Before your filler appointment please:

Pre-reading information

You have the right to be informed about your skin condition and treatment so that you may make the decision whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure is to facilitate your informed consent for your treatment program.

What is Dermal Filler? Dermal filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in the form of a gel, Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance (a complex sugar) that stabalises the skin structure, attracts and binds water, and contributes to the elastic properties of the skin which allow it to remain tight. His an injectable and contains a local anaesthetic (0.3% lidocaine).

How do HA fillers work? Injections of HA into the skin are thought to replenish its natural support structures damaged by ageing.  Dermal fillers are commonly used for filling in facial wrinkles (STATIC LINES) and hollows, restoring facial volume to areas such as the cheeks, tear troughs, lower face and for lip augmentation.  The final result ill depend on the amount of the volume of filler used and whether it is enough to adequately address your concerns.

Over time HA is naturally degraded in the human body.  The effect of HA can last from 6-24 months, depend on the type of HA used.  Follow up treatments are needed to maintain the effects of HA.

Risks & Side effects:

Common: Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness or itching sensation in the treated area.

Occasional: Bumps and pimples, temporary and generally disappear spontaneously in a few days, but contact us if they appear.

Rarely: Reversible discolouration, hypersensitivity, numbness/tingling lasting up to 12 weeks, abscess (hard and swollen sore that may contain pus), granuloma (small accumulation of tissue) and block of blood vessels causing damage to surrounding skin have been reported.

If you experience any inflammatory or other reactions that last more than 48 hours, please notify us immediately. If necessary, appropriate treatment may be prescribed.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we are always more than happy to help, so please contact us on 0437 372 764