Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Sydney

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  • Comprehensive procedure times: 30 – 60 minutes: includes pain management and after care
  • Immediate, visible, and natural-looking results
  • Little to no downtime
  • Softer fillers may last 6-12 months and thicker fillers up to 12-18 months
  • Low risk of complications: our Cosmetic Nurse Specialists EACH have over 25 years injecting experience
  • Resume work immediately or next day (if swelling or bruising are present)

Dermal fillers can help address various signs of skin ageing on your face, neck, decolletage and hands. The majority of fillers used today are made up of a substance that is naturally found in your body known as hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar. Once injected, it may add hydration, volume, fullness, lifts, or contours, to the treatment area. Also, it can soften or reduce fine wrinkles and sharper lines, or to gently define a lip edge. This results in an over-all, well-defined, smoother, and youthful appearance. Another popular filler (for specific needs) is sourced from calcium, also natural to our bodies.

At Form & Face Clinic Sydney, our Cosmetic Nurse Specialists will use different strengths and types of premium fillers to best suit your cosmetic needs.

NOTE: Due to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) medical regulations, no clinic or person is allowed to use the brand names of products for marketing purposes.

Dermal Fillers Before and After – Real patients, real results

Dermal fillers before and after 02, Form & Face

Full face rejuvenation with fillers (cheeks, under eyes, crows feet, jowls and lips)

Dermal fillers before and and after 03, Form & Face, angle view

Full face rejuvenation with fillers & muscle relaxants (cheeks, N-L folds,crow’s feet, forehead, frown, jowls)

Lip fillers before and after 04, Form & Face Sydney, angle view

Immediately after filler to upper and lower lips

Dermal fillers before & after 05, naso-labial folds, front view

Naso-labial folds (lines from nose to corners of mouth) and jowls

What are the common indications for dermal fillers?

During your initial consultation, we will assess your general health, your needs and expectations and will give you both surgical and nonsurgical options from which to choose.

  • Fine line wrinkles and deeper facial creases and folds (i.e.- lip lines, deep crow’s feet, jowls, vertical sleep lines)
  • Low or droopy looking eyebrows
  • Tear troughs/under-eye hollows
  • Hollowing of the forehead, temples, and cheeks
  • Cheek and mid-face enhancement
  • Depressed corners of the mouth
  • Weak or undefined jawline
  • Undefined lips and/or thin lips, or volume enhancement
  • Thin or droopy earlobes
  • Acne scars

How much do dermal fillers cost?

During your initial consultation at Form & Face clinic in Sydney, we will give you a detailed assessment and treatment care plan including a recommended treatment schedule and the total costs associated with your treatments. Your specific needs, budget and lifestyle will be factored into this assessment.

Costs may vary and will depend on the following factors:

  • The number of syringes needed; this will depend on your desired result: as full or partial corrections are available.
  • Decades of training and experience of our Cosmetic Nurse Specialists offering expert advice, not quota-related sales often used in franchised clinics.

At what age should you start to have dermal fillers?

Wrinkles start to occur in your mid-20’-30’s, due to repetitive facial expressions, genetics, lifestyle, etc.

  • You should be at least 18 years old, according to Medical Standards
  • Usually, patients start treatments in their late-20’s to early 30’s, but many patients start when issues become more apparent
  • Collagen production starts to decline in our late 20’s.
  • Whenever you choose to start, you will be preventing those lines from becoming any deeper in the future. This will help you maintain a natural and younger-looking appearance over the years, instead of undergoing a more significant change when you are older.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The treatment can last for 6-12 months with softer fillers and 12-18 months with thicker, more volumiing fillers. Results may vary due to lifestyle, diet, age, etc.

  • Longevity will depend on your skin condition, skin type, age, amount of filler used, your lifestyle, and how you care for the treatment site.
  • The effects of the dermal filler are not permanent because it is slowly resorbed by your body.
  • To ensure optimal and long-lasting results, you will need to undergo touch-up treatments at 6-12 months, after your initial session.
  • The hyaluronic acid filler attracts and binds with water, so it is important to stay well hydrated to maintain your results.

What is in a dermal filler?

Most dermal fillers consist of a soft, firm, or volumising gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid that are derived from sugars. When injected into the dermis, sub-dermis or deeper tissue planes, they offer hydration, line reduction, volume enhancement and/or lift and definition.

Another type of filler, is calcium-based. It is less volumising, instead, its main purpose is to lift and define. It is placed deeper into the tissue plane and is unsuitable for lips or fine lines.

  • At Form and Face Clinic in Sydney, we use only the premium brands of dermal fillers; they contain hyaluronic acid or are calcium-based.
  • Hyaluronic acid plays an integral role in maintaining skin hydration.
  • Upon injection, it immediately adds volume and lift to the area treated.
  • Over time, all fillers will be resorbed by your body, like your own hyaluronic acid.
  • Hyaluronic acid can also be dissolved by hyaluronidase, an enzyme that can “erase” the results or, in rare circumstances, used if you had an undesirable or adverse event.
  • The calcium-based filler is not reversible; in fact, some patients may choose an HA based filler, before using the calcium-based filler that offers more definition and lift.
  • In many instances, we will combine the dermal filler treatment with anti-wrinkle injections for best results.

What should I avoid after the treatment?

  • Minimise alcohol for 48 hours.
  • Minimise kissing, whistling, smoking, or using straws for filler to lips and mouth area for 48 hours
  • Minimise makeup, moisturiser, or lipstick for 6 hours.
  • Try to avoid sleeping on the treated area for 48 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours.
  • Avoid active ingredients in skin care regime, such as scrub exfoliants, retinols, glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids and Vitamin A (tretinoic acid) and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) on the area treated until injection sites have healed.
  • Avoid laser, skin peels, waxing, cosmetic tattooing, or other facial procedures for 2 weeks.

What are the common side effects of the treatment?

The treatment is considered safe but side effects can develop. Any rare side effects will be discussed in detail at a thorough consultation. After the treatment, you may experience any of the following:

  • Bruising, Minor swelling and redness are the most commonly occurring side-effects
  • Feeling of firmness of the filler under your skin, may last several days
  • Itching or a mild stinging sensation
  • Pimple-like bumps
  • Asymmetry (easily corrected)

Most of these discomforts disappear after a few days and can be relieved with ice packs and/or an antihistamine. Make-up may be used after 6 hours, or 12 hours if a cannula was used. If you notice any unusual signs or symptoms after your treatment, consult your Cosmetic Nurse Specialist directly or call the clinic immediately for further evaluation and management.

Will I look natural after the treatment?

These treatments can produce different results for every patient, as every face is different and should be treated as such. an artistic, aesthetic eye, and after a thorough consultation discussing your particular needs, natural results can and will be achieved.

  • The knowledge and decades of experience that our Cosmetic Nurse Specialists offer
  • The CORRECT product choice for the treatment site and its specific needs
  • Administered in the CORRECT tissue plane
  • Injecting the CORRECT amount of dermal filler needed will achieve natural-looking results.
  • The fillers used will simply ENHANCE your facial features and give you a fresher, well rested appearance.
  • To achieve the most natural-looking results, you may need to receive more than one type of filler.
  • During your initial consultation, we will assess your expectations to determine which type of filler will best work for you and your budget.

Area of Concern

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Vertical cheek lines are often called “accordion lines”. Age and lifestyle related collagen loss, with repeated contraction of your facial muscles, Dermal fillers will support the underlying tissue weakness in the area. Fillers can also add volume to the deeper individual lines to create a refreshed appearance.

You may develop unwanted lines and folds around your chin due to an overactive chin muscle and collagen loss. Dermal fillers can lift these lines and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to your chin. They can also help your body increase collagen production for younger and healthier skin. Usually, muscle relaxants are used in these muscles, prior to fillers.

Dermal filler injected at the lateral sides of your brow or near the inferior brow hairline, will add lift to your sagging brows. Often, a muscle relaxant is also used to lift the downward pulling muscles, for best lift.

This delicate area under the eyes may begin to show shadows or even semi- circular hollows early on depending on your age, sleeping position or genetics. With the skilful use of dermal filler placed under the eye muscle, it will lift the depressions offering a smoother, more youthful contour, potentially delaying the need for surgery.

Contour changes of the forehead and temples start to show with weight loss, increased exercise and ageing.  Dermal fillers may be used to volumise, recontour and smooth out these depressions, creating more rounded and youthful profiles.

Dermal fillers help you achieve fuller, more defined cheekbones or put the “apple” back in the mid-cheek area. Replacing lost volume, plumping up your cheeks and giving them greater definition is more appealing. Often, by improving or lifting the sagging cheeks will decrease the jowls and lines between the nose and the mouth that also show signs of aging.

Deep smile folds are also called naso-labial folds. These are folds that run from either side of the nose, downward to the mouth. These folds are treated in 2 different ways. Often, offering cheek enhancement will “lift” some of the heaviness of the cheeks from descending towards the mid-face or jowl area; or a filler may be placed directly under the folds, softening and reducing the depth that makes you look older than your age.

Depressed corners in your mouth can make you look sad, unhappy and older. The injection of dermal fillers to this area can lift the corners of your mouth, reducing the marionette lines, shadows and jowls. Used in concert with muscle relaxants, it allows the corners of the mouth to turn upwards, assisting in prolonging the longevity of both.

Longer lasting dermal fillers can be injected into your jawline. This strengthens its structures while adding more definition. This balances the lower facial features and eliminates the need for surgical implants. Muscle relaxant injections can also be used alone or in combination to tuck the jawline in and relax some of the upper neck muscles, this procedure is known as the Nefertiti Lift.

These lines are often caused by smoking, repetitive puckering movements, or just ageing. To reduce their appearance, a softer dermal filler is injected directly to the lip lines and, often to the border of the lip edges where definition is lost. This treatment offers a softer, subtle natural lip look. In stronger, “pursed” lips, a small amount of muscle relaxant can be injected into the lip’s edge, minimising this hyperactivity that makes the lines appear deeper.

As we age, our lips start to deflate in volume and lose their defined edges,
turn inward and become thinner with noticeably less volume. A natural looking, youthful mouth is desired by most people. The correct proportion of natural looking lips should be a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio of top to bottom lip.

Ageing combined with the natural effect of gravity and volume loss can lead to earlobe thinning or droopiness. Also, wearing large or heavy earrings can also make your earlobes stretch, causing your piercing to stretch or even tear. A thicker dermal filler can support around the piercing and help restore the youthful appearance of your ears by plumping and filling them. This treatment is also appropriate for non-pierced ears.

Acne may often leave scars or small depressions on your face. A quick and simple solution is the injection of a soft dermal filler into the scar. It can reduce the appearance of scars, while also improving your skin texture. The filler addresses the volume loss and stimulates collagen production in the area, resulting in smoother healthier skin. This treatment is often used in conjunction with laser resurfacing for scarring.

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