Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Adelaide

Smile lines, lip lines, scars, sagging cheeks or thin lips? Dermal fillers use smooth injectable gels to correct these problems for up to one or two years. Here at the Medical Cosmetic Centre we specialise in dermal fillers.

If you are looking for qualified professionals with decades of experience for your dermal filler procedure in Adelaide then simply request a quote or book a consultation.

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Dermal Fillers – Adelaide

Dermal fillers are smooth gels that are injected below your skin’s surface to fill-in or plump-up your skin, giving you an instantly rejuvenated appearance.

Dermal fillers are used to reduce facial lines, wrinkles, folds and scars. They are also used to add fullness and definition to your lips, to replace lost volume in your cheeks caused by aging, and to redefine your jaw line.

Medical Cosmetic Centre proudly uses the Allergan brand of injectable gels for dermal filling treatments, choosing slightly different types of gels depending on the facial area you are having treated.

The gels are made from a natural complex sugar called hyaluronic acid (HA), which is found naturally in human skin, but decreases with age.

Our patients are always pleased to know that the HA in Allergan injectable gel is not derived from animals. Allergan also uses their own testing technique which ensures the purity of each syringe and avoids the need for animal testing.

Before treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr Kerry. The treatment itself will then take about 15 to 30 minutes.

With optimal treatment, results for lines, folds and scars usually last up to one year, while cheek fillers can last up to two years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

Q: What are dermal fillers used for?

Dermal fillers are used to fill in static wrinkles or lines. To understand which lines are best suited to treatment with dermal fillers, it’s useful to know the difference between the two main types of facial lines:

  • Dynamic lines are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns. Anti-wrinkle treatments, which relax the muscles under these lines, are the most suitable treatment.
  • Static lines develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time. Many of these static lines can be successfully treated with dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are especially useful for smoothing static lines around your nose and mouth, such as smile lines, marionette lines and vertical lip lines.

These fillers are also used to enhance lips and cheeks by adding volume and contours that are often lost as part of the aging process.

When dermal fillers are injected, they add volume to these areas of facial tissue, giving your face a smoother, younger appearance.

Q: What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in your skin.

As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.

Q: What makes Allergan injectable gels different from other dermal fillers?

Allergan’s unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked HA for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel.

Q: What results will I see and how long will they last?

Injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. With optimal treatment, most clients’ results will last up to one year.

When dermal fillers are used to enhance cheeks using optimal treatment, results can last up to two years.

After these periods of time, you will need a repeat injection to maintain results.

Some people may also need a touch-up treatment for best results.

If you are having treatment with a dermal filler before a special event, it’s best to plan your treatment for two to three weeks beforehand.

Please ask Dr Kerry what you should expect from your initial treatment and when he recommends rescheduling another appointment.

Q: Is treatment with injectable gel painful?

You may have some mild discomfort during and after the injection.

To make your dermal filler treatment more comfortable, all injectable gels used at Medical Cosmetic Centre contain a local anaesthetic. Dr Kerry will also use a local anaesthetic to numb the area before injecting the gel.

The smooth consistency of the gel allows Dr Kerry to administer it easily using a very fine needle, which also reduces discomfort.

Q: How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process takes about 30 minutes. You will also need to allow time to consult with Dr Kerry prior to treatment.

Q: Can I go straight back to work and my usual activities?

Yes, you can expect to be able to return to work or other normal activities immediately. Any mild redness can be covered with makeup.

Q: What are the possible side effects of dermal fillers?

Dermal filers may cause temporary minor side effects in some people. Dr Kerry will discuss these with you at your first consultation.

Q: What is the next step from here?

If you are ready to boost your confidence and do something important for yourself, then it’s time to call 8367 0111 and book your initial consultation. Alternatively you can click here to get a quote.

During your consultation, we will work out if this treatment is suitable for you, provide you with a step-by-step description of the treatment and answer any of your questions. You will also have the opportunity to see untouched photographs that clearly show the results of treatment.

Dr George Kerry Cosmetic Surgeon Adelaide

Meet Dr George Kerry – Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Regarded as one of Australia’s top hair transplant and cosmetic surgeons, Dr Kerry has been successfully working in the field of cosmetic surgery and medicine for over 25 years

Dr Kerry and his team of highly trained medical and paramedical professionals are committed to the wellbeing of patients who want more for themselves. The team offer state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery and non-surgical services delivered with best practice in an environment of safety, privacy and comfort.

* These testimonials depict the experience of the individual and are not necessarily an indication of your results. Every individual is different and it is best to contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.

  • Professional and detailed. Great results. Great service and environment. Very welcoming and lovely environment.*

    BonnieDermal Fillers
  • My first appointment was for an assessment . The Dr was great and filled me in on every aspect of what to expect from the operation. Definitely worth going to if considering surgery.  I’ve booked in for surgery in April. The receptionist was lovely and the Dr was forthright re what to expect before and after surgery. Overall a good and reassuring atmosphere*

    Maxine Eyelid Surgery
  • Excellent service. Quick response and fantastic prices.

    DonnaVaricose Veins Treatment