As early as age 20, our faces gradually start to lose volume. The hollowness of volume-loss allows gravity to pull the skin of the face forward and downward. This inevitably results in the folds and jowls that are classic signs of aging.
Injectable dermal fillers at Mira Clinic are one of our most popular facial rejuvenation treatments. By restoring volume to specially targeted sites of the face, it is possible to fill in hollows, folds and wrinkles, creating a fresher look that still appears natural.
In November 2017, MIRA Clinic won the “MyFaceMyBody” industry award for the best non-surgical makeover in Australia and New Zealand by performing natural-looking dermal filler injections and thread lift. You can read more about natural, non-surgical makeovers on our new page coming soon.
There are many different dermal filler brands available in Australia. The specific brand of filler that is used will depend on the individual factors of each client as well as the specific locations we wish to target.
We will write more about these factors and choosing dermal fillers in our blog (coming soon).
We believe it is best to discuss your needs in a face-to-face consultation during which our practitioners can assess your facial anatomy and make tailored recommendations that are likely to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.
All of the injecting staff at MIRA Clinic have extensive experience using every brand of dermal filler currently available in Australia. Each type of dermal filler has slightly different properties in terms of firmness, elasticity and longevity. This makes the different brands more suited to treating specific areas using certain techniques. The brand of dermal filler that is used should rather be is best selected by our practitioners who can tailor your results to suit your unique features and desired outcome.
We offer half syringes (0.5 mL) for most types of filler which can be a good option if you want a very subtle result or if you wish to add a small amount to an existing treatment area. In many cases, a half syringe will be so subtle that there is a risk that not much difference will be noticed. It is not necessary to decide at the outset how many syringes you would like to have. It’s often preferable to achieve your dermal filler results gradually by doing multiple treatments over an extended period of time.
Medical advertising rules prevent us from mentioning the filler brands by name, but we will take you through your choices during your consultation. The pros and cons of each of the brands in our extensive range will be clearly explained during your appointment.
We are also very experienced using brands of dermal fillers that have additional collagen-stimulating properties. These collagen-stimulating properties help to improve skin texture, firmness and elasticity and they generally last much longer than many other dermal filler brands. The collagen-stimulating dermal fillers are only suitable for certain areas such as the cheeks, temples and chins though. We do not recommend these types of fillers for lips, under eye areas or to fill fine lines.
Treatment with dermal fillers can only go ahead after a consultation with our medical practitioner to assess medical suitability. This consultation is included in the quoted price and happens at the same time as your appointment.
Our consultations are offered with no-obligation to proceed to treatment. You can re-book for treatment on another day if you would prefer to think things over first. There is no additional charge, just the consultation fee, if you decide not to go ahead or if our medical practitioner decides that a treatment is not medically suitable.
Contact Mira Clinic and book a consultation. Please contact us via this website, call us or send us a Facebook message to ask us any questions about the brands of fillers used or if you have any other questions.
Dermal fillers are a versatile treatment that can be used to add volume to an array of areas on the face and body. Filler can be used to address the following concerns:
The molecules that are present in dermal fillers imitate a naturally occurring substance in the body. These molecules naturally bind to water and help transport nutrients to the skin. By adding filler under the skin, it revitalises the treated area and adds more volume, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in a soft and subtle way. Some types of fillers can even be dissolved if for any reason you are unsatisfied with the results of your treatment. Once the filler is injected, it will also stimulate collagen production, which will benefit your skin over the long term.
Before treatment can commence, your medical history will need to be reviewed and it will need to be determined whether dermal fillers can help you achieve your desired outcome. From there, the area will be prepped and a light anaesthetic will be applied to alleviate any discomfort. However, discomfort is minimal during treatment anyway. A specific amount of filler will then gradually be injected into the area of concern. While it depends on how many areas will be treated, the average filler session won’t take longer than 30 minutes to complete, making this an ideal lunchtime treatment.
While there may be some mild bruising and swelling following a filler session, patients are free to return to work or go home directly after their appointment – no downtime will be required. It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure and vigorous exercise for a day or two after your session though as this could affect your results. Patients should also refrain from applying too much pressure to the treated area until the filler has settled – this includes sleeping on the treated area.
This is once again dependent on the area that was treated as well as how quickly each patient metabolises the filler ingredients. On average, fillers can last up to six months with the proper care. Repeat sessions will be required should you wish to maintain your results.
Swelling, bruising and redness are the most common side effects but they are very mild and subside within a few days. The only time that more serious side effects would ever arise is if the filler was administered by an untrained and unqualified clinician.
This is dependent on the type of filler that is used, how much is required and how many areas will be treated during your session. You can get a better idea of cost during your consultation once you’ve discussed your needs with your clinician.
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