Dermal Fillers Sydney

Dermal Fillers Sydney

What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers are semi-permanent or permanent injectable treatments used in facial rejuvenation and contouring. The use of injectable fillers began a decade ago with lip augmentation, but now has become a staple of facial rejuvenation.  As we age we lose sub-cutaneous fat - the "plumpness" of our twenties. Precise, conservative but effective replacement can provide subtle, but amazing results.

The use of injectable or dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face is often called "The Liquid Facelift" and is being used today by many men and women as an early alternative to surgical options.  In conjunction with preventative anti-aging treatments they can be a very effective non-surgical treatment option. In our clinic we use injectable fillers for facial areas where there is a loss of elasticity in the skin and soft tissue, a loss of volume, and sagging caused by the ageing effects of gravity.  We also believe that filler treatment is often done poorly.  You should only trust your face to an expert with training and experience, and an intimate knowledge of facial structure to give you a natural, fresh result.

The Procedure

Dr Mooney (upon request) or one of his experienced and highly trained nurses will perform your treatment.  After addressing your concerns and personal goals, other medical issues and a thorough examination we will draw up a treatment plan specifically designed for you. Temporary fillers such as hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring product in your body or permanent longer lasting fillers may be considered.  Many of these come with a built in analgesic effect so that the injection is virtually a pain free procedure.  Occasionally, local anaesthetic can also be used to numb particular areas if you may be sensitive or worried about injections. Our treatments are simple and safe, and we usually find "first-timers" surprised at how easy and non-traumatic it was.


treatments can be used in conjunction with fillers to relax the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles and furrows.  Precise treatment of fillers creates a more youthful contour and appearance. Subtle lip or cheek contouring can produce amazing results and beautifully enhance your facial features.  Depending on the number of injection sites and the injectibles used treatment can take as little as 30 minutes.

What to Expect After Treatment

Injectable fillers are usually visible instantly, however depending on the product used and goal some treatments may take 2-3 sessions to achieve the final result.  Also dependent upon the product used top up sessions may or may not be required.  Some of the initial plumping you may experience will be due to swelling.  It is common when there is multiple injection sites that you may experience some swelling and bruising in the first few days post treatment.  In non-smokers bruising  is rare.  To minimise swelling, patients are advised to continue icing the sites and are advised not to exercise or consume alcohol immediately after treatment.  Patients should avoid smoking, aspirin, vitamin E, anti-inflammatories, herbal supplements and other medications that promote bruising.  Arnica cream is encouraged post operatively.  If you are considering facial filler treatment please feel free to contact our clinic for pre-treatment tips to reduce the possibility of bruising.

In order to fine tune the results additional follow-up treatments may be necessary.  Working in conjunction with the patient Dr Mooney prefers to give his patients a more natural look when using fillers and then build upon the treatments as the patient adjusts to their new look and provides their feedback and direction.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

If you would like to discuss dermal/facial injectible fillers further please do not hesitate to contact our patient coordinator through our Online Inquiry Form or please call (02) 9389 4497 to book a consultation today.

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