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What is a Dermal Filler and How Does It Work?

We chatted to Dr May Marr about dermal fillers and those available at her surgery in Lennox Head, NSW.

What is type “E” Bio-stimulator dermal filler and how does it work?
*TGA restrictions forbid the use of the name of this dermal filler*

Type “E “dermal fillers are the first dermal fillers which act as a bio-stimulator of collagen to produce both immediate and long lasting results.

It is made up of 2 reabsorbing substances:
1) Poly-caprolactone (PCL) microspheres – completely absorbable polymer
2) Gel carrier for the PCL

When type “E” dermal filler is injected into the skin, there is immediate correction of wrinkles and folds due to the effects of the gel carrier. The body gradually reabsorbs the gel carrier after a few weeks. As the gel carrier is reabsorbed, the PCL microspheres stimulate collagen type 1 production that replaces the volume of the reabsorbed gel carrier.

The different lengths of the PCL chain determine the longevity of the dermal filler from 1 to 4 years

Is this treatment suitable for me?

“E” is ideal for long lasting lines and wrinkles correction, restoring facial contours and volume, improvement of facial laxity and jawline. It is for clients who have previously used hyaluronic based dermal fillers and would like longer lasting results. Clients have a choice of 4 types of fillers S, M, L and E lasting from 1 to 4 years.

What does the treatment involve?

First, you will need an initial consultation with Dr Marr to determine if you are suitable for the procedure. A numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated before the treatment commences. The dermal filler is then injected into the areas of concern. The treatment time can vary from 10-30 minutes. Immediate injection related effects include redness, tenderness and swelling. Bruising is a possibility. Rarely, there is delayed appearance of small bumps under the skin in the treated areas which can last a few days.

What can be treated?

Lines and wrinkles in nasolabial folds, peri-oral areas, marionette areas to correct volume deficit in cheeks, temples, jawline and earlobes; and for nose re-shaping. It can also help with skin laxity, acne scars and loose skin. Areas that cannot be treated are lips, tear troughs and glabella (vertical frown).

What types are there?

There are 4 types with different longevity:
Type S – 1 year
Type M – years
Type L – 3 years
Type E – 4 years

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  • Marie Fulgencio November 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    E is the best, I guess…


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