Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a facial enhancement and rejuvenation treatment for those who wish to smooth wrinkles, fill in furrows around the mouth, or add volume to the cheeks, lips, and around the eyes. Fillers are administered via injection to ‘fill in’ facial folds and wrinkles, thus providing enhanced volume, plumpness and definition, especially in ageing skin.

These products can produce effective results with minimal downtime and discomfort, making them attractive as a stand-alone treatment, and they can also be combined with other anti-wrinkle injections, lasers, skin care products or surgery as part of a tailored programme. It is important to ensure that dermal fillers are chosen and administered to suit your individual needs after an assessment by a medical practitioner.

What sets Liberty Belle apart?

Our practitioners are carefully selected and trained by Plastic Surgeon, Dr Chris Moss. Dr Moss is an expert in plastic surgery of the face and is best known for his pioneering work in facial anatomy that helped revolutionise facial rejuvenation surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments. He remains passionately focused on modern techniques in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and continues to be a world-renowned expert in this field.

All practitioners hand-picked by Dr Moss are chosen for their injectables experience and excellence in aesthetic judgement. Unlike traditional training, Dr Moss provides all practitioners with training on aesthetics, facial anatomy, safety and superior injection techniques. Practitioners receive continual ongoing support and education to keep up-to-date with the most advanced and modern techniques, all while under the supervision of a premier medical practice.

Our team of doctors and nurses works closely with all patients to best achieve the individuals desired results while avoiding any overdone or unnatural look. We tailor every consultation and create a treatment plan that works with the individual’s personal concerns and requirements.

Your Dermal Filler Treatment with Us

Our practitioners have an expert understanding of facial aesthetics, anatomy, and injecting techniques.

Our practitioners have an expert understanding of facial aesthetics, anatomy, and injecting techniques.

Every treatment at Liberty Belle is customised. You will receive a thorough face to face assessment and consultation with our doctor and your treating clinician where we discuss your individual concerns and desired outcomes. This is a vital part of the superior success of our treatments. Your face to face consultation is the most safe and effective way to tailor your treatment plan to best suit your personal aims.

All cosmetic treatments carry risks.  Our on-site doctor will discuss these risks prior to the commencement of treatment.

Our nurses utilise a range of techniques, and every treatment is carefully tailored to suit the individual patient.

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

Dermal Fillers are made from a water loving molecule that is found naturally in the skin and countless skincare products. The main role of dermal fillers are to attract water and provide hydration to the skin to softly revitalise your facial features.

Dermal fillers are administered via injection to different layers of the skin, with natural-looking results.

We offer a wide variety of different dermal fillers to achieve a number of outcomes.  All dermal fillers used at Liberty Belle Skin Centre are of the highest quality, TGA approved and are carefully selected based on scientific data and ongoing research.

What can you treat with filler?

Dermal fillers are most commonly used to:

  • Naturally enhance, volumise and define younger lips
  • Subtly rejuvenate more mature lips that have lost volume over time, causing thinning and  fine lines around the mouth
  • Hydrate the skin from within using skin booster technology – hydrate and restore skin without altering shape
  • Strengthen the skin to minimise facial lines and creases
  • Define and enhance –  adding facial structure, volume and shape to the chin, cheek and jawline
  • Restore volume to the temples and tear troughs
  • Sculpt the nose
  • Correct deeper nasolabial folds, down turned lip corners and ‘marionette’ lines
  • Improve the appearance of depressed scars, including acne scars
  • Rejuvenate the face

How much do dermal fillers cost?

The costs for dermal fillers depend on the number and extent of areas that need treatment. Please contact our clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements.

What is the difference between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti wrinkle injections work by relaxing the targeted muscles that are apparent when making an expression or animating the face eg. frowning. This softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the area of concern.

Dermal fillers are performed by injecting a gel designed to fill wrinkles, restore volume and enhance hydration. They are injected into different layers of the skin to address a wide variety of individual skin and contour concerns.

Anti-Wrinkle injections and Dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with each other. Some areas of the face are better suited to anti-wrinkle injections, whereas others may require dermal fillers. At the time of consultation, your practitioner will advise you on which treatment best addresses your individual concerns.

Why should you choose Liberty Belle?

Our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses perform anti-wrinkle injections to the highest standards and have extensive experience in their application. We allow you ample time to communicate your aesthetic goals to us, and  use our expertise to help you achieve your desired outcome. The experience you have with us is very important. We offer various ways to help alleviate any discomfort or anxiety from the procedure.

The first step is simply contacting us for your initial anti-wrinkle injection consultation, where we will discuss with you what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.

Making that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure can be a confronting task – many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you are hopeful of achieving and ensure the treatment is appropriate.

What happens during a dermal filler treatment?

After an extensive consultation, your injecting clinician will take photographs before they begin.

The procedure is carried out using the highest infection control standards.  Skin will be cleaned using a disinfectant solution prior to any injections.

Using either a needle or cannula, the clinician will inject the product from different entry points.

Clients are to expect some bruising and swelling after the treatment.  The level of downtime is dependent on the area being treated and the technique being used.  Your clinician will discuss possible downtime with you prior to commencing any treatment.

How much discomfort is involved?

Most of dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to assist with pain levels.  Your clinician will discuss pain management prior to commencement of treatment.  We have a variety of methods to help keep discomfort to a minimum.

 

Are there any side effects?

Swelling at the injection site is normal. This is generally more severe when lips have been injected. Bruising is also common, which can take several days to subside.

Other possible side effects and complications will depend on the exact type of filler and technique being used. Our team of doctors and nurses will assess any risk factors before the treatment goes ahead.

All cosmetic treatments carry risks.  Our on-site doctor will discuss these risks with you prior to the commencement of your treatment.  This way you can make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to proceed with the discussed treatment plan.

How can I prepare for a treatment?

Avoid wearing make up to appointments where possible.

If you have an active infection or virus or are feeling unwell it is best to call and reschedule your appointment.

Avoid dermal filler treatments 2 weeks either side of dental appointments.

If you are planning your filler treatment around a long flight, try to have your treatment done 2 weeks prior to flying.  It’s ideal to fly once all of the initial swelling expected after a filler treatment has subsided.

If you are prone to cold sores prepare for this as filler treatments (especially in the lip area) can initiate a cold sore.  Treatments cannot be carried out if you have an active cold sore.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or actively trying to conceive we cannot carry out a dermal filler or anti -wrinkle treatment.

How long will the results last?

Best results will emerge 2 – 4 weeks after the procedure. Depending on the area injected and the type of filler used, this can then last anywhere between 6 and 18 months.  Your treating clinician will advise the appropriate treatment interval.

One of the biggest advantages of dermal fillers is that they are long-lasting, but unlike permanent treatments and implants they will still wear off after a period of time. This gives you the opportunity to re-evaluate your needs and perhaps choose a new aesthetic outcome later on.

Disclaimer

The Australian therapeutic goods administration (TGA) guidelines do not allow the use of specific medical product names on the internet. Therefore, all references on this site refer to approved headings of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and lip enhancement. The practice uses only the highest quality and medically tested products available. As we cannot discuss the individual products, the details of adverse effects possible can only be discussed at your consultation. For further details on the exact treatments performed by our practice please contact us on (03) 9826 9988