Frequently asked questions | Cityskin Cosmetic Clinic

At Cityskin we want our patients to be the best informed on every aspect of cosmetic treatments. We have hundreds of FAQs with detailed answers. Use the search bar below to search for a question.

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Are permanent dermal fillers safe?

At Cityskin we have the opinion that permanent dermal fillers are not safe and as a result we do not use permanent fillers at our clinic. What are the risks of …
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Can anti-wrinkle injections cause a headache?

Sometimes, anti-wrinkle injections can cause a tension headache for 24hrs after injection. This typically happens from the frown line, as once the muscle is starting to relax, and you’re trying …
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Can dermal filler cause blindness?

Yes, dermal filler can cause blindness. Thankfully it is an extremely rare complication. Which are the riskiest areas for dermal filler? The cases of blindness that have occurred around the world have …
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Can dermal filler move after being injected?

Dermal filler doesn’t ‘normally’, move after treatment. Immediately after treatment, in certain areas of the face, I do gently massage the area/s that were injected to help mold the product …
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Cosmetic treatments and medication

All the FAQs below relate to medication and anti-wrinkle, dermal filler and double chin injections “Can I have dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatment if I take medication for high blood pressure? …
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Do anti-wrinkle micro plungers work?

There are a number of micro plungers to treat wrinkles. The effectiveness depends on the depth of the micro-plunger that you are using. There is a mirco plunger that you …
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Do you offer calf / leg slimming injections?

We have recently been asked about calf slimming with anti-wrinkle injections. Calf slimming is a procedure in which anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the gastrocnemius muscle (calf muscle, shown below) …

Do you offer consultations in Chinese?

We ask you to bring a friend with you to help translate, but we can also use any number of the online translation tools to help us communicate easily. 我们请你带一个朋友帮你翻译。我们可以使用在线翻译工具来帮助当天轻松有效地进行沟通
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Do you use numbing solutions to reduce pain?

With regards to cosmetic injectables, the most sensitive areas of the face are (in order of sensitivity): Anti-wrinkle treatment (most sensitive area first) Base of the nose (to stop the nose …

Does ‘preventive’ anti wrinkle treatment work?

Dr Brown discussing whether you should have preventative anti-wrinkle treatment This is a question that is hard to answer and is best answered in an in-person consultation with one of our …
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Does lip dermal filler treatment hurt?

Lip dermal fillers are uncomfortable is no anaesthetic is used. The lips are one of the most sensitive areas on the body to have treated but thankfully there are a …
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Does under eye anti-wrinkle creams work?

Personally I’m not convinced that under eye creams work particularly well. A 2007 study compared eye cream to over the counter moisturiser and showed in a randomised controlled trial no …
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How can I make my eyebrows grow thicker?

Eyebrow hair loss, also known as hypotrichosis, can occur in both men and women but is most common in women over 50 as oestrogen levels fall. Causes of eyebrow loss can …
With any dermal filler injections there is a risk of bruising and swelling. The lips are certainly more prone to bruising, because of their blood supply and swelling and because of the nature of dermal fillers to attract water. A bruise to the lips is no different to a bruise on any other part of the body and will subside at a similar rate, this can take approximately 5-7 days and varies widely between individuals. If you are going out or have an event we recommend that you postpone your treatment until after this.

How common is bruising after lip filler?

With any dermal filler injections there is a risk of bruising and swelling. The lips are certainly more prone to bruising, because of their blood supply and swelling and because …
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How do anti-wrinkle injections work?

The picture below shows a typical nerve in the body. When you want to make a muscle contract your brain sends a signal down the nerve (indicated by the yellow …
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How do I treat drooping mouth corners?

The muscle from the corner of the mouth down to the jaw is called the depressor anguli oris (DAO). The action of this muscle is to pull the corners of …
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How do I treat lines on my neck?

How to treat vertical neck lines Anti-wrinkle injections can be injected into the platysma muscles to reduce the apperance of vertical neck lines that appears as we age. The image below …

How do I treat melasma?

This came up on a post on Instagram recently so, given that Spring is on its’ way, I thought I’d answer with the video below. Hope this helps!
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How do I treat under eye lines?

How do you get rid of those annoying under-eye lines?  I’ve had my crow’s feet treated and used about 12 units each side. Under-eye lines can form as a result. Unfortunately, …
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How experienced are Cityskin practitioners?

Cityskin practitioners have, on average, 8 years of cosmetic injecting experience. Trust and confidence are fundamental when treating patients. When you have a cosmetic treatment you want to know that …

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Depending on the dose and area injected, anti-wrinkle injections generally last up to 3-4 months. The only cases where it may not last the full 3-4 months are when: The full …
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How long does dermal filler last?

The duration of dermal fillers varies between individuals and can be effected by things such as your lifestyle, your metabolism, the area injected and the amount of dermal filler injected.  …

Jawline slimming in someone with a fuller face

Jawline / facial slimming treatment is more difficult if you have volume or fullness infront of the masseter muscle. The ideal patient for jawline slimming has a defined jawline with …
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Lip flip treatment in Melbourne

The lip flip is the cosmetic treatment of 2021. It only takes a minute to perform and can subtly turn out the upper lip to make the lips appear fuller. …
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What affects the longevity of dermal filler?

Dermal filler longevity can depend on numerous things. If you have a high metabolic rate, you may metabolise the product more quickly. This is because dermal filler, is a long …

When can I fly after double chin injections?

I don’t think there is a clear consensus on this but I would probably wait 48 hours before flying domestically and 1 week before flying internationally after double chin treatment …

When can I fly after having dermal fillers?

We recommend that you should wait 7 days before you fly after dermal filler treatment. This is especially important for long haul flights where you will be exposed to decreased …
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Which is the best anti-wrinkle cream?

There are a large number of anti-wrinkle creams on the market. Some claim to reduce underye wrinkles, others claiming to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face. A study …

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