There are two main approaches to lip and dermal fillers treatment – temporary and permanent.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injected under the surface of the skin to plump it up, make it firmer and smooth out lines and wrinkles. In this way, they help to reverse the changes associated with ageing.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers work solely on the area of muscle receiving the injection, which allows the surrounding muscles to function as normal. This assists in the normal function of facial expressions, avoiding the ‘expressionless’ look that has been criticised in the past.
Dermal fillers are increasingly used to reduce necklines and in the treatment of brow lifts to achieve a more youthful arched brow, which rounds and softens the eye.
What do dermal fillers do?
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Temporary wrinkle filler
These injections wear off progressively over a period of around 6 to 12 months, meaning that repeat injections may be needed around twice a year. Early clinical studies indicate the duration of effect increases over time, so you may require less frequent injections in the future to maintain the result you have come to like.
Permanent wrinkle filler
At Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast we offer permanent fillers. Once permanent fillers are injected it remains soft like human tissue and doesn’t degrade over time. Permanent fillers are non-toxic and non-allergenic – this means it doesn’t disappear and doesn’t move from the injection site.
These injections are made up of a transparent gel which is composed of mostly water and is applied using a fine needle. The gel is injected in the thin strings under the skin and settles as a soft filler where it is injected.
The active component of the gel is cross linked, which makes it a stable entity and prevents the body’s enzymes and bacterium from metabolising the gel. The high level of viscosity with the gel allows it to remain in place once injected and behave like a natural part of the skin, accommodating normal facial expression. After the injection of dermal fillers, a thin layer of the body’s own connective tissue surrounds the gel. This enables the dermal fillers to become a stable part in the connective tissue.
Benefits of dermal fillers at Ashbury Cosmetics
- All of our dermal fillers are TGA approved
- Affordable prices
- Qualified cosmetic surgeons, doctors and nurse injectors
- Attention to detail
- Over 10,000 procedures performed
- Walk in, walk out
- Minimal discomfort
- Excellent safety track record
- Consistent good results
Dermal Fillers FAQ
Dermal fillers integrate homogeneously into the skin for immediate and long-term results that last between 9 to 12 months. While permanent fillers don’t move from the injection site, your skin does. Long-term studies have shown that results from permanent fillers can last up to 5 years and the results can be seen shortly after treatment.
The pain associated with the injections is minimal. Many patients describe it as an ant bite sting lasting for a few seconds. Treatment takes around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas you want to treat. Local anaesthetic is used on the area treated, which decreases discomfort. After the injections, the area may be a little swollen but this will subside after a day or two.
The safety profile of dermal fillers is considered to be excellent. It has been used for patients with various conditions for over 10 years in over 60 different countries. As the gel is composed of mostly water, the body accepts it quite naturally and as it is elastic, it allows for normal facial expression and a very natural look.
Dermal Fillers Brisbane
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