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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural sugar complex which acts as a sponge and attracts water. It is also naturally occurring within our bodies and over time our body produce less resulting in the skin can becoming dehydrated. Dermal Fillers are injected below the skins surface to lift folds and wrinkle or to replace volume and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face resulting in a natural, more youthful appearance.

What is involved in the treatment?

Dermal Fillers are injected into the skin using a very fine needle. Prior to treatment a topical anesthetic cream or dental block may be administered to increase comfort. The amount of Dermal Filler required varies from person to person but also the area of concern. They usually lasts between 6 to 12 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last up to 18 months.

Is treatment safe?

Although there are a variety of Dermal Filler products available in Australia, at Beauty Secrets Australia we only use proven and tested fillers that can be reversed if the need arises.

They should not be used

  • During pregnancy

  • While breastfeeding

  • Certain medical conditions and medications

It is very important to let us if you have any past or present health concerns or taking any medications prior to treatment. While undertaking these tyes of procedures, it is important to remember that we are injecting these solutions in to the skin, therefore minor side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling can occur. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most clients resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can occur.

What areas may be treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal Fillers are injected in to areas that have lost volume or to smooth and lift fine lines and wrinkes. Areas that can be treated include:

  • Lip enhancement

  • The area around the mouth

  • Cheek augmentation

  • Fine lines around the eyes and forehead

  • Lifting of the lower face

  • Defining the jaw

  • Chin enhancement

Post-treatment advice

After any medical procedure, there are some basic rules to follow to ensure a positive outcome. At Beauty Secrets Australia we provide our patients with a full aftercare guide but some examples include:

  • The first 4 hours

    • No application of makeup or touching the treated area

  • The first 24 hours

    • No rubbing of the treated area

    • No strenuous excercise or saunas

  • The first 2 weeks

    • No facials or massages to the treated area

    • No other treatment to the treated area

After these times, normal activities can occur but this advice is given to ensure the product is not moved or to help with reducing the severity of possible bruising or infection, all to ensure a positive outcome.