Dermal Fillers Sydney NSW

Dermal fillers can help reduce signs of facial ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. This skin rejuvenation treatment involves the injection of a special type of gel. The treatment fills in wrinkles by adding volume to the area. Once the prescribed amount of fillers is injected, you can achieve plumper, smoother, and youthful skin.

Areas that can be treated with dermal fillers

The treatment can be administered in different parts of your face such as:

  • Around your eye
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Nose
  • Temples

Ideal candidates

The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment is to visit Dr Laniewski clinics in Sydney & Central Coast. In general, we recommend this skin rejuvenation treatment if:

  • You feel that you look older than you really are
  • You have baggy or sunken eyes
  • You have deep lines and troughs
  • You have facial wrinkles of varying sizes and depths
  • You have good physical and mental health
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You have sagging skin under your chin
  • You have sunken cheeks
  • You have thin lips
  • Your facial skin is sagging
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Benefits of dermal fillers

Dermal filler treatments provide patients with a number of benefits, including:

  • Immediate, noticeable results: Once the gel is injected into your skin, it makes the area plumper by adding volume. This smooths out fine lines and wrinkles in the area.
  • Quick treatment: Depending on the required number of injections, the treatment can take 10 minutes to complete. It’s a form of “lunchtime rejuvenation” and you can return to work and daily activities after.
  • No downtime required: Unlike surgery, the treatment requires no downtime. The procedure is non-invasive so there’s no need to take time off work.
  • Long-lasting results: The results of the treatment will depend on the treated area and the type of dermal filler used. In general, natural fillers can last from six to 18 months while synthetic fillers can last for several years.
  • Increased self-confidence: A younger-looking appearance can give you a boost in your self-confidence. This can also have a positive impact on your quality of life.
  • Natural and discreet results: Unlike surgery, the treatment does not produce noticeable scars. It makes use of a gel that contains a substance that naturally occurs in your body.

How dermal fillers work

The treatment injects a gel-like substance into your skin. This is a substance that occurs naturally in your body, and helps to keep your tissues lubricated. By injecting this substance in your skin, it adds volume to the area in an instant. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

How long do results last

The results of the treatment can last from six to 18 months if natural fillers are used. Synthetic fillers can last for several years. However, this will depend on the size and location of the treated area, desired results, and skin condition. To maintain your youthful skin, you will need a top-up treatment a few months after your initial dermal filler injections.

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What to do before dermal filler injections?

To ensure that you will achieve your desired results, we recommend that you:

  • Avoid acne medications and other skincare products that can make your skin sensitive.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and other supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding.
  • Avoid waxing or tweezing the area to be treated.

How are dermal filler injections performed?

Before the treatment, you will consult our medical staff at Dr Laniewski clinics in Sydney or Central Coast. This allows our medical team to get your detailed health history and perform a skin assessment. Moreover, this opportunity helps us to create an individualised treatment plan for each patient.

During the procedure, Dr Laniewski or his assistant will clean the target skin area with an antiseptic. To prevent discomfort, our physician will then inject a local anaesthetic. Once your skin is numb, your physician will inject the filler into the target area. After each injection, we will check the placement of the filler as well as its effects. After the procedure, we will wipe the area with clean gauze. This allows the removal of excess solution and blood. To reduce swelling and reduce discomfort, an ice pack is usually applied over the treated area. The entire process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

What is a recommended amount of dermal filler?

This will depend on the location and size of the target area. In addition, your cosmetic injector will also base this on your desired results and skin condition. In general, we usually inject small amounts of dermal fillers in each area in order to achieve optimal results while reducing the risk of overfilling the skin.

What to expect after the treatment

After the treatment, it is normal to experience redness and slight bruising. The injection site can also look sore but you can resume your daily activities immediately afterwards. You can notice some results immediately, but you may need to wait for a few weeks to see the full effects of the treatment. Usually, you can notice a significant improvement once the swelling is gone.

To prevent complications, you should:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid intense cold
  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours
  • Avoid saunas
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Sleep with your head higher than your chest to prevent swelling
  • Use an ice pack over the area

What is the difference between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

While both methods help reduce signs of facial ageing, their actions are different. Dermal fillers fill the skin by adding volume via injection of a special gel. Anti-wrinkle injections use a substance that relaxes the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers also produce longer results compared to anti-wrinkle injections.

What common risks and complications are connected with dermal fillers?

It is important to keep in mind that this treatment also has risks and complications. Although rare, these include:

  • Acne-like bumps or rashes
  • Bruising
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Eye problems
  • Filler that can be felt under the skin surface
  • Infection
  • Itching
  • Lumps
  • Overfilling of the skin
  • Poor cosmetic results
  • Severe redness
  • Severe swelling
  • Skin damage
  • Skin unevenness

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