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Dermal Filler Injection

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Woman Having Dermal Lip Filler

Dermal filler injections are a highly effective cosmetic treatment designed to add volume, lift, and symmetry to your face, leaving you with a refreshed and natural appearance.

To book a consultation please call during our opening hours. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do dermal filler injections hurt? Everyone experiences pain differently and has different pain thresholds. A topical numbing cream is applied to the injection sites prior to the procedure and reduces how much you feel. Dermal filler is done using a very fine needle. Most patients experienced slight pressure or pinch as the needle pierces the lips. This is followed by a cold sensation as the hyaluronic acid is injected and spreads throughout the lips.

How long do Dermal Fillers last? Dermal fillers typically last between six - twelve months and in some cases longer depending on how fast the body metabolises the product. Lips are a high activity area as we use them all the time, this can impact how long the results will last.

What Dermal Filler product do you use? Due to the advertising regulations set out by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, we are unable to publish the brand names of prescription medicines such as Dermal Filler. Your cosmetic injector can freely talk about which brand is available for you during your consult.

Can I fly after Dermal Filler treatment? Avoid international air travel for 2 weeks post-treatment. The prolonged cabin air pressure can cause unpredictable swelling and bruising.

Are there any side effects after having Dermal Fillers? The most common side effects occur within 24 hours or immediately post-treatment. These include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness. Immediate side effects usually disappear within days. However, depending on the type of Dermal Filler used, it can take a few weeks. We strongly encourage a review appointment 2 weeks post-treatment to discuss your treatment results. Severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, however in rare cases the filler may accidentally be injected into your blood vessels instead of under your skin. This can block blood flow causing tissue death and results in skin loss or wounds. If a blood vessel that supplies blood to the eye is blocked, this can cause blindness. This is an extremely rare reaction, but it is irreversible. Injecting dermal fillers is a medical procedure that can only be undertaken under the supervision of an authorised prescriber such as a medical doctor. These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your treatment during the consenting process.

Can I get cosmetic injectable treatments while pregnant? No. Your safety is our main concern and for this reason, we do not treat clients who are pregnant. We advise against all cosmetic injectable treatments while pregnant as there is a lack of information available about the impact on the fetus.

Can I have filler dissolved at the clinic? We do not offer this service if you were treated outside of our clinic. If you wish to dissolve Filler you received from us, please book with your cosmetic injector.

Who should avoid having Dermal Fillers? - Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating). - People with an active infection or skin injury near the site of injection. - People with previous allergy to any dermal filler. - People with allergy to hyaluronic acid gel or lidocaine(lignocaine). - People with a history of excessive scarring (thick, hard scars) or pigmentation disorders. - People under 18 years of age.

Can I get the treatment if I have had cold sores? If you have had a cold sore before, it is recommended that you are pre-treated with acyclovir the day before your treatment and the following day. You can buy this from your local pharmacy. The virus that caused the cold sore lies dormant in the nerve and reactivation can sometimes occur from the needles during an aesthetic procedure.

Aftercare Advice

Young woman getting dermal lip filler injection

After lip fillers, you may notice some of the following things:

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Red needle puncture marks

  • Asymmetry

  • Tenderness

  • Pain

  • Itching in the area

  • A much larger upper lip compared with the lower lip

These should wear off over the next days to weeks.

The full effect of your treatment will be visible after 2 weeks.

 

Recommendations:

Stay hydrated to improve your healing time.

Gently apply cold to the area for 20min at a time, without applying any pressure that may disturb your filler.

Sleep on your back

Things to avoid:

For the first 24 hours:

Avoid intense heat exposure (solarium, sauna, hot baths)

Avoid strenuous exercise.

Avoid makeup.

Avoid heavy alcohol consumption.

Avoid smoking.

Avoid the use of active skin care products (harsh cleansers, peels, exfoliants, acids, retinols).

Avoid pressure or massage on the treated areas for the first few days and sleep on your back if possible.

For the first 2 weeks:

Avoid facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy-based treatments, and microdermabrasion.

Avoid flying or diving.

For 1 month:

Avoid dental treatments.

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