The main difference between permanent and temporary dermal fillers is that temporary filler can be dissolved and is therefore safer to use in clinical practice.

Non-permanent fillers (temporary)

  • Non-permanent dermal fillers are used in over 95% of the dermal filler procedures carried out in Australia. These fillers are made hyaluronic acid – a sugar molecule found naturally in the body.
  • Temporary fillers last between 6 months and 2 years but most patients have a yearly top up of their filler.
  • Temporary filler can be dissolved using an enzyme which breaks the filler down.
  • We feel that these types of filler are much safer than permanent filler, especially with complex treatments such as tear troughnose dermal filler and jawline fillers.

Permanent fillers

  • Permanent dermal fillers such as collagen and Polymethylmethacrolate (PMMA) were more commonly used in the 90’s.
  • They account for under 5% of all filler procedures carried out in Australia.
  • Permanent fillers last for years, which can be a problem if the filler remains full whilst the face around it ages.
  • They cannot be dissolved in case of emergency, or if patients want them removed.

Which dermal fillers do we recommend?

At Cityskin we only use non-permanent dermal fillers. They can be reversed in the unlikely case of an emergency or if patients change their mind after their treatment.

Need help with dissolving your filler? Cityskin is here to help.

If you have had non-permanent dermal filler at another clinic and you are unhappy with your result, please get in touch with us. We can help dissolve your filler for you and place filler in the correct place.

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