Balance, harmony and proportion are all important when treating lips – we pride ourselves on beautiful, natural looking lips that are harmonised with the rest of the face. No duck lips here!
Genetics, internal and external factors all play a part in the volume of your lips and this volume invariably decreases over time.
Dermal filler can be a highly effective treatment to restore volume and hydration, while also enhancing the borders of the lips and lifting the mouth corners resulting in a happier, hydrated, gently enhanced appearance, without looking overdone.
Fillers can also be used around the lip area to create support for the lips, and indirectly improve the lips while enhancing your overall facial appearance.
We want to highlight what is beautiful and unique to you by making small yet significant enhancements.
As with all of our injectable treatments, an Initial Injectable Consultation is required before proceeding with your first treatment – regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.
We will take some ‘before’ photos and if you wish to proceed with treatment we will book you an appointment for a later date.
The treatment itself will take between 20-60 minutes, as we are very focused on achieving balance in your face, and it takes time to ensure a beautiful, natural looking result.
We use only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based fillers such as Juvederm and Belotero. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies, and its job in the skin is to attract water and create plumpness. We lose HA from the skin as we age, hence lines, dryness and thinning. By using these types of fillers, we are simply returning lost HA to the skin but in a stabilized form so that it lasts longer.
No, the HA (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers that we use are not permanent. HA is composed of a sugar molecule which is also produced naturally in the body, it dissolves and is excreted by the body over time.
Lip filler typically lasts between 3-12 months depending on the product used, and how many prior treatments.
We also have the ability to dissolve HA fillers using a product called hyaluronidase. The hyaluronidase enzyme works within 48 hours, and can often start breaking down the HA filler as soon as it’s injected into the skin.
This will be decided upon in your initial consultation with your clinician. They will assess your lips and face proportions and make a plan for treatment including cost and dosage amount.
We charge per 1ml syringe of dermal filler. For lip filler we use Juvederm and Beletero products, which are $950 (with a nurse) and $995 (with Dr Cat).
Once a 1ml syringe is opened it is no longer sterile if it’s not used immediately – therefore we cannot offer less than this amount for hygiene and safety reasons. However, while we never want to overfill (‘less is more’ should be monogrammed on our pillows!), we’re experts at assessing the best places for a little subtle touch-up using the remaining product, if that would suit you.
We apply numbing cream prior to your treatment to reduce the level of discomfort. Each person will have a different experience but our clinicians will do their utmost to make you as comfortable as possible.
Juvederm™ is a medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Belotero® is a Class III medical device to smooth facial wrinkles and folds, correct facial atrophic scars, restore of enhance the lips or restore facial volume Belotero has risk and benefits. Ask your specialist if Belotero is right for you. Contains transparent cross-linked sodium hyaluronate gel of non-animal origin with lidocaine 0.3% to reduce local pain. Do not use if you have a skin inflammation or a skin infection or until the infection is healed. Precautions. There is a risk of infection. Tell your doctor if you are on blood-clotting medicines as there could be an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Possible side effects: swelling, bruising, redness hardening of the skin, pain, altered colour or itching. Lasts 6-12 months You will need to pay for this product and doctor’s fees apply. Merz, Sydney. Distributed by Healthcare Logistics, Auckland.
We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.
Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.
First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge
The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.
Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.