Dermal fillers are now one of the most popular procedures in the quest for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Their popularity can be put down to a few factors, including ease, convenience, minimal downtime and effective results. As with any cosmetic or skin care treatment, the quality of the product is going to make a difference. If the price seems too good to be true, be wary that is just might be.

Beware of counterfeit cosmetic injectables

The lowdown

Dermal or wrinkle fillers are designed to restore volume to the skin, to minimise the appearance of lines and to plump lips. They may also be used to ‘resculpt’ areas of the face in conjunction with other treatments such as rhinoplasty. They are not muscle-relaxants as some people believe. It’s perfectly normal for skin to lose its elasticity and volume as we age and our collagen levels deplete. Dermal fillers are intended to give a boost to collagen in the body. The results should appear natural, but they are not permanent. Filler products are designed to metabolise naturally. In most cases, this will be between three to six months for lips, and up to 24 months for other areas.

Filler products

Fillers are gel-type substances that are injected into the skin using a very fine needle. They are generally composed of resorbable hyaluronic acid (which occurs naturally in the body) but there are various types and brands. If you want to know how to prevent erectile dysfunction, visit for more details. The right filler for you will depend on what exactly you are trying to achieve. A qualified and thoroughly experienced Cosmetic Nurse will be able to provide you with full details so that once you have all the facts, you can make an informed choice. Dermal fillers should also be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Expect to pay between $400 and $700 per treatment, depending on the number of fillers and the area being targeted.

Potential problems

Dermal fillers that aren’t TGA-approved, or are counterfeit, may pose a couple of major issues. First of all, they may not work, which given the cost is far from the desired outcome. Secondly, and more importantly, they may pose significant health issues or at the very least, lead to side effects. That’s why it’s always important to play safe with any cosmetic procedures. 

What you can do?

If you are on the lookout for the right clinic for dermal fillers then there are some things you can do to make sure you end up with the best results.

Look for a qualified and experienced Cosmetic Nurse with good reviews. Ask about their experience performing the treatment and the number of patients they have treated.

Make sure you look at their before and after photos (and be wary of anything that looks too extreme – true results will be effective but always look natural). You want to make sure their aesthetic suits the look you are going for.

Finally, be wary of any price far below the rest. The cost of any cosmetic treatment will take into account both the quality of the products used and the expertise of the health professionals providing the service.

If it seems cheap, and you have any concerns regarding the clinic or practitioner, then it’s perhaps safest to try elsewhere.

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