Treatment involves the application of extra strong numbing cream and local infiltration of anaesthesia to the treated area where needed.
Once the area is entirely numb, Dermal filler gel is carefully injected using ultra-fine needles or soft cannulas. At Medaesthetics®, we prefer to use the cannula-technique as this minimises the risk of trauma to arteries or nerves.
Treatment times vary depending on the amount of dermal filler required and the area treated, but generally takes about 5 to 30 minutes.
After the treatment, it is possible to apply makeup and to go about your normal activities. There can be a varying degree of swelling immediately after the procedure.
Patients are advised to refrain from heavy exercise, and excessive alcohol as this can increase the risk of bruising. Treatment with dermal fillers sometimes does take more than one session to achieve the desired results.
At Medaesthetics®, we utilise special anaesthetic techniques to make the procedure virtually pain/ discomfort free. This includes the use of a vibrational anaesthesia device, extra strong topical numbing cream and inhalation anaesthesia gas.
Our number one priority is to make every cosmetic procedure as comfortable as possible. We are often told by patients who have had injectable cosmetic procedures done elsewhere, that our injecting techniques are by far the gentlest and least painful.
Dermal fillers are made up of different substances. The most common fillers used at Medaestthetics are made up of a Carbohydrate Gel. The safety profile of these fillers is clinically well established when used by an experienced doctor or Nurse who knows the facial anatomy well.
Allergic reactions and significant vascular trauma are very infrequent. Minor, temporary side effects include temporary swelling and bruising at the site of injection.
Generally, there is minimal downtime, and most people can return to their normal activities straight after the treatment. Any downtime is usually due to swelling or bruising, which can be easily camouflaged by makeup in most cases. Fillers in the lips tend to cause more swelling in older patients and may last for up to 72 hours in some cases, before settling nicely.
Results with Carbohydrate Gel dermal fillers are usually visible immediately after the treatment. However, these results will improve over the next two weeks. This is because filler gel attracts moisture and “matures” in the host tissue after it's injected.
There can be some swelling immediately after the treatment which will subside within a few days. Some Non-Carbohydrate, Bio-stimulatory fillers tend to show full results several weeks after the procedure and may require three or more treatment sessions before the results are visible.
Very few cosmetic clinics in Australia can offer alternative treatments to dermal fillers. At Medaesthetics®, we are one of the few clinics in Perth to offer Micro and Nano Fat grafting as an alternative to dermal fillers in carefully selected patients.
Fat cells exist naturally in the body and contain stem cells. Medaesthetics® is among the handful of clinics in Australia to offer the latest Nano Fat Grafting Injection treatment for facial volume loss and rejuvenation.
Bruising and swelling are the most common side effect of any injection-based treatment. To minimise these side effects, patients are advised to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin (unless for medical reasons) ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products for a week before the procedure. All these products are known to thin the blood and increase its clotting time, thus increasing the risk of bruising. Please inform our staff if you are using any medication at the time of your initial consult.
Alcohol also increases the risk of bruising and its consumption should be kept to a minimum the day before your procedure. We also encourage our clients to commence arnica tablets a few days before treatment. Arnica is a herbal supplement and is known to reduce the risk of bruising. It is available over the counter in most pharmacies.
(Note: If you have a history of cold sores, please notify us at the time of initial consultation as soft tissue filler treatment can cause a flare-up. You may be required to take prophylactic anti-viral medications).
The cost of dermal filler treatment depends upon the type and brand of filler used, the amount used per session and the area being treated.
Each patient is unique and has individual treatment requirement. This is assessed during the initial consultation with the treating clinician.
A treatment plan is mapped out for each patient based upon their budget and clinical improvement they are wanting to achieve. We primarily use Allergan™ range of filers which are the best in the market with the most extended results among HA Fillers.
Treatment may cost anywhere from $299 for half a ml of lip filler with our Nurse Injectors, up to $4000 or more for the full Liquid Face Lift.
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