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What are Dermal Fillers?

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A Basic Guide to Dermal Fillers and How We use Them In Facial Aesthetics

Dermal fillers are used for facial rejuvenation, re-volumising areas of the face that have lost volume due to the natural ageing process. They are also used to improve overall skin texture.

The dermal filler we use is a natural body protein, that has local anaesthetic inbuilt, to minimize pain and discomfort. This natural body protein is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body which stabilises the skin structure, attracts and binds water, and contributes to the elastic properties of the skin that allow it to remain volumised. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated.

Dermal fillers are soft and gel-like.  They have different consistencies and plumping capabilities. Product selection for different areas of the face is very important. When your injector is choosing a product to treat a specific area they are considering many factors including, but not limited to the dermal filler’s flexibility and firmness. Consideration is also given in how the product is to be injected. Some fillers need deep injection, some only need to be injected just under the skin. This is important in ensuring you receive natural looking results.

Where can we inject dermal filler?

The most common areas for treatments are:





Nose to mouth lines;

Marionette lines;

Under eyes.

There are some higher risk areas that can be treated with dermal filler such as noses and foreheads however it is extremely important to do your research on these areas and the risks involved before having these procedures done. Enhance Cosmetic Injectables does have a referral system in place for any patient wanting to address these higher risk areas.

As with all medical procedures there are some possible risks that will always be discussed in your consult. The majority of cosmetic practitioners choose to work with the type of dermal filler discussed in this post as it is a reversible filler. So should a side effect occur, this type of filler can be dissolved immediately with a specific medication to reverse the side effect. 

The longevity of filler varies from patient to patient and is also determined by the product used and the area treated. Stronger fillers, such as Cheek and Jawline filler can last 12-18 months. Lip fillers which are softer fillers can last 6-9 months.

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Please note that this content is for general information purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. It also should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Always seek the advice of qualified medical practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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