Dermal Fillers- Your questions answered

Full cheeks, smooth skin, plump lips: Some people have them naturally, while others get a little help from My Botique with dermal fillers.

So how does it all work? Check out the list of common questions below-

What’s the difference between Botox/Dysport and Dermal Fillers?

Botox and Dysport reduce muscular contraction and movement to reduce wrinkles, while fillers smooth out skin by filling wrinkles. Fillers use hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin a plump, hydrated look. It’s also used topically to moisturize, but a cream or serum can’t restore lost volume—only injectable hyaluronic acid can. 

How long will it last?

Results typically last for 4 months to 24 months, depending on the location of the injection and other factors such as age, metabolism and level of physical activity. Research suggests that hyaluronic acid injections may stimulate collagen production, leading to fresher-looking skin in the long run.

I don’t want to look ‘done’. How can I avoid this?

Trout pout and duck lips are a surefire sign of filler. But when expertly injected, filler should look natural. The changes My Botique’s medical professionals make are so subtle that nobody would notice. Dermal Filler techniques have come a long way in the last 5 years alone. These days, the goal is to plump and lift in other parts of the face for a more natural-looking result. For example- if you want to diminish your smile lines, aka nasolabial folds, your best option is to receive cheek filler. 

Why are there so many types of filler?

Although all dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, different particle sizes will deliver different results. Larger particles have the heft to rebuild thinned cheekbones, while a smaller particle size works better for addressing fine lines and plumping lips. At My Botique medical professional can explain the ideal treatment plan for you, but know that the most natural-looking results may require more than one weight of filler.

What about if I hate my results?

If you’re unhappy with the way filler looks, don’t panic,  you can have it adjusted. Whether that’s injecting additional filler for balance, or dissolving the filler completely. 

How much does filler cost?

At My Botique 1ml of filler starts from $399 depending on what area you are getting treated. Multiple MLs may be needed- ask about our current promotions for a possible discount. 


The medical professionals at My Botique had the absolute honour to be invited to meet with renowned aesthetician Dr Mauricio de Maio, an international expert in the advanced use of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and non-surgical treatment. Dr de Maio consults and mentors colleagues worldwide on his latest pioneering therapies and My Botique is still buzzing from the privilege to learn from him personally. His systematic approach to injectables has taken him on a 20 year journey to fine-tune the most efficient and safest way to achieve maximum results. This is presented in his technique, ‘The MD Codes’. The MD Codes are a series of precise injection points which, instead of treating the problem area, focus on treating the cause of the issue. Dr de Maio recognised that by treating holistically, patients benefit far greater and receive the optimum results from their treatment. Results are long-lasting, effective and natural-looking.

The medical professionals at My Botique were blown away by Dr de Maio’s technique and were at first taken-back by his use of 15-20ml’s of filler per client, but once they were walked through the process of MD Codes, they couldn’t believe the remarkable, naturally astounding, results. The penny well and truly dropped!

We are so pumped to educate our clients on the benefits of this new way of injecting. To say we have been inspired is an understatement. We are beyond excited to be able to up-the-anti with our cosmetic injections and bring the very best outcome for our clients!

August Newsletter 2019

The more ml’s the merrier!  Thanks to a recent intensive workshop with Dr Mauricio de Maio, My Botique has been inspired to offer our clients a huge saving on multiple ml’s this August. Check out this month’s newsletter for more info, and to meet our new Nurse, Sunny.

Dermal Fillers for Men

Dermal fillers have long been a go-to for women who are looking to enhance their features and treat premature ageing. Now men have caught on… and they LOVE it!  

According to Dermatology Times, cosmetic injections have increased in men by 81% since 2010 and 254% since 2000.  My Botique has personally seen an influx of male patients in our clinic within the last 3 years especially. So what are they asking for? Predominately an alternative to the more invasive and permanent facial implants.

Treating males with dermal filler is quite different from treating females due to the extreme differences in muscle mass and bone structure. The particular areas that men want enhanced are jaw, chin and cheeks as seen in the before and after below.



So how is this done? My Botique use the top professional brand of dermal fillers-Juvaderm and Restalyne. Our medical professionals inject the product, which is made of Hyaluronic acid, into the soft tissue of the skin. It’s a fast and easy procedure. Most appointments take approximately 30 – 60 minutes from start to finish, depending on how many areas are being treated. The more areas being treated, the longer the appointment. No downtime is required and you can return to the office or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at home.

The skilled professionals at My Botique only sculpt and contour subtly. The goal is to ensure our patients don’t walk out with that ‘done’ look. Effortlessly masculine is what we aim for and achieve 100% of the time. 

Do you have more questions for us? Email them to or book in for a complimentary consultation, available 7 days a week.