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Injectable Dermal Fillers

1) What exactly is Injectable Dermal Fillers?


Dermal Fillers are a cosmetic non-surgical treatment that are used to restore youthful fullness to the face.

Injectable Dermal Fillers are gels made from naturally occurring substances. Dermal Fillers are injected just under the skin, in order to add volume and correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, acne scars and dark hollowing under the eyes. Dermal Fillers are also commonly used to give a plump appearance to the lips.

Dr. Zacharia’s practice uses global leading cosmetics filler brands. Suitability for Dermal Fillers will be assessed during an initial consultation with Dr Zacharia. Bookings can be made here.

2) What does Injectable Dermal Fillers treat?

Temporary Fillers can successfully treat conditions, including: –

  • Forehead creases
  • Temple volume loss
  • Frown lines
  • Lifting the eyebrow
  • Crows feet
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Fill tear troughs
  • Nose reshaping or lines across the bridge
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smile lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines around the lips)
  • Marionette lines
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Chin enhancement
  • Add volume to the jaw line
  • Turkey wattle neck (appearance of neck “bands”)
  • Fill scars

3) Who can do Dermal Fillers?

Any male and female adults can have fillers injections. Those looking for fast, non-surgical anti-wrinkle procedures to plump up deep facial lines and who want a solution with no, or very limited recovery time, are ideal candidates.

Any medications or supplements taken should be disclosed to the physician, as they may increase bleeding and bruising at the injection sites.

Pregnant or nursing women are not eligible for Dermal Filler Injections. Also, any person with an infection near the injection site should postpone treatment until the infection is resolved. Furthermore, there is a greatly increased risk of serious side effects in patients with any pre-existing neuromuscular disorder.

4) What does Dermal Filler treatment involve?

Prior to treatment, a numbing cream or ice can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable, and to help reduce bruising or swelling.

Small needles are used to inject the dermal filler into the second layer of skin, providing lift and volume. The treatment can take anywhere from 15-40 minutes to complete, depending on the treatment area.

After the treatment, patients can simply go about their day, but Dr. Zacharia provides advice on what should be avoided directly after the treatment.

5) Are Dermal Fillers painful?

The treatment should be relatively painless or mildly uncomfortable, some areas may be more sensitive than others. Injectable Dermal Fillers provide immediate results with a minimal amount of discomfort and downtime.

6) How many treatments are needed?

Everybody has a different metabolism, and temporary fillers have many factors that may affect when patients need to return for another treatment. On average, most patients will do another temporary filler injection after eight-to-twelve months from their last treatment. Therefore Dermal Fillers may be done at least once a year or twice if necessary.

7) Are there any side effects involved?

In both temporary there are always possible side effects that can occur. The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort, and while the patient may experience some side effect, they are generally temporary and injection-site related.

8) Are Dermal Fillers really safe?

Temporary dermal fillers contain natural complex sugar materials, which are safe in the short and long term, as they can gradually dissolve and absorb into the human body, causing no harm.

Dr Zacharia is conservative in his approach and skillfully creates a natural rejuvenated result.

Dermal Fillers have long been used in the medical profession to treat a variety of conditions. During a patient consultation, Dr. Zacharia will take a full medical history to ensure patient safety with the treatment.

9) How long do Dermal Fillers last?

The initial effect is immediate, but part of that result is swelling. After the swelling subsides, the result will last anywhere from 6-to-18 months, depending on the treatment area and which filler is been used.

10) How much do Dermal Fillers cost?

Compared to other treatments that offer the same results, Dermal Fillers are very affordable. The cost varies according to the amount of filler used, which is also depends on the area being treated. This means that every treatment has a different cost, tailored to each patient.

Book a consultation or contact the staff at Dr. Zacharia’s rooms today on (02) 9192 1600.

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