Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment used to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and restore youthful volume to the skin. Dr Damon Thomas offers a number of options in dermal filler formulations, allowing him to customise treatment to the unique needs of each of his patients. These procedures are relatively quick, painless and offer results that can last many months for some patients.

Candidates for Dermal Filler Injectables

Dermal filler injectables work effectively on the following concerns:

  • Lines running from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Small creases in the corners of the mouth (smile lines)
  • Creases extending from the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines)
  • Fine vertical lines above the upper lip (smoker’s lines)
  • Loss of volume around the temples and cheeks
  • Lack of volume and definition in the lips
  • A sagging jawline that has lost definition

About the Procedure
Dr Thomas offers the safest dermal fillers. This is a natural substance that provides hydration and support to underlying skin structure, also found in connective tissue and body fluids.

Injections take just a few minutes to complete and involve minimal discomfort. Most patients do not require any type of numbing prior to treatment.

See Before and Afters

What to Expect after Treatment
After treatment, patients may immediately return to work and other activities. Some mild swelling may be seen at injections sites, but this usually does not last longer than a few hours after the procedure. The duration of the results will vary, depending on the specific formulation used. Some dermal fillers last just 6-9 months, while other formulas may last up to 1-2 years or longer. The procedure will need to be repeated periodically to maintain positive results.

Dermal fillers are a quick, effective way to turn back the clock, smooth away facial wrinkles and achieve a more youthful facial profile. To learn more about these treatments, contact Dr Thomas at Melbourne Institute for Plastic Surgery on 03 9034 7738.