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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 in Melbourne are performed solely by one of our principle Cosmetic Doctors, Dr Grace Lin or Dr Neville Lee See. They have been with us 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).



A LONG TERM DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP TO MINIMISE THE AMOUNT OF FILLER REQUIRED 

Naturally fresh results rely upon an excellent long term relationship between doctor and patient so the treatment protocols can be personalised. Many of our Melbourne patients have been seeing the same Doctor for over 10 years allowing Dr Grace Lin and Dr Neville Lee See to achieve naturally beautiful results that meet their patients' expectations. Our Doctor's detailed understanding of anatomical principles, experience and skill allow them to use the mimimum possible amount of dermal filler required to achieve the desired outcome. This not only results in safer and more aesthetically pleasing outcome it is far more cost effective as well!



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. Advanced Dermal Filler techniques using cannulas and fine guage needles can be used to:

  › Precisely Enhance the Lips to create a natural look   [read more]
  › Lift and Enhance the Cheeks without creating puffiness   [read more]
  › Correct crooked or broken noses with Non-surgical Nose Job   [read more]
  › Enhance the Chin to improve facial balance   [read more]
  › Soften facial lines with micro-cannulae techniques   [read more]
  › Correct Flat Asian noses with a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty   [read more]
  › Lift the face and neck by straightening the jawline and slimming the face   [read more]


DO I NEED TO MOLD MY DERMAL FILLER AFTER THE INJECTION?

No! Definitely not! This is not a DIY operation!! An experienced doctor should accurately inject the dermal filler precisely into the correct location and the correct plane of the skin. There should be no need to mold the dermal filler into the correct area. Molding is merely done to help integrate the filler into the tissues of the skin more quickly. No patient ever leaves Kiora with a visible lump. However, very rarely the filler can move after the injection. Do not mold this yourself. You have up to a month to correct this lump and there is a Doctor at Kiora 6 days a week, all year around to ensure a professional is always available to review any procedure.



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 Dermal Filler procedures in Melbourne 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.



HOW DO I AVOID THE "PUFFY OR SAUSAGE LOOK" FROM DERMAL FILLERS?  

In the experience of our Doctors the dreaded "sausage look" results from too much filler being injected in one overly large pass (sausage) into the incorrect plane of the skin. All dermal fillers procedures at Kiora are booked for at least 30 minutes giving our Doctors the time to accurately and precisely injection the filler. This care and attention to detail greatly minimises the chances of getting a puffy or unnatural result. Our Doctors have a preference for using small "micro-threads of dermal filler" s into the correct plane of the skin to reinforce and lift the lax tissues. This results in a more natural and longer lasting result.



CAN I DRINK AFTER MY DERMAL FILLERS? WHAT ABOUT EXERCISE? FLYING?  

No exercise should be done for 24hrs after the dermal filler procedure. In the unlikely event a bruise forms exercise should be avoided for 48-72hrs. You can fly out immediately from Melbourne Airport after dermal fillers. The low pressure of the airline cabin will not increase the chance of adverse events. Drinking after dermal fillers is ok too. Phew!



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.



DERMAL FILLERS AT KIORA 

All Melbourne 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.



* Current Australian Government Provisions do not permit us to use the name of Dermal Fillers used in Melbourne in any advertising material. For more information contact Kiora.

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