As we age, we lose volume in our faces, which is what makes our skin look soft and youthful. Cosmetic dermal fillers can be used to fill lines and wrinkles and restore volume to key areas of the face. They can also be used as a non-surgical solution for minor nose deformities and as a treatment for thin lips and ageing eyes.
Although dermal fillers, especially temporary fillers, are very safe, it’s essential for a qualified doctor to administer the injections. Dermal filler ingredients bind with water molecules in the skin to increase volume. The injections also stimulate collagen production, which improves the appearance of your skin over the long-term.
Dermal filler treatments have become increasingly popular. They offer good results without the cost or recovery time associated with plastic surgery.
Prior to treatment, an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the treated area – this will need several minutes to take effect. While dermal filler treatments are not overly painful, the numbing cream just makes your session much more comfortable. Using a tiny needle, Dr Singh will administer several injections. The area will be gently massaged to ensure a smooth and even end result.
The number of injections you’ll require is dependent on your specific requirements but overall, treatments are very quick. Depending on the type of filler used and the area treated, reinforcement treatments are usually necessary to maintain the effect.
As we get older, the skin loses some of its collagen and fat, resulting in flaccid skin, with more noticeable lines. Dermal fillers are suitable for those who want to restore youthful volume to the skin and soften wrinkles.
Before and after photos are of patients before and approximately 2 weeks after receiving lip filler treatments by Dr Shobhna Singh at Nitai Medical & Cosmetic Centre, with an aim to always achieve a natural and rejuvenated result.*
*Results may vary from person to person
Dr. Shobhna Singh is a Monash University Graduate in Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Medicine. She is a registered practitioner through the RACGP, and has focused on areas of cosmetic and skin treatments since 2007. Aside from her medical training, Dr. Shobhna has completed four separate Diplomas – Dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, and Diploma of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (DRACOG). Recently Dr Shobhna has been appointed as a Trainer with Allergan Medical Institute and trains Doctors and Nurses in Australia and New Zealand in the area of Facial Aesthetics.
“I frequently have patients telling me they wished they came to our clinic sooner, and that the results we have given have been nothing short of life changing. I’m passionate about taking the time and providing the attention to detail to ensure that I create the best possible results for my patients”