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Dermal Filler Basics
What are dermal fillers?
As the name suggests, dermal fillers are used essentially to fill out the skin. In actual fact, they can be used under the skin to add volume to key areas of the face, as well as within the skin to fill individual lines or scars.
Don’t think dermal fillers are just used to make lips and cheeks bigger. Well placed, subtle dermal fillers can reverse many of the effects of ageing in a natural way.
A great article to read if you are interested in having Dermal Filler Treatment is “How much dermal filler do I need?”
Why are dermal fillers so important?
As you age, the key change that happens to your face is volume loss. This is loss of fat from the fat pads that give the face its rounded curves of youth, and loss of bone from the skull. Together, these volume losses cause the temples to hollow, the cheeks to deflate and sag, and loss of a youthful strong jawline. The face loses its width and curves and becomes elongated and more oblong or square or scalloped in shape. Folds develop at the corners of the nose and mouth. Evidence shows us that faces do not primarily droop or sag with age, they deflate. The answer is to replenish the lost volume with dermal fillers.
Will I look strange after dermal fillers are used?
This is a very common concern. We have all seen people who have overfilled cheeks or lips. The important thing to remember is that these cases have had far too much filler. At Envisage Clinic, we always err on the side of caution, aiming to achieve subtle, natural results. Good dermal filler treatment should be imperceptible and just give a natural rejuvenating effect. We always say you should look your best, but never look “done”. Remember, you are always in charge, and treatments can be performed in small increments until you achieve the desired result.
What about men?
Men can also benefit hugely from dermal fillers, but the male face must be treated very differently. Men tend to have a more angular face shape with flatter cheeks and a stronger jaw and chin. Any slight overtreatment makes a man look “done” and must be avoided at all costs.
If you’d like to arrange a dermal filler service at our Gold Coast cosmetic medicine clinic, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We also offer treatments to combat wrinkles, reduce the appearance of veins and acne, remove moles, cover neck lines, and much more.
With an onsite doctor, managing a team of experienced registered nurses you are in safe and effective hands at Envisage Clinic.
Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.
Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London.
Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.