Dermal filler treatment, Cityskin Neutral Bay
- You lose the fat pads in your face, which help to keep the skin plump and youthful-looking
- Facial bones change, causing loss of cheekbones and widening of the eye orbit
- Collagen & elastin are lost in the skin causing laxity
Dermal fillers help to replace this lost volume and thereby give the face a more youthful appearance. Fillers last between 6-24 months depending upon which dermal filler is used and the amount injected, which will vary from person to person.
Cityskin uses the more expensive filler containing lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, which makes the procedure more comfortable.
How does dermal filler work?
The way you could describe dermal filler is by using the analogy of a valley with a dry river bed running through it. Imagine you are having dermal filler placed into the river bed to raise the level equal to the top of the valley to make it almost flat. It is now no longer a valley but a flat plain. Now imagine that the deep lines and folds on your face are like that valley – dermal filler is placed under your lines and folds to volumise your skin and reduce the appearance of the lines and folds.
When injected under your skin, dermal fillers attract water and over the next few days will swell slightly. This produces a lifting effect and in this way dermal filler looks better in the days after injection, so always ensure you have your dermal filler treatment at least a week prior to any special event.
Over time, dermal filler is broken down naturally by the body.
What does dermal filler look like?
Dermal fillers are clear and feel gelatinous. They vary from thin dermal fillers, which flow easily from the tip of the needle to thicker fillers which are firmer. Generally speaking the thicker the dermal filler the longer it lasts and the more lift it provides. We have to be careful to place thicker dermal fillers deep under the skin to avoid causing small lumps and bumps.
Thicker dermal fillers are more often used in cheeks, marionette lines, chins and in the jowl area. Thinner fillers are more often used to treat fine lines around the mouth and in the lips where we want a nice, smooth spread of the filler without overfilling.
How much dermal filler will I need?
The amount of dermal filler that you may need depends on the degree of volume loss or depth of the line that we are treating. As a general guide we use the following amounts of dermal filler:
- Nasolabial folds – 1.0ml
- Marionette lines – 1.0 – 2.0ml
- Cheek enhancement – 1.0 – 3.0ml
- Lip enhancement – 1.0ml
- Temples – 2.0ml
- Chin – 1.0ml
At Cityskin, you’ll get the result that you are looking for because we take the time to ensure you are happy with the result. Most people want to emphasise features, rather than change their appearance, and we achieve this with careful placement of dermal filler. The dermal filler is dissolvable so if you want the affect to be reversed this can be done for you.
Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatment for full facial rejuvenation
A combination of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatment can be used to rejuvenate the face. We often talk about ‘decade dosing’ to fully rejuvenate the face- 3ml in your 30’s, 4ml in your 40’s, 5ml in your 50’s and 6ml in your 60’s.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers last between 6 and 24 months. In areas of the face where there is more movement, dermal filler can wear off quicker. We choose the correct dermal filler for your treatment based on how much of a volumising effect you are looking to achieve.
The more volumising, longer lasting fillers are generally not used in areas where there is a lot of movement, for example the lips. Longer lasting dermal fillers are firmer and better placed in areas such as the cheeks and marionette area.
How much does dermal fillers cost?
At Cityskin we charge from $550 – $880 for 1ml of dermal filler, depending on the filler used.
Have a read of our costs page for a full breakdown. We do not use collagen or permanent dermal fillers at Cityskin as we consider that they are not safe.