Are dermal fillers painful?
At Contour Clinics, we pride ourselves on being the cosmetic injectable experts. Using the latest in injecting technique, filler injections performed by our practitioners are minimally uncomfortable.
Importantly, Contour Clinics only uses fillers with a built-in local anaesthetic. This combined with ice packs, topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) and the option of a dental block or happy gas (Entonox) makes filler treatments at Contour Clinics some of the most comfortable available.
What are the risks of dermal fillers?
Dermal filler products are prescription-only products. That said, the most common side effects are redness, mild itching and swelling. These issues usually resolve in 1-4 days.
Bruising can occur but is often mild and subsides quickly.
At Contour Clinics, we specialise in LED light therapy to help prevent bruising post treatment. We also have specialist lasers to treat post filler bruising, on the uncommon occasion it occurs.
Serious side effects are very rare and will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Are dermal fillers safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Dermal fillers are not recommended during breast feeding or pregnancy.
There are no data supporting their safety during breastfeeding or pregnancy. Hence, we recommend not undergoing cosmetic injectable treatments while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are dermal fillers safe to use around the eyes?
Yes. In expert hands, under eye filler is a very safe, well validated treatment for the treatment of under eye hollows.
Above-eye fillers (A-frame filler) is a more advanced area to treat with dermal filler. Treatments in this area must be performed by an experienced cosmetic doctor.
Contour Clinics has some of the most experienced cosmetic physicians in Australia who are experts at around-eye dermal filler injections.
Can I smoke after dermal fillers?
Smoking after receiving any cosmetic injectable treatment is not recommended.
Nicotine impedes the skin’s healing process, and increases your risk of infection post procedure.
Will I have bruising from dermal fillers?
In expert hands, bruising is uncommon.
Bruising can be minimised with the use of a lightly pressured covered ice pack after your procedure.
At Contour Clinics, many of our dermal filler cosmetic procedures are performed with cannula. This method significantly decreases the risk of bruising.
Are dermal fillers toxic?
No. Dermal filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that’s already present in the skin.
It is FDA and TGA approved and has been extensively studied with an excellent safety profile.
Are dermal fillers safe?
In expert hands, yes. They have been used for decades worldwide with excellent research to demonstrate their safety and efficacy.
Can dermal fillers be removed?
Yes. Using an injectable enzyme called hyaluronidase, dermal filler can be easily dissolved in the case of complication, or poor aesthetic outcome.
Can I fly after having dermal fillers?
Rarely, dermal filler injections can cause complications. The significant majority of these complications present within 1-2 days.
We prefer you not fly for 1 week post dermal fillers. In the rare event you were to experience a complication, this allows sufficient time to correct/recover.
Can you drink alcohol after dermal fillers?
Yes, but in moderation. Alcohol causes vasodilation (opening of blood vessels). This increases the chance of swelling and bruising post procedure.
We recommend avoiding alcohol on the day of your procedure.
Can you exercise after dermal fillers?
You should avoid strenuous exercise on the day of your dermal filler procedure.
Exercise increases facial blood flow/flushing, which increases the swelling associated with hyaluronic acid dermal filler procedures.
You may return to your usual exercise regimen the day after your treatment.