Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) Fillers have been used throughout the world for more than 40 years; however, we still find that a lot of clients are unaware of exactly what this is and how it works. Here are five of our most frequently asked questions:
1) What are Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) Fillers?
Hyaluronic Acid is a complex carbohydrate molecule produced naturally by our body and reabsorbed in a short regular cycle. Its job is to attract fluid and provide hydration to the surrounding tissue.
Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers contain hyaluronic acid in a concentrated form, designed to integrate into your own tissue and hydrate and plump the area. They last between 6 – 24 months, depending on the type and amount injected, as well as the individual person.
Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers are not permanent and can be dissolved if necessary.
2) What do they actually do?
Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers work by attracting fluid and hydrating and plumping tissue. They help to address volume loss in areas of our face caused by the process of ‘growing up’.
As we age, changes to facial fat pads and loss of bone density may be seen as hollowing or shadows. Additionally, our skin loses elasticity and cell turnover slows down, resulting in the development of lines and wrinkles. Such changes can make the individual feel that they look tired and sad, or even ‘saggy’ with areas such as the jawline looking soft and poorly defined.
We use a variety of types of Hyaluronic Acid filler depending on the result required, to soften fine lines and wrinkles and to volumise and support areas of fat and bone loss. The result is a fresh and rejuvenated look which matches the inner you!
Dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers may also be used where no bone or fat loss is present purely to enhance and glamorise features such as cheeks and lips.
3) Does it hurt?
Our Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic, so any discomfort is minimised. Our techniques are designed to maximise your comfort; those receiving dermal filler treatments will often describe the feeling as a mild stinging sensation – or ‘weird but not painful’.
4) Will I look ‘frozen’ or ‘unnatural’?
Achieving a natural look is absolutely achievable; the key is taking a holistic view of the face. Best results may be achieved by gradual treatments, making subtle improvements each time. This approach results in a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, rather than looking like you've 'had work done'.
It is certainly possible to look unnatural if too much product is used or is placed incorrectly. This is why it is so important to do your research and choose your treatment provider wisely! We pride ourselves on enhancing your natural features to produce a refreshed look rather than looking ‘fake’ or overdone! Our free, comprehensive facial assessment gives us the opportunity to get to know you and what you want to achieve, to discuss various options and develop a personalised treatment plan for you which includes agreed treatments, timeframes and cost.
5) How much does it cost?
We offer a guide here for the more commonly treated areas:
|Lips||$495 - $750|
|Cheeks||$750 - $1500|
|Nasolabial Folds (laugh lines)||$750 - $1500|
|Jawline||$750 - $1500|
|Lower Face||$750 - $1500|
Please remember this is guide pricing only. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to book a free facial assessment so you will know what the exact cost will be before we start treatment.
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