What are Dermal Fillers?

Part of the aging process is the decrease in the production of certain proteins. With less of the connective protein that holds water molecules, our skin can lose volume and structure. This can cause our face to look gaunt around the cheek and lip areas.

Dermal Fillers are made of a non-animal, compound that occurs naturally in the body. The Dermal Filler is used to restore volume to the face and hands. Dermal Filler can also be used to enhance facial contouring or create fuller lips.

Dermal Filler treatments are often paired with Wrinkle Relaxers for enhanced results. Absolute Cosmetic Medicine offers a number of packages combining these treatments.

Common names

Wrinkle Fillers, Facial Fillers, Facial Wrinkle Injections, Wrinkle Injections, Lip Injections, Lip Augmentation, Liquid Facelift and Injectable Wrinkle Treatments

Targeted areas

Lips, Cheeks, Nose, Chin, Jawline, Hands, Tear Trough, Forehead, Neck, Earlobe and Acne Scars

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


(Cost is dependent on area treated and product type) Starting From $499


Lifted and plumped affect to areas injected.


Results are immediate and will usually last between 3 and 6-months but may last up to 2-years.

Recovery Time

No downtime but there may be swelling and bruising for up to 1-week.

Treatable Area's

Lips, Cheeks, Nose, Chin, Jawline, Hands, Tear Trough, Forehead, Neck, Earlobe and Acne Scars.

What areas can be treated with Dermal Filler?

Dermal Fillers are extremely versatile and can treat a number of areas including (but not limited to):

  • Lip Filler to enhance the shape, size, projection and symmetry of the lips
  • Cheek Filler to restore lost facial volume or enhance the natural contour of the cheek
  • Chin and Jawline Filler to sculpt the jawline
  • Tear Trough Filler to reduce the appearance of eye bags or dark circles
  • Smokers lines and Nasolabial Fold Filler to rejuvenate the area around the mouth
  • Temple Filler
  • Pre-Jowl Sulcus to reduce the appearance of jowls
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty to balance lumps and bumps in the nose
  • Hands to replace lost volume

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers can differ from patient to patient. As a guide, dermal fillers last anywhere between 3 and 24-months depending on the filler used and the area injected.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

As with any invasive cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with dermal fillers. Some of the serious risks include filler blindness, allergic reactions, occluded blood vessels and necrosis of the skin. The risks outlined above are why it is important to go to an experienced injector for your dermal filler treatment.

Some common side effects of dermal filler include; swelling, bruising and localised discomfort.

Collagen-Stimulating Filler

Collagen-Stimulating Filler provides volume to correct deep lines and restore lost volume while also using the body’s natural response to stimulate the formation of your own collagen.  This procedure offers long-lasting results.  Depending on the product used, the initial results can last up to 4-years and you may see long-term benefits even after the product has been broken down, due to the creation of new collagen.

What happens before the Dermal Filler procedure?

You should be in good health, at consultation we will take a full medical history. Blood-thinning medications and anti-inflammatory products should be avoided for 1-week before Dermal Fillers. Smokers should cut down or quit at least 1-week beforehand.

The area should be clean and dry and free of make-up. It is advisable to read the consent and aftercare forms below to ensure that you are well informed prior to your consultation.

It is also important to have an experienced injector performing your procedure. We have seen many poor results and complications due to inexperience in this area. Government-approved injectable products and fully-trained injectors are essential.

What happens on the day of the Dermal Filler procedure?

Numbing cream can be requested for a small additional cost or can be purchased from the pharmacy and applied half an hour beforehand.

In our clinic, experienced practitioners will administer a nerve block with a local anaesthetic. We find this decreases discomfort to almost none in most patients. After the procedure, you will be numb, requiring little or no anaesthetic.

Most small areas can be treated in 15-30 minutes. Suitable areas include the forehead, the frown, the temples, the cheeks, the periorbital tear trough region, the nasal bridge (injectable rhinoplasty), nasolabial folds, lips, perioral smoker lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl sulcus, jaw angle augmentation, chin augmentation and fine lines of the neck and hands.

What happens after the Dermal FIller procedure?

We recommend you ice the area for 30-minutes after the procedure, and 30-minutes before going to bed, plus again in the morning. An extra pillow or sleeping upright will help to reduce swelling.

Results are immediate and will usually last between 3-months and 2-years, this will depend on the filler used and the individual. There is no downtime, but there may be swelling and bruising for up to 1-week.

An aftercare sheet is given to all patients and you should closely follow this. Less than 2% of people need a top-up or slight readjustment.

How much do Dermal Fillers in Perth cost?

The cost of price of Dermal fillers depends on the filler being used and the amount of product used. The price of Dermal Fillers at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is between $249 and $799 per ml – packages are available.

The filler used is based on the area being treated and can differ based on the results that the patient is hoping for.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for Dermal Fillers?

  • Absolute Cosmetic Medicine has some of the most experienced injectors in Australia and the world
  • We regularly review and repair dermal filling by inexperienced injectors in other practices
  • We only use products that are approved for use in Australia
  • We have 24-hour follow-up available should you have any concerns
  • Dr Murray is one of the 10 top injectors worldwide

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

Dr Glenn Murray

Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the cosmetic society and has lectured internationally on advanced cosmetic injectables and was named one of the top 10 injectors worldwide.

Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient.  His full resume can be seen here.

"Dr Murray was chosen as one of the top 10 injectors worldwide by Qmed"Senior Nurse Laura, Absolute Cosmetic Medicine

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