Dermal Fillers,juvederm, restylane, perlane, aquamid


Dermal fillers are also a non-surgical way to enhance and rejuvenate the Face without Surgery. It can also be used to maintain surgical results such as Face lift & Neck Lifts.

There are many types of dermal fillers, ranging from non permanent, semi permanent and permanent dermal fillers. The non permanent fillers are made from natural non human and non animal based products, a compound found in our own body. They are used to increase the volumes of regions of the face such as the lips, and to non-surgically remove deep wrinkles particularly around the mouth and from the nose to the corner of the mouth.

Dermal Fillers

Typically most patients will opt and begin with non permanent dermal fillers, these normally last between 9 – 12 months and maybe as long as 24 months. The dermal fillers are very soft or particularly thick products, the difference being that they are used for fine to deep lines respectively.

Dermal fillers are commonly used in Dr. Bobby Kumar’s Sydney and NSW Mid North Coast (Port Macquarie & Kempsey) practices.Dr. Bobby Kumar injects all the Dermal Fillers as he has comprehensive anatomical knowledge and consequently our patients experience reliable and aesthetically pleasing results. He does NOT rely on nurse injectors or non medically trained staff, as we have found patients report dissatisfaction with results and complications having experienced this themselves in other clinics.

There are other types of Dermal fillers made of thicker and firmer substances that are also used; some patients tend to favour these products because of the duration of action. They can be semi permanent to permanent, and patients decide to use such products to maintain a particular enhancement or augmentation for much longer (duration of action 2-2.5 years).

With the Semi permanent to permanent fillers patients need to be aware that removal of these products may not be easy and require a surgical procedure if the result of the enhancement or augmentation is not to their liking.

An anaesthetic nerve block will be required as the injection does sting for some of the Dermal Fillers; other common adverse reactions are swelling and redness for 1-2 days and bruising.

Dermal fillers

There are a range of Dermal Fillers with the local anaesthetic mixed in with the filler. The advantage being that patients no longer require Facial blocks and therefore patients no longer experience the problems associated with smiling, drinking liquids and swelling seen with fillers that do require a Facial or Dental Nerve block.

Semi permanent and permanent fillers (considered an Implant) should only be injected with a sterile technique and by very experienced injectors such as Dr. Bobby Kumar.

During your consultation Dr. Bobby Kumar will explain the benefits of dermal fillers as well as their limitations. Some patients will need to consider a Surgical option such as Face lift to achieve a natural and aesthetic result and rejuvenation of the face.

Complications of dermal fillers are bleeding, haematomas, pain swelling, redness, uncommonly infections, lumps or granulomas.