FAQ's


What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels, made from product that naturally occurs in our skin and joints to hydrate and lubricate) that are placed beneath the skins surface to restore volume, correct static wrinkles and folds and erase fine lines, whilst providing the skin with volume, support and hydration.
Dermal Fillers rejuvenate and enhance facial features, restore youthful contours and have instant, natural looking and feeling results that last from 9 to 12 months. For your comfort most of the dermal fillers we use are formulated using local anaesthetic.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

At SILK, we understand that having a cosmetic procedure (especially if it is your first time) can be a little daunting, and with numerous anti-aging products and treatment options available to you, how do you know what is the most effective and the safest?
Two important factors to consider when deciding on a treatment are, the safety of the product being used and the qualifications, skill and experience of the person providing the treatment. We only use dermal filler products that have a proven safety record. Federal legislation prevents us from naming the product on our website, however what we can tell you is they have been used here in Australia for over 12 years, longer than any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler and have performed over 15 million treatments worldwide, so their safety record speaks for itself.
Please feel free to contact any of our clinics if you have any further questions about the Dermal Filler products we use.
As with any medical procedure there are potential side effects that should be fully explained to you prior to undergoing your treatment. Most of these are injection-related, such as swelling, bruising and discomfort which will resolve over a few days. As part of your consultation and treatment your treating medical professional will discuss your medical history, current medications, illness or allergies that may impact on your suitability to undergo treatment with dermal fillers.
Please feel free to contact any of our clinics if you have any further questions about the dermal filler products we use.

How do I know if Dermal Fillers are right for me?

Dermal fillers are an effective method for regaining a youthful complexion. Results are temporary and treatment must be repeated in order to maintain the results. Dermal fillers have been successfully used as an anti-ageing and enhancing treatment for many years.
If you would like to naturally enhance you facial features or soften the appearance of ageing skin, Dermal Fillers will assist in achieving these results for you.

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

After your initial treatment, an additional top up treatment may be necessary four to six weeks after the initial treatment. This means you can control your results by working with your practitioner to achieve the optimal correction and achieve the look you desire. The 'less is more' approach is often the best approach.
Once you have achieved your ideal result, the treatment will last 9-12 months.

Are there any possible side effects?

General redness and mild to moderate swelling at the treatment area is common for some treatment areas. Localized tenderness for a few days following treatment is also common. Mild to moderate bruising can occur in some individuals.
As the Dermal Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, an adverse reaction is highly unlikely, however we ask any client who is experiencing side effects to contact one of our clinics so our medical team can follow up to ensure maximum safety and satisfaction.

What happens if I stop?

If you decide to discontinue treatment with Dermal Fillers, the volume will slowly disappear and the treated area will return to its original state.
There is evidence that the proteins in these dermal fillers can promote new and healthy skin tissue, so along with the cosmetic look it can help to create younger looking skin in the long term.

How much does this cost?

Please refer to our price list for pricing on Dermal Fillers. Alternatively, call one of our trained technicians at any of our SILK Laser Clinic locations for pricing or to make a booking for a FREE consultation with our medical team.

Which brand you do you use and why?

Make sure you are informed about the benefits and risks associated with the brand your healthcare professional uses and how they differ from other available brands. At SILK we only use the worlds leading brand and the products synonymous with Anti Wrinkle Injections.

How quickly will I see the effects of the injection and how long will the results last?

Time to onset of action and duration of treatment are key factors that will contribute to your satisfaction. Ensure you ask your healthcare professional about how long it will take for you to notice the effects of the injection and to ensure you are happy with your result. Be sure to ask your healthcare professional how long to expect your results to last.

Are side effects different between brands?

When it comes to side effects, each product is different. Always ask your healthcare professional about the brand of treatment being administered and ensure you discuss possible side effects and how they may vary based on the brand used for your treatment.

How satisfied are your patients with the results?

The best way to decide if the treatment will meet your needs is by looking at the real results. Explain the result you want to achieve.