Most popularly used to plump lips and enhance the cheekbones, dermal fillers are a versatile treatment that can correct fine lines, smooth deep creases, restore volume and even reshape the chin and jawline.
Treatments with dermal fillers can be tailored to your personal needs, addressing your individual concerns. During a consultation with Dr Allison, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals and agree on a treatment plan that will outline the right approach for you.
What can be achieved with dermal fillers
Add volume & fullness
Dermal fillers can help add volume, fullness and definition to the lips, cheeks, chin and jawline.
Restore facial balance
Our highly skilled injectors can minimise the appearance of natural or injury-induced asymmetries with filler treatment.
Restore lost facial volume
As we age, we lose the youthful volume in our face, which dermal fillers can help to restore.
Replenish & rehydrate the skin
Dermal fillers replace structure by adding contour and volume, they also help to hydrate the treated area.
The benefits of dermal filler treatments
One significant advantage of dermal fillers is their quick and minimally invasive nature. Unlike surgical procedures, which often require extensive downtime and recovery, dermal filler injections typically take only a short amount of time to administer, and patients can usually resume their regular activities immediately after the treatment.
Treatments with dermal fillers can create subtle improvements by carefully injecting the filler into specific areas of concern, such as nasolabial folds or under-eye hollows. The outcome is results that don’t appear overdone.
Dermal fillers are temporary and reversible, providing patients with flexibility. If, for any reason, an individual is dissatisfied with the results, or if they wish to pursue different aesthetic goals in the future, they can opt to have the effects of the filler dissolved.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, in particular, can be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which allows for a relatively straightforward reversal of the procedure. Dermal fillers can offer long-lasting effects without the permanence of surgical interventions.
Suitable candidates for dermal fillers
Suitable candidates for dermal fillers are typically seeking non-surgical solutions to address signs of ageing or facial contouring.
One category of suitable candidates includes those with early signs of ageing, such as fine lines and mild wrinkles, as dermal fillers can effectively smooth out these imperfections. These individuals may not yet require more invasive procedures like facelifts and want to achieve subtle but noticeable improvements.
Another group of potential candidates comprises individuals with volume loss in specific facial areas. Our skin loses collagen and fat as we age. Dermal fillers can help replenish lost volume, particularly in regions like the cheeks, temples, and under-eye hollows.
Candidates need to have realistic expectations and be in overall good health. Individuals with certain medical conditions, allergies, or a history of adverse reactions to similar treatments will need to discuss these during consultation before undergoing the treatment to determine suitability.
Your consultation with Dr Scott Allison
During a consultation for dermal fillers, Dr Allison will discuss your specific concerns, goals, and medical history. The initial consultation will involve gathering essential information about your overall health, allergies, previous cosmetic procedures, and any medications you might be taking to ensure that you are suitable for the treatment and minimise potential risks or complications.
Dr Allison will then explain the different types of dermal fillers available and the specific characteristics of each option. He will discuss the benefits, longevity, and potential side effects of the fillers. He will then explain the procedure itself, including the duration of the treatment, the injection technique, and any associated discomfort you might experience.
The consultation will delve into the expected downtime and recovery process. Dr Allison will provide post-treatment care instructions, such as avoiding strenuous exercise or certain medications that may increase bruising or swelling.
You will receive a personalised treatment plan and a breakdown of your treatment costs to know what to expect. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your aesthetic goals and personal needs and will help determine your treatment’s costs.
The consultation will also help you to decide whether the treatment aligns with your aesthetic goals and if you are comfortable proceeding. Dr Allison will help you to make an informed decision.
If you’re ready for your consultation, please get in touch with our Brisbane team to book a time that suits you best.
What to expect during the procedure
At the beginning of your treatment, Dr Allison will cleanse the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing cream to minimise discomfort during the injections.
Next, the dermal filler is injected into specific areas of the face using fine needles. The injections are administered carefully to target regions to achieve volume restoration or facial contouring. The injections are typically quick, taking only a few minutes for each treated area. The treated areas may need gentle massaging to ensure even filler distribution.
Once the goals of the treatment session have been achieved, Dr Allison will evaluate the results and make any necessary adjustments. It’s common for some patients to require additional filler in certain areas to meet their needs.
The detailed steps of your procedure will be discussed during your consultation, as you will receive a personalised treatment plan. With a consultation, you will know what to expect ahead of time and have the chance to voice your personal concerns so that you can feel comfortable with the plan.
Costs of dermal fillers with Dr Scott Allison in Brisbane
The costs of dermal fillers can vary based on several personalised factors unique to each individual. One crucial factor is the type of dermal filler used. Some specialised fillers cater to specific facial areas or unique needs and can achieve different results.
Another significant factor is the amount of dermal filler required. The extent of volume loss or the goal of added volume varies from person to person, so the quantity of filler needed will also differ. Some may require minimal filler for subtle corrections, while others with more pronounced volume loss or specific facial features may need larger quantities.
All of these factors will be discussed during a consultation with Dr Allison. You will discuss the details of a personalised treatment plan designed to cater to your needs. The treatment plan will essentially determine the costs of your treatment.
For an accurate, personalised quote, please get in touch with us to book your consultation.
Following some aftercare instructions after your dermal filler treatment is essential to minimise potential side effects.
You will need to follow any specific instructions provided by Dr Allison, as he will personalise your instructions according to your individual needs, the details of your treatment and the type of filler used.
As a guide to aftercare, you will generally be advised to avoid touching, rubbing, or applying pressure to the treated areas for at least a day or two after the procedure. This is to prevent the filler from shifting or spreading to unintended areas. While dermal fillers typically settle into their intended positions relatively quickly, gentle treatment of the face during this initial period is generally best.
You may also be instructed to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours following the treatment. Intense workouts may cause increased blood flow and circulation, potentially leading to increased swelling or bruising at the injection sites. Taking it easy for a day or two can aid in minimising these side effects.
Applying cold packs or ice to the treated areas can help reduce swelling and discomfort. However, it’s crucial to do so in moderation and avoid placing ice directly on the skin.
Keeping the injection sites clean and dry is essential to minimise the risk of infection. Avoid swimming in pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water for a day or two after the treatment. Also, refrain from using saunas or steam rooms during this time, as excessive heat and moisture can hinder healing.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a well-balanced diet can also contribute to the longevity of dermal fillers. Staying hydrated and avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking can positively impact the appearance of the skin and the overall healing process.
Everyone’s response to dermal fillers may vary, so it’s essential to communicate any concerns or questions throughout the recovery period.
Complications and side effects
Dermal fillers are a reliable procedure when performed by adequately qualified cosmetic injectors. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks to consider. Most patients will have some swelling associated with this treatment, settling over the following few days. There may be some discomfort, bleeding or bruising. There have been cases in Australia of vascular injury whereby filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. It is infrequent, but if it occurs, it could lead to skin necrosis or visual loss.
A thorough knowledge of facial anatomy can significantly minimise this risk. However, if any signs occurred, the filler would need to be dissolved immediately.
While some mild bruising and swelling are common after dermal filler injections, if you experience any severe or concerning symptoms, such as excessive swelling, severe pain, or signs of infection (e.g., redness, warmth, or pus at the injection site), you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.