Dermal fillers provide volume and lift where they are needed most. They are natural, hydrating gels made from Hyaluronic acid, a substance found in your joints and skin.
“I have always had an eye for aesthetics and detail. This comes fully into play when I am using dermal fillers. There are no fish pouts walking out of my practice!” Dr Tracey Purnell
How do dermal fillers work?
Depending on the consistency, dermal fillers aim to fill where you’ve lost volume, reducing fine or deep lines and folds. They are clear gels which add volume when injected in small quantities.
These work by attracting water from the surrounding tissues and act as a sponge in your skin. The filler is broken down by natural hyalase in our bodies, forming water and carbon molecules which are then dispersed into the tissues.
Are dermal fillers safe?
We use a temporary dermal filler that is made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that can be found in your joints and skin. It helps maintain shape and hydration. It has a similar structure to a sugar molecule.
It is important to only have dermal fillers injected by an experienced medical practioner. In experienced hands, filler treatments have a very high saftey record.
What areas can be treated with fillers?
Any area that has lost volume and/or requires lifting will benefit from fillers.
We take a total face approach to dermal fillers, injecting them into different skin planes to achieve the desired result. This includes into the cheeks, temple, lips, chin, jawline and around the mouth region.
How long will my filler last?
Depending on what type of filler is used they can last anything from between 6-9 months to 12-18 months before a repeat treatment is required. The longevity of a treatment will depend on the depth of lines, volume lost, condition of the skin and lifestyle of the individual.
What benefits will I see?
Fillers improve skin tone and lift folds, creating a more youthful appearance.
The results are usually instant, with little to no downtime, meaning you can go back to your usual daily routine soon afterwards.
Dermal fillers provide a hydrating, volumising and collagen-inducing effect in the skin, creating a natural lift in depressed areas of the skin and face. Perfect for restoring and rebalancing youthful features of your face without the need for surgery.
Are filler injections painful?
The fillers we use contain local anesthetic which helps reduce pain for many hours after the treatment. For sensitive areas like the lips or under the eyes, nerve blocks (like what you have at the dentist ) or topical anesthetic cream can be used so that the procedure is practically painless.
Will I get any bruising?
All injections carry the risk of bruising. Some individuals bruise more than others, as do those taken aspirin, antiinflammatories, blood thinners and fish oil capsules. You should let us know if you are taking any of these medications and we will assess if it is safe for you to stop them prior to your procedure.
Some patients experience delayed bruising. This can be distressing, but is usually harmless and can be concealed with cosmetics. All patients receiving filler treatments are given an after-hours number to call if they are concerned by any bruising or other side effects. Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us.
How much do filler treatments cost?
You will be given a full estimate of cost prior to any treatment commencing. Please let us know your budget and we will be happy to come up with a plan to suit.
At Central Wagga Medical we use premium fillers, with a high production standard.
The cost starts from $499 per ml
Some examples of costing:
- lip and peri oral rejuvination 1-2 mls
- cheek and lateral face lift 2-3 mls
- temples 1-2 mls
- chin and jaw line 1-2 mls
book your cosmetic consultation online now or call our friendly reception team. The cost of your consultation is fully rebatable against your first treatment.