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What are the different types of dermal fillers?

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

As we get older, we all begin to notice changes to our faces. It’s natural that as we age, our face begins to lose structural volume; wrinkles begin to form; and even the healthiest of people begin to notice their skin starting to look tired and dehydrated.

That’s when many people start looking into dermal fillers – not to dramatically alter how they look, but rather to maintain a fresh and youthful look.

Dermal fillers can be used to soften small lines and wrinkles, lift slightly sagging skin, or create a more hydrated, plump look, but they can also be used to eradicate scars and deep lines.

There are several types of dermal fillers, and the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs.

Here’s an overview of the different types of dermal fillers we offer and what you need to know about them.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected under the skin, replacing lost volume deep beneath the skin. Common areas include the cheeks, forehead, and around the eyes and the mouth.

When choosing the most appropriate type of dermal filler, your skin doctor should consider the whole face to maintain balance.

The type of dermal filler they recommend will depend on the affected area, the cause of the issue, and the desired result.

Dermal fillers can last anywhere between four months and two years, depending on the treatment and the individual.

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

There are several types of dermal fillers available in Australia, the most common being:

  • Hyaluronic acid: The main function of hyaluronic acid is volume replacement. It may also be used to treat fine lines, acne scars and as a skin hydrator.
  • Polylactic acid: Improves skin luminosity through collagen stimulation. Excellent for those needing full face re-volumisation.
  • Polycaprolactone: An excellent focal volumiser (e.g. cheeks and collagen stimulator) and lasts longer than hyaluronic acid.
  • Fat injections: A thin needle is used to take fat from another part of the body, after which it is sterilised and injected back into the deep wrinkles or scars. This is a long-lasting option, although top-ups may be required.

What types of dermal fillers does Bass Coast Skin Doctors offer?

While there are different collagen stimulating dermal fillers available in Australia, at Bass Coast Skin Doctors we use only those fillers that have passed stringent testing and are used successfully around the world.

Our collagen stimulating dermal fillers use Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and Polycaprolactone (PCL) in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Both are perfectly safe and provide excellent collagen stimulation, with PLLA giving full-face rejuvenation, with a small increase in volume, and PCL giving great volumising and lift.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular dermal fillers used in Australia. We use only the most trusted brands in the world. Hyaluronic acid is perfect for filling lips, tear troughs (e.g. tired eyes), cheeks and jowls.

The type of dermal filler a patient receives is generally determined by the recommendation of the practitioner. That’s why anyone considering dermal fillers should first receive a consultation from a qualified and experienced skin doctor.

At Bass Coast Skin Doctors, our expert skin doctors are highly trained and have years of experience, ensuring all our dermal filler procedures are safe and reliable.

Find out if dermal fillers are right for you

If you’ve been looking for a skin clinic that offers dermal fillers near San Remo or Phillip Island, speak to our friendly and experienced team.

We provide honest and ethical guidance on all skincare matters and will discuss the best treatment options for you, taking into account your lifestyle and individual needs.

Book a cosmetic consultation at our clinic to find out more.