Dermal fillers are a wonderful tool for cosmetic facial enhancement, helping to restore smoothness, symmetry and youthful shape to the face without invasive surgery.
Also known as cheek fillers, lip fillers or lip injections, dermal fillers can be used to correct loss of volume causing folds or wrinkles or used as volumising fillers to restore volume in areas such as cheekbones, jawline, temples and brows.
Dermal fillers are made of a natural, non-animal based sugar (found in our bodies) called hyaluronic acid. This clear gel is mixed with a numbing agent and injected into the skin.
Of all ‘cosmetic injectables‘ procedures, fillers are relatively painless, with very little downtime and can last for up to 18 months or longer.
Over time, your facial filler will slowly break down and disappear completely from your body, leaving no foreign waste behind.
Lip fillers (lip injections)
Certain dermal fillers can also be used as lip fillers (lip injections0. Much more can be achieved than just a fuller pout. For example, a skilled physician can do the following with nonsurgical lip enhancement (augmentation):
- Balance out any irregularities
- Remove smokers lines
- Add fullness around the mouth area (beyond the lips)
- Add volume and plumpness to the lips
- Enhance the shape of the lips (lip enhancement)
- Lift the corners of the mouth
Your injecting practitioner
At Mills Road Dental Centre, you can relax knowing that you’re being treated by a skilled, medically trained practitioner – not a beauty therapist or nurse.
As your practitioner is a dentist, they are comprehensively educated in not only injections but facial anatomy – including all muscles, bones, ligaments and soft tissue.
Sometimes, your practitioner may recommend you have a combination of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, with the latter relaxing the surface of the skin, thus preventing further wrinkles while giving the appearance of fewer wrinkles.
“There are some things in life we wonder how we ever lived without. Dermal fillers are one of them…”
Common treatment areas for dermal and volumising fillers include:
- Tear Troughs
- Nose Enhancement and “Bunny Lines”
- Cheek Enhancement
- TMJ, Tooth Grinding & Facial Pain
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Lines between the eyes (“11”)
- Eyebrow Enhancement
- Peri-Orbital Lines
- Naso-Labial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Peri-Oral Lines (“Smoker’s Lines”)
- Corner’s of the mouth
- Dark spaces between teeth
- Lip Enhancement – Volume and Definition “Gummy Smile”
- Mental Creases
- Chin Enhancement
All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.