreme temperatures and facial procedures are to be avoided for approximately 2 weeks.
To ensure an optimal outcome and avoid complications, it is imperative that dermal filler procedures are performed by a registered medical practitioner in a sterile setting, as is the case at Bay Medical Aesthetics. Our in-house cosmetic doctor has over 10 years of experience in non-surgical facial augmentation, meaning she can offer the best chance at achieving your desired results. Using premium brands and operating in a clinic setting, we have helped our customers achieve a fresh and youthful look that is still very natural, all while maintaining an affordable price.