This is a question commonly asked by many of our patients.
The short answer: It depends.
There are now more choices than before when it comes to Dermal fillers. Everyone is looking for that perfect filler to correct their wrinkles, fill out their chin, cheeks and lips, or enhance their facial features. Some people want a permanent result, whilst some want to make sure it’s reversible. So how can you choose the best dermal filler?
What are dermal fillers?
Before we look at picking the best Dermal Filler for you, you first have to understand what Dermal Fillers are.
Dermal Fillers are bio-compatible and made from a naturally occurring substance in our skin; hyaluronic acid. For many, it’s a non-surgical option to rejuvenate their skin, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and restore youthfulness to their face.
There are vast choices of Fillers, but at Dermedica, we use only the latest products with skin-like softness to the touch. When injected, it has less swelling compared to the previous Dermal Fillers. These Fillers also made with no animal products, so it is less likely to cause an adverse reaction when injected. Due to its improved gel-like texture, it is also mouldable and affixes on the existing skin more fully than before. The combination of these features result in longer-lasting and more natural results.Now that you know what Dermal Fillers are, let’s look at what they can do for you.
What do fillers do for your face?
Dermal Fillers can be the perfect solution to many ageing issues:
Dermal Fillers isn’t just for the ageing. It can also enhance facial features:
Which is the best filler for your lips, cheeks, chin and wrinkles?
The best Dermal Filler for you will be determined by what you want to achieve. The concentration of hyaluronic acid in the Filler, the longevity of the results, how mobile the area of treatment is, how natural it looks or feels in the treatment area and the suitability of the Filler for that area all need to be considered in determining the best Filler for you.
A combination of different Dermal Fillers may also be recommended specific to the area of concerns you are looking to target.
What are the differences between permanent Fillers vs dermal fillers?
Some patients have requested for a more permanent Filler versus Dermal Fillers as they don’t want the hassle of coming back for a treatment after a year or so. However, you have to understand the key differences between the two in order to make an informed decision.
A “permanent filler” is not biodegradable over time, as compared to Dermal Fillers which can be naturally absorbed by the body. Because our faces are constantly changing over time, a permanent filler may not give you the look you desire after a few years.
With Dermal Fillers, corrections can be made over time along with the way your face changes. Secondly, the permanent filler is made of a material foreign to your body this means the longer it sits within you, the greater the chance your body may find a way to react to it, likely resulting in red, swollen lump formations.
Dermal Fillers on the other hand are re-sorbable so they last up to 24 months but they will eventually be absorbed naturally into your body with less chance of rejection by your body. Some patients opt for the Dermal Filler as an interim to see the results before deciding if they would like to go with a more permanent solution.
Dr Teh will always have a thorough discussion with you to ensure that you are fully informed about the treatment and its outcome.
How long do fillers last in the face (lips, cheeks, chin and wrinkles)?
Most dermal fillers last up to 12 months. However there are individual variations depending on the quality of your skin, the type of filler used, the correct plane of the skin the filler is injected in and the amount of filler used. This is the reason to choose an experienced cosmetic doctor who has used a variety of fillers and knows exactly how and where to inject the filler to give you the desired outcome.
What can go wrong with Dermal fillers?
With any medical treatment, there are potential side effects. Dermal filler treatment with a cautious hand can minimise side effects.
How should I choose the best Dermal Filler for me?
As you can see, there are many considerations in picking the right Dermal Filler, especially with the many choices in the market today.
The long answer to your question: You shouldn’t have to be the one making a choice because you should leave it to the experienced cosmetic injectors who have the expertise to recommend accordingly. Each individual is also different and may take to different products differently.
The only way to find the right Dermal Filler for you is to have a thorough consultation first and determine the best options for you. At Dermedica Perth, we use only TGA approved products administered by myself, a licensed doctor with 17 years of experience in this field.
Read more about Dermal Fillers with Dermedica Perth here. If you’d still like to find out more about Dermal Fillers, book a consultation with me and see what Dermal Fillers can do for you.