Frequently asked questions

No, cosmetic injectables cannot be administered if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Yes! The lip flip is administered once the filler has been injected.

Absolutely! We allow enough time in bookings for a consultation and multiple treatments on the day.

Yes! That’s totally fine, just make sure your piercing is fully healed before making your appointment.

Yes, we can treat lips that have been tattoed and fully healed.

Unfortunately we don’t offer any services to patients under 18.

You can travel after anti-wrinkle injections without any restrictions. You should not travel internationally for 7 days after dermal filler or lip filler, domestic travel is okay.

Yes! We’re pleased to have partnered with Afterpay & to offer our clients additional ways to pay for their treatment. Just pay with your Afterpay or Zip account at our South Yarra clinic!


Yes, we offer a couple of options for hands, dermal filler and biofiller.

Yes! Haytox is a fast and painless treatment for the management of seasonal allergies.

Unfortunately we don’t offer nose fillers or liquid rhinoplasties. This is a very high risk area for complications and we prioritize patient safety.

Yes, we do! You can discuss your preferred look and technique with one of or cosmetic nurses during the appointment. This technique takes slightly longer than the standard, and you can expect a greater number of injections.

in order to reduce the amount of swelling and bruising after your treatment, DERMAQ recommends that two weeks prior to the appointment, you avoid taking over the counter blood thinning medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen. It is also recommended that you avoid these supplements: St. John’s Wort, Ginko, fish oil, garlic, ginseng and vitamin E.

2 days prior to the treatment you should avoid topical products that contain retinol, retinoids and glycolic acid. Avoid excessive sun exposure, waxing and bleaching of the area to be treated

24-48 hours prior to treatment we recommend that you do not drink alcoholic beverages or any caffeine.

If you have previously experienced cold sores please let your clinician know as this can trigger another breakout of cold sores.

Please wear minimal make up to your appointment

The procedures are usually quick, often taking as little as 15-30 minutes, though this can vary depending on the area being treated. Dermal filler and lip filler treatments take 30-45 minutes, whereas anti-wrinkle injections only take 15-20 minutes including a consultation.

For dermal filler, it depends on the product that is used, fillers generally last 6-18 months. Anti wrinkle injections generally last for 3-4 months.

No stress! Every appointment, whether you’re a new or existing patient, starts with a consultation. You’re not tied to getting a specific kind of treatment when you book.

The dermal fillers that we use are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the skin and connective tissue. It is responsible for retaining water to keep your tissues plump and well hydrated. It also plays an important role in collagen production and wound healing.

Symptoms may include pain, discoloration (pallor), mottling, pustules, fishnet pattern rash, or coldness in the affected area, and in severe cases, tissue death (necrosis). If you notice any of these signs it is important to contact the clinic immediately as this will need to be assessed and possibly dissolved.

Treatment usually involves administration of the hylauronic acid enzyme called hyaluronidase, which breaks down and dissolves HA filler.

We utilize a wide range of brands to deliver the best results. Some of our favourites are Dysport, Letybo, Stylage, & Restylane.

Causes can include dermal filler in an artery or external compression of a blood vessel.

We only use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. This is because hyaluronic acid is produced by your body, therefore it is the safest option as there is a very low chance of a reaction occurring. Hyaluronic acid can also be dissolved if the result does not meet expectations, or if there is an issue with the placement of the fillers.

The procedure for anti wrinkle injections generally takes around 30 minutes. The treatment involves injecting small amounts of the product using an extremely fine needle into specific muscle groups of the face. Anti wrinkle injections are not painful, some clients may feel a slight sting which quickly resolves. Numbing cream is optional for this procedure at no extra cost.

Maximum effect is seen after about 10 days, however the results are evident 3-4 days after the procedure.

Before we start injecting you will have a comprehensive consultation with the clinician. The consultation will allow the clinician to complete a full assessment of your face, understand your goals and concerns, and choose the most appropriate product to achieve the most natural and beautiful results. The consultation is also a great time to ask any questions.

Expect to experience some discomfort when being injected, however prior to injecting your clinician will apply a topical numbing cream that acts as a local anaesthetic to make the experience more comfortable.

We take our time injecting to achieve accuracy and the best end result. The procedure generally takes 30 minutes or longer, depending on the areas that are being treated. The procedure involves injecting a gel like substance using very small needles, or cannulas if this is appropriate, under the skin of the chosen area. Based on the area of injection and your goals, our clinicians will use different injecting techniques to achieve the desired outcome. The effect of dermal fillers are immediate, however some of this will be due to swelling in the initial phase, which can last up to 5 days.

Vascular occlusion refers to the blockage of a blood vessel, which can impede blood flow and potentially lead to tissue damage.

Intermittently apply a cold compress to the area for 24-48 hours

Apply arnica topically which will assist to reduce bruising

Take paracetamol to reduce pain if necessary - Do not take ibuprofen as this will increase bruising

Avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours after the treatment, and avoid intense heat such as saunas, hot wax and sun exposure

Avoid alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours post treatment to reduce development of bruising/swelling

Consultation appointments allow 30 minutes, they are complimentary (free) and there is no obligation to go ahead with a treatment.