dermal fillers

At Dr Peter A. Martin in Sydney we offer a popular non-invasive treatment to enhance your natural appearance by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and revitalizing your appearance.

This treatment, known as Dermal Fillers, provide hydration and gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhances facial shape, or create fuller lips. However, there are several myths associated with dermal fillers that are widely accepted as factual. Below are some common myths debunked.

Myth: Botox and dermal fillers are the same thing

Although Botox and dermal fillers have similar results, their applications are vastly different. Botox is injected into the muscles to temporarily paralyse them, causing your face to relax. On the other hand, dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin and work by plumping up or filling areas that are wrinkled such as around the mouth, or sunken such as the eyes and cheeks.

Myth: Dermal fillers are painful

Many plastic surgeons now perform dermal fillers with the use of anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort. In fact, at Dr Peter A. Martin in Sydney, our nursing staff, anaesthetists, assistants and administration staff make the stay as comfortable as possible. As well as providing a calming environment for our treatments, we also employ anaesthesia, professionally administered, to greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort.

Myth: Others will be able tell that I’ve had dermal fillers

When applied correctly, dermal fillers offer excellent and natural-looking results. You’ll look rejuvenated and more youthful without majorly noticeable changes.

Myth: Dermal filler treatments are irreversible

This is a myth. Dermal Fillers can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. If you’re ever unhappy with a dermal filler treatment, there are also treatment options to reverse the procedure.

The Skinny on Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers contain a crystal-clear gel produced biotechnologically using stabilised, non-animal acid and water (NASHA). It is a gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles and folds with immediate results. The treatment is very quick and often takes less than 30 minutes. No skin test is required because Dermal Fillers do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. At Dr Peter A. Martin, the most common areas we treat are:

  • from the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds)
  • lips (enhancement)
  • cheeks and chin (shaping)
  • back of the hands, décolletage, face (skin rejuvenation)
  • between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines)

Where do Dermal Fillers go when they are broken down?

The dermal filler we use is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling an acid that occurs naturally in the body. Dermal Fillers are metabolized slowly into the skin. Once broken down it passes through the liver quickly and is broken down into carbon dioxide and water.

What are the side effects?

The rate of reactions to Dermal Fillers is very low. The side effects of Dermal Fillers may include swelling, redness and occasional bruising. Swelling is the most likely effect because Dermal Fillers attract the body’s own water to the area. Other side effects may include minor lumps, itching or tenderness, these typically resolve spontaneously within a few days after injection. Other types of reactions are very rare, but about 1 in 2000 treated patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitive nature.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help reverse the signs of ageing and improve the appearance of your skin with dermal filler treatment, please visit Dr Peter A. Martin Sydney clinic or contact us here.