Dermal Fillers

Create volume and fullness in your face with our dermal filler injections. Secret Skin offers the best dermal fillers clinic options with a team of experts ready to give your skin a full and youthful appearance. Our clinic is located in Shellharbour, the best dermal filler treatments are closer than you might think, meaning that you could be just hours away from having the youthful-looking skin you desire.
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Lip fillers are important but there are other areas that can be treated.

If you are considering an injectable cosmetic treatment, dermal fillers are a solution that you can employ to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles by plumping up the skin. We inject in various places on your face to ensure that the finished results appear natural and balanced with care and attention to your skin concerns. Think between eyebrows, lip fillers, or even into folds in the skin that have developed due to ageing.

Dermal filler injections are a popular alternative to anti-wrinkle injections and thread lifts, as they have a gentle effect on the skin while creating subtle changes that will improve the overall contours of your face. Dermal filler injections are not painful and, in addition, typically take about 10 minutes per area to treat. The results last from six months to two years, depending on your injection type.

What actually are dermal fillers?

These days, almost all dermal fillers contain a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). First described in 1934, it is a biopolymer with various uses, from wound healing to neurosurgery. That said, the space around our cells is known as the extracellular matrix (ECM), and this was the site of early research into collagen-like substances.

Back in the 1980’s Bell created the first stable collagen matrix by extracting it from mainly bovine sources. As a result, this discovery was exciting as it was readily available in abundance in animals. Unfortunately, he later learned that its chemistry is species-specific and often lead to inflammatory reactions that caused unsightly granulomas.

To produce HA today, we take two sugars that undergo a joining reaction to form a long-chain molecule. Most importantly, these long-chain molecules dissolve in water, and consequently, we engineer them to have varying degrees of links and chain size. Modern-day injectable fillers do not cause the reactions that the initial bovine sources did and are much safer to inject into the skin.

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HA readily dissolves in water [source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2007.03.005]

How do dermal fillers work?

One of the hallmarks of ageing is the gradual shrinking of our natural facial fat pads. Meanwhile, our face has a number of these fat pads and consequently gives its natural shape. These are otherwise known as beauty contours.

A dermal filler is placed into the dermis to replace or improve natural volume. These dermal filler treatments can add volume to areas of your face that have lost their shape, making them look sunken and haggard. Injectable fillers are also sometimes used to contour features and give a plump face that looks rested and hydrated.

Dermal fillers work by adding volume to increase facial fullness and can often be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections. Lip fillers are a popular choice by many people, and as a result, we inject soft lip fillers to give plump, full lips that can transform the aesthetics of your face.

What are the types of dermal fillers?

HA is the primary filler used today. In the early days of development, collagen extraction was from cows. However, this does not occur now as allergic reactions under the skin form as a consequence.

Modern dermal filler production uses biodegradable material, which is eventually broken down by the body, causing it to dissolve. Today’s commercial products contain added vitamins and minerals that further enhance rejuvenation and numbing cream; as a result, you’ll not feel pain from the injections.

Are there any side effects or risks with dermal fillers?

The primary risk with injectable fillers is blocking blood vessels in the face. In rare cases, it can be mistakenly injected into arteries near the injection site and cause changes in your vision. By arranging your treatments to be carried out by one of the experts at the best dermal fillers clinic in Shellharbour, there are minimal chances of complications.

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Hyalase - an enzyme for dissolving fillers

At Secret Skin, we train all our clinicians in the emergency management of such complications. All our clinics stock an enzyme that will instantly dissolve HA fillers. Importantly, this enzyme, also known as hyalase, can be injected into into the filler, and it melts away like butter. Above all, safety is a top priority for each of our clinics. As a result, you can be assured of safety when receiving your dermal filler injections with us.

Want to find out more?

Our clinic in Shellharbour offer free cosmetic skin video consults with our highly trained clinicians. You can openly discuss your options for dermal fillers with a seasoned expert. Secret Skin offers a wide range of beauty services and treatments, which includes fat-dissolving injections, body sculpting, anti-wrinkle injections and more.

At Secret Skin, we aim to help you to look and feel beautiful in your own skin. With years of experience in cosmetic treatments, including injectable fillers, we have the knowledge you require to find the key to younger-looking and more beautiful skin.

Contact our team today to discuss pricing and payment options and make your appointment for the consultation that could change how you see yourself in the future. Trust Secret Skin clinics to provide you with the best dermal filler injections in the safest and most hygienic environment.


Dermal filler treatments can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the area you are filling. The duration of the effects of dermal filler injections differs from person to person, but you can be sure that the results of the filler will see you looking your most youthful and beautiful once the treatment is complete.

Dermal fillers help to give the appearance of fuller and plumper skin in target areas. As the solution is injected under the dermis or skin, it enables you to fill out contours that may be more pronounced due to the effects of ageing and give a more youthful and tighter appearance to the skin.

The ingredients used in modern dermal fillers are not harmful to your skin. Injecting fillers will reduce the lines in your face, neck and hands and reduce the effects of slack, loose skin caused by ageing.

Thanks to advancements in modern dermal filler ingredients, filler injections are not painful. However, some people do experience small discomfort. Dermal filler injections include a numbing agent that mitigates even the slightest pain caused by the injections.

As your filler wears off, the ingredients are designed to break down slowly in your body. The filler will simply dissipate throughout your system, causing no changes to your body. Dermal filler injections can easily be adjusted once the initial filler injection wears off.

Yes, in the rare event filler is not suitable for your body or you experience a reaction to it, we have a substance that will melt it away like butter. Dermal filler solution is something that your body will slowly break down over time and allows us to remove it, or you can opt to wait until the results wear off.

To book your appointment for dermal fillers in Shellharbour, simply contact our team or make an appointment through our easy-to-use online appointment system.