What Are Dermal Fillers?

Part of the aging process is decreased production of specific proteins. Skin can lose volume and structure with less of the connective protein that holds water molecules. 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 fillers can also 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.

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Common names

Dermal filler injections are also known by common names such as wrinkle fillers, facial fillers, wrinkle injections, cosmetic injectables, liquid facelifts, injectable wrinkle treatments, and lip fillers.

Targeted areas

The dermal filler treatments at Absolute Cosmetic can be effectively applied to various areas of the body including the lips, cheeks, nose, chin, jawline, hands, tear trough, forehead, neck, earlobe, and even to treat acne scars.

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


The cost of dermal fillers starts at: $499


The effect of dermal fillers is a lifted and plumped effect on the areas injected.


Dermal filler injections are immediate and usually last between 3 and 6 months but may last up to 2 years.

Recovery Time

There is no downtime from dermal fillers, but there may be swelling and bruising lasting up to 1 week.

Treatable Area's

Dermal fillers can be used to treat the 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 incredibly versatile and can treat several areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Lip Fillers to enhance the shape, size, projection and symmetry of the lips
  • Cheek Fillers 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 Fillers add volume and definition to the upper part of your face
  • Pre-Jowl Sulcus to minimise 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 between 3 and 24 months, depending on the filler used and the area injected.

Risks & Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

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

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

Collagen-Stimulating Filler

Collagen-stimulating fillers add volume to correct deep lines and restore lost volume while using the body’s natural response to stimulate the formation of your collagen. This procedure offers long-lasting results.

Depending on the product used, the initial results can last up to four years, and you may see long-term benefits even after the product has been broken down due to the creation of new collagen.

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Before Your Dermal Filler Injections

You should be in good health before your dermal filler injections. At the consultation, we will take a complete 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 one week beforehand.

The area should be clean and dry and free of makeup. Reading the consent and aftercare forms below is advisable to ensure you are well-informed before your consultation.

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

Dermal Filler Injection Procedure

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

Experienced practitioners will administer a nerve block with a local anaesthetic in our clinic. 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 locations 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.

After The Dermal Filler Procedure

We recommend you ice the area for 30 minutes after the procedure and 30 minutes before 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 two years, and 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; you should closely follow this. Less than 2% of people need a filler top-up or readjustment.

Price of Dermal Filler Injections in Perth

The price of dermal fillers is between $249.00 and $799.00 per 1ml. However, the cost of dermal fillers will depend on the type of filler used and the amount of filler required.

The type of filler depends on the treated area and can differ based on the patient’s hopes for results.

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine For Dermal Filler Injections?

  • 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 & Medical Director

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training by undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training.

Dr Murray is the past president of the cosmetic society, has lectured internationally on advanced cosmetic injectables, and was named one of the top 10 injectors worldwide.

Dissolving Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be a great way to enhance your appearance and achieve a youthful look. However, sometimes you experience side effects. In such cases, dissolving dermal fillers may be a solution. The need to use this agent is uncommon, especially regarding filler migration. The process involves injecting a solution that breaks down the filler material and allows it to be absorbed by the body.

Depending on the amount and type of filler used, multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. Possible side effects of this procedure include bruising, swelling, redness, and discomfort, which are usually temporary and subside within a few days. Severe allergic reactions to the enzyme solution are rare but can occur.

After dissolving the previous filler, it is important to wait at least two weeks before having dermal fillers again. Consultation with a qualified professional is recommended to determine if this procedure is appropriate for you. The cost of filler dissolving starts from $220 per treatment.

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

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