Everything you need to know about dermal fillers

dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to restore balance and symmetry in the face, as well as rejuvenate and plump out the skin. If you are considering cosmetic injectables, but you’re not too sure what they are or which types do what, this post is for you. We’ll explain everything you need to know about dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

Often when people aren’t familiar with injectables, they assume that botox is what people get when they get their lips or cheeks done; however, botox is an entirely different product to dermal fillers, and while they both are cosmetic injectable treatments, they do completely different things. Botox is used to relax muscles or “freeze” whereas dermal fillers add volume to a specific area of the face.

Different types of dermal fillers

There are four main different types of dermal fillers, including:

  1. Hyaluronic acid
  2. Poly-L-lactic acid
  3. Calcium hydroxylapatite
  4. Polymethylmethacrylate beads

Some cosmetic injectors use all four of these, whereas others only use some or one. The most common dermal filler that most injectors use and prefer is hyaluronic acid.

Which dermal filler is best for me?

The best way to get a definitive answer to this question is by booking a consultation with a reputable cosmetic injector. Here you can explain your areas of concern, and they can advise you on the best treatment options and products given your age, needs and facial structure.

What is the purpose of getting dermal fillers?

There are several reasons why people choose to get dermal fillers, and they can be used to restore a more youthful appearance, bring balance back to the face and reinstate structure. Gold Coast Dermal fillers appeal to many as they are reasonably affordable and have little to no downtime.

How long can I expect my results to last?

Everybody is different, and some people’s dermal filler lasts much longer than others. The filler type you choose can also affect how long your results last. Since hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are not permanent, you will notice over time that your results will subside and this is because the body naturally breakdowns the filler. On average, you can expect your filler to last for around 6 months and even longer if you have built up a product in a certain area for a while.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

The price can vary greatly depending on the clinic and the injector, how much dermal filler you get and the type. To give you an idea, the price for one ml of dermal filler here in Australia typically ranges from $350 to $650. Ensure that you are entrusting a reputable injector that injects full-time and has plenty of experience rather than just choosing the most economical option. Always trust your gut when choosing a cosmetic injector for your dermal filler treatments.

What if I get dermal filler and I do not like it?

The great thing about hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is that they break down over time; however if you decide you just don’t like the look of it and want your original look back, you can get the filler dissolved.

Are there any side effects to getting dermal fillers?

Yes, all cosmetic injectable treatments come with risks. The most common ones for dermal fillers are bruising, redness, swelling, and discomfort. Many people find these most prominent in the first few hours and days after treatment, and they typically completely subside after 2 weeks. If you are experiencing any other symptoms aside from these, such as coolness in the area, dusky or purple discolouration, or a lot of pain, you should contact your injector ASAP. If they are unavailable, you should head to the emergency department.

Can anyone get dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women as there is not enough research to prove that this is safe. They are also not recommended for people who are due to have dental work done. This can cause the filler to move from stretching the mouth open. If in doubt, always check with your cosmetic injector before you have your treatment done.

Questions to ask during the initial consultation for dermal fillers

Having a consultation before you book in for a treatment is a good idea because it allows you to meet with the injector and ask as many questions as you need. From here, you can decide whether you think they are a good fit for you or not. The injector will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for dermal filler or not depending on what you want done. They may suggest that an alternative treatment may give you better results for what you are trying to achieve

During the initial consultation, you could ask questions like?

  1. How much your treatment will cost
  2. Potential side effects and risks
  3. The results you can expect
  4. What qualifications the injector holds
  5. Examples of their work

Ready to book a dermal filler treatment?

We hope this post has given you an idea about dermal fillers. If you are ready to book a dermal filler treatment, or you simply have some questions, feel free to reach out to the girls here at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin. We offer an array of cosmetic treatments, dermal fillers included, and we are a renowned company located on the beautiful Gold Coast. Contact us today!

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