Dermal Fillers

The dermal fillers we use are made from hyaluranon, typically known as Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Hyaluranon is a carbohydrate that is naturally present in the skin but declines with age. It promotes collagen formation and skin hydration.

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. Our skin loses HA, and volume. Dermal fillers simply replace the HA, using a synthesised HA, which many women are already using in face creams.

Areas that are particularly prone to volume loss include are the cheeks, lips, chin, and jawline. To help restore volume, we use these injectable gels and place them below the skin’s surface to help provide more youthful contours and smoother skin creating a more refreshed facial appearance.

Dermal fillers can ‘plump up’ small areas such as the lips and and ‘re-volumise’ larger areas like the cheeks and jawline. This is a non-surgical procedure and is administered through injections by a qualified medical professional giving instant results.

Dermal fillers have been used for many years and are generally well tolerated. They are not intended to make you look 20 years younger, but to help you age the way you want in a natural way.

Before and After

Actual CosMedic Clinic patients. Results may vary. Images are for CosMedic Clinic use only.

Client 1

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Dermal Fillers were injected into lips, peri-oral region and into the patients chin.

Unretouched photos taken before treatment and 2 weeks after treatment.

Client 2

Dermal Fillers were injected into mid face, laterial cheeks, jowls - to create a lift through the side of the clients face.

Dermal Fillers injected into lips to achieve a fullness and define shape.

Unretouched photos taken before treatment and directly after treatment.

dermal filler to mid face, lateral cheeks and jowls (note lift through side of face)

dermal filler to mid face, lateral cheeks and jowls (note lift through side of face)

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fuller natural lips - before and directly after treatment

fuller natural lips - before and directly after treatment

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note lift created through side of patients face

note lift created through side of patients face

Client 3

Dermal Fillers were injected into chin, jowls and marionette area, creating fullness and definition through the chin and neck line.

Unretouched photos taken before treatment and directly after treatment.

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Client 4

Dermal Fillers were injected into lips to smooth out lines and add fullness.

Unretouched photos taken before treatment and directly after treatment.

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What dermal fillers does your clinic use:

At CosMedic Clinic we use Juvéderm® products. Juvéderm®dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from synthesised hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. They contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. When this is combined with the filler it significantly reduces the pain. HA assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity. These smooth consistency gels help restore volume, and hydration, diminishing the depth of wrinkles and creating a more refreshed facial appearance while achieving a natural look and feel that lasts up to 1-2 years. They provide a range of varied lift capacities for different facial areas and integrate with the surrounding tissue following injection, to make them look and feel more natural.

What does dermal filler treatment involve:

The treatment time usually takes between 1 and 2 hours dependant on how many areas are being injected and the number of syringes injected. Although there is lidocaine in Juvaderm, for areas that are a little more sensitive such as the lips, topical anaesthetic cream is also applied prior to treatment to minimise discomfort. The dermal filler is then injected into the area to be treated using aseptic technique.

Results are seen immediately, but best results are seen a couple of weeks post treatment once any potential bruising has gone, and the filler has had a chance to integrate with the tissue. Immediately following injections there is usually some transient redness and occasionally swelling, particularly in the lip area. This usually resolves within 24 to 48 hours.

Can Dermal fillers be combined with other treatments:

Yes. 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. Anti-wrinkle injections often prolong the effects of dermal fillers and the two treatments complement each other well. Dermal fillers provide volume to fill in the static lines (lines present when facial muscles are at rest), and anti-wrinkle injections relax the underlying muscles that cause expression lines (referred to as dynamic lines).

What is the cost:

During your cosmetic consultation you will be given costs dependant on your individual goals, and the recommended treatment outcomes. The cost per ml syringe varies from $750 to $900 and the number of syringes required can differ for each individual person. Some may only require 1 syringe to treat the lips for example, while others may require 2 to 4 syringes if they are having multiple areas treated, or treating areas such as the cheeks, where more volume and lift is usually required to achieve best results. Treatments can also be done in stages, in which case a total face treatment plan can be made over a specific time period to treat multiple areas.

Are Dermal Filler treatments suitable for everyone:

If you are unwell at the time, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had permanent fillers, or are having ongoing dental treatment then dermal filler is not suitable and we will not treat you. There are other medical conditions that may also mean dermal filler is not suitable, and this will be discussed in detail at your cosmetic consultation, where a full medical history is obtained. It is very important to disclose all medical history to your treatment provider, even if you think it is not relevant.

Is there anything I should do prior to treatment:

To reduce the chance of bruising with dermal fillers, we recommend that you stop taking medications that affect blood clotting one week prior to injections and for a few days post injections. These medications include NSAID’s, aspirin, fish oil, evening primrose oil, flaxseed, and turmeric.

If you have been prescribed any blood thinning medication from a Dr for a medical reason like stroke or DVT then do NOT stop taking these.

What are the side effects:

You may experience no side effects, or you may experience injection site pain, firmness, swelling, bruising, lumps, bumps, itching, or discolouration at the treatment site. Sometimes you may experience some mild aching following treatment. Most of these side effects resolve after 48 hours with bruising lasting up to 3 weeks. You may wear make-up/concealer after 12 hours to try and conceal any potential bruising.

Are there any complications:

Complications although rare can occur and can be serious. Your treatment provider will go over these complications in more detail during your cosmetic consultation, and you can find more information on the dermal filler information sheet, which you can downloaded from this page.

At CosMedic Clinic we only use temporary fillers made from hyaluranon or HA as it is more commonly referred to. These fillers are safe and biodegradable. We use aseptic technique and safer injection techniques to try and minimise the chances of complications occurring. We also ensure that we are educated on the latest techniques to help prevent these rare complications and have policies up in the clinic on how to manage these events should they occur.

It is very important that you choose a treatment provider who discloses these potential complications to you, and has written policies on how to manage them, including access to medications used to dissolve the filler and treat potential complications.

Jaime has oversight from Dr Henryk Poczwa who is a member of the Cosmetic Society of New Zealand and regularly visits Invercargill.

Why choose us:

Our Cosmetic Nurse Jaime is a Registered Nurse who specialises in the field of cosmetic injectables and is very experienced in a range of injection techniques and variety of dermal fillers with over 7 years of full time clinic work in the industry. She pays close attention to detail and is very safety conscious. Jaime takes pride in making her patients look and feel their best.

The JUVÉDERM® range of injectable gels are medical devices for use in adults. JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® XC contain 24mg/mL cross-linked hyaluronic acid with lidocaine 3mg/mL. JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC is for filling medium-sized depressions of the skin as well as for lip definition. JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® XC is for filling mid and/or deep depressions of the skin as well as for lip definition and enhancement. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® with lidocaine contains 20mg/ mL cross-linked hyaluronic acid with lidocaine 3mg/mL and is intended to restore volume of the face. JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® contains 17.5mg/mL cross-linked hyaluronic acid with lidocaine 3mg/ mL and is intended for the treatment of deep skin depressions, for face contouring or volume restoration of the face. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® contains 15mg/mL cross-linked hyaluronic acid with lidocaine 3mg/mL and is intended for the treatment of any fine lines and medium-sized skin depressions or the enhancement and pouting of lips. All JUVÉDERM® products should be administered only by a trained medical professional. JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® XC should not be injected into the eyelids. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® with lidocaine should not be injected in the periorbital area (eyelids, under-eye area, crow’s feet), glabellar region or in the lips. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with lidocaine should not be injected into the eyelids. Application in the bags under the eyes is reserved for trained specialists. JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® with lidocaine should not be injected in the periorbital area (eyelids, under-eye area, crow’s feet) and glabellar region. Precautions: You should not receive treatment with any JUVÉDERM® product if you have untreated epilepsy, history of hypertrophic scars or porphyria, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, hypersensitivity to ingredients including hyaluronic acid, lidocaine or amidetype local anaesthetics, any areas of cutaneous inflammation and/or infections, or if you have just had laser treatment, deep chemical peel or dermabrasion. Caution is required if you have received treatment with another dermal filler; if you have a history of or are currently suffering an auto-immune disease, severe multiple allergies, anaphylactic shock, streptococcal disease, symptoms of cardiac conduction disorders; or if you are taking certain medications including anticoagulants or certain drugs that reduce/inhibit hepatic metabolism. Avoid makeup for 12 hours after injection and prolonged exposure to sunlight/UV light/extreme temperatures for 2 weeks. Also may produce positive results in athlete anti-doping tests. Adverse effects reported after treatment with JUVÉDERM® have included immediate or delayed injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling/itching/pain on pressure) persisting a week post treatment, haematomas, induration or nodules, discolouration, weak filling effect, risk of infection, abscess formation, granuloma, necrosis, or hypersensitivity. JUVÉDERM® injectable gels are not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Scheme. You will need to pay for this treatment. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Speak to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: JUVÉDERM® treatment up to 1–2 years and further courses of treatment may be necessary. ™® Trademark(s) and registered trademark(s) of Allergan, Inc. Allergan Australia Pty Ltd. 810 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072. ABN 85 000 612 831. Allergan New ZealandLimited, Auckland. © 2017 Allergan. All rights reserved. Date of preparation: May 2017. ANZ/0009/2016. TAPSPP9051. ALJU12354. Ward6.