As our faces age, we lose volume in our muscles, fat and tissue, and the overlying skin tends to sag, and wrinkles can form. Dermal fillers can restore some of that volume to the face.

Dermal fillers are also used to hydrate and restore volume to cheeks, lips, chin, lower face, jaw, hands and around the eyes.

Dermal fillers work by minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by creating volume in the inner layers of skin.

How Does Dermal Filler Work?

Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin of the face to fill in deep folds and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are used mainly for “static” facial lines and folds, the ones that do not come and go as you change your expression. That includes the folds between your nose and the outer corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds); the lines that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines); a semi-circular line that may appear on the chin with age (supramental crease); and the hollow that sometimes occurs between the chin line and a drooping jowl (pre-jowl depression). Although potentially beneficial, an individually-tailored process may threaten another side because it often leads to conflict in relationships.

Dermal fillers can also restore fullness to lips and cheeks and provide volume in the chin, jaw, and hands. They have been increasingly used to treat the tear trough area under the eyes.

What is Dermal Filler?

The most widely used dermal fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid (HA).  This molecule provides a natural cushion in the skin by attaching itself to water molecules. HA fillers are absorbed slowly and come in a variety of consistencies suited to filling different lines.

Post care Advice Following Dermal Filler Treatment

Below are the post-care instructions for the dermal filler treatment that you have had. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 1300 255 913.

  • Do not rub or touch the treated area until the next morning.
  • Do not consume alcohol for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Try to avoid lying down immediately afterwards.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for six hours after treatment.
  • It is recommended that you avoid extended exposure to sun or UV light.
  • Avoid extremely hot or cold temperatures, including hot drinks for four hours.
  • It is recommended that you do not wear make-up for 24 hours afterwards.

There will be some swelling, tenderness and bruising, which you can cover up with make-up after 24 hours. Arnica tablets or Hirudoid cream can help the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are gels with a hyaluronic acid base (like a sugar gel), which can be injected into certain areas of your face to either correct wrinkles, fill in deep scars or non-surgically change the shape of certain parts of your face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body, and over time the dermal filler breaks down via normal body processes.

Compared to anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers allow greater precision in wrinkle correction, and can more effectively treat medium to deep wrinkles. They do not cause any loss of ability to contract your facial muscles.

The benefits of using dermal fillers include:

  • Fillers can reliably treat wrinkles at depths that other methods cannot.
  • They are biocompatible and rarely cause reactions.
  • The fillers can be dissolved by injection if there are any problems.
  • They are non-invasive compared to surgical solutions.

Ordinary side effects following dermal filler injections include swelling, redness, bruising and mild asymmetry as the inflammation settles down.

A single treatment every 9-12 months is needed.

The usual procedure for dermal fillers is: • You will speak with the doctor and nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation. • Your doctor and nurse will formulate a treatment plan, which may include other therapies, if appropriate. At your dermal filler appointment: • The dermal filler product used by Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection comfortable. • The area to be injected is marked out the dermal fillers are injected. • The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the area that is being treated.

Local anaesthesia can be used if necessary, although it is not needed for all patients. Without local anaesthesia, patients generally say there is little to no discomfort with dermal filler injections.

Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to swelling; you should see the ‘real’ results after about three days. You will be able to return to work.

The cosmetic nurse injects the dermal filler solution into predetermined areas using a very fine needle. Injections for cosmetic fillers typically take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas to be treated. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to ensure a comfortable experience, and few patients experience side effects beyond mild swelling or bruising that disappears in a few days.

The amount of dermal filler required will vary based on the area to be treated, the severity of the volume loss and the desired results.

Results are temporary, typically lasting six to 24 months. Treatment must be repeated to maintain the effect. Treatment in the lip area does not last as long. Usually, around three to six months before additional procedures are needed.

To date, no study has expressly stated that dermal fillers are harmful to unborn or breastfeeding babies. However, the consensus is that if you are pregnant, you should hold off on your injectable cosmetic treatments until after your baby is born and you are finished breastfeeding.


If you are actively trying to fall pregnant, it is best to wait ten days after your period is due to confirm whether you are pregnant before having your injectable cosmetic treatment.