Aging is a natural part of life and as you age, the protein scaffolding known as collagen, that maintains skin firmness gradually disappears and the dermis loses moistures. This leads to the wrinkles, crow’s feet and a general lack of youthfulness and brightness in the face. When your once youthful face begins to flatten and sag, these wrinkles, lines and indentations begin to appear and you need to do something about it. Dermal fillers provide a solution to this problem in a relatively quick and simple way.
Dermal fillers are gel like substances that are injected into various areas of the face. They are made of Hyaluronic acid, a sugar like substance that is found naturally in the face. Once injected, filler’s can take years off the appearance of your face by restoring volume that time has naturally taken away as well as hydrating the skin. Common areas in which fillers are injected include the lips, cheeks, jawline, nose and eyes. The results from fillers are instant, however, you will notice that some fillers will blossom over the following weeks after your procedure. The skillful use of injectable fillers by Dr Wayne Young has literally become an art form within itself and the number of cosmetic surgeons who can perform this procedure as effectively as Dr Young are few and far between. Dr Young has treated over 30000 patients, and over 50000 individual treatments.
Dermal fillers provide many benefits to patients which has lead the procedure to become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Benefits of dermal fillers include
- Elimination or minimization of wrinkles
- Rejuvenation of the face providing the face with volume and hydration
- Improvement of the shape, contour and profile of the face
- Light reflection is maximized to project a glowing, youthful appearance
- Increase in confidence
- Far less invasive than similar surgical solutions
- Biocompatible and very rarely causes reactions
- If problems occur, can be dissolved through injections
The numerous and significant benefits provided through dermal fillers make this procedure a very effective and very popular procedure that many Sydney-siders and Australians are undergoing.
Who is a candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Many people are candidates for dermal fillers, which is part of the reason it is such a popular procedure. There are three main groups of candidates for dermal fillers, those who want to restore youthfulness to their face, those who want to add volume to their face and those who want to improve the shape, profile and contour of their face. If any of these sounds like you, contact us or come in for a consultation and we will help you decide whether dermal fillers are right for you.
The procedure is very simple and quick, meaning you can undergo it and return to your normal activities in a short time. Firstly, you will have an initial consultation in which Dr Young will discuss how dermal fillers will benefit you. This is followed by the development of a treatment plan which will outline where the fillers will be injected in order to give you the appearance you desire. The areas to be injected are then marked out so that the procedure will have the maximum effectiveness due to the accuracy of the injections. The fillers are then injected and they will also often contain a local anaesthetic in order to make the injection more comfortable. Immediately after the injections, cold pack are applied to the injected areas. Mineral makeup will complete the look and you will then be allowed to return to your daily activities. The actual procedure takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. This procedure will then be done every 9-12 months in order to preserve your new youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
A dermal filler procedure is relatively safe and there are only a small number of risks that can occur and most are very mild. The main risks of this procedure are swelling, bruising and redness in the injected areas and this will typically clear up completely after a few days. While the inflammation settles down you may also have some mild asymmetry, however this will disappear after a few days. Some rarer risks that can occur but are extremely unlikely are tissue vascular compromise (necrosis) in the glabellar region, granuloma and hypersensitivity. If you are worried about the risks of this procedure talk to Dr Young and he will make sure that you are well taken care of, even if these risks do occur.
There are a few important recovery guidelines that you need to follow after your procedure to keep yourself safe and to maximize the results of the procedure. Firstly, do not apply makeup for 12 hours after your procedure excluding the mineral makeup applied at the clinic. Then, for the first 24 hours you need to avoid undergoing strenuous exercise and the consumption of alcohol. Finally, for the two weeks following your procedure avoid extended exposure to the sun or UV light and avoid extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures and this will affect your recovery and the results of the procedure.
We are here to answer all your questions and address your concerns. Whether you want a few answers before a consultation or want to know if you’re a candidate for this procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 46 37 37.
Our experienced Patient Coordinator is also more than happy to answer all your questions via email: firstname.lastname@example.org