Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are gel substances that can be injected into the skin with the purpose of restoring lost volume, to soften and fill lines and folds, contour the cheeks and jawline and rejuvenate and augment the lips.

Suitable for

Facial contouring, Softening of lines and folds

Downtime

2 - 7 days (treatment dependent)

Longevity

6 -18 months (treatment dependent)

Time

30 to 45 minutes

Cost

Practitioner dependent, please see FAQ's below

dr kate performing rhinoplasty with dermal fillers
The dermal fillers used at Youth Lab contain a naturally occurring substance which is found within our skin and connective tissue.

These gel fillers are biocompatible and as a result, non-allergenic and low risk when used as a filler agent.

 

before and after with dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are very hydrophilic (they hold onto a lot of water) and although they break down over time when injected into the skin, they are able to maintain their volume and shape due to their high water content.

The longevity of dermal fillers varies. As we age, intrinsic factors such as loss of subcutaneous fat, change in the structure of bones, gravity and loss of elastin and collagen can result in deep lines, saggy skin and areas of hollowing over the face. This combined with external factors such as sun damage and dynamic wrinkles can further cause changes in the once full and supple face.

Dermal fillers can thus be used to restore this lost volume, contour the shape of the face and enhance facial features naturally.

before and after with dermal fillers 2
Dermal fillers are very versatile and are used to treat a number of areas.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Lip augmentation, definition and volumisation
  • Reduction of lines around the lip
  • Static superficial to deep lines around the face including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Deeper injections to maintain the structure and support beneath these lines increases the longevity of the filler, as does the addition of wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Restoration of lost volume in the cheeks and temples, relieving hollowness and loss of smooth contours
  • Tear trough and periorbital rejuvenation
  • Chin enhancement
  • Jawline contouring
  • Non-surgical nose job
  • The 8 point lift and non-surgical facelift which targets 8 areas in the face offering maximum lift giving a non-surgical and non-invasive option without the down time

The doctors and nurses at Youth Lab are committed to maintaining a natural appearance whilst maintaining facial harmony.

FAQs

What does the treatment involve?

Prior to any treatment with dermal fillers, a full consultation is required. This will include full clinical photography, skin assessment and review with the doctor or nurse to assess your areas of concern, expectations and determine the need for any other complementary treatments. A tailored treatment plan will be devised with the aim to provide the best possible results and a natural harmonious look. 

Treatment with dermal fillers often involves some discomfort. In the treatment of certain areas, a prescription numbing cream or a block of the supplying nerve with local anaesthetic is performed. All dermal filler injections are performed by our doctors and nurses who prefer to use dermal fillers that contain local anaesthetic which further reduces the discomfort. 

The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes or longer if multiple areas are treated. This is to ensure an aesthetically pleasing result and accuracy of injection. The treatment itself involves the injection of the gel-like fluid through small needles or cannulas into the areas of concern, with different techniques to disperse the filler in a smooth and uniform way. It is important to note that each practitioner may use a different technique for your treatment, no two treatments will be the same. 

The effect is immediate, but some patients will notice increased swelling for 24 to 48hours so the true effect may not often be noticeable until then. It may take to 3 to 4 weeks for the dermal filler to stabilise and fully settle into the skin. A follow-up consultation at this time is recommended to assess the results and determine the next phase of treatment.

What happens after my treatment?

Following treatment with dermal fillers, normal activities can be resumed. You will be provided with full aftercare instructions. 

There are some general precautions that should be taken to reduce the risks of side effects and to obtain the best possible results

  • Ice/cool compress can be applied to reduce discomfort, swelling and bruising.
  • NO makeup is to be applied to the treated area for at least 24 hours
  • Do not lie down immediately after, or do strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not have any facial treatment such as laser or peels for at least 2 weeks. 
  • Do not touch your face or apply pressure to the treated area.

Are there any risks with dermal fillers?

These medications have been extensively researched for over 20 years with well established risk data.

With any medical procedure, there are always risks involved and your doctor/nurse will discuss all risks and contraindications prior to performing any procedure.

There are minimal side effects associated with dermal fillers. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Local swelling and asymmetry due to swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Lumpiness or irregularity of the filler
  • Pain and discomfort

Rare complications include allergic reactions, the formation of granulomas or delayed onset nodules, secondary bacterial or viral infections (for example reactivation of the cold sore virus), damage to vascular structures, ischaemia and blindness (very rare). 

Dermal filler injections cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently unwell with any infection,  have taken a course of Roaccutane in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies. 

Our doctors/nurses will discuss all risks and contraindications prior to performing any procedure. 

What are the costs?

A full consultation with your Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Registered Nurse will determine the type and volume of dermal filler required for your concerns. 

We have a wide variety of dermal fillers from the most popular and effective ranges. Each of these fillers are different and used in different areas of the face, so the price may reflect this. Remember, the longevity of dermal fillers depends on the product and individual.

We have outlined a pricing guide below, however, a full quote will be provided upon consultation.

Volume And Contour – Cheeks, Chin, Jawline, Temples
  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $750 for 1ml
  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $650 for 1ml
Sculpting And Filling – Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, Smile Lines
  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $650 for 1ml
  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $575 for 1ml
Fine Lines And Detail – Superficial Lines And Wrinkles
  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $550 for 1ml
  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $500 for 1ml
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Dr Kate Jameson: From $900

Initial consultation essential. Multiple treatment sessions may be required. Only performed by Dr Kate Jameson.