Dermal fillers are composed of naturally occurring gels found in skin and soft tissue. These gels are used in cosmetic medicine to replace volume loss associated with ageing and enhance natural facial features.
When done by an expert injector, dermal fillers won't look fake or obvious. At Thrive Skin Clinic we do not like an "overfilled" face and we will strive to produce a natural result. We won't leave you with "duck lips" or looking like a contestant on a reality T.V. show!
Dermal fillers come in a range of different densities and hydrating capacity. Dense dermal fillers are used to emphasise natural structures in the face such as the cheekbones and jawline. This helps to lift sagging cheeks and soften lower face jowl lines. Softer products hydrate and 'fill in' skin lines or scars in the skin and are used to add volume and definition- these are best for lips and the perioral region. Very fine dermal fillers "skin boosters" are used to stimulate collagen, improve skin texture and enhance hydration. Skin boosters can be used in any area of the body and work particularly well for subtle lines, sun damaged skin on the neck and décolletage and for hands.
It's very common to want to enhance your natural features and dermal fillers offer a low cost and non surgical approach to achieve a refreshed and more youthful face.
Fillers are not permanent and the results last up to 9-12 months. An effect will be noticeable immediately but it may take a few weeks for mild swelling and bumpiness to settle. Dermal filler procedures should be planned in advance before important events.
There is a significant amount of skill and training required to use dermal fillers. To inject safely, the injector needs to be aware of facial anatomy (muscles and blood vessels) in order to get the best outcomes and prevent complications. Our experienced practitioners will match your desired outcome with the right product and the correct anatomical landmarks. At Thrive Skin Clinic our injectors are also trained in advanced cannula techniques which minimise the risk of bruising and swelling and improve safety,
Dermal filler injections are a medical procedure and should only ever be administered by an experienced and qualified medical professional. All of our injectors have completed extensive medical and anatomy training in order to inject safely and avoid adverse effects. We only use premium quality TGA approved products and will provide you with post care followup.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss a treatment plan that offers the most effective, natural looking results and give you a quote. Dr Grant will assess your suitability for injectable treatments annually either in person or via Skype.
If you have had recent or frequent cold sore in the treatment area we advise using antiviral medication before and after your treatment. Talk to us about this before your appointment
Works well with Hydrafacial, anti-wrinkle injections, laser especially Resurfx and chemical peels.
A daily home treatment with active ingredients and sun cream is encouraged to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.
Not suitable in pregnancy or breast feeding.
1 hour, includes application of topical anaesthetic
Every 6 - 12 months
Allow 2 weeks for the product to have the full effect.
Downtime / aftercare Mild bruising, swelling, lumps or asymmetry is common and will settle in 2 weeks
No flying or extremes of temperature for 2 weeks post injection.
We offer a competitive price for dermal filler treatments:
Example prices for common treatments:
Subtle Lips from $500/ml
Big lips from $600/ml
Peri-oral lines from $500/ml
Fine lines from $450/ml
Skin Boosters $275/ml, 3ml for $750
Discounts apply for combination treatments- ask us for a quote and see our “Packages” page.
* Due to Australian Medical Board guidelines we are unable to advertise brands of dermal fillers. We use premium TGA approved products and this should be taken into consideration if comparing prices.