Overview of Facial Contouring Fillers
At Medaesthetics, we routinely see patients who have experienced adverse outcomes after botched cosmetic procedures performed by inexperienced or unqualified operatives either in Australia or overseas.
Dermal Filler can be partially or completely removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the affected areas, hyaluronidase dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles to help correct issues such as:
- Overfilling or dissatisfying results
- Excessive or prolonged swelling
- Infection in the treatment area
- A lumpy or irregular texture that doesn’t respond to massage
- Vascular compromise (occurs when filler is injected too close to a blood vessel, interfering with blood flow—extremely rare with a qualified, experienced injector)
Hyaluronidase isn’t perfect. The enzyme may remove a greater amount of filler than desired, requiring another filler treatment to achieve your original goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Treatment usually involves the application of extra strong numbing cream and local infiltration of anaesthesia to the treated area.
Once the area is entirely numb, Dermal filler gel is carefully injected using ultra-fine needles or soft cannulas.
Treatment times vary depending on the amount of dermal fillers required and the area treated, but generally takes about 15 to 45 minutes.
After treatment, it is possible to apply makeup, and to go about your normal activities. Patients are advised to refrain from heavy exercise, and excessive alcohol as these factors can increase the risk of bruising. Treatment with dermal fillers sometimes does take more than one session to achieve the best results.
Dermal fillers treatment usually requires some form of anaesthesia. Our doctors have developed special anaesthetic techniques to make the procedure virtually pain/discomfort free. This includes vibrational anaesthesia device, extra strong topical numbing creams and inhalation anaesthesia gas.
We are often told by patients who have had fillers done elsewhere before, that our injecting techniques are by far the least painful.
There are very few risks associated with dermal fillers when used by an experienced doctor or Nurse who knows the facial anatomy well.
Allergic reactions and significant vascular trauma are very infrequent. Minor side effects include temporary swelling and bruising at the site of injection.
Generally, there is minimal downtime, and most people return to their normal activities later in the day. The 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 but then settles very nicely.
Results with Carbohydrate Gel dermal fillers are usually visible immediately after the treatment. However, these results improve over the next two weeks. This is because fillers attract moisture and “mature” after they are injected in the skin. There can be some swelling immediately after the treatment which subsides within a few days. Bio-stimulatory fillers tend to work over a period of several weeks and require 3 or more treatment sessions before the results are visible.
This depends upon the type of dermal filler used, its consistency and the treatment site. Most Carbohydrate Gel fillers last between 6 to 24 months. There is a tendency for fillers to last less long in people:
- Who are smokers
- Have high metabolism
- Are actively trying to lose weight
- Are on carbohydrate-restricted diet
- Under-going emotional stress
- Or are engaged in vigorous physical exercise programs.
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Dermal fillers are gel substances that can be injected into the skin with the purpose of restoring lost volume, to soften and fill lines and folds, contour the cheeks and jawline and rejuvenate and augment the lips. Perfect for adding volume and dimension to both men and women's facial profiles.Medaesthetics Youtube Channel