Natural differences in our bone structure and facial fat and how they change with age, is a large contributor to how we look, and how our appearance changes with aging. Restoring (Giving back lost volume) or augmenting (Adding volume where it wasn’t before) volume must be done to afford a tangible improvement in the above concerns. Simply put, this can be done by injecting filler, or fat, with the latter requiring liposuction surgery.

Filler on the other hand, is done without the need for surgery, meaning lower cost, lower risk, and no downtime. Millions of people have experienced first hand the benefits of Dermal Fillers to harmonise and balance their face, and to restore lost volume so they look less tired, less saggy, less hollow, and feel more positive.

Best Dermal Fillers Treatment in Sydney and Melbourne

Dr Aaron Stanes offers the Best Dermal Fillers in Melbourne and the Best Dermal Fillers in Sydney. Whether it be cheek augmentationlip fillers, nose fillers (The liquid nose job or non surgical rhinoplasty), or undereye fillers, Dr Aaron provides the knowledge, skill and collaborative approach that works with you, to achieve results that complement your natural beauty, rather than dramatically change how you look.

Many people have reservations about having Dermal Filler treatments, and rightly so. Weekend short courses taught to ameutuers with no experience in Cosmetic Medicine run frequently, and the industry remain poorly regulated. There is no strict requirement to undergo training, and no measurable benchmark with which to assess who does and who doesn’t know what they are doing. The result – poor outcomes, and negative experience makes a great news story; plus botched Dermal Fillers are on show for all to see. Well done Dermal Fillers on the other hand, often go unnoticed, with people simply perceiving someone withproperly performed 

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Well done Dermal Fillers are a great way to refresh your appearance, and contour and define facial features. They are much more affordable than surgery, are safe, and have no downtime. When done by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor, many areas of the face can be refined including:

  • Adding volume and shape to the lips to get the ideal pout (lip filler)
  • Disguising nose bumps, building a nose bridge, and refining the nose tip (Nose fillers also known as the non surgical Rhinoplasty).
  • Improving dark circles and under eye hollows (tear trough fillers).
  • Contouring the cheeks and sharpening the jawline (Cheek augmentation, jawline fillers, chin augmentation).
  • Restoring collagen (With collagen stimulating injections).

Although bruising is uncommon, it can be easily covered with makeup, and swelling can be minimised by applying ice. Most people resume normal activity immediately, and some often come for treatment during their lunch break.

The Process

Following a detailed consultation, Dr Aaron will work with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan. Anaesthetic is often applied, and small needles are used to inject Dermal Fillers in targeted areas.

Dr. Aaron’s priority is to give you a great outcome that you are happy with, while being safe, and never doing treatments that are not necessary, or not in your best interest. The results are Dermal Fillers are immediate, but take a few weeks to fully settle in, so it is important you give your body time to work with the Dermal Fillers before judging the final result.

Misconceptions

Many people have concerns regarding Dermal Fillers. The two most commonmisconceptions Dr Aaron routinely addresses in his consultations are:

  1. Dermal Fillers all look fake.
  2. I don’t need Dermal Fillers.

Dermal fillers can look very natural and when done by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor are often undetectable. Most people don’t want to look fake, and many more people than you may realise have had Dermal Filler treatments (Including Dr Aaron). When used judiciously, Dr Aaron can strategically inject volume to give your face natural harmony and proportion, or replace volume that you have lost over time, helping you to look refreshed, and age gracefully.

How old should I be when I start getting Dermal Fillers?

Many people of different ages are experiencing first hand the benefit of a well planned treatment with Dermal Fillers. Dr Aaron treats people from the ages of 18 through to people in their Golden Years. There is no firm rule on how old you should be.

In general, if you are concerned about your appearance, and are over the age of 18, then a consultation with Dr Aaron can help you make an informed decision regarding what treatment is right for you and when. You are not in any way obliged to proceed with any treatment during a consultation, sometimes it pays simply to speak to an expert and learn what your options are.

Why Patients Choose Dr. Aaron?

Dr Aaron is an internationally trained and highly respected Cosmetic Physician with extensive experience in Cosmetic Medicine. He has pursued multiple post-graduate qualifications, and has worked in well-regarded hospitals around Australia as a Medical Doctor.

Dr. Aaron will always strive for no less than the best, and put your safety as a priority. He frequently works alongside one of Australia’s top Cosmetic Surgeons and trains other Medical Practitioners in Cosmetic Medicine around Australia.

Treatment Areas

Cheeks

Get a beautifully contoured cheek with Cheek Fillers injected by an expert Cosmetic Doctor. Dermal Fillers can be injected into the cheeks to contour the shape, and to restore volume lost with age. This can provide a more feminine shape, and help make you look rested and refreshed.

Tear Troughs

Have hollow and sunken eyes corrected by an expert Cosmetic Doctor using premium Dermal Fillers. Naturally hollow eyes, or ones that have become sunken with age resulting in dark circles can give you a tired and worn out appearance, even if you aren’t. Restoring or augmenting the volume in this area can provide a rested appearance, with a gentle contour between the lower eyelid and cheek. This treatment is often combined with Skin Tightening, Dermal Therapies, and Anti Wrinkle injections for a comprehensive total eye rejuvenation.

Lips

With expertly placed Dermal Fillers, done by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor, you can improve the shape, texture and volume of your lips. Whether you want a fuller pout, or simply hydration or gentle rejuvenation to restore lost volume, Dr Aaron can provide a comprehensive lip augmentation or rejuvenation using premium Dermal Fillers.

Nose

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, but don’t want to have expensive and risky surgery with downtime, Dermal Fillers can help. Dr Aaron is one of Australia’s leading Cosmetic Doctors in the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. Only the highest quality Dermal Fillers are used, and are meticulously injected using a unique technique Dr Aaron has developed over many years to achieve natural results that suit your appearance. Bumps can be disguised, bridges built up, tips ‘lifted’, and curves straightened, all with no downtime, minimal risk and almost no discomfort.

Chin

A small chin or one that sites back can cause imbalance to the face, and affect jawline definition. By strategically injecting Dermal Filler, Dr Aaron can restructure the lower face with a Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation to give balance to the face, and improve the jawline contour. It is a great alternative for people who aren’t ready or who aren’t interested in going under the knife to have their bones manipulated, or implants inserted.

Jawline

Expertly placed Dermal Fillers can enhance Jawline definition, and provide structure, contour, and balance to the lower. This treatment is ideal for both men and women who are seeking Non-Surgical Jawline Sculpting. Jawline asymmetry can be corrected, jowls softened, features masculinized or feminized (Depending on the area injected), and aged appearance disguised, all by using premium Dermal Fillers injected in key locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are volumising gels consisting of a naturally occurring sugar found naturally in our body. Some people have naturally volume deficient faces, and others lose natural volume and collagen over time, leading to a hollow and tired appearance, and a lack of defined features.

Dermal Fillers work by adding or restoring volume to these areas. They can improve wrinkles and folds, plump lips, straighten noses, and define cheeks, chins and jawlines. The procedure is quick to perform, and has minimal discomfort, with immediate results.

How long does Dermal Filler last?

The longevity of Dermal Filler depends on the type used, and the location treated. In general, more mobile areas of the face metabolise filler faster. As a guide, the Dermal Filler used by Dr Aaron lasts from 6-18 months. Reversible Dermal Filler wears off gradually over time. Thus you may begin to lose a visible effect before all of the Dermal Filler has been metabolised.

What areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers can be injected in the following areas:

  • Lips for hydration and plumping.
  • Cheeks for more definition and contour.
  • Tear troughs to improve a tired appearance and dark circles.
  • Marionette lines to soften them.
  • Temples to make the face more balanced.
  • Jawline and chin to sharpen and define the lower face.
  • The nose to straighten and refine the nose tip.

Dermal Fillers work great in combination with other treatment modalities such as Anti Wrinkle Injections and Skin Tightening.

Is Dermal Filler Treatment safe?

Dermal Fillers are extremely safe when performed by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor.

Dermal Filler is a safe treatment, with minimal risks and side effects. Some side effects of Dermal Filler treatment are as follows:

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Asymmetry due to swelling (Temporary)
  • Irregular lumps (Usually resolve without intervention).

There are very rare complications that it is important to be aware of. These include severe life threatening allergic reactions, infections, granulomas (Swollen nodules), and blood vessel blockages that very rarely lead to stroke, blindness, and death of tissue around the treatment site. The Dermal Filler used by Dr Aaron can be reversed in the case of complications, however this does not guarantee resolution of the eventuated risks.

This treatment is strictly not performed in people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, having IVF treatment, or planning any of the aforementioned; or in those who have taken prescription acne medication from their Dermatologist in the preceding 3 months.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

The main side effects are temporary bruising and swelling, which resolve over a few days. There are other important (But very rare) risks to be aware of. These will be discussed during your consultation with Dr Aaron.

Is this right for me?

Are you concerned by a lack of definition in your face, or do you feel you look tired and hollow? Or do you have more straight forward concerns with the size and shape of your nose or lips? If so, Dermal Fillers may be able to assist with your concerns.

What does Dermal Filler Treatment involve?

The procedure takes between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the amount of treatment. Different types of anaesthetic may be used to reduce discomfort. Some people report minor discomfort, but this settles quickly, as the product is mixed with local anaesthetic.

The Dermal Filler is injected using either a sharp needle, a blunt cannula, or a combination of both depending on Dr Aaron’s assessment. After your treatment there may be mild, transient discomfort, and some swelling.

Dr Aaron does not routinely follow up his Dermal Filler patients, however there is the option of a review if you have any concerns related to your treatment.

What should I do before my Dermal Filler treatment?

There are a few steps to take before your Dermal Filler treatment to ensure the best outcome, and the lowest risk of side effects. They include:

  • Ceasing all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (Unless you have been advised to take these by a Medical Practitioner).
  • Avoiding alcohol for 2 days before your treatment.
  • Attend your appointment without makeup. If you do not adhere to the above your treatment may still proceed, but you will have a higher risk of side effects.
What will happen after my Dermal Filler treatment?

Following your treatment you will be provided with full aftercare instructions. You will be able to resume most normal activity immediately. You will be numb around the treatment area temporarily due to the effect of the local anaesthetic. There may be discomfort as the anaesthetic wears off.

The most important instructions are the following:

Apply an ice pack gently for any discomfort and to reduce swelling.

Do not massage the treated area.

Avoid major dental treatment for 2 weeks (Clarify with your dentist regarding suitability is you are unsure).

Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.

Full details of the treatment aftercare can be found here.

The Dermal Filler can take over 4 weeks to fully integrate with your tissue. In this time it is important not to be concerned regarding the outcome. The Dermal Filler will soften over time, and swelling will reduce. Dr Aaron can review you at after 4 weeks if there are any concerns.