What Are Dermal Filler Injections?

Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injections that enhance facial features with natural-looking and feeling results. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers are used to correct volume loss and reduce the appearance of fine lines. They create volume by drawing water into the treated area. As we age, we have loss of facial muscle, fat and tissue causing loss of volume. Dermal fillers help to restore this lost volume, redefining the natural curves of the face. 

Common facial areas which are treated with dermal filler injections include the cheeks, lips, chin, jowls, jawline, temples and tear troughs as well as the neck, décolletage and hands. The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected areas using a very fine needle, or in some instances, a cannula. The injections may sting for a few seconds, and in some instances a numbing agent will be used.  

Prior to your first treatment, our Nurse Injector will consult with you to assess your suitability for dermal filler and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.  


Dermal filler injections may be used in many areas of the face to fill and smooth lines, wrinkles, deep folds and to improve the appearance of scars.  They may also be used to restore and enhance the youthful curves of the face by adding volume to cheeks and lips and defining the natural contours of the jaw, chin and nose. Results are visible immediately, and optimal in one to two weeks. They last six to twelve months, depending on the area treated and the product prescribed. The dermal filler will gradually and naturally degrade in the body. Regular treatments will help to maintain results.

Dermal Filler Injectables Results

Service information

Ideal for: 

Dermal filler can treat the following but not limited to: 

  • Increase hydration to your face, neck, hands and décolletage
  • Smooth fine lines on your forehead and the lower face
  • Soften moderate lines in your mouth to chin area and from your nose to lip corners
  • Remodel your cheeks and chin, and give more definition
  • Minimise scars
  • Define or enhance lips, subtly and naturally
  • Restore lost facial volume.

Treatment Time & Price:

Prices vary depending on the outcome you are hoping to achieve in each area and the prescribed dosage. Injectables are like artistry, because everybody truly needs something different, so we don’t have a one size fits all approach to our pricing. Our health practitioners will give you a thorough consultation prior to treating you, where you can discuss the outcome you’re looking to achieve. From there, they will then give you a total amount to ensure you’re happy before starting your treatment. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

Can be combined with: 

  • Multiple areas of the body
  • Anti-wrinkle injections


Anyone who: 

  • Is under 18 years of age.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Has a history of hypertrophic scarring.
  • Is hypersensitive to ingredients including hyaluronic acid, lidocaine, amide-type local anaesthetics and strep type-A gram-positive bacterial proteins.
  • Currently has an active skin infection, cold sores, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis or a healing wound.
  • Currently has concurrent febrile status (e.g. flu, cold, sinusitis, UTI).
  • Has had major dental work in the past four weeks, or scheduled in the next four weeks.
  • Received a vaccination for COVID-19, tetanus or influenza within the last 2 weeks, or a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks.

If you are unsure, contact our Clinic on 0420 960 650. 

Expected Side Effects:

  • Redness in the treatment area, usually resolves within 24hrs
  • Swelling in the treatment area, usually resolves within 3-7 days
  • Bruising in or around the treatment area, resolves within 7-10 days
  • Tenderness to touch, which usually resolves within 2-5 days
  • Localised pain, mild-moderate, usually resolves within 2-5 days, improving with time

Potential Risks:

Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved. Although the majority of patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your practitioner to make sure you understand the risks, potential complications, and consequences of dermal filler injections. 


  • More significant bruising or swelling
  • Asymmetry due to filler placement
  • Filler product migration 
  • Filler lumps
  • Pain

Moderate (All moderate complications require a practitioner review)

  • Tyndall effect (superficial product placement, causing light reflection and a blue colour emerges)
  • Infection
  • Herpes Simplex outbreak
  • Delayed onset nodules
  • Persistent filler-related swelling 
  • Allergic reaction to filler product

Major (Require a more complex medical treatment with risk of long-term consequences)

  • Vascular occlusion can be delayed and present up to 12 hours post treatment. Resulting in impending or actual tissue necrosis
  • Granulomas (nodules encased in biofilm – more prevalent in immune-reactive patients) can present months to years post treatment

Emergency (Emergency protocol carried out)

Vascular occlusion resulting in transient, partial or complete loss of vision. This is a very rare complication. There have been approximately 100 cases

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac arrest

Before your treatment:

  • Avoid blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol 24 hours prior.

Advise your practitioner if you: 

  • Are using ibuprofen.
  • Have an auto-immune condition.
  • Have a severe metabolic or systemic disorder.
  • Had recent minor dental work (e.g. scale and clean).
  • Have a long-haul flight booked within the next four weeks.
  • Are under 18 years of age (seven-day cooling-off period is required).
  • Are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin or Heparin).
  • Received a vaccination for COVID-19, tetanus or influenza within the last 2 weeks, or a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks.

Post Treatment Care:

  • Keep the injection site clean 
  • Take antihistamines as required to reduce swelling 
  • Apply a cool compress to the site for ten minutes every hour, on the day of treatment, but do not apply ice 
  • Avoid excessive pressure or any ‘facing-down’ (e.g. massage) treatments for 48 hours 
  • Avoid excessive exercise, saunas and exposure to heat/sun for the first 48 hours and until any swelling or redness has resolved.
  • Avoid lipsticks, AHA, retinol, vitamin C or oil-based makeup for 24 hours.
  • Avoid facial treatments, massage or skin resurfacing until the area is fully healed. Minimum of 2 weeks.
  • Avoid long-haul flights for 4 weeks.

You’ll speak with our Nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation. A treatment plan will be devised, which sets out how we will use dermal fillers (possibly in conjunction with other techniques and tools) to create the results that you want.

At your dermal filler appointment:

  • The dermal filler product we use contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection comfortable.
  • The area to be injected is marked out.
  • The dermal fillers are injected, and we apply cold packs immediately afterwards.
  • The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

Yes. We use only products with proven safety record. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin, thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries and have been used as an injectable cosmetic treatment for more than two decades with an excellent safety record.

Longevity of the dermal fillers depends on factors such as:

  • Density of the filler
  • Injection area
  • Patient’s metabolism

Hyaluronic acid fillers can be quickly dissolved using an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. This acts to disperse hyaluronic acid, speeding up the natural breakdown of the dermal filler. The use of hyaluronidase to remove fillers is off-license, so your practitioner will only go ahead if it is “in the best interest of the patient on the basis of available evidence”.


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