Dermal fillers are formulated to give you an instantly rejuvenated appearance.
They can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, replace lost volume due to ageing or even augment features you don’t have, like adding cheekbones, definition to the chin, or changing the shape of your nose! Dermal fillers can leave you with a refreshed, younger-looking appearance or enhance the shape of a facial feature.
Dermal filler prices at a glance:
Suitable for: Lips, perioral area, nasolabial folds, midface, jawline, wrinkles and scars.
1ml from $550
2ml from $990
When it comes to advanced dermal filler treatments such as temples, nose, and tear troughs, your practitioner will conduct a total face assessment during your free skin consultation and provide you with a customised quote. This allows your practitioner to create a bespoke treatment plan based on your aesthetic needs and desires. There may be an additional cost for these more complex areas that involve a higher level of risk and, therefore, a more advanced level of practitioner skill and medical expertise.
Who Is Suitable For This Treatment?
Dermal fillers are suitable for men and women experiencing volume loss due to ageing. This injectable treatment can restore volume to targeted areas of the face to address facial wrinkles, skin laxity, and other visible signs of ageing. Dermal filler treatments can also enhance facial contours to improve symmetry and achieve a more balanced and youthful appearance.
To find out if you could benefit from dermal fillers, book a free consultation at b clinic today.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers replace the facial volume lost due to a drop in collagen and elastin production. Your body starts to produce less collagen from as early as your 20s.
Over time, the drop in collagen production and loss of bone mass and facial muscles can cause areas of the face to appear sunken. This can result in facial lines, dynamic wrinkles, and skin laxity.
Dermal fillers can help to restore this lost volume. They are a type of cosmetic injectables made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance produced in the body. It keeps skin and connective tissue hydrated and healthy.
When injected into target areas, dermal fillers restore volume, hydrate the skin, and stimulate the body to produce collagen for a rejuvenated natural appearance.
Where Can Dermal Fillers Be Injected?
Cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers can be used to treat concerns in multiple areas of the face, including:
- Tear troughs
Dermal fillers are a versatile injectable treatment. They can eliminate facial lines and smooth the transition between areas of the face, such as the nasolabial folds and tear troughs.
Dermal fillers can also help to enhance the facial profile and create more definition. For example, strategically placed injections can strengthen the jawline or correct the uneven shape of the nose.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers are not permanent. You can expect results to last for 6 to 18 months. The longevity of dermal filler treatment results depends on the type of filler product used, the treated area, and other factors.
Your metabolism, lifestyle choices, and age can all affect how long dermal fillers will last. Most people require a top-up session around 6 months after the initial treatment to maintain their results.
How Long Does a Dermal Fillers Treatment Take?
Depending on the treated area, a dermal filler treatment session typically takes around 30-45 minutes. You can fit a treatment in your lunch break and go straight back to work in the afternoon.
Before your treatment, it’s important that you attend a free consultation with one of our experienced team of b clinic practitioners. They’ll ask you about the results you want to achieve and determine if dermal fillers are the best treatment option for you.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is little to no downtime with dermal fillers. This minimally invasive cosmetic injectable treatment doesn’t involve any of the risks and painful side effects of cosmetic surgery.
You’ll be able to go straight back to work and social activities after your dermal fillers session. Most people experience mild redness and swelling around the injection sites, but this should subside within 24 hours. You can also apply makeup immediately to disguise any unwanted signs of treatment.
It’s important to avoid activities that could disturb the filler product or increase the risks of side effects for the first couple of days. This includes strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption.
Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?
Most people do not describe dermal fillers as painful. However, you may experience a slight pinching sensation and pressure as the dermal filler is injected. A local anaesthetic may be applied before treatment or mixed with the dermal fillers product to minimise any discomfort.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers are very safe when performed by a trained practitioner experienced with cosmetic injectable treatments. Millions of dermal filler treatments are performed worldwide every year without serious complications. It’s important to choose a reputable clinic to reduce the chances of any unwanted side effects.
How Do I Prepare for Dermal Fillers?
As with all cosmetic injections, the most common side effects of dermal filler are bruising and swelling around the injection sites. You can reduce the risk of these side effects by avoiding any medications and supplements that act as blood thinners.
Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen for one week before your treatment. You should also avoid fish oil and vitamin E supplements for one week before your dermal fillers session.
Alcohol consumption can also increase the risk of swelling and bruising post-treatment and is best avoided for 48 hours before and after treatment.
What Is the Aftercare for Dermal Filler Treatment?
Your b clinic practitioner will provide important aftercare instructions to help you achieve optimal results and minimise downtime from your dermal fillers procedure.
For 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise or environments that expose the area to excessive heat, including saunas and steam rooms. You should also avoid applying pressure to the treated area until the filler product settles.
It’s important to allow your skin time to rejuvenate following dermal fillers. You should avoid any cosmetic skin treatments for two weeks post-treatment. At home, you should avoid using any harsh exfoliation products or active skincare ingredients for 5 days, including retinol.
What Is the Difference Between Anti-wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are both cosmetic injectable treatments. They help reduce the appearance of visible signs of ageing and are often used together to achieve a more dramatic facial rejuvenation.
Fine lines and wrinkles are often caused by over-active muscles contracting when you make a facial expression. This causes the skin to crease. Anti-wrinkle injections relax the overactive muscle, resulting in smoother and younger-looking skin. The effects last for around 4 months before a top-up treatment is required to maintain results.
Dermal fillers restore lost volume and hydrate the skin to reduce the appearance of visible signs of ageing and enhance facial contours. The effects of dermal fillers typically last for much longer than anti-wrinkle injections.
Do Dermal Fillers Stretch Your Skin?
Dermal fillers do not stretch the skin. Once the body has broken down the filler product, the skin will return to its pre-treatment appearance. Dermal fillers keep your skin hydrated and boost collagen production, which can help to prevent sagging and skin laxity.
Possible Risks and Complications
Every cosmetic or medical procedure involves some risk. It’s important that you understand the possible complications before your treatment.
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure. Generally, side effects are mild and short-lived. For the first 24 hours post-treatment, you may experience mild swelling and bruising around the treatment areas. The injection sites may also appear red and feel tender.
In some cases, the filler product may form lumps under the skin. This is typically the result of an inexperienced practitioner performing the injections. The lumps can typically be massaged away to achieve a more natural appearance.
Rare complications can include an allergic reaction to the dermal fillers, infection, and damage to the skin cells.
Your clinician will discuss the risks and possible complications of dermal fillers during your initial consultation. We also recommend that you attend your complimentary post-treatment review so your practitioner can assess the results.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?
The cost of dermal fillers depends on the area being treated and the amount of filler product required to achieve your desired results. Dermal fillers treatments start from $550 for 1ml of product. Schedule a free consultation at b clinic to receive a personalised quote and treatment plan.