Cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers are amongst Australia’s most popular non-surgical facial treatments. For good reason too, as they are a proven and effective way to freshen up your appearance.
Dermal filler treatments are akin to a journey. Although a single session can yield results, occasionally, a few more sessions are needed to achieve the desired outcome.
Rushing the process with excessive product can lead to unnatural results, which may only become evident months or years later. Your final look depends on your body’s unique rejuvenation process, as each individual’s response varies based on their body and the injector’s technique.
Let’s start from the top:
- The Natural rejuvenation processes and how to determine a natural result
Dr Lee begins by explaining, “When we inject dermal filler, we stimulate the body’s natural rejuvenation healing process”.
In the past, a common dermal filler approach involved repeatedly adding millilitres of filler to enhance specific facial regions like the cheeks, jawline, or lips. However, this dated technique can yield an unnatural appearance over time, resulting in stiffness that hampers your natural facial expressions.
“It’s crucial to entrust your dermal filler treatment to an experienced practitioner who can provide expert guidance on when to proceed with dermal filler and when to refrain,” said Dr. Lee.
Many people seeking dermal filler treatment want to achieve natural-looking results that not only helps them maintain a fresher look but also lasts as long as possible.
Dr Lee continues to explain that “When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we don’t typically see what others see. It’s not obvious to us how we look, because when we are looking at ourselves, we tend to maintain a neutral expression, one free from laughter and talking for example,”.
With 23 years of experience in injecting, Dr Lee emphasises the importance of proper dermal filler placement, avoiding excessive use in a short period of time and ensuring a natural result that doesn’t hinder the natural movement of the face.
When dermal filler is placed incorrectly, it can leave the appearance of having work done which many like to avoid.
“My clients are looking for a treatment that will refresh and rejuvenate their appearance in a subtle and undetectable way. A mere before and after image does not determine a natural cosmetic injectable result, this is demonstrated when family and friends won’t know they’ve had anything done, but will say they look great” says Dr Lee.
At b clinic, our approach to dermal filler injectable treatments has significantly evolved over the last 23 years, allowing us to create more natural-looking results using advanced injectable techniques.
- Hydrate your skin from within with water intake
You may be asking yourself, what can’t water solve? But the fact is, hydration is the skin’s superpower.
The impact hydration has may sound simple but the difference can significantly enhance success.
“I also recommend maintaining a good routine for drinking plenty of water between treatments to ensure healthy skin regeneration throughout.”
Sounds like a good reason to raise a glass to the magic of H20!
- The right skincare routine
Dermal fillers offer a highly effective way to turn back the clock, as it can rejuvenate your appearance by strengthening the inner structures.
However, to optimise the results, prioritising the health of your skin is crucial. It’s possible to have healthy skin in your twenties, thirties, forties, fifties and beyond with a little bit of effort.
For skin to look as fresh and youthful as possible, a little self-care and dedication can go a long way.
Dr Lee says ”Clients will always see a better result following their injectable treatments when their skin is in a healthy condition. It’s never too late to start.”
One of the most important ways to ensure the health of your skin is by protecting it against harmful UV rays.
“If you’re not already applying a good strong sunscreen, I beg you, please start immediately – that’s true whether you’re already undergoing filler treatments or simply investigating the option for the first time,” said Dr Lee.
Applying 50+ sunscreen and using active skincare daily is a great place to start. Additionally, be selective about the skincare ingredients. Take the time and be selective about your skincare ingredients. Read the back of the label and research the science. You won’t regret it. Look for those with proven anti-aging ingredients that support cell turnover, which can help reduce lines and improve the texture and tone of skin. Serums that include ingredients such as Retinol, Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid will all do wonders for your between-filler treatment maintenance efforts.
So now you’ve selected a highly qualified injector and are sipping up a water storm. What’s next? What should you be doing post-appointment (and in between) to bolster your filler results?
According to Dr Lee: “The trick is mostly maintenance, from skincare and diet routines through to other specialised treatments, all can have a key role for lengthening filler outcomes.”
- Supercharge your at-home-approach with in-clinic skin support
As well as your DIY efforts to promote youthful and radiant skin – be that your weekly skincare routine or maintaining a healthy diet with regular exercise – it is also a worthy investment to consult an expert for in-clinic skin treatments that can complement your filler and help maintain your refreshed appearance.
The most supportive treatments to try alongside filler and anti-wrinkle treatments are those that are also designed to keep skin youthful and radiant. Chemical peels, skin-needling, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), intense pulsed light (IPL), Picosure laser and other non-ablative laser treatments are those most recommended by b clinic physicians. All treatments are formulated to help promote collagen and elastin production, both great ways to achieve healthier-looking, glowing and energised (read: youthful) skin.
At the end of the day, Dr. Lee says there is one key takeaway to consider: “If in doubt, consult your practitioner and ask us all the questions. We care about your treatment goals and delivering to your individual needs so we’re happy to take the time to help you get the best out of your treatments”.
b clinic proudly provides personalised recommendations and guidance to all patients. Regular consultations are encouraged. All new treatment plans from the medical cosmetic provider’s predominately doctor-only clinics are offered free and with zero obligation.