Dermal Filler FAQs

Dermal Filler FAQs you may like to know:

Lip Dermal Filler by Dr Nathan Le

1. What are dermal fillers?
Dermal Fillers are Hyaluronic Acid, which is part of our body.  Approximately 50-60% of Hyaluronic Acid in the body is found in the skin.
Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected under the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalize the skin.

2. How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel which is long lasting but not permanent.

3. What are the benefits of dermal filler?
Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 3-12months. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.

4. What areas can be treated?
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalize the skin.
The most common areas treated are:
Lips (adding volume and shape)
Nose to mouth lines (the nasio-labial folds)
Mouth to Chin lines (nasio-mental lines)
Corner of the mouth

5. What does dermal filler treatment involve?
Initial consultation
Actual procedure:
Dermal filler is injected under the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.
Dermal filler products improve the elasticity and texture of skin, restoring and improves the skin’s hydro balance.
The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes.
Treatment with dermal fillers is painless, does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.  However the best results often show after 2 days as they settle under the skin.

After initial treatment:
Dermal filler products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 6-12 months after your initial treatment, depending on the material used.

After a treatment some reactions might occur, these include; are slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days.

6. How long does a Dermal Fillers treatment last?
One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle, age and most importatntly the Filler material used.

The softer filler material: has a smaller gel particle size give nicer, more natural look and feel happen to do NOT last quite as long, often 3- 12 months.  This is the one we most often use, and strongly recommended for patient getting filler done for the first time

The filler with larger filler particle look and feels not as natural but they do last longer, often 6 to 12 months.

7. Can everybody use Dermal Fillers?
Most people can benefit from dermal filler treatment. If you wish to
Create more defined or fuller lips
Reduce lines and wrinkles

8. Who can NOT have Dermal Fillers?
Know hypersensitivity with Hyaluronic Acid
Should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women

9. Are there any risks with Dermal Fillers?
Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection; they typically resolve spontaneously a few days after injection to the skin, within a week after injection into the lips.

These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. After lip enhancement, lips may swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two days.

Below are examples of the amazing results that Dr Nathan Le has achieved with some of our patients

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We are providing Facial Injectables for patients from Kempsey and surrounding areas including South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Macksville…

Call us today on 4731 4655 so Dr Le can help to give you fuller lips!


Dr Nathan Le offer this same service at Best Western Dental Centre in Sydney.

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