Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are products that are designed to help increase the volume of the lips, smooth wrinkles and plump up folds in the skin. Dermal Fillers are used to treat, facial volume loss, facial folds, lines & wrinkles, depressed scars, lip volume and shape.

What are dermal fillers?

There are a number of different dermal fillers approved for use in New Zealand, however, by far the commonest dermal filler used is comprised of the naturally occurring sugar Hyaluronic acid. There are several different brands of this product and it comes in various thicknesses to suit different areas.

The process involves injecting a product to add volume and hydration to the desired area. After the procedure, the gel binds with the water in your skin and provides natural volume to smooth wrinkles. The gel also blends with adjoining tissues and allows other nutritive elements, like oxygen, glucose and hormones, to pass between fragments of the gel. The result is instantly fuller, revitalised and plumper skin.

Dermal fillers are popular as they are non-surgical yet have immediate, visible effects. The immediate change to the contours of the face creates an instantly fresher, more youthful appearance.


Who Can Benefit From Dermal Fillers?

As we age, the turnover of collagen cells in our skin slows, making our complexion appear dull and tired especially around the eyes and mouth. Dermal fillers work by augmenting the volume of folds and sunken areas of the face, increasing both the volume and the hydration of the area.

Dermal fillers are commonly used to combat:

  • Droop or frown lines in the corners of the mouth
  • The deepening of the Nasolabial Fold between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Marionette Lines between the corners of the mouth and side of the chin
  • Crow’s Feet on the outside of the eyes

Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to areas even if ageing hasn’t had any effect yet. Lip enhancements and cheek enhancements are popular in younger people looking to augment their features. Cheek enhancements have also become popular in women of all ages to restore the ‘apple cheeked’ look of their youth.

You should not have dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and you should defer treatment if you have any active infections. For 2 weeks before treatment you should avoid dental work or vaccinations. Advise us if you are taking any medications, have allergies or get cold sores.

As with any injectable treatment, we recommend avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and high intensity exercise 24 hours prior to your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising.


We recommend drinking plenty of water in the 24 hours after dermal fillers to help with the result. Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, saunas and prolonged sun exposure the rest of the day of treatment. Sleep with an extra pillow on the night after treatment to prevent excess swelling.

Some swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness are common after dermal filler treatments, but often subside within the first 24 hours.  Dermal fillers are often paired with anti-wrinkle injection treatments for the most effective results.


The Sublime Approach

Before any treatment commences an initial consultation is required. This is an hour appointment and has a non-refundable $50 booking fee that will be deducted off your treatment should you go ahead with a procedure. Antiwrinkle treatment can be included in this time. Your medical history and skin concerns will be assessed. It is an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Together we discuss a suitable treatment plan. You are under no obligations to undergo treatment then and there, you may wish to have a think about it first, and book in for treatment later.


Lips 1/2 ml
Lips 1ml
1 ml of dermal filler
2mls of dermal filler
3mls of dermal filler
4mls of dermal filler


Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Restylane® is a gel containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine that is injected by a healthcare professional into or below the skin to smooth facial wrinkles and enhance lips by restoring volume and fullness. Restylane is a Class III medical device and has risks and benefits. Restylane® treatment may result in some redness, swelling, pain or tenderness, itching and/or bruising which may last a few days. Inflammatory reactions can begin up to two to four weeks after treatment in rare cases. See your healthcare professional if any side effects concern you. Exposure to excessive sunlight or extreme cold should be avoided until redness or swelling has resolved. Restylane® should not be used in an area where there is a nonresorbable implant or in irritated or infected skin, Restylane® should not be used in people taking blood thinning medicines or who have an allergy to hyaluronic acid, lidocaine or other local anaesthetics. Caution if you take medicines that prolong bleeding time. Treatment lasts 12-24 months. Restylane has not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU ARE GIVEN. Galderma, Auckland. Distributed by Healthcare Logistics, Auckland

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