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…
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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…
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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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Can dermal filler treat cleft chins?

Thanks for getting in touch. Dermal filler can absolutely be used to reduce chin clefts. It is a popular treatment for women as reducing the cleft can soften and feminise…
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Can dermal fillers be dissolved?

Dermal filler can be dissolved using an enzyme which breaks down the filler immediately. Dermal filler dissolving is a treatment that we offer at Cityskin – click here to find…
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Cosmetic treatments and medication

All the FAQs below relate to medication and anti-wrinkle, dermal filler and double chin injections Yes, it is perfectly safe for someone with high blood pressure to have anti-wrinkle, dermal…
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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) to cause…

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 offer nose fillers in Sydney?

Unfortunately, no. The nose is considered to be a higher risk treatment with dermal filler and both myself and Rachelle do not offer this treatment at Cityskin Sydney.
are dermal fillers painful?

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…
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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…
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 stop sweating?

Sweating is one of your body’s ways to reduce its’ temperature. Sweating cools down the body by evaporation which draws heat away from the body thereby reducing your temperature. Excessive…
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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 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…

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! https://youtu.be/XaWdNdkTG_Y
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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.…
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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…
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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.  Generally more…
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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…
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Why can’t you use brand names on your website?

In Australia we are not allowed to advertise Schedule 4 products. Schedule 4 products are dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle treatments and the new double chin injections. This is frustrating because we…
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Why do anti-wrinkle injections wear off?

After the anti-wrinkle injection product has been injected it sits at the end of the nerve to prevent transmission of the nerve signal. Anti-wrinkle products are very small proteins and these are broken…
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Will dermal filler age the skin over time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_maHWqXiuq8 Dermal filler does not age the skin over time – if anything it can improve the appearance of the skin. Dermal fillers are placed under the skin to reduce…

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