Skin Hydrating Dermal fillers

Skin hydrating fillers are temporary dermal fillers designed specifically to maintain hydration and improve collagen in the skin. This creates a smooth lustrous glow. Beautiful results are achieved without changing the shape of the face.

Skin hydrating fillers are excellent for improving the hydration, collagen and elasticity in the skin. They can be used for young and mature skin to maintain skin moisture, increase firmness, improve wrinkles and reduce the visible signs of sun damage.

Perfect for:
  • face
  • neck
  • décolletage
  • hands

The results of skin hydrating filler treatment is not seen immediately. 6-8 weeks after treatment the skin has had time to improve and build collagen and this is when the best results are evident. Skin hydrating fillers are a beautiful treatment but they require us to be a little patient.

We love beautiful natural results and understand every client ages differently. A treatment plan will be devised with you, looking at the right sequence of treatment in order to look your best now and into the future.

Prior to your treatment Dr May Marr will meet with you via video consultation and we will discuss the risks and potential complications associated with your procedure. associated with your procedure.

 

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What are skin hydrating dermal fillers?

Skin hydrating dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance involved in tissue repair and hydration. They are the most liquid of all the dermal fillers so do not increase the volume of the face.

When injected hydration and texture improve and lines soften.  There is improved collagen production and elasticity in the skin which improves overall health and function.

Skin hydrating dermal fillers are packaged as a 1ml syringe of clear gel containing a small amount of local anaesthetic.

As a guide 1ml-3ml would be needed per session and dependent on the site and size of the area to be treated.

What happens at my first visit?
Set aside 1 to 1.5 hours for your first visit. It  is important to remember injectable treatments are a medical procedure. We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire on arrival. We like our clients to know how their faces change over time and why that influences the choice of  treatments now and into the future. Treatment can be done on the same day but some clients like to take some time to consider the information provided. What matters most to us is you have all the information needed to make a decision that you feel happy and confident about.

When will I see a result?
Skin hydrating dermal fillers have an initial swelling. When the swelling settles it may appear there has been no change. It takes about 8 weeks for this particular filler to induce collagen production and skin texture improvment.

Swelling is normal after treatment but most people are able to return to work straight away.

Remember to plan your treatment around special events. Swelling and bruising can take up to 2 weeks to settle.

What are the potential side effects and complications?
It is important for us to discuss your health history as anti wrinkle injections may not suitable for people;

  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • breast feeding
  • who a have a neuro muscular disorder
  • who have an allergy to the known components of the product
  • under age 18yrs

SIDE EFFECTS

Research shows it is common for people to experience headache following  anti wrinkle injections to the forehead and frown area.

Bruising is a possibility any time the skin is pierced. If a bruise were to occur it would appear as a small spot and blendable by the use of  concealer.

Brow or lid ptosis refers to relaxing the muscles of the forehead or frown causing the eyebrow or eyelid to sit too low. It is very uncommon but possible. These resolve  to normal position and function as the  product wears off.

Infection at the injection site is rare.

Allergy to the product or is components is rare.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

We will always tailor an amount of anti wrinkle injection for you. We prefer to take a conservative approach with initial treatments to determine the best therapeutic dose for you. We can always add more if required. (We would prefer you did not pay for an amount you did not need). Understanding this, there is a possibility the desired effect is not reached straight way. Give us time to know what is your best fit.

Many of our clients plan their treatment around special events. Remember anti wrinkle injections take 2 weeks to reach their maximum effect. Static lines can take up to 1-2 years to soften. We can tailor combination treatments to help achieve your goals.

Will it hurt?
Prior to treatment we clean the skin thoroughly and apply a local anaesthetic cream to the skin.

For most filler procedures we use a small amount of local anaesthetic injected into the skin which makes the procedure very comfortable.

The dermal filler product also has local anaesthetic within it to increase comfort.

It is common for the area to feel tender after treatment but Paracetamol should be sufficient to reduce this.

How long will it last?
The longevity of anti wrinkle injection action does vary from person to person. Generally re treating 12-14 weeks later allows the best long term result. Re treating at longer periods puts the skin under the forces of the muscles and prevents the wrinkle from softening over time.

Over due course, with regular treatment, the anti wrinkle injections tend to last longer and often the dose can be reduced.

Pricing
There are several anti wrinkle injection products on the market and all are measured slightly differently. One product uses less units while the other uses more. Both achieve the same result. Be assured though that the end cost works out to be the same.

As a guide to treat frown lines in females 30-50 units. Males usually require 1.5 times this amount for the same area.

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) prohibits the advertising of prices for medical procedures. We are comparable in price to other providers and are happy to talk about pricing with you.