NOTE: Dermal fillers, most dental appointments, and COVID-19 vaccine injections all require a 2 week buffer between them. 

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin, enhance facial shape and create fuller lips using injections of hyaluronic gel.

Our dermal filler treatments in Wellington, including popular lip enhancement fillers, involve injecting hyaluronic acid gel into the skin in order to ‘plump-up’ or ‘fill-up’ the area being treated.

These incredible products enable instant results. They are safe, non-permanent and can be dissolved if the result is not to your liking.

The areas most frequently treated with fillers include cheeks, mid-face, chin and lips.

This treatment is especially suitable for people with fat loss and sunken or hollow cheeks (which can be due to genetics or weight loss).

Below are examples of how fillers can ‘plump up’ your lips. This is what 1ml of dermal filler can do.

Before lip fillerDirectly after lip filler

Below is an example of how fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments can rejuvenate the face.

Below is an example of a combination treatment including cheek fillers.

Some commonly asked questions are answered below. Click on a question to reveal more information.

Injectable dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and are therefore non-permanent and completely reversible. Treatments can be used to reduce wrinkles, scars, unwanted lines and to enhance lip shape.

There may be temporary puffiness of the treated areas. Occasionally there is temporary blushing, slight bruising or tenderness around the treated areas. These are normal occurrences and should clear up within a few days.

No. Hyaluronic acid injections should not be applied to areas where the skin is infected or inflamed. Previous cold-sores at the site of injection may be re-activated. Dermal filler injections are not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made with a local anaesthetic incorporated into the injectable gel. This means that once the product is under the skin the anaesthetic numbs the area. I use a very fine needle and will sometimes use additional topical anaesthetic for increased comfort. Most people report that the injections are relatively painless. However, a dental block is available for lip fillers at a cost of $50, and requires you to come in 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

The cost varies depending on the amount of product needed to attain the desired result. Cost will be discussed at consultation, prior to treatment commencing.

When done by an experienced practitioner, dermal fillers are relatively safe. However, no medical procedure is ever 100% risk-free, and that’s why it’s important to have an in-depth discussion about the risks and benefits prior to any treatment.

Dermal fillers, most dental appointments, and COVID-19 vaccine injections all require a 2 week buffer between them. Please ensure you allow 14 days between any of these.