Dermal fillers have been available for decades to fight wrinkles and give a more youthful appearance, and advances in non surgical cosmetic procedures mean that more dermal filler products are available which can last longer and give superior results to those offered 20-30 years ago. These products do not require traditional plastic surgery like a facelift does but they can be very effective at filling in wrinkles that can make you look older. A Sydney cosmetic surgeon will inject the chosen product into the skin in the office, no hospitalization or down time is required and that makes these products very popular for many in Australia.

Why do Wrinkles Appear?

As you get older the three main components that make up the elastic structure of your skin start to lose integrity, and this allows wrinkles to form because the underlying structure of your skin is less effective. The tissues start to thin out and weaken in spots and your skin loses the smooth appearance that it had when you were young. Dermal fillers can fill in the areas where this is a problem, plumping up the tissues so that wrinkles are filled in. The result is wrinkles that are much less pronounced and visible, or even eliminated completely.

What are Dermal Fillers and Which one is Right for Me?

Dermal fillers can be either natural or synthetic materials, and there are many on the market right now. Collagen was the very first dermal filler used in non surgical cosmetic procedures, but today a Sydney cosmetic surgeon may offer a wide range of these products to choose from. Each product will have certain advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered. Some common types of dermal filler products and options include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Synthetics
  • Collagen
  • Fat
  • Plasma enriched with platelets

The dermal filler chosen is injected under the skin in the target areas, filling in any wrinkles and giving you smoother and younger looking skin. During your initial consultation with a Sydney cosmetic surgeon you will be provided with information on each of the dermal fillers that are available and which ones may be best suited to your cosmetic goals. Some of these products may last longer than others and dermal fillers are not a permanent solution. Treatment will be needed again in the future when wrinkles develop again.

What Side Effects Should I Expect with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are non surgical cosmetic procedures. Your Sydney cosmetic surgeon will inject the product underneath your skin in the office. Some of the possible side effects of these treatments can include bruising, swelling, redness, and soreness. Infection of the injection site is a potential risk but this risk can be minimized with proper care. It may take days or even weeks before you can see the results because these substances may take time to settle properly. In some cases more than one treatment may be needed, and you may require more than one injection during the treatment depending on the amount of dermal filler needed to get the desired results.

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on 02 9252 9262.