Dermal Fillers - Lips & Wrinkles
Getting older and wiser should be something we can embrace. However, as our appearance starts to become marred by thinning lips, lean cheeks and noticeable lines, it can be hard to feel positive about the years going by.
Laser Skin Care are the experts at smoothing over and filling out these ageing imperfections. Our safe, effective dermal fillers revitalise the skin's appearance leaving you fresh, glowing and ready to blow out those next birthday candles with a new sense of confidence.
What are dermal fillers and what are they used for?
Wrinkle fillers are soft gels which can be injected into or under the skin for a variety of effects. They are fully biocompatible - that is they are formulated to match the skin's natural connective tissues, and are therefore very safe. They break down very slowly leaving no residue, meaning that they will typically last about 12 months in the skin.
Lips Fillers Perth
As we age, lips tend to thin, and the injection of even small volumes will create a fuller effect. Filler may be injected to improve definition, increase fullness, or to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Many lines around the face area will improve with injection of wrinkle fillers directly under the line, but often further treatment is necessary in order to strengthen the structural supports of the skin around the line. A muscle relaxant injection may be beneficial in terms of further line prevention and also to improve longevity of the filler. Lines especially around the mouth are often injected - nasolabial lines, the marionettes and the chin crease. The tear trough is very successfully injected and has the effect of making the face and eyes look less tired.
Restoration of lost volume in the cheeks is easily achieved, relieving hollowness or gauntness and returning the cheeks to a natural youthful plumpness.
What fillers are used at Laser Skin Care?
We use fillers with a long history of worldwide safety and established effectiveness. They have a longevity which varies from 6 to 18 months, depending on the area treated and the amount of filler used. It is gradually reabsorbed, but maintains filler effect due to the absorption of water over time.
What is involved in treatment?
For the injection of lines or wrinkles, treatment involves some minor discomfort, and an anaesthetic cream may be applied an hour beforehand to assist. With regards to the treatment of the lips, local anaesthetic injections are used and the treatment is therefore virtually painless.
The procedure generally takes around 30 minutes with the effect usually lasting between 3 months to a year but is extremely variable. Due to variations in the individual response and the degree of fullness desired, the effect is often assessed at 3 to 4 weeks post treatment. Further injection may be undergone at this stage.
What are their side effects of wrinkle filler injections?
Side effects include:
- local swelling
- lumpiness or irregularity of the filler
- granuloma (long-term nodules), allergy, infection and rarely ischaemia (blockage of the circulation to the skin in the area treated)
- nerve injury (numbness, tingling) - very uncommon & usually temporary
This procedure is not recommended for:
- Pregnant or breast feeding women.
- Patients who have used oral retinoids in the last 3 months.
- Those with a medical history of auto-immune type diseases (lupus or rheumatoid arthritis) or multiple allergies.