Dermal Fillers

What is dermal-filler treatment?

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option used to add volume, soften lines and create a more youthful, contoured appearance. As we age, we lose volume in our face and elasticity in our skin. Our bones remodel and our fat pads shrink, often leaving a hollow, sunken or tired appearance. Dermal-filler is a sugar-like gel that mimics soft tissue and is used to restore lost volume and plump out any fine or creased skin, as well as adding contour or plumpness where desired.

Dermal Filler, Burleigh, Gold Coast


Add fullness to youthful lips or restore aging lips. 

Lip lines

Smooth lines above and around the lip commonly referred to as smokers, accordion or marionette lines.

Nasolabial folds

Correct deep lines. 


Create contoured cheeks and restore facial harmony.


Create a contoured jawline. 


Correct a receding chin. 

Tear troughs

Reduce the appearance of hollow under eyes. 


Add volume to aging hands.


Improve the appearance of depressed scars.

Ear lobes

Restore lost volume.

Areas of treatment include: 


Which product is used?

Dermal-filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural particle known for attracting and maintaining hydration within the skin. All of the main premium brands available in Australia are used within clinic. Unfortunately, current legislation in Australia prevents all medical professionals from advertising any brand names of schedule 4 medications outside of private consultation. The exact brand names will be discussed during your appointment. During your consultation, you will be talked through the difference between them and how to select the right on for you. If you require this information before booking, please contact the clinic directly.


It is my first time with you, do I need to book a consultation beforehand?

Welcome! It is not necessary to book a separate consultation in addition to treatment time. Each appointment is flexible and includes ample consultation time. Of course, if you are unsure and would like some time to think your options over before proceeding, you are more than welcome to book in for a no obligation consultation.


How long does the appointment take?

Each dermal filler appointment takes approximately 30-45 minutes including consultation time. The actual injecting component generally only takes a few minutes depending on the area being treated. Please allow approximately 60 minutes due to the unpredictable nature of medical appointments.


What can I expect after treatment?

Dermal-filler results can be seen instantly, however these may be somewhat masked by bruising and swelling. Swelling can be particularly noticeable in the soft tissue of the lips or under-eyes and may cause the cheeks or chin to appear harsh and overly contoured. The majority of severe swelling generally settles within 3-4 days, however healing of trauma and minute swelling beneath the tissue surface can persist for 3-4 weeks. Therefore, the final result will often not be seen for at least 1 month, and by that time should appear natural and subtle. It is completely normal to feel slightly lumpy, bumpy or asymmetrical within the first 3-4 days post treatment as the filler begins to settle into your own tissue at differing rates.


How long does the treatment last?

Depending on the individual and product used, filler can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years plus.


Will I bruise or swell?

Depending on the area treated and the method used (cannula vs needle), dermal filler will commonly result in minor bruising or swelling. Rarely, this can be severe and may take over a week to completely heal. Therefore, it is recommended treatment is conducted at least a few weeks before any important events. If you bruise easily, you may be at higher risk of bruising. The risk of bruising may be lessened by avoiding blood-thinning vitamins, medications and foods for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Rigorous exercise, caffeine and alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours prior to treatment.


Are there any risks?

Dermal fillers have been safely used for many years. As with all medical procedures, dermal-filler treatments do offer rare, but possible side-effects. These are discussed in detail during consultation and include the possibility of ongoing swelling, bruising, lumps, granulomas, infection, and very rarely vascular occlusion and blindness. Cosmetic Nurse Jana stocks dissolving agent at all times and is highly trained in safe-injecting practice and dealing with emergency should intra-vascular injection occur. All potential risks and side-effects are discussed in detail during each appointment.


What are the after-care instructions?

Remain upright for 4-6 hours post treatment.

Avoid any heat-inducing activities for 24 hours post treatment. These include rigorous exercise, steam rooms, saunas, spas.

Avoid make up for 24 hours post treatment.

Avoid blood thinning medications, vitamins and food for 24 hours post treatment.

Avoid placing any pressure on treated areas for 1-week post treatment. This includes rigorously rubbing or massaging the area, unless instructed otherwise. If desired, ice may be gently applied to the treated are to help with any bruising or swelling.

Avoid tattooing or invasive facials for 2-weeks post treatment.



Is the treatment painful?

Almost all patients find dermal-filler treatments very comfortable. A very strong numbing cream is applied topically, and anaesthetic agent is injected in with the filler. Depending on your own pain tolerance, some gentle pinches or small pricks may be felt but the treatment is very quick, and for the most part, very tolerable.


I’m needle-phobic, can I still have treatment?

Of course! Cosmetic Nurse Jana specialises in treating nervous patients and has many techniques to ensure your complete comfort. Please make sure you have a big meal prior to treatment.


I’m flying in to see you, can I have treatment on the same day?

Cosmetic Nurse Jana has many clients fly interstate to see her. Generally, she prefer patients to avoid flying for 24-48hours post treatment and to be available for a 2-week review if needed.


Who can’t have treatment?

Anyone under 18, pregnant or breast-feeding women, anyone unwell and anyone undergoing dental work or facial surgery 2 weeks either side of their appointment. It is the patient’s obligation to inform the practitioner of all medical issues and medications. All patients are consulted with a doctor prior to treatment where any individual medical issues or potential contraindications can be discussed.


Bella Donna Health Injectables Skin Beauty

Phone Number 0435 525 810

2 Fleay Court,
Burleigh Waters
4220, Queensland

Opening Hours
Monday    09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday    09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday    09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday    09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
Friday    09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday    Closed