Dermal Fillers

and Facial Contouring

Fillers are used to enhance regions of the face that have lost volume (due to aging, sun exposure, weight loss etc.) The most common areas to use filler is in the mid face. When we lose volume in the mid face area, the fat pad on the cheek slips downwards and deepens the look of the line from the nose to the outside edge of the mouth (the nasolabial fold). As the volume loss increases, the lower jaw line starts to sag and lines can develop from the corner of the mouth downwards towards the chin. (the “marionette” lines). Using filler to lift up the cheek again softens all of these areas. A second treatment a few months later may be needed in the marionette lines to support the outer edge of the mouth and to soften that line further. A firm treatment plan will be provided to each patient so the cost is clear The joy of filler is that there is results are instantly visible with ongoing improvement over the next 3 to 4 months as the filler pulls water into the matrix causing it to expand further. Mid face filler lasts up to two years.

The second most popular area for filler is in the lips. As we age, our lips tend to thin and turn inward. Using a technique that I have developed over the past 15 years, I can give you a more youthful lip line without looking like a duck. The lip filler can last 12 to 18 months. This filler can also be used in other areas to soften deeper lines.

If you are curious about what fillers could do for you, feel free to make an appointment and come in for a discussion.

What are Fillers used for?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial contouring
  • Saggy jowls
  • Marionette lines
  • Loss of lip volume

FAQ

How long does it last?

Can vary from one to two years dependant upon the type of filler and where it is placed.  

Is it permanent?

We do not use permanent fillers in our clinic.   

Is it painful?

Vermilion borders of lips are tender, but most other areas we pre-treat with ice which makes it easier.  The filler has local anaesthetic in it so after the first injection, it is not painful at all.

Can it be reversed?

Yes, there is an enzyme that we can inject to dissolve the filler  

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