Loss of facial volume happens with age. This can make our features appear less “full” and youthful, giving the face a tired and drawn look. Loss of volume commonly affects the lips, cheeks, and eye area, giving way to facial sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.
Dermal fillers are an effective, non-surgical way to restore youthful vibrancy to the facial features. The treatment uses a substance found naturally in the body to restore fullness to certain areas of the face. During a dermal filler injection treatment, the clinician administers specific amounts of filler into areas that have thinned or reduced with age, giving patients a boost in vitality and outward confidence. At The Skin Boutique, we take a patient-focused approach to ensure each patient can attain their desired volumised results.
We offer complimentary consultations but require a $50 deposit to secure your booking. Deposits are fully redeemable towards treatment. If you chose to not proceed with treatment for any reason your deposit will be fully refunded.
Cancelled or rescheduled appointments with less than 24 hour’s notice are not eligible for a refund.
How they work
Dermal fillers are available in different densities to enhance different parts of the face. Areas such as the lips require a softer product to ensure the results are subtle but also feel natural. However, in areas that need more support like the cheeks, a thicker product is generally recommended.
Your procedure will depend on the factors discussed in your consultation, based on the areas you wish to address and the severity of volume loss. Your clinician will administer filler using a fine needle, at a precise density and location to create the desired facial contours. The filler will fill facial hollows and plump the skin whilst ensuring a natural-looking outcome. This is usually a very tolerable experience, and we can administer numbing cream to ensure maximum patient comfort.
The treatment adds immediate fullness to the face, but you may not see the full results straight away. After your dermal filler has had time to settle into its position under the skin, which can take a few weeks, you can then enjoy restored facial harmony and smoothness.
About this treatment
Dermal Filler Benefits
Facial volume loss is often a natural consequence of the ageing process. It can also be influenced by skin laxity, loss of collagen and elastin, as well as lifestyle and weight changes. Dermal fillers not only increase facial volume but also work to smoothen the overlying skin to create a firmer appearance. Derived from complex sugar molecules (also known as hyaluronic acid, or HA), they are injected beneath the skin to add volume, correct facial symmetry, or enhance features such as the chin, cheeks or lips.
Dermal fillers can treat the following issues:
- Sunken cheeks and under-eye hollows
- Volume loss due to ageing or weight changes
- Frown lines and surprise lines
- Facial asymmetry
- Drooping eyebrows and corners of the mouth
- Skin wrinkles and creases
- Naturally thin or uneven lips
Hyaluronic acid additionally attracts moisture and can restore the skin's hydration leading to skin that is visibly younger and more radiant. By filling hollowed or sunken areas, the fillers both enhance facial contours and create firmer-looking skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. Patients can then enjoy a radiant, youthful complexion.
Your private consultation
Prior to your dermal filler treatment, it is important to seek the advice of a professional to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. At The Skin Boutique, we conduct private consultations with patients in order to understand their needs and develop a quality, customised treatment plan.
During your consultation with us, we will discuss your medical requirements, aesthetic concerns, and what you hope to achieve from your procedure. This will help us ascertain whether you are suitable and how best to proceed with your treatment. Ideally, patients are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of their dermal filler procedure. If you are healthy and have noticed a loss of facial fullness, this treatment may be a good option for you. We can discuss these factors and address any further questions you may have during your appointment.
Immediately following your procedure, you may notice some redness and swelling. This is normal and should subside shortly, as long as you take proper care of your treated site. For example, you may be instructed to avoid makeup, alcohol, smoking, and strenuous physical activity for a period of time after your treatment. It is also a good idea to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
In rare cases, risks can include healing problems, bruising, scarring, and asymmetry. Be sure to contact us if you notice any severe or ongoing side effects after treatment. In the unlikely case that you are unsatisfied with the results, your fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme injection.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I get dermal fillers?
People can decide to get dermal fillers at different stages of life, depending on their skin condition and aesthetic ideals. Signs of ageing usually begin to appear when a person is in their 20s and 30s, as this is when the collagen in the skin begins to decline. Many patients choose to undergo dermal filler treatment at the first sign of wrinkles, while others choose to wait longer.
Is this treatment suitable for men?
Dermal fillers can be suitable for both men and women. If you are experiencing facial volume loss, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing, this treatment could be ideal for you.
How much recovery time will I need?
There is no required recovery time after dermal fillers, which means there will be no disruption to your daily routines and you can continue your activities as normal. However, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your clinician to help your skin heal optimally.
Can I go out in the sun after the procedure?
You will need to avoid direct sunlight and heat on your treatment area after your dermal filler procedure. This means also avoiding hot baths and tanning beds.
How long will my results last?
Typically, your results will last for at least six months, although this can vary depending on how quickly your body metabolises the filler substance. Top-up treatments are available to maintain results.