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At a Glance

Dermal filler treatment time

Dermal fillers can be performed during your lunch break, taking only 15—30 minutes after an initial consultation.

Dermal filler risks

Risks include infection, skin reactions, asymmetry or an unnatural, ‘overdone’ look. All dermal fillers used in Australia are TGA approved and extensively researched. A consultation with a qualified health practitioner reduces the associated risks.

Are they safe?

Dermal filler is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, which has an outstanding safety record. A consultation with a qualified health practitioner reduces the associated risks.

Dermal Filler Before and After

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal filler is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to restore volume to the face where tissue has degenerated. This often occurs with age.

The vast majority of contemporary fillers available are formulated with a humectant that occurs naturally in the body. This substance occurs throughout connective, epithelial and neural tissues and is particularly abundant in the dermis.

This substance can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water and is one of the main agents in maintaining hydration and a fresh, youthful appearance. This is also a major component in tissue repair.

What are fillers used for?

Fillers are also used to restore volume to the face where tissue has degenerated with age. Although rare, some patients suffer from lipoatrophy (fat loss caused by disease), which causes the cheeks to collapse. Fillers can be used to restore volume and facial structure. They can also be used to fill in pockmarks and acne scars and to contour or reshape facial features, adding volume to lips and cheeks.

Popular areas for fillers:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Naso-labial folds
  • Under eye tear troughs
  • Upper lip, laugh and marionette lines
  • Cheek augment
  • Re-shaping the nose
  • Re-shaping the mandible profile
  • Deep frown lines
  • Chin augment
  • Brow lifting
  • Hand and neck volume loss

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle Injections

Fillers can be used in conjunction with wrinkle injections for a cumulative and complementary result.

Anti-wrinkle injections can work to restore fine lines and wrinkles. While laser skin treatments can improve the tone and texture of the skin. These can be administered at the same time as dermal filler treatment, or as part of a program spread over several weeks, known as our soft skin program.

Are fillers permanent?

Dermal fillers are typically biocompatible and biodegradable (not permanent). Although, ‘permanent’ fillers are available to address more advanced facial concerns. Typically, permanent fillers are used to reshape the nose and jawline in order to create a more balanced and harmonious face shape.

Dermal filler treatment

A tiny needle will be used to gently administer the product into the targeted areas. Your dermal therapist may apply ice at the same time to minimise bruising and swelling. Swelling is greatly reduced with advanced techniques, and usually not an issue post treatment.

Medical breakthroughs with injectable products are now providing longer lasting, and more cost effective filler options. Results are immediate, and this procedure is rapidly becoming a viable alternative to invasive surgical intervention. Softer more subtle fillers can now achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

Facial contouring and fillers

Recent product technology has made it possible to lift and contour a face that may look gaunt, tired, haggard or aesthetically unattractive.

Imperfections in the eye area, chin, nose, cheeks, lips, temples, and jawline can be contoured to a pleasing result with precise placement of injectables.

Dermal fillers types

There are a multitude of different fillers on the market, ranging in longevity, composition and viscosity, depending on the individual patient’s needs.

Depending on individual circumstances, patients may benefit from superficial fillers used to tighten the skin.

Dermal Fillers on the Gold Coast

Our dermal therapists have over 10 years experience administering dermal filler at our Gold Coast practice. To remain up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies, our team attend International and National training conferences annually.

To learn more about our dermal filler treatment or to book a consultation at Cosmedic & Skin Clinic, please contact us.

Dermal Filler FAQs


Different filler products vary in price. The key to a beautiful result is a thorough consultation, during which your dermal therapist can explain what can be achieved and recommend the ideal treatment plan for your unique concerns.


Treatments can last around nine months, depending on the patient. Where a stronger and longer-lasting result is required, practitioners may opt for medium volume fillers.

Permanent filler does not migrate from the injection site, is biocompatible, non-toxic and non-absorbable, which means results last for up to 10 years.


Lip filler has been extremely popular for many years. “Wow without the Ow” is the way of the future, with many of the products having Lignocaine (local anaesthetic) in them, so no more painful nerve blocks required.