Skin 101: Filler, But Not As You Know It

While lip enhancement is one of the most commonly known filler treatments—it can also be used to contour and plump the face in other areas. Cheeks, jawline and more... we're giving you the 101 on Dermal Filler including the areas you didn't know you could get it.

How does Dermal Filler actually work?
Dermal filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your body. Once injected, the filler plumps up the skin, smoothing away deep lines, folds and wrinkles in the face and adding volume to the cheeks and lips. You can expect to see instant results.

Where can I received Dermal Filler? 
At Caci, we treat the following areas:

Administered above and around your cheeks, this can give you a more defined bone structure. It also works to help smooth wrinkles and plump sagging skin that are a result of loss elasticity (something that comes with getting older!)

Nasolabial Folds
The lines between the nose and outer corners of the mouth are plumped to add volume and lift the skin. This helps to smooth deep wrinkles and reduce heavy crease lines. 

Jawline & Chin
Chin and jawline enhancement can work to reduce the appearance of fat pads, often a result of aging or genetics—a.k.a the double chin. It can help create a strong and projected bone structure which can help improve the appearance of a short chin, a recessive chin as well as define the jawline. 

Marionette Lines
Those lines from the corners of the mouth to either side of your chin can often have deep wrinkles and lines. Administering filler to this area adds volume and helps to move the mouth corners forward, smoothing lines and creating a more upwards turned mouth corner. 

Last but not least, lips. Add hydration and plumpness to your lips, increase asymmetry or help reduce a gummy smile. This is one of our most popular Filler treatments.

So, how does it differ to Botox®?
Dermal filler is an injectable gel that provides volume and contouring. Botox® is not a filler, it relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by repeated facial expressions.

How long does Dermal Filler last for?
Results vary from person to person, but typically last between 12-24 months and are noticeable immediately after the treatment. We'll check in with you after treatment with a follow-up appointment to review the treatment and ensure you're still satisfied with the results.

Does it hurt?
The injection process is quick and the needles are small and fine, so the treatment hardly hurts at all. You'll likely feel a pinprick, but most customers describe the treatment as being a bit uncomfortable rather than painful. The dermal filler we use at Caci; Juvederm® also contains Lidocaine; a local anaesthetic that provides more comfort both during and after injection. 

Will it look natural?
At Caci we are aiming to enhance your natural look. Each individual customer has a consultation to discuss their concerns, how the treatments will work and the results. Each treatment is personalised because we understand that you don’t want to look frozen or overdone and want to simply look and feel your best!

Who will treat me?
All cosmetic medicine treatments including Dermal Filler are only performed by qualified and highly trained Registered Nurses, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands.

How much does it cost?
Costs vary depending on the area being treated and how much Dermal Filler you need to achieve the look you want—this varies from person to person. We'll discuss this with you during your free consultation. 

We aim to make Cosmetic Injectables affordable, so we’ve developed a treatment plan called Amerase, with affordable payment plan options to suit your budget, so you can pay off your treatments weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

We also accept Laybuy payments on Dermal Filler treatments meaning you can receive your treatment now and spread the total cost over 6 weekly automatic payments.

Find out if Cosmetic Injectables are right for you. Book your free consultation by calling us on 0800 438 438 or request a consult below.

Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50,100 or 200 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection.  It is used for the treatment of frown lines, crows feet and horizontal forehead lines.  It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation.
Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea.
Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure or if you have concerns or side effects. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary.  Speak to your specialist about your own situation”.
A charge applies. You will need to pay for treatment
Allergan, Auckland

Results may vary from person to person and are not guaranteed.

JUVEDERM ULTRATM & JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUSTM 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

BELOTERO® is hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It is used to improve the look of facial fold and wrinkles and restore volume, including contouring, shaping and volumising of the lips. Always read the label and consult your Healthcare Professional for more information. This medical device must be administered by a Healthcare Professional.You should tell your practitioner and avoid treatment with BELOTERO® if you: have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients; if you tend to develop keloids or heavy scars; have any bleeding disorders, poor wound healing, inflamed or infected skin, or general infection; are under the age of 18; are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please inform your practitioner of any diseases you have or have had. These include in particular cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, epilepsy, liver or kidney problems, skin infections or severe allergies. If you take medication or vitamins, have had previous cosmetic procedures, or have been treated with other implants, please inform your practitioner. Pharmacy Retailing NZ Limited t/a Healthcare Logistics (HCL). 58 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022. 

Botulinum toxin injections are prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botulinum toxin injections have risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if botulinum toxin injection is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for your botulinum toxin injection and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your doctor or go to . Botulinum toxin injections lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.