Dermal Fillers

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments around, dermal fillers are a versatile treatment aimed at restoring volume and collagen to the skin. This smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, tightening and lifting the skin and slowing down the natural ageing process.

Dermal filler injections use a substance found naturally in the body to restore the skin’s natural support structures that have been damaged by aging. Studies have shown that when injectable treatments are combined with skin treatments, clients achieve an amplified effect and increased satisfaction. Flawless Rejuvenation offers muscle relaxant and dermal filler packages for those wanting to combine treatments.

It is natural for skin to lose its elasticity over time. Gradual loss of collagen combined with the effects of gravity can result in lines, wrinkles, and a sagging appearance. Loss of volume is one of the most common signs of the aging process, as it causes the face to appear thin and drawn. This is often most noticeable in the lips, cheeks, and eye areas which tend to lose their fullness with age. Dermal fillers can improve facial fullness, restore symmetry and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.

Each Session

30 minutes

Down Time

1 day

Starting at


At Flawless Rejuvenation, we offer a personalised, patient-focused treatment approach. Explore your rejuvenation options with an obligation-free consultation, valued at $50, which is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment. At your consult, we will:

  • Establish your concerns and what you hope to achieve
  • Provide customised advice from trained experts
  • Deliver a unique treatment plan, tailored to you and your body

How it works

Dermal fillers are a versatile treatment designed to restore structure and volume to key facial features. This procedure has been used in cosmetic medicine for many years to increase confidence and slow the effects of aging.

Dermal fillers are soft, gel-based substances containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human tissue. Hyaluronic acid draws and holds water in the skin to add volume to the desired areas. There are various types of fillers, and the type of filler used will play a large part in the end result. We can administer the fillers into numerous areas of the face, most commonly the lips, jaw, chin, hands, cheeks, and decolletage. When injected, dermal fillers create more facial fullness and a softer, more refreshed appearance.

At Flawless Rejuvenation, we tailor the treatment to the person to ensure a positive and natural-looking outcome.

The benefits

Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Dermal fillers are a great way to restore shape and youthfulness to the face. Not only do they plump and soften the facial contours, they also smooth out the overlying skin. Dermal fillers can offer a number of benefits based on the patient, their natural features, and which areas they wish to target. This popular non-surgical treatment can remedy issues such as:

  • Creases and wrinkles in the skin
  • Volume loss
  • Acne and scarring
  • Sunken cheeks and skin hollows
  • Grooves and frown lines
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Sagging skin
  • Thin or uneven lips

Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume to areas of the face. When we inject them into targeted areas of the skin, the fillers make features appear softer and fuller and restore symmetry. The treatment may be a good solution for those who wish to rejuvenate features that seem sunken and drawn, as well as those who wish for a livelier and fresher appearance.

One of the largest benefits of dermal fillers is that, depending on the type of filler, they usually do not last a long time. The temporary nature of the treatment means you can adjust your appearance to suit your preferences as you age.

Ideal candidates for dermal fillers

We will determine if you are suitable during a private consultation. During this meeting, you will need to discuss your medical history, reasons for seeking dermal fillers, and ideal outcomes. If you are in good health and have noticed a general loss of facial fullness, dermal filler may be the best treatment for you. We will also take your natural facial features and goals into account in order to produce an ideal treatment plan for your needs.

Generally speaking, ideal patients for dermal fillers include those who are seeking a procedure to increase facial volume in certain areas. They may have skin folds or other problem areas such as sunken cheeks or facial hollows. If this sounds like you, you might be a good candidate. Good candidates:

  • Are physically and mentally healthy
  • Are over 18 years old
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have allergies to filler
  • Do not have inflamed or irritated skin

If you are unsure whether you fit these criteria, a meeting with Dr Arendse and his team will help clarify if this is the right procedure for you.

What to expect

Facial features and goals vary from person to person, and therefore, treatments will vary depending on the factors discussed in your first appointment. Once we have created your plan, the procedure itself will generally not exceed 30 minutes. The experienced injecting team will use fine needles to inject the fillers into the skin in precise areas.

The fillers add immediate volume to the skin which will be noticeable right away after the procedure. However, the results will not be fully visible until a few weeks later when the fillers have had time to settle into the skin. Treatments generally last for six months to two years, depending on how quickly your body metabolises the substance and the type of filler used. Aftercare instructions will help you maintain the effects for as long as possible and make the most out of your treatment.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the result, we can reverse the effects by injecting an enzyme into the skin which will dissolve the filler.

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Things to consider

Dermal fillers are considered low risk and are not associated with severe side effects. However, no treatment is without some side effects and risks. You may have minor discomfort from the procedure such as bruising, redness, asymmetry, scarring, and swelling.

There are advisable methods to reduce the likelihood and severity of negative side effects. We will discuss these with you prior to the procedure. For example, you should also stay hydrated as well as maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Following these instructions is important in order to help your body heal and recover. If you notice any severe or concerning symptoms after your treatment, you should contact the clinic.

Treatment Areas


Some people find their temples hollow over time which can alter the overall appearance of the face. Treatment will fill out these hollows and soften any angles in the temple area.

Hollowing of the Eyes (Tear Troughs)

Sometimes, volume loss under the eyes can make us look tired all the time or create shadows under the eyes. Treatment of this area can relieve tired appearances making you look fresh and awake.

Cheek Enhancement

Loss of cheek volume over time can make us look more tired as well as contribute to a heavy look at the bottom of our face. As a result, dermal fillers in our cheeks help to make our face look fuller, shaping that desirable high cheekbone appearance.

Jawline Enhancement

Dermal fillers can provide more prominence and angulation in order to strengthen and define the jawline. This can be done from the back of the jaw through to the chin area.

Smokers Lines

We can treat lines above the upper lip and bleeding lipstick lines with dermal fillers. The fillers smooth these lines so as to create a more youthful appearance in the mouth area. These lines occur in non-smokers as well as smokers and are sometimes a result of natural ageing.

Lip Enhancement

Lip fillers are perfect for those just wanting a fuller appearance or for those whose lips have decreased over time making them look smaller. Treatments can be very subtle for those wanting a conservative appearance or can enlarge the lips for a fuller voluptuous look.

Smiles Lines (Naso Labial Lines)

These folds occur between the corners of the nose and mouth. They can become heavier over time, dragging down the face. Treatment softens these lines, therefore providing a fresher appearance to the area above the smile.

Marionette Lines

These folds appear from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline giving a sad and heavy appearance. Filler in this area strengthens the under-mouth area and jawline in order to lift and smooth the lower face.

Chin Enhancement

If you are concerned your chin is looking too small, chin fillers help to lengthen the chin and improve projection. This allows the face to appear more balanced and symmetrical.

Recovery and aftercare

After your dermal filler treatment, your face may feel a little swollen and sore. This means your treated areas may appear larger than you expected, which means you will need to wait for the swelling to subside to see your results. As well as this, you may notice some redness or bruising. It is important to take care of your treated sites in order to encourage good healing and achieve a pleasing end result. Any mild side effects are usually not a serious cause for concern and should subside naturally over time while you heal.

Although this procedure is minimally invasive, you will still need to follow specific aftercare instructions. For example, you will likely need to:

  • Avoid sun and heat exposure
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet
  • Refrain from vigorous exercise for 24 hours
  • Do not rub or massage the treated area
  • Minimise movement of the treated area
  • Do not smoke
  • Use gentle skincare products
  • Avoid facial waxing and peels

The pain after dermal fillers is usually mild, but some areas may be more sensitive, such as the lips. You may be able to take pain relief like paracetamol, as directed by your treating injector at Flawless Rejuvenation. Avoid taking aspirin, as this can thin your blood and increase your risk of bruising.

Additionally, to help reduce swelling, you can apply a cold compress to your treated region (but avoid putting ice directly on the skin). Dr Arendse and his team will give you further instructions in order to help you have a smooth recovery.

Risks and complications

Although the procedure for dermal fillers is considered low-risk, there are still some risks involved. Many patients experience some amount of discomfort after their treatment, but mild side effects should not cause concern. For example, mild symptoms can include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching or rashes
  • Mild pain

Severe side effects and issues are less common. However, you should be aware of these in order to be well informed about your procedure. Rare complications can include:

  • Infection
  • Leakage of the filler
  • Displacement of the filler
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Injury to blood vessels
  • Ongoing pain and swelling

Contact the clinic if you notice any concerning effects of your treatment, and we will advise you further. It is important to refrain from smoking during the healing phase, since this can increase your risk of healing issues and complications.

How to choose the best dermal fillers clinic in Melbourne

Dermal fillers are a widely used and highly trusted treatment. If you are considering getting facial dermal fillers, you should do your research and find an experienced professional at a trusted clinic. Finding a qualified professional to perform your treatment is important in order to achieve a quality result and minimise risks. At Flawless Rejuvenation, highly skilled clinician Dr Arendse and his team of experts combine experience with clinically proven treatment options tailored to the patient.

Inquire to find out how you can achieve a brighter, youthful appearance and a boost in confidence with dermal fillers. Book your consultation at our Hampton or Toorak clinics.


At what age can I get dermal fillers?

The minimum age for treatment of dermal fillers is 18. The age at which a person chooses to get dermal fillers depends on their natural features and what they wish to achieve. While some people may choose to get fillers in their 20s or 30s to enhance certain areas of the face, others may wait until the signs of aging have become more prominent before seeking filler treatments.

Is the procedure for dermal fillers painful?

Dr Arendse and his team at Flawless Rejuvenation will aim to make your experience as comfortable as possible. The treatments are very well tolerated with minimal discomfort.

Is the treatment suitable for men too?

Yes, both men and women are suitable for this procedure. We will tailor the treatment to your needs and facial anatomy in order to produce customised results.

What are dermal fillers made of?

Facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which has many health-promoting uses. HA is found naturally in the body, and as a result, there is little risk of allergic reactions.

What happens after my treatment?

Although you will immediately see the effects of your treatment, it will take some time for the swelling to go down. You can return to work and all of your daily routines, as long as you follow your aftercare instructions.

How long will my results last?

You will be able to see gradual improvement over the two to four weeks following your treatment. After this, most of the residual side effects should be gone, leaving you with smoother, plumper skin. Most patients can expect their results to last from six months to two years, although this can vary depending on their health, location of the treatment and how their body responds to the substance. You may choose to have follow-up treatments in order to maintain your results.

Before & Afters

Have a look at some of the dermal fillers results we have achieved here at Flawless Rejuvenation.