WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLERS DO?
As a person ages their skin loses volume resulting in a thinner, more aged appearance. Dermal Fillers help to replace this lost volume with a few gentle injections, giving a fresher more youthful look. The most popular use of dermal fillers is for naturally enhancing the lips to give a fuller, more defined appearance. All dermal filler procedures at Kiora are performed solely by one of our principle Cosmetic Doctors, Dr Grace Lin or Dr Neville Lee See. They have been with Kiora continuously since 2005 to give safer and more consistent outcomes. Both of our Doctors are trainers for cosmetic injectables for major pharmaceutical companies (Q-Med: Galderma).
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal Fillers are clear, biodegradable gels based on substances naturally occurring in the human body. Because they are naturally found in the body's own collagen, Dermal Fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing. Since 1996, more than twenty million people have been successfully treated in more than 70 countries.
ADVANCED INJECTIONS TECHNIQUES
Modern injection techniques allow dermal fillers to improve the nose and chin, refresh sunken tear troughs and restore volume to the skin. Traditionally, these areas required silicone implants. Dermal fillers may even be used as a rhinoplasty alternative to add volume to flat noses to give a more pleasing profile. The result is instantaneous and lasts around 6 to 9 months. Most clients are able to return to work immediately after treatment. All patients are seen personally by one of our two principle Cosmetic Specialists. Dr Grace Lin is our respected lip specialist and is highly experienced in using advanced techniques to create beautiful, natural looking lips.
HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
Dermal Fillers are delivered under the skin surface with a very fine needle. Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural. The effect can last between 6-18 months depending on the location treated and the filler used.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
Because this substance is naturally found in human cells, the likelihood of your body reacting to Dermal Fillers is extremely small and there is no need for allergy testing. Since 1996, more than three million people have been successfully treated in more than 70 countries worldwide. The safety profile is impressive and well documented. And the results speak for themselves.
WHY SHOULD MY DERMAL FILLERS BE PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED DOCTOR AT KIORA?
In response to a number of tragic and well publicised adverse cosmetic outcomes the Australian Medical Board Guidelines were changed on the 1st of October 2016. The law now requires all patients undergoing cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injection to be consulted personally (or via Skype) by a qualified Doctor. A nurse-only consultation is illegal. At Kiora, to maximise safety and minimise the reaction time to unexpected events, all such procedures have always been performed personally by an experienced and qualified Cosmetic Doctor.
DO DERMAL FILLERS HURT?
Since all Cosmetic Injections at Kiora are personally performed by our Cosmetic Doctors a large range of techniques are available to ensure you get the safest and most comfortable procedure possible. Our Doctors can choose from a range of nerve blocks, prescription only numbing creams, advanced fillers or simple ice analgesia. In addition Kiora is one of the first clinics to have access to a Dermal Filler with local anaesthetic incorporated into it. It gives our Doctors another option to provide safe and comfortable procedures, allowing them to comfortably inject areas like the nose, chin and cheeks. This product gives busy patients the option of getting their lips enhanced without the use of a dental block. These patients can drop by for a quick 20 minute procedure without worrying about having a numb mouth for the rest of the working day.
DERMAL FILLERS AT KIORA
All Dermal Fillers at Kiora are performed solely by fully qualified Cosmetic Doctors who specialise in cosmetic medical procedures. They have been with Kiora continuously since 2005 to give a safer and more consistent outcome. Initially each patient gets a full medical consultation to discuss the health of their skin and their suitability for the procedure. Anti-wrinkle Courses at Kiora are a comprehensive process. Combining precisely placed Anti-Wrinkle Injections with Dermal Fillers injections can maximize the aesthetic results as well as increase the longevity of the gel. Fillers also work very well with treatments such as fractional laser resurfacing and laser skin photorejuvenation which improves the texture and colour of the skin.