Injecting dermal fillers is a medical procedure that should only be undertaken by an experienced and qualified medical doctor, or a registered nurse under the supervision of a prescribing doctor. Dermal fillers are prescription-only products Dermal filler is Hyaluronic Acid that secretly holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin. It promotes  healthier more subtle skin, recent research suggests that Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties when applied topically, which means it can act like a shield against free radicals we aren’t in control of, like pollution and other aggressors. When injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect. The effect lasts for six months or longer. Successful results depend on health of the skin, skill of the health care provider and the type of filler used.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are the perfect thing for those who have deeper lines and wrinkles that have been around for a long time, created by the natural ageing process or sun damage. These specially formulated dermal fillers work by filling the area beneath the wrinkled skin, acting like a foundation that holds up these areas that have become indented. Your skin will be fuller and smoother and have a more youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections are great at reducing facial muscle mobility so your skin can reduce wrinkles, but these dermal fillers work in the areas between the skin and muscle for a rejuvenating effect. Dermal fillers work their magic in this space by engaging collagen and elastin fibres that have been sleeping it off for much too long. These dermal fillers will break down old fibres and make new ones, to support youth in your cells for months.

Where are dermal fillers used?

Dermal fillers are most successful in adding volume to the skin and engaging building fibres in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the eyes, in the forehead, between the eyebrows, in neck bands and the hands. Of course, these injection sites will be planned out with you for your specific skin care needs as you meet with our skin care

Fillers and Ageing

As we age, the lines and wrinkles on our face can linger a little longer and become a little deeper.

The curves and contours of the face can also change as volume is lost. Areas that are particularly prone to volume loss include the cheeks, lips, brows, temples and jawline.

To help restore volume, dermal fillers are injectable gels that can be placed below the skin’s surface. They can help provide more youthful contours and smoother skin.

Dermal fillers can ‘plump up’ small areas such as the lips and brows and ‘re-volumize’ larger areas like the cheeks and jawline.

Filler for Lips

Dermal filler for use in lips

As we age, the lips and the surrounding area are particularly vulnerable to volume loss. The corners of the mouth can begin to droop, which can create a sad or angry look.

Additionally, the v-shaped area of the upper lip, known as the Cupid’s bow, begins to flatten out. Vertical lip lines may also appear and cause lipstick to bleed.

For youthful lips, stronger definition of the lip border or the subtle addition of volume can enhance these areas.

Dermal fillers can be used for restoring volume, enhancing lip shape or creating lip definition.

Dermal filler treatment is a non-surgical procedure administered through injections by a qualified medical professional. During treatments, an amount of gel is injected into specific facial areas with a fine needle.

A range of dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine, which can reduce discomfort during injection. It’s important to follow any post-treatment instructions your clinician gives you.

Pre Treatment

  • Do not consume alcohol for twenty-four (24) hours before your procedure.
  • Avoid blood thinning over the counter medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and vitamin E for 1 week before your treatment.
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “Anti-Aging” products for 3 days prior
  • Eat before your procedure.
  • Avoid Chemical Peels and Laser 1-2 weeks prior to Dermal Filler treatment
  • If you are prone to cold sores, the needle and treatment could activate another eruption of cold sores, it is advised to take the anti viral tablets before and after treatment.
  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of the filler ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders.
  • Please inform us if you have any questions about this prior to your treatment.

Post Treatment

  • When filler containing anaesthetic is used, the anaesthetic effect may last for 2-3 hours.

For twenty-four (24) hours following your procedure, avoid

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Sun/heat exposure (this includes tanning beds!)
  • Massaging, pressing treated areas
  • Extreme cold exposure
  • One side may heal faster than the other side.

Arnica can be used to prevent bruising and speed up the recovery. Arnica is an over the counter cream and/or tablets.


Using a cold compress immediately following your procedure will reduce swelling.

Some minor bruising may occur immediately following your procedure

The appearance of any bruising or swelling can also be minimized with the help of makeup.

If bruising occurs, place icepacks gently on the injection site.

DO NOT massage or press hard on the treated area.

You should be able to return to work and normal activities after treatment

You may fly international in one week following your treatment


How long does the procedure take and when will I see results?

Dermal fillers produce instant results – a typical first procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes – and you should be able to return to your daily activities right away.

Are there any side-effects?

Dermal fillers have been used for many
years and are generally well tolerated. While you may experience no side effects at all, as with all medications, side effects can occur. Possible side effects include injection site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk to your clinician.

Your clinician may also recommend you schedule a follow-up appointment to assess your progress 2–4 weeks after your treatment and again at 6 months.

Can filler treatment be combined with other products and procedures?

Dermal filler treatment can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, which relax facial muscles, or with other treatments that restore skin tone, to rejuvenate the whole face.