Cosmetic Dental Services

Facial Injectables & Dermal Fillers

Thinking about getting cosmetic treatment? Whether it’s anti-wrinkle treatment or cosmetic injectables, we can help you make the best decision to suit your needs.

Facial injectables, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, are some of the treatments commonly used to restore youthfulness and reduce visible signs of aging. However, in recent years they have been increasingly used in dentistry due to their therapeutic uses in the treatment of some oral health conditions. 

What are cosmetic injectables?

Dermal fillers are used in the form of an injectable and are commonly used to restore youthfulness, volume and to create a plumping effect using the most common ingredient, known as hyaluronic acid.

Facial injectables are muscle relaxants. They act on the junctions between the nerves and muscles, that would normally cause the muscle to contract.

There are both therapeutic and cosmetic indications for the use of facial injectables, such as Botulinum Neurotoxin type A and Dermal Fillers in dentistry.

Botulinum toxin works by blocking the signal between the nerves and the muscle, so the muscle can’t cause wrinkles for a period of time.

The targeted muscles are prevented from contracting which help to improve wrinkles and fine lines, but it is also used for treatments including:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Facial pain
  • Chronic migraines and headaches
  • Hyperactive lip (correction of a gummy smile)

Is treatment right for you?

Want to improve your confidence? After a solution to restore youthfulness? Having problems with facial pain, teeth grinding or headaches and wanting treatment to help.

Facial injectables and dermal fillers offer many benefits and can be used to help treat some dental conditions. They can provide volume to areas around the mouth, helping to create lip lines and smile lines. They can balance lips when the lip rises more on one side than the other.

Here are some of the many advantages our patients have discovered with treatment:

  • Improved appearance - they can help treat wrinkles and limit signs of aging.
  • Improved confidence - treatments can help boost your self-esteem by restoring youthfulness and providing great results.
  • They're effective - Although case dependant, facial injectable treatments can last up to 4 months, and you can have around 3 to 4 treatments each year. Dermal filler treatments can last between 12 to 24 months.

Why choose us?

We're the industry leaders

  • Patients trust us - we're the New Zealand dentists trusted by more Kiwis than any other
  • We're convenient - we have practices at many locations throughout New Zealand
  • We're affordable - we offer cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers at a competitive price
  • We stand by our work - we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, long-lasting treatment

We give our patients options

  • Happy patients - our goal is to give you choices and make your experience a positive one
  • We understand your needs - our experienced and qualified dentists listen to your concerns
  • Choose how you pay - we offer a range of pay now or pay later options
  • Visit us when it suits you - some of our practices are open extended hours for your convenience

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Have questions?

The price of getting cosmetic injectables or anti-wrinkle treatment depends on the area being treated and the length of the procedure. At your consultation visit, your dentist or specialist will be able to give you an estimate of the cost of the treatment. They can also talk you through different payment options, as these can vary.

With both treatments the process is fast, and the instruments used are very small. You will not usually feel any pain with the treatment, but it can sometimes feel a little uncomfortable. Most patients feel a small pinprick. Our highly trained team will take care to make you feel as comfortable as possible. They will also answer any questions or worries you might have.

There are risks and side effects associated with dermal fillers although severe side effects are rare. Moderate side effects will normally settle in a couple of weeks.

Possible side effects include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Itchiness
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Sores

Long term swelling of the face can occasionally occur in severe situations. Ice will help manage temporary numbness and swelling. At the consultation visit, your dentist or specialist will take you through any risks and confirm if it is safe for you to go ahead with treatment. They may also do an allergy test to check that the filler does not cause a reaction.

After the treatment, you may experience some redness in the treated area.

Some of the possible side effects could include:

  • Bruising or swelling where the injection went in
  • A slight redness or irritation
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain or stiffness
  • Drooping eyelids, which could take a few weeks to resolve

Your dentist or specialist will discuss the possible side effects with you at the consultation and make sure the treatment is a safe option for you.


  • Cosmetic injectables and anti-wrinkle treatments can take up to a couple of visits to complete
  • At the first consultation visit your dentist will complete an assessment and discuss all treatment options with you
  • At the second visit your dentist will complete the planned treatment
  • Further appointments may be needed for follow up and based on outcomes for additional treatment

Before your appointment

  • You should stay well hydrated before your treatment
  • Avoid drinking alcohol a couple of days prior to your treatment
  • Stop taking any blood-thinning medication and pain medications a few days before your treatment to prevent bruising
  • Your dentist may recommend additional advice

After your appointment

  • No down time is required after getting Dysport injections. You will be able to return to your day as normal. You may have some minor effects such as slight redness, but this settles within 15 to 20 minutes
  • Following dermal fillers you need to stay hydrated and use a cold compress or ice to limit swelling. You should avoid strenuous exercise and hot temperatures for 24 to 48 hours after your treatment
  • Your dentist will recommend additional advice
  • Both work by similar mechanisms of action. The drug blocks the signal between the nerves and the muscle, so the muscle can’t cause wrinkles for a period of time.
  • The active ingredient (Botulinum toxin A) is the exact same in both medications
  • The effects of Botox® and Dysport® both last about the same amount of time, up to 4 months