Dermal Fillers

Non-surgical enhancements using cosmetic injections, also known as dermal fillers, are becoming increasingly popular in Australia. Dermal fillers are materials injected under the skin to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles or lines and can also be used to enhance facial contours by adding volume to cheeks and lips and to improve the appearance of scars.

Dr Rastogi creates expression while reviving the appearance of your facial skin by erasing lines and plumping lips with the use of dermal fillers.

Our nurse injectors, Helen McAlpine and Kamala Ticehurst have both been injecting under Dr Rastogi for the past 15 years and are highly qualified. There is no cost for a consultation with the nurses.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used to add volume and restore structure to the face, significantly improving wrinkles, lines, and scars and creating a youthful appearance. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which works by holding and binding water in the skin.

What can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers can treat:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Facial scars
  • Skin depressions
  • Loss of skin volume

Additionally, dermal fillers can be used to improve the overall appearance and structure of the face. This can be done by:

  • Enhancing the cheekbones
  • Defining the jawline
  • Creating fuller lips with dermal lip fillers

What areas can dermal fillers treat?

The areas of the body that can be treated with dermal fillers are the facial areas, including the lips and nose, and the hands can also be treated to restore any lost volume and improve the signs of ageing.

How is the treatment delivered?

After the treatment area is assessed during a consultation, the dermal filler will be precisely injected into the desired area in small amounts at a time. The treated area will then be gently massaged to ensure that the filler is distributed correctly and takes the right shape.

Treatments are completely personalised and will be performed with a high attention to detail in order to achieve the best results. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to relieve any discomfort, but the treatment is typically tolerable as the needles used are quite small.

Results can be instantly noticeable after treatment, however, the best results will be visible once any initial redness or swelling has subsided.

How long will the treatment take?

The treatment can take anywhere from about 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the details of the personalised treatment. The treatment time will depend on the complexity of the treatment, which is influenced by the patient’s goals and the condition of the targeted area.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

The costs of treatment with dermal fillers will be measured by the amount of filler used in the treated area. This amount will vary from patient to patient. Your costs will be outlined to you during your initial consultation.

What can I expect during recovery?

After your treatment with dermal fillers, some minor swelling and redness can be expected. Some patients may also notice minor bruising, tenderness, firmness or itching, but these symptoms will subside within the first few days after treatment.

Patients will be able to return to work or usual daily activities straight after treatment and will experience minimal downtime.

It will be important to follow your provided recovery instructions to ensure that you will achieve the best results. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment with dermal fillers, keep the area clean with a gentle cleanser, avoid excessive heat exposure and avoid applying pressure to the area. To help any swelling subside, you can rest with your head elevated on an extra pillow and gently apply cold compress to the area.

What are the risks and side effects of dermal fillers?

Although treatment with dermal fillers is associated with very little downtime, no cosmetic injectables procedure is completely without the chance of side effects. Your aftercare instructions will help you to minimise some of the side effects. These include:

  • Lumps or asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Skin damage
  • Infection
  • Skin necrosis
  • Scarring
  • Unsatisfactory results

Since dermal filler can be dissolved, unsatisfactory results, lumps or asymmetry can generally be reversed by injecting a dissolving enzyme. The more serious side effects are quite rare and can be avoided by selecting a highly experienced injector to perform the treatment.

Book a consultation

Should you wish to book an appointment for treatment with cosmetic injectables, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.