Injectables & Fillers


Average Treatment Cost
$350 to $2000 depending on the specific treatment

Treatment Time
Varies between treatment types

Recovery Time
No recovery time

Duration of Results
Usually between 3 to 12 months

What you should know

What are injectables and fillers?

Most of us know cosmetic injectables are used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as plumping out the face and the lips, but it can be a little daunting to take the plunge into trying these. We all know of a few people or celebrities that have gone too far with the fillers! This is why it’s important to educate yourself about injectables and fillers before you decide to have a treatment, as it’s crucial to start out with subtle enhancements. Thankfully getting a bit of Botox or filler here and there isn’t as scandalous as it once was in the past, with many people popping in for a quick enhancement in their lunch breaks, but it’s essential to get a consultation to ensure you know what to expect when it comes to results.

One of the most common injectable types are “neuromodulators”, usually Botox and Dysport, which weaken and paralyze the muscles in the face. These are used for frown lines, forehead wrinkles, lifting the brow and crows’ feet around the eyes. The other common type is dermal filler, which sits under the skin and plump areas of the face such as lips, cheeks and smile lines. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, and well-known brands include Restylane, Juvederm and Vobella.

So why is it a higher price than other treatments?

Injectables are an area you don’t want to cut costs on, you get what you pay for and it’s not worth the risk of low quality when it comes to how your face looks! Fillers and Botox won’t come cheap due to the fact these big name (and reliable) drug brands can’t be discounted, and it’s safest to go with a reputable doctor, nurse or skin specialist. If it sounds too affordable to be legitimate, it probably isn’t, and unfortunately, there’s a black market for imitation filler and injectable brands. Just ensure you do your research and stick to the professionals! You should always feel comfortable about your treatment, and not be pushed into having more than you want. As we all know, it’s very possible to over-enhance your features, so have an in-depth chat with your injector and take things gradually.

It’s good to know that pain is often minimal, as a numbing cream is used before injections. Recovery time is short, but some swelling and minor bruising is possible. Botox and similar injectables that freeze your muscles will take around two weeks to set in and often last between three and six months, while hyaluronic acid fillers can last six to twelve months.

Not ready for injectables yet? Read about how microneedling can be an alternative for rejuvenating the face and treating signs of ageing.

Where can I get Injectables or Fillers done in New Zealand?

Before you get fillers or Botox-type injectables, it’s important you do your research and have a consultation first. Below are some clinics who offer these treatments around New Zealand.