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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable procedures used to volumise and contour areas of the face to create a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance. At Kaya Cosmedica, we strive to use the best products and the best techniques since these treatments offer numerous benefits with natural, long-lasting results in many cases. If you are looking to minimise signs of ageing without extensive surgery, dermal fillers might be the option you are seeking.

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers are injected into various underlying tissue layers and structures, where they add support to the skin to restore youthful volume and hydration while smoothing away wrinkles and other skin imperfections. Dermal fillers used at Kaya Cosmedica are safe, non-permanent and reversible.

All fillers used at Kaya Cosmedica are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the skin and connective tissues. One of its most important functions is to keep the skin supple and hydrated. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the body in the form of a dermal filler, it attracts water to hydrate and volumise the skin from within.

WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLERS DO?

When administered by experienced injectors, these treatments offer the following benefits:

Results appear right after treatment and can last for years until subsequent injections are necessary to maintain a fresh and rejuvenated appearance.

HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?

Dermal fillers provide support to underlying structures, where their primary job is to restore volume, shape and lift to the face, in addition to enhancing facial contours. Loss of volume is a natural part of the ageing process and can lead to wrinkles, drooping, shrivelling and flattening of different areas of the face. Dermal fillers can be used to soften wrinkles (e.g. around the mouth), lift areas that droop (e.g. jowls, cheeks) and volumise (e.g. lips, cheeks).

At Kaya Cosmedica, fillers selected integrate beautifully, providing a natural and soft appearance.

WHAT AREAS CAN WE TREAT?

Dermal fillers are versatile formulations that can be administered to many different areas of the face, depending on the cosmetic goals of the patient. Common treatment areas include:

CAN FILLERS REPLACE A FACELIFT?

Dermal fillers are sometimes called a ‘nonsurgical facelift’ or ‘liquid facelift’. For the right patient, fillers can accomplish beautiful face shaping and face lifting without surgery. They excel at improving issues rooted in volume loss and, when utilised skillfully, can delay the need for more invasive treatments.

However, they are not a substitute for a facelift in all cases. For advanced signs of ageing, such as deeply-etched lines and significantly sagging skin, dermal fillers cannot match the dramatic and permanent results of a surgical procedure. Matching the right treatment with the right patient is critical for a satisfying result.

ARE DERMAL FILLERS THE SAME AS ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?

At Kaya Cosmedica, we also offer anti-wrinkle injections. While these treatments are often lumped together with dermal fillers in a broad ‘injectables’ category, there are key differences between them.

Anti-wrinkle injections target dynamic wrinkles that develop from repeatedly making certain facial expressions. When you move your face the same way over and over again — as we all do over a lifetime of smiling, frowning, squinting and laughing — you gradually develop wrinkles where your skin creases. At first, those lines fade when your muscles relax and you stop making the expression. But over time, the lines become permanently ingrained, and they are visible even when your face is at rest.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily stopping muscle contractions. This helps soften existing dynamic wrinkles and may also help prevent new lines from forming. We typically use anti-wrinkle injections in the upper face to treat forehead lines, ‘eleven’ lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. We also use anti-wrinkle injections as a medical treatment to help with bruxism, hyperhidrosis and migraines.

Dermal fillers target static wrinkles, which are primarily found in the mid and lower regions of the face. This type of line is not formed by repetitive muscle movement, but rather by changes that accompany the natural ageing process. Fillers can also be used for contouring purposes.

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections can be used simultaneously to produce a dramatically more youthful appearance.

ARE DERMAL FILLERS THE SAME AS COLLAGEN-STIMULATING INJECTIONS?

Collagen stimulators, also called biostimulators, are the next generation of cosmetic fillers. These products offer two benefits. Like fillers, the injectable gel immediately ‘fills’ the area to provide instant volume and smoothness. The gel is eventually metabolised by the body.

What makes collagen stimulators unique is their second benefit: they jumpstart the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This part of the treatment develops over time, gradually achieving subtle, natural rejuvenation that includes improvements in skin structure and hydration as well as volume restoration. Collagen stimulators tend to provide longer-lasting results than dermal fillers because they enhance your body’s natural processes.

Collagen stimulators can be performed in conjunction with dermal fillers for a comprehensive facial refresh.

ARE DERMAL FILLERS ONLY FOR WOMEN?

Absolutely not! More and more young men are seeking treatments to slow signs of ageing and enhance their masculine features, and many mature men now see fillers as a boost that can help them feel competitive at work and look like their youngest, healthiest, most vital selves.

Though ageing affects men and women differently, our providers understand the key differences in ageing patterns and anatomy so they can adjust their injection technique to suit the individual patient. Most male patients who visit our South Melbourne cosmetic practice desire a more subtly enhanced look than our female patients. They often choose to enhance their classically masculine features (such as a strong chin and jawline) and want to look naturally handsome rather than obviously “done”. Read more about facial fillers for men.

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

A consultation with a Kaya Cosmedica provider is essential to identify areas in need of treatment. Before your fillers are administered, your provider will clean your skin and apply an anaesthetic (topical, local or nerve blocks) for analgesia.

Either a small cannula or needle is used to insert the filler into the targeted areas. Cannulas are often preferred for this procedure since they tend to minimise the risk of bruising and swelling afterward. Your overall safety and comfort is a top priority at Kaya Cosmedica.

This procedure takes up to 30 minutes to complete based on the number of facial areas needing treatment. It can easily be done on your lunch hour or any time of the day where you can free up an hour’s time. If you opt to combine an anti-wrinkle treatment with dermal injections, both procedures can be completed in a single appointment.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT RESULTS?

There is minimal if any downtime after our South Melbourne dermal filler treatments. You can schedule the procedure into your lunch hour and return to your daily activities as soon as you are done.

You will see preliminary results immediately. However, it does take up to four weeks for the filler to hydrate and integrate into the tissues to achieve the final result. A complimentary review appointment at two weeks enables your provider to assess the final result and make any adjustments as necessary.

anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers before and after

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

Dermal fillers are not permanent. The product is metabolised by the body and breaks down over time. Your new look may last anywhere from 10 to 18 months after your treatment. The durability of the treatment will depend on many different factors, including the area treated and the type of filler used.

Getting regular follow up treatments (e.g. every 10-12 months) will produce long lasting results. Your Kaya Cosmedica provider will inform you of the anticipated lifespan of your dermal filler injections and determine an optimal schedule for maintenance.

HOW DO I LOOK RIGHT AFTER TREATMENT?

In most cases, the only evidence of your procedure you will see is a smoother, more youthful appearance. There may be mild swelling around the injection areas, which will subside within four to five days for most patients. A few patients might find it takes up to two weeks for the swelling to go down completely. You might also be able to see the tiny injection points for a few hours after your procedure. If they are still visible the next day, they can be easily hidden underneath makeup.

Some bruising or swelling may occur after the filler is injected, so it is recommended that patients with upcoming events and special occasions schedule a filler appointment two to three weeks beforehand, giving enough time for any swelling to go down and the filler to settle in and provide optimal results.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Risks associated with dermal filler treatments are relatively rare, especially when an experienced injector is performing the procedure. In a few cases, patients may experience bleeding, bruising, swelling and redness. Risks can be minimised with treatment by an experienced medical practitioner.

Prior to any treatment, a medical consult with a Kaya Cosmedica provider is essential for an overall assessment of your health and to identify any potential risk factors or contraindications. This initial meeting is critical to provide information regarding treatments, ensure your safety, set appropriate expectations and address any concerns you may have regarding the procedure.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DERMAL FILLERS WEAR OFF?

You can expect your pre-treatment wrinkles or facial shape to gradually reappear as the filler breaks down. As you have grown accustomed to smoother skin and a more youthful appearance, it may feel as though your wrinkles have worsened when in fact they have returned to baseline. Fillers do not stretch out the skin or make wrinkles worse.

Some fillers have demonstrated the ability to stimulate collagen growth in the injected area. This collagen remains even after the fillers dissolve, providing long-term benefits for skin health and appearance.

CAN DERMAL FILLERS BE REMOVED?

All dermal fillers used at Kaya Cosmedica can be removed if they have produced side effects or an undesired result. A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase is injected into the skin to dissolve the filler, reversing its effect without causing harm to the skin. This procedure must be performed by a highly trained aesthetic provider with a sound knowledge of facial anatomy to achieve the safest and most attractive result. Learn more about reversing dermal filler injections.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE KAYA COSMEDICA FOR YOUR DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?

Your injector’s level of training and experience is an important thing to consider when deciding where to get dermal fillers in South Melbourne. A well-trained injector like Dr Khinda has the expertise needed to produce the most favourable outcome in terms of appearance and duration of effects. Dr Khinda is not just well-trained in cosmetic procedures, but is also a member of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia. She is committed to keeping abreast of the latest medical and scientific advances in cosmetic procedures and with her artistic eye is able to create beautiful results in her patients.

In addition to expertise, a good injector takes the time to understand your goals and anatomy, and can safely administer your treatment to achieve the results you desire. Your injector should be knowledgeable about performing dermal filler treatments using both cannulas and needles, depending on the treatment area. They should also understand the unique qualities and benefits of the different types of fillers available so they can make the most suitable decisions for your treatment.

Dr Khinda and every member of her staff hold themselves to the highest standards. Whether you are seeking dermal fillers or another treatment at Kaya Cosmedica, you can expect a personalised experience, attention to detail and patient safety as a priority.

ENQUIRE TODAY – DERMAL FILLERS IN SOUTH MELBOURNE

Dermal fillers offer a quick, nearly painless way to reverse signs of ageing and address a variety of skin imperfections and concerns. Schedule a consultation by clicking “Book Now”, or fill out our online contact form if you have additional queries.

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