As each year passes, our body’s ability to produce collagen declines, resulting in a loss of this beautiful protein from our skin and tissue. This volume loss leaves behind lines and furrows. Our facial movements like smiling and frowning also create wrinkles on our faces. Add to that other factors such as sun exposure, smoking and lifestyle choices and you have a string of lines and wrinkles over time.
While lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable part of the ageing process, dermal filler treatments may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, potentially contributing to a refreshed look.
Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Me Clinic has been providing a range of dermal filler treatments to individuals across Australia. These treatments may contribute to an enhanced aesthetic, but results can vary among individuals. These highly effective injectable treatments are your answer. Dermal filler treatments also address areas of concern and instantly restore a more youthful appearance so you can achieve your desired results.
How do Dermal Fillers Work?
As one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments, dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that may help to rejuvenate and reshape the skin around the face, potentially reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The effectiveness and cost can vary.
This non-invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic in a fast and effective manner. Dermal fillers involve injecting small amounts of filler into the skin. This may supplement the collagen lost by the skin and potentially reduce the appearance of lines and furrows. The ingredients then bind with the water in your skin to fill out lines and furrows and restore elasticity and fullness, to create healthy, natural-looking skin.
What Areas Can You Treat With Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are highly versatile and can be used on multiple areas of the face, including:
- Cheek fillers
- Mouth lines and creases (Marionette lines)
- Smile lines, Laugh lines (nasolabial folds)
- Nose (for reshaping)
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Dynamic and static lines and creases
- Eyebrow lift
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Skin depressions
- Facial recontouring
- Temples (hollows).
Most common uses of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used by skilled surgeons and registered nurses for various purposes. At Me Clinic, some of the most common uses for dermal fillers include wrinkle reduction on areas of the face and facial contouring including correcting asymmetry. Dermal fillers are also used to increase facial volume in cheekbones, enhance facial features, lip enhancement and correct augmentation. This non-invasive treatment offers some effects of a facelift without surgery.
Wrinkles and Facial Contours
Achieve a more youthful appearance by restoring your facial features through effective facial fillers. The filler enhances the natural contours of the face by adding volume to the cheeks, brow, tear troughs, and chin while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles to provide an overall more youthful appearance.
This 40 year old patient felt that she was looking tired and unhappy.
Dermal Fillers in the cheeks and under the eyes create a natural refreshed look! These fillers can last 9 to 18 months. Source: Mike Clague.
Performed By: Mike Clague (NMW0001618803)
If you want to accentuate the lip line, create a more defined cupids’ bow (the double curve of the upper lip) or create fuller, more luscious lips, lip fillers are an ideal treatment option.
Performed By: Dr Gordon Ku (M0001169203) MBBS (Melb), FACCSM (Med), FCPCA, AAAM (Board Cert), FA4M (Dubai)
Improve your skin’s texture and clarity by boosting hydration levels deep within the skin. You can achieve optimum hydration levels through skin-boosting dermal fillers, another skin treatment option available at Me Clinic.
Types of Dermal Filler Treatments
At Me Clinic, we use either hyaluronic acid or autologous fillers for your dermal filler treatments.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common type of dermal filler treatment and are made from a naturally occurring sugar found in the body that gives the skin moisture, volume and elasticity.
As a more natural alternative to dermal filler injections, Autologous Fat Transplantation is another type of filler option similar to lip and facial fillers. These anti-wrinkle injections work by extracting fat from another area of your body by liposuction, before reinserting it into the face and cheeks with the use of injectors. This anti-wrinkle treatment provides an effective, non-allergenic way to re-contour your face.
This 53-year-old patient sought facial rejuvenation treatments.
Fat transfer was performed to the central cheek area successfully restoring volume to the cheeks.
Performed By: Dr Ashley Granot (M0001026218) MBBS, FFMACCS (Med), FACP, FACNEM, ABBRM, MA5M Cosmetic Doctor, Melbourne
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
The effects of dermal fillers are only temporary. We do recommend an ongoing treatment plan to avoid dramatic or sudden changes to your appearance to ensure you continuously look your best.
Hyaluronic acid fillers generally last between 6 to 12 months while autologous fillers can last many years. The amount of time the filler lasts before another treatment will vary between patients and the treatment area.
What should I expect following a Dermal Filler treatment?
You may experience some redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas following your dermal filler treatment. These side effects are normal and resolve quickly. It helps to apply a cool compress to the treated areas to relieve swelling and any bruising.
We recommend you avoid strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol and exposure to extremes of hot and cold as it opens up the blood vessels and may increase bruising or swelling. During this downtime, it is best to avoid the use of cosmetics, moisturisers and products containing AHAs, BHAs and Retinoids.
Facials, facial waxing, chemical peels or laser treatments are to be avoided for 10 to 14 days after treatment. Our team will be available if you have any questions or concerns over allergic reactions following the procedure.
How much do Dermal Fillers cost?
At Me Clinic, the cost of dermal filler treatments can vary based on individual needs and the specific treatment plan. Please consult with our team for a personalised quote. There are, however, a range of factors that will influence the final cost of treatment, such as the type and amount of filler used according to the treatment areas on your face.
As the requirements can vary significantly between patients, you must arrange a consultation with one of our practitioners to obtain a personalised quote detailing a treatment plan for you.
Why choose Me Clinic?
With over 20 years of experience in dermal filler and lip filler treatments, the team at Me Clinic Melbourne has been at the forefront of adopting new skincare treatments. Our team of highly skilled cosmetic surgeons and registered nurses offer over 35 years of cosmetic medicine experience.
We have performed a significant number of facial line and wrinkle treatments. We strive to maintain a high standard of care, but it’s important to note that individual results can vary. We take the time to listen to your needs and explain the various treatment options available to you to ensure you are fully informed.
Contact us to arrange an initial consultation at Me Clinic.
Our Practitioners who specialise in Dermal Filler treatments
Dr Gordon Ku
Dr. Gordon has over 24 years of experience in various aspects of cosmetic medicine and surgery.... Read more
Dr Vik Jayaprakash
Dr Vik Jayaprakash is an experienced cosmetic physician with a background in Anti-Ageing and Cosmetic Medicine. Read more
We perform the following Dermal Filler Treatments treatments
Dermal Fillers injections are an easy and effective way to rejuvenate, reshape and boost the natural volume of skin around the face, lips, neck, decolletage and hands to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and enhance the natural contours.
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Autologous Fat Transplantation
Fat Transfers can plump up facial features with a patient’s own fat and is a popular alternative to other dermal filler and wrinkle treatments.
Fat Transfer to the face and cheeks is a natural, non-allergenic procedure designed to re-contour your face and can provide additional definition to your jowls and chin.
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Dermal Filler Treatments Before And After
Even after dieting and strenuous exercise there are many women and men who experience stubborn areas of fatty deposits on their tummies and legs and other areas that will not go away.
Liposuction can help with these problem areas, shape their bodies as well as helping them to look better in their favorite clothes and the ability to show their bodies off at the beach. Visit our Liposuction clinic in Melbourne and you can meet our expert team who has over 35 years cosmetic surgery experience.
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