Changes in our 40s
In our 40s we start to see loss of volume in the face which can contribute to marionette lines, nasolabial folds and loss of cheek volume. Fine lines can start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume. Crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines on the face become deeper and more noticeable. Sun exposure and smoking can speed up the development of lines so make sure you are wearing high factor sunscreen.
We have a very firm belief at Cityskin clinic that your results should look natural and no-one should guess that you have had cosmetic treatment. We want people to say that you are looking good, or refreshed and this can be achieved using subtle treatments.
Anti-wrinkle treatments in your 40s
The aims of anti-wrinkle treatments in your 40s are to soften the lines on the face whilst keeping the results natural. We don’t necessarily want to get rid of all the lines but helping you look refreshed and rested is often the goal. We often ask patients what their best feature is, with the answer commonly being, “My eyes”. A result of the ageing process can mean that the upper eyelids become heavy and more noticeable. If your best feature is your eyes then we want to show them off. By treating the frown lines (brow) and just below the eyebrows we can lift the brow and open up the eyes.
Think of cosmetic treatments as trying to reduce the things that distract from your best features. Crows feet aren’t necessarily a bad thing but sometimes then can distract from other great features. For this reason we like to soften crows feet in your 40s.
Be careful when treating forehead lines – this can sometimes do more harm than good. The forehead muscle is the only muscle that lifts the eyebrows – try it for yourself in the mirror. If we start treating the forehead lines too much it can cause the eyebrows to look heavy or flat which is the opposite of what we want to achieve. Watch Dr Brown’s video on how to treat forehead lines in women to avoid a heavy brow.
Dermal filler treatment in your 40s
The aim of dermal filler treatments in your 40s is to replace the volume that has been lost. Volume loss causes marionette lines to form, the cheeks to flatten and for you to develop nasolabial folds. We aim to correct this volume loss in a subtle, natural way. A simple way of looking at dermal filler treatment in your 40s is to soften the areas that have started to develop shadows where there were none previously.
Double chin injections
The most important thing to assess in your 40s is whether there is loose skin under the chin or not. If there is some laxity in the skin under the chin then double chin injections may not be ideal for you.
This is the first model patient that we treated at Cityskin. She has had 2 vials in 2 seperate treatments. Treatments were 6 weeks apart. The double chin has reduced and it is no longer visible on the front-on view. The patient was delighted with this result. Please note that results can vary.
Cheek and marionette line dermal filler
Cost of dermal filler treatments
The cost of dermal filler depends on the area treated. As a general rule you need to use thinner fillers in the lips and under the eyes and thicker fillers in the areas where you want more lift (lower face and cheeks).
At Cityskin we charge from $550 – $880 for 1ml of dermal filler, depending on the filler used. Have a read of our dermal filler cost page to find out more about all treatment prices.
Cost of anti-wrinkle injections
We charge $12 for anti-wrinkle injections. It can be quite confusing as you need 3 times as many units of Brand B to have the same effect as Brand A. If you are comparing the two brands directly then Brand B works out as $12 per unit.
A female face generally needs 20 units to the frown muscles, 5-10 units to the forehead and 6-12 units to the crows feet. ‘Bunny lines’ need 1-2 units each side. A neck lift can be achieved, in the right patient, using 10-20 units. Please note that these unit amounts are a guide only. You can discuss your tailored treatment with one of our specialists at your appointment.
A male face typically needs approximately 50% more units than a female face but individual requirements can vary.
How much does an appointment cost?
There is no consultation charge at Cityskin
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Cityskin video guides
How common is a droopy eye after anti-wrinkle treatment?
Cityskin Doctors discuss the concern from patients about a lazy eye after anti-treatment. Thankfully it is very rare! Read our full answer on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/lazy-eye-anti-wrinkle-injections/
Forehead treatment with anti-wrinkle injections
How to treat the forehead with anti-wrinkle injections. Dr Brown from Cityskin Clinic discusses how to avoid the 'frozen' look by applying a small amount of anti-wrinkle injections across the forehead. Book a free consultation at Cityskin clinics across Australia. https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/forehead-lines-treatment-melbourne/
How to avoid a fake look after dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatment
At Cityskin we focus on helping you look fresh, not fake. Dr Ilana Galgut and Dr Jonathan Brown discuss how this can be achieved with dermal fillers. Find out everything you need to know about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
Should we use permanent dermal fillers?
Doctors at Cityskin clinic discuss whether permanent dermal fillers should be used. Find out all about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
Cannula vs needle for lip fillers - which is best?
Cityskin Doctors discuss treating lip dermal filler with needle vs cannul and the pros / cons of both methods. Find out all about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
How to treat chin dimpling with anti-wrinkle injections
Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic discusses how to reduce chin dimpling and mental crease with anti-wrinkle treatment. By placing 2 units on each side of the midline we can easily reduce the dimpling of the chin. To find out more visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/chin-dimple-crease-treament-melbourne/
Cheek and nasolabial fold assessment in a 30 year old
Bianca Quon from Cityskin discusses how to treat cheeks with dermal filler. Read all about cheek dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/cheek-dermal-fillers/
How to reduce lines but keep looking natural
Cityskin is a big believer of the 'Fresh, not fake' look. In this video, Dr Jonathan Brown discusses the Cityskin approach to reducing forehead lines but keeping a natural appearance. For more details on how to treat forehead lines visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/forehead-lines-treatment-melbourne/
Can lip dermal fillers be reversed
Lip dermal fillers are a common treatment performed at Cityskin. The short answer to 'can lip dermal fillers be reversed' is 'Yes', but it depends on the cause of the problem in the first place. Read the full answer on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/can-lip-dermal-fillers-be-reversed
Can you create epicanthic folds with dermal fillers?
We had an enquiry on the Cityskin website asking whether dermal filler can be used to create epicanthic folds. To read the full question and answer please visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/epicanthic-fold-dermal-filler/
Facial slimming treatment - how to safely treat the masseter muscle to avoid affecting your smile
At Cityskin we perform hundreds of facial slimming / tooth grinding treatments each year. We have to be precise when injecting to avoid affecting your smile. Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses how to avoid affecting the smile muscle when injecting to give you a great result.
Double chin injections - consultation and treatment with a 26 year old patient at Cityskin
Dr Brown from Cityskin treats Emma, 26, with double chin injections. Local anaesthetic was used before treatment to numb the area, reducing discomfort. Watch the treatment being performed and book a free consultation at Cityskin by visiting www.cityskin.com.au You can read our comprehensive double chin treatment guide here: https://cityskin.com.au/double-chin-treatment-melbourne-australia/
How to treat lower difficult crows feet
Dr Ilana Galgut and Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin discuss how to treat lower crows feet. For more information and to book a free appointment visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/crows-feet-treatment-melbourne/
How to improve the jawline and chin with dermal fillers | Cityskin Melbourne
Double chin injections are the treatment of 2017 in Australia but what we are noticing is that over 80% of our patients presenting for double chin treatment could benefit from jawline or chin enhancement with dermal filler. Chin dermal filler advice: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers-melbourne/chin-dermal-filler-treatment-melbourne-cost/ Double chin injection advice: https://cityskin.com.au/double-chin-treatment-melbourne-australia/
How to avoid the over-treated forehead look
How many vials will I need for my double chin treatment?
We are often asked by patients how many vials are needed for double chin treatment. At Cityskin we have made a video as a simple guide to estimate how many vials you may need.
What are bunny lines and how are they treated?
Bunny lines form due to repeated contraction of the muscle known as ‘nasalis’, shown in the diagram below. Sometimes bunny lines can form if you are having repeat anti-wrinkle treatment to the frown and forehead – the bunny area starts can become more active and noticeable. Read all about bunny…
How much does it swell after double chin injections?
This video shows a video of a patient who has had 2 vials of double chin injections. The side by side video shows the patient before treatment and 20 minutes after 2 vials of treatment. Swelling amounts can vary but this is a good representation of how much swelling you…
How much does it cost to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds?
Dr Brown answers a patient question from the Cityskin website: Question: "I am 63 and would like to start slowly. How much would it cost to improve my marionette lines and nasolabial folds?"
How much tear trough filler cost?
Dr Brown from Cityskin in Melbourne discusses how much dermal filler costs to treat the tear troughs. For more information on tear trough treatment visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers-melbourne/under-eye-bags-tear-trough-treatment/
Double chin injections - lessons learnt from 6 months of treating
Cityskin clinic has been treating patients with double chin fullness for the past 6 months. These are the lessons that we have learnt. For more information on treatment visit
How to reduce hairline and facial sweating
Dr Brown from Cityskin Clinic in Melbourne discusses how to reduce facial and hairline sweating using anti-wrinkle injections. For more information read Cityskin's guide to facial sweating: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/facial-sweating-treatment-melbourne/
Will anti-wrinkle treatment work permanently with repeat treatment?
Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses whether anti-wrinkle treatments work permanently. For a full written answer visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/will-muscle-strength-go-away-good-i-keep-anti-wrinkle-treatment/
Are anti-wrinkle treatments safe when breastfeeding?
Advice from Cityskin Cosmetic Clinic. If you have a question about cosmetic treatments then ask one of our medical team here: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/
What does it feel like to have facial slimming treatment?
Cosmetic Nurse Sue Fairley from Cityskin Clinic describes how it feels to have facial slimming / jawline slimming treatment. For more information visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/double-chin-treatment-belkyra-kybella-melbourne-australia/
Why anti-wrinkle 'units' are not all the same - watch this before your next treatment!
Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin discusses how anti-wrinkle units can vary from clinic to clinic and shows how we, as cosmetic injectors, prepare a vial of anti-wrinkle product. There is potential for anti-wrinkle units to be diluted so be careful and always ask your clinic for their dilution amount. As…
A 2 minute guide to double chin injections | Cityskin Clinic Melbourne
Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin Clinic in Melbourne gives a quick guide to treating double chins with injections. In the video, Dr Brown discusses: 1. What is the product called in Australia? 2. How does the product work? 3. What can the product treat? 4. How many treatments you may…
Facial slimming and tooth grinding treatment with anti-wrinkle injections
www.cityskin.com.au Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic in Melbourne shows how to treat facial slimming and tooth grinding with anti-wrinkle injections. The patient received 50 units of anti-wrinkle treatment to slim the jaw and reduce tooth grinding. Cityskin loves treating tooth grinding and facial slimming! For more information visit the Cityskin…
What is dermal filler? An explanation in simple terms by a cosmetic Doctor
At Cityskin clinic we love helping you understand In this video, Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic in Melbourne explains what dermal filler is and how it works. Dr Brown also explains how dermal fillers can be placed under the skin using either a small needle or a cannula. You can…
Cheek dermal filler using a cannula at Cityskin clinic in Melbourne
Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic in Melbourne shows how to treat cheeks with dermal filler using a cannula. A cannula is a long, thin, blunt tipped device which can be used instead of a needle to place dermal filler under the skin. The tip of the cannula is blunt which…
Should I have preventative anti wrinkle treatment?
Dr Brown from Cityskin Clinic disusses whether it is a good idea to have 'preventative' anti-wrinkle treatment. https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/good-idea-preventive-anti-wrinkle-treatment/
Which are the most sensitive areas to treat?
Answered by Michelle Dodd, Cityskin Sydney. This is a question that is hard to answer and is best answered in an in-person consultation with one of our experienced practitioners at Cityskin. The way I normally address this question is that it depends on your age and if there are any…
Do anti wrinkle treatments look better or worse when they have worn off?
Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic discusses whether wrinkles and lines look worse when they have worn off. To ask the Cityskin team a question about cosmetic treatment click here and they will help! https://cityskin.com.au/ask-cosmetic-question/
When is it safe to fly after dermal filler injections?
Dr Brown answers a patient question from the Cityskin website asking "When is it safe to fly after having dermal filler?". We recommend that you do not fly for 1 week after dermal filler treatment. https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/when-can-i-fly-after-dermal-fillers/
A non surgical brow lift using anti wrinkle injections | Cityskin Cosmetic Clinic
A non surgical brow lift can be achieved using anti-wrinkle injections in the infrabrow area. In this example, 5 units are placed around the eye to relax the fine lines and lift the brow. Results take approximately 5 days, depending on the product used, and generally lasts for 3 months.…
Can I have Clear and Brilliant laser if I am pregnant?
Laser Nurse Kony Peev from Cityskin answers a patient question about Clear and Brilliant Laser whilst pregnant. https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/clear-brilliant-pregnancy-breastfeeding/
Can I have Clear and Brilliant if I have sensitive skin?
Laser Nurse Nurse Kony Peev answers this question recently asked by a patient.
What is the healing process after Clear and Brilliant Laser?
Laser Nurse Kony Peev from Cityskin describes the healing process after laser treatment. https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/clear-and-brilliant-healing-process/
Can I have Clear and Brilliant treatment if I am under 18?
You can have a Clear and Brilliant treatment if you are under 18 provided you can consent to treatment and are deemed to have capacity to consent. We wouldn't normally treat anyone under 16 and between 16 and 18 it is wise to come to a consultation with a parent.
What will I look like after Clear and Brilliant laser? Can I wear make up?
This was a question asked by a Cityskin patinent. You can wear mineral make-up after Clear and Brilliant laser treatment
Clear and Brilliant laser treatment
Nurse Kony Peev from Cityskin gives a demonstration of Clear and Brilliant laser. Read all about Clear and Brilliant laser treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/clear-and-brilliant-laser/
Can you use ZipPay or Afterpay to pay for cosmetic treatments?
Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses whether ZipPay or Afterpay can be used for anti-wrinkle, dermal filler and double chin treatments. https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/afterpay-for-cosmetic-treatments/
Frown and forehead treatment with anti-wrinkle injections
Anti-wrinkle treatment to the frown and forehead at Cityskin. 20 units were used in the frown (glabella) and 5 units to treat the forehead. To find out everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle treatment visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/melbourne-anti-wrinkle-injections/
How do I get rid of under eye lines?
Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses how to reduce under eye lines. It can be harder than you might think! https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/how-to-treat-under-eye-lines/
How much does it cost to treat crows feet?
Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses how much it costs to treat crow's feet with anti-wrinkle injections https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/crows-feet-treatment-cost/