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DERMAL FILLERS

Imagine yourself with full sensuous lips, enhanced facial contours of the cheek or jawline or simply having skin that is free of noticeable wrinkles and folds -
cosmetic MD can offer you a solution with dermal fillers*.

Dermal fillers are a 30 minute non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that adds volume and definition to enhance your facial features and achieve a more youthful appearance.


What are dermal fillers?


Dermal fillers are materials that are injected into the skin to improve the volume of the tissues.

There are many brands of dermal fillers available in Australia but they can be classified into two main types - permanent and temporary.

  • Permanent fillers are composed of material that is not broken down in the body. They can last a very long time and while this sounds like it might be a good thing, permanent fillers can be associated with long term problems.

  • Temporary fillers are composed of naturally occurring material that naturally break down over time. The results do not last forever but they are much safer than permanent fillers.

At cosmetic MD, we only use temporary dermal fillers.

Some of these are composed of a molecule containing naturally occurring sugars which can bind water and so act to hydrate the skin. When we inject these gel-like dermal fillers into the skin, the body will break them down over time using normal metabolic processes. Other fillers that we use are composed of substances that stimulate collagen. These will also be cleared from the body over time.

We will discuss what dermal filler is available and may be suitable for your circumstances at the time of the consultation.

As we are prohibited by law from naming the actual materials used, the descriptions and explanations are necessarily non-specific.


What areas can be treated?

As we age, the volume of the soft (and hard) tissues in our face gradually reduces. We lose fat, muscle mass and bone, reducing the support underneath the ageing skin (which is itself losing collagen and elasticity). This is what causes the facial contours to soften and sag inwards and downwards, especially in the lower face. Fat in the facial compartments is actually what gives us the full facial contours of youth.

Most of us lose our facial volume in a typical sequence. The first place is from around the eyes, followed by the middle of the upper cheek below the eye and the cheekbones. The areas on the sides of the mouth and nasolabial folds go next followed by the forehead. Then last, but not least, are the sides of the face (including the temples). Therefore our general aim is to replace the lost volume in these areas and so restore the youthful contours.

These days, it’s not only ageing that can change the face. As we become more health conscious, many of us are attempting and succeeding in losing weight. The weight loss that occurs also affects the volume of fat in the face. If you’ve achieved your target weight and love your flatter stomach, smaller thighs and bottom but aren’t happy with your gaunt face, we can address this appearance with dermal fillers.

The most commonly treated areas include:
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Corners of mouth
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Under eyes - “tear troughs”
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Nose (shape)

Note that dermal fillers can also address fine lines in the skin and volume loss in other areas such as the back of the hands.

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For further information about dermal filler injections, please see the
FAQ page.

For post-treatment instructions, please visit the
Post-Treatment Instructions page.

You can obtain more information about dermal filler injections by sending us an email at the
Contact page or call us to arrange a consultation.

SHOWCASE OF SELECTED TREATMENT AREAS

LIP GALLERY

Please check back soon for a gallery of Before and After Photos for selected treatment areas.