Dermal fillers are a hyaluronic based filler used to gain fullness and lift areas that often become depleted over time. From as early as our late 20’s our natural fat pads which give us fullness start to flatten and our boney structures that provide definition start to sink leaving us with what is often explained as a tired or sad expression. This is where dermal fillers are best used. If done correctly dermal fillers can give a subtle refreshed look and with time a more dramatic result. Areas most commonly treated include: Cheeks, Chins, Jawlines and Lips. A full facial assessment and medical history consultation should be performed to make an appropriate treatment plan. 

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Frequently asked questions


Will I need a consultation for Dermal Filler?

Absolutely. It is import to establish what your expectations and concerns are. It is also important to do a full medical history check even if you have been treated elsewhere in the past. This initial consultation will include taking confidential photos and going through the consent process to make sure you are aware of all aspects of the treatment.

What is Dermal Filler and what is it used for?

Dermal Filler is a hyaluronic acid based injectable gel. Hyaluronic gel is a naturally occurring substance in skin which aides in keeping us youthful. Shine Aesthetics using only premium quality dermal fillers known for their safety and longevity. The advantage of using premium fillers is the have a lignocaine (numbing) component added straight to the gel for patient comfort. We are sure you have seen the “horror stories” often advertised by reality shows but at Shine Aesthetics we work with a Less is more approach to provide natural results. This can be achieved over several treatments to gain the best results and also make it affordable.

Dermal fillers are used to replace volume lose, plump and fill fine, medium and deep lines. It can also be used to give definition and shape

Common areas of treatment: Cheeks, lips, chins jawlines, oral commissures, nasolabial and marionette lines.

How long does treatment take and last for?

After your initial consultation and consent process, you can expect the treatment to take between 45 minutes -1 hour depending on the number of areas being treated. This procedure has minimal pain due to the anaesthetic in the product, however numbing cream can also be applied for more sensitive areas such as lips. Ice is also available for immediately after treatment to help reduce the chance of swelling and bruising.

The downtime following treatment is dependent on the area being treated.

The effects of the dermal filler treatment can last between 6-12 months and will slowly dissolve over this period of time. Longevity and results vary between each person.

Can Dermal Filler be removed?

Absolutely. The dermal fillers used at Shine Aesthetics are only temporary and can be dissolved if needed for either a vascular occlusion or an undesirable result. This can be expensive and is why a thorough initial consultation is important. If coming from another establishment it is recommended you consult with them to have the product dissolved there before retreatment at Shine Aesthetics.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be dissolved using an enzyme called Hyalase. It starts to work after 10 minutes and is usually completely dissolved by 3-7 days. Retreatment can be completed 2 weeks after hyalase.

How much does Dermal Filler cost?

Prices are dependant on area treated. See www.shineaesthetics/pricing for details.


JUVEDERM ULTRA® & JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS® injectable gels are Prescription Medicines containing 24 mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. They are used for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People with autoimmune disease; or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, age under 18; or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling /itching/pain on pressure); induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: Juvederm® treatment lasts from about 12-24 months. Allergan New Zealand Ltd. PO Box 1873 Auckland 1140, New Zealand