So you're thinking about getting dermal fillers in Melbourne to fight the signs of ageing but you have some questions. Let's see if we can answer them for you.
Having seen horrific examples of plastic surgery gone bad on TV, you may wonder how safe this procedure is. The good news is that it's really safe these days. Technology has changed dramatically since the treatment was first introduced. When we do see mistakes it's usually because the patient has gone to an unqualified practitioner or overseas.
You may also have concerns about injecting 'unnatural' substances into your face. Don't worry, the most commonly recommended dermal fillers in Melbourne are made of resorbable hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your own body. Sadly it diminishes with age but this is a great way of naturally 'topping up'.
So what about pain? Again, there's no need to worry. Your qualified cosmetic injector will use a numbing cream and/or local anaesthetic so you shouldn't feel any pain. You may just experience a sensation as the injections plump up your cheeks and lips.
Another common concern is whether the treatment will leave lumps under the skin. This probably dates back to a time when permanent dermal fillers were commonly used. You'll find most cosmetic consultants refuse to use permanent fillers now.
Non-permanent fillers made of resorbable hyaluronic acid are much safer. They can still last up to two years but there is very little chance of anything going wrong. It's possible you'll experience some initial lumpiness or swelling but that will quickly disappear. You will probably be given an ice pack to apply.
Hopefully, this has answered some of your questions. You can find out more about the treatment by using Bookwell to find dermal filler professionals in your area. He or she will be able to fully explain the procedure.