Dermal Fillers
in Ellenbrook

Dermal filler injections, also referred to as soft tissue fillers, are excellent for plumping up the face and reducing wrinkles.

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What are
Dermal Fillers?

Age causes our faces to lose volume and sag. This can make us look older than we are and can also affect how others see us.
We can’t stop the natural process of aging, but we do want to slow down the visible signs of ageing. Ageing may be inevitable, but you can fight the signs of ageing with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are either synthetic or naturally occurring substances injected beneath the skin’s surface to restore facial volume and fullness. Dermal filler injections, also referred to as soft tissue fillers, are excellent for plumping up the face and reducing wrinkles. These fillers are predominantly absorbable. As a result, they produce temporary results that may last for months to years, depending on the product.

Advantages of
Dermal Fillers

It is because of these incredible advantages that make dermal fillers a popular cosmetic procedure:
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Why Choose
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Dermal Fillers in Western Australia

Are you looking for a natural-looking result?
We use only premium dermal fillers from some of the world’s top brands in order to create natural-looking results that help you maintain your natural facial features. Our team of dental professionals are experienced in creating natural-looking results with dermal fillers, so you can feel confident knowing we will give you the look that is right for you. We love that our patients can achieve beautiful results while still having movement for a natural facial expression.

Not all dermal fillers are made equal. Some are excellent at creating soft, delicate volume, while others give spectacular results for sculpting and contouring. You can trust Ellen Stirling Dental to recommend which type of injectable filler would be best suited to your needs and goals! Our team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience from start to finish so that you leave feeling confident about yourself and your appearance. If you’re ready to take the first step towards achieving beautiful skin again, contact Ellen Stirling Dental today! We look forward to making you feel great about yourself soon!

Call Ellen Stirling Dental at (08) 6192 1036 or book an appointment online now!
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FAQ'S About Dermal Fillers

Generally, dermal fillers are soft, gel-like compounds composed of naturally occurring substances, while others are synthetic. Among the most common fillers are:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Hyaluronic acid is the most common compound used in dermal fillers. Found naturally in the skin, it is an essential component of the skin’s hydration and volume. HA is a sugar molecule present in nearly all living organisms. This substance is a lubricant and shock absorber for movable body parts such as joints and binds water. Additionally, it is essential for transporting nutrients and regulating water balance in the skin.

When hyaluronic acid filler made from stabilised non-animal hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it adds volume to areas like the cheeks. It smooths wrinkles, especially around the eyes, lips, and forehead. HA fillers have several benefits, including the fact that they give a natural appearance when injected.

They can be easily dissolved if an adverse event occurs or if the patient does not like the result. In addition, most HA fillers are premixed with lidocaine, which is a numbing agent, so the cosmetic treatment is as comfortable as possible.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Human bone naturally contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral-like compound. CaHA has been used for years in dentistry and cosmetic surgery and has a long history of being safe. It takes calcium in the form of microscopic particles and adds it to a gel injected under the skin.

Since the gel has a thicker consistency than hyaluronic acid (HA), it is more suitable for deep lines and wrinkles.

Poly-L-lactic Acid: Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic filler that stimulates collagen production in the skin instead of “filling” wrinkles. Unlike other fillers, this filler’s results are gradual; volume increases for several months as collagen is stimulated in the body. As a result, the skin is firmer and wrinkles are reduced. This biodegradable acid helps reduce deep wrinkles and fill in lost fat areas.

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): A semipermanent filler, polymethyl methacrylate, consists of tiny balls called microspheres and collagen that plump up the skin. This filler is more durable than many other readily biodegradable fillers. However, it could cause complications such as lumps, infection, or being visible under the skin.

As we age, we lose the ability to produce collagen and elastin, which are vital to maintaining a youthful appearance. Basically, fillers plump areas of the face where there has been volume loss, smoothing out deep lines.

Dermal fillers come in different types, and each works differently to effectively reduce unwanted wrinkles, create volume and contour the face, and rejuvenate the skin:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Hyaluronic acid-based fillers work by increasing the skin’s production of hyaluronic acid. They revitalise and plump up the skin, reducing facial lines and wrinkles and giving the skin a softer, more natural appearance. The gel resembles the hyaluronic acid found in the human body and is tissue-friendly. It lasts for quite a while, but it’s not permanent.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring mineral. It is found mainly in bones. When used as a filler, the calcium particles are virtually microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. CaHA fillers are typically thicker than hyaluronic acid fillers, and they usually last longer, too. Calcium hydroxylapatite has also been reported to stimulate collagen production. It is most commonly used for deeper lines and wrinkles.

Poly-L-lactic Acid: Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic collagen stimulator that is biocompatible (safe for use in the body) and biodegradable. The material has been used in medical devices, such as dissolvable stitches, for many years. Poly-L-lactic acid products are technically considered collagen stimulators because they smooth fine lines by aiding the skin to rebuild natural collagen. However, the gel itself dissolves within a few days after application. Usually, poly-L-lactic acid is used for treating deeper facial wrinkles.

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): Polymethyl methacrylate is a biocompatible, synthetic material that has been used in medicine for nearly a century. PMMA dermal fillers exist in the form of microspheres, which stay under the skin indefinitely to continue to provide support. Additionally, PMMA fillers contain collagen, which gives the skin structure and firmness.

The longevity of dermal fillers depends on many factors, including skin type, skin condition, lifestyle, age, and the type and amount of injectable product used. Follow-up sessions are usually recommended between 6 and 12 months following the initial treatment, depending on each individual’s condition and the product used.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): A hyaluronic acid filler can last 6 to 12 months or longer before gradually absorbing into the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): For most patients, the effects of CaHA tend to last a year on average.

Poly-L-lactic Acid: This semipermanent filler works gradually, but it can last for at least two years. It can even last for longer than two years.

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): Despite being a permanent filler with results lasting five years, it’s usually not the first choice of doctors because of the possibility of complications, such as lumps and infection.

Dermal fillers are generally considered safe, but side effects may occur as with any medical treatment. A licensed medical professional should perform all dermal filler procedures using only approved fillers injected with a syringe.

Various types of dermal fillers target aging in slightly different ways. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, it can be used to treat a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Increasing lip volume
  • Smoothening lip lines and nasolabial folds (creases between the nose and mouth corners)
  • Filling in shallow areas on the face
  • Lifting of cheekbones
  • Decreasing or smoothening deep under-eye circles
  • Filling in or softening recessed scars
  • Reducing static wrinkles, especially on the lower face

Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should not receive any cosmetic injectable treatment because of the unknown risks. There have been no extensive studies on the use of dermal fillers at this time. However, there may be side effects and complications, especially for your baby. So, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s preferable to err on the side of caution and avoid dermal fillers.

There may be immediate side effects, but they usually clear up within 7 to 14 days. The following common side effects generally occur around the cosmetic injection site:

  • Irritation or itching
  • Facial edema (swelling)
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Bruises
  • Redness
  • Rashes

Although rare, the following adverse effects may also occur:

  • Infections
  • Leakage of filler through injection sites
  • The injection site may develop nodules that need to be surgically removed.
  • Foreign body granuloma, an inflammatory reaction to the filler
  • The filler might spread into other areas of the body.
  • Damage to blood vessel
  • Allergic reactions
  • If the filler gets injected into an artery, it blocks blood flow to the eyes and can cause blurred vision or blindness.
  • Tissue or skin necrosis might also be caused by blocked blood flow.
  • Secondary bacterial infection or a viral infection can occur in the areas affected by tissue death.

At Ellen Stirling Dental, we offer a variety of dermal filler treatments:

  • Volume and Contour for Cheeks, Chin, Jawline, and Temples: $895 per area
  • Sculpting and Filling of Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, Frown Lines, and Smile Lines: The average cost is $650. We can discuss your specific treatment goals and their cost during your initial consultation.
  • Lip Enhancement: Treatment goals for lip fillers are different for each patient. Treatment costs can be discussed at your consultation, depending on your goals.
  • Tear Through and Eye Rejuvenation: The average cost is between $690 and $720. Prices customised to your treatment goals can be discussed during your consultation. As this is a highly unforgiving area, we recommend that patients seek only highly skilled and experienced injectors.
  • Non-surgical Rhinoplasty through Dermal Fillers: The average cost ranges from $750 to $850.

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