Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be helpful for wrinkles and creases in the lower half of the face, particularly the crease running down from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

They are a safe, non-surgical and effective method of lifting, rejuvenating and shaping the face.

  • Dermal fillers, as the name suggest can be used to revolumise creases, or reshape areas such as the cheeks and chin.
  • Fillers can also refill deep creases not treatable with anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Acne and chicken pox scars can also be lifted with fillers.
  • Temporary fillers are used at Westside Dermatology and last between 4 months to 18 months.

Dermal fillers are used to fill or replace loss volume due to the reduction in skin collagen and elastin. Fillers provide an immediate dose of collagen and ground substance, instantly filling hollows, furrows, wrinkles and lines.

Westside Dermatology use fillers consisting of a natural substance called hyaluronans and is allergy free.

  • Lips – to increase definition, increase fullness or reduce lines.
  • Smile creases
  • Cheeks
  • Frown lines, creases and wrinkles
  • Acne scars and chickpox scars

After a consultation with our Filler Specialist, we will discuss and advise on how fillers may benefit you, including what filler to use, what area to treat, and most importantly discuss the expected outcome, duration of results and costs.

Filler procedure involves multiple fine injections to the treatment area. We often use a combination of ice and a numbing cream prior to the injections, reducing the discomfort to a manageable level. The procedure takes between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the treated area.

Immediately after the filler procedure, you can expect slight redness and swelling- this is absolutely normal. This inconvenience is temporary and settles within a day or two. Light make up maybe applied if desired. The majority of patients feel comfortable enough to resume their work and normal activities after treatment. Bruising may develop a day or two after fillers, but will settle over 3-5 days.

The longevity of fillers will depend on the areas treated, and the type of fillers used. On average, they last 6-8 months, however, much like one’s metabolic rate, there is also an individual variation in the longevity of fillers in different people.

Westside Dermatology offers a variety of temporary fillers, each suited to different applications. Our Specialist Injector will advise you on which dermal filler is best, depending on the location, longevity and results you desire.

**Westside Dermatology do not perform Permanent Fillers due to the increased risks of serious side effects and complications.

Absolutely! Dermal fillers are only one arm of the rejuvenation process. They are frequently combined with anti-wrinkle injections, which relax the underlying muscles. Balance is the key to natural facial rejuvenation. Apart from treating loss volume, the use of fractionated laser and TCA peels can improve skin texture, tone and clarity.

– Specialist Nurse Injector

“While the aging process cannot be avoided there are alternatives available to rejuvenate you face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Volume is important for facial attractiveness.   Loss of facial volume results in flat facial features, which affects the central facial triangle, disrupting facial harmony.”

Kris has performed Filler injections for the past 10 years, and to date has performed over 3000 procedures. Specialist Dermatologists, Plastic surgeons and Cosmetic Physicians frequently refer patients to Kris for Filler procedures