Facial Volumising Treatments Brisbane

Facial volume loss can turn a once attractive face into looking “sad” and “gaunt”.  When we strategically treat this facial volume loss, it is possible to re-create “fullness” 3-dimensionally in the face, resulting in a more “positive” facial expression, as well as improving facial proportions.  The information on this page is to assist you for the consultation you have with Dr Janet when formulating a treatment plan.

A thorough consultation with our doctor is important to discuss strategies for facial rejuvenation.  It is important to have a thorough consultation and assessment with a personalised plan before any treatments.

Both our doctors are skilled and fluent in different techniques of injections (needle or cannula), working knowledge of facial anatomy, and understanding of the skin in order to reduce the risks of vascular accidents and our doctors embrace new technologies such as use of facial ultrasound in the management of any potential complications. 

With the availability of newer agents, we now have more choices to choose from – more robust products to provide structure and projection; softer products for lips and fine lines, or use a different class of products to stimulate collagen in the skin as well.  As a result, it is possible to:

  1. restore and support the foundations of facial bony structures,
  2. rejuvenate one’s appearance by blending the different regions on the face due to different rates of fat pads shrinkage,
  3. reduce and soften superficial fine lines & prevent lines getting deeper, and
  4. improvements by enhancing the volume and contour of  facial features such as lips, nose, chin and make the result look as natural as possible.

As with other medical procedures, risks of this type of cosmetic injections include:  pain, infection, swelling, haematoma, bruising, foreign body reactions, vascular occlusion, the most serious complication is blindness, which may be irreversible. Treatment for complications may include antibiotics or injections to dissolve dermal fillers.  If you have any issues after treatment here, please call our doctor who will assist you after procedures, even if after hours. 

Areas suitable for Facial Volumising Treatments include  Mid Face, Lips, Chin, Jawline, Temple, Tear Trough and Nose.  Our doctors will discuss the suitability of different types of products for each area.



Injectable collagen stimulation injections have been available since early 2000s.  

The information on this page for Bio-Stimulators will assist your understanding during your consultation with our doctor.  Due to TGA regulations, we cannot put before and after photos on our website.

Overtime we see too many patients' faces over-filled using temporary gel products. 

Temporary gels are water binding materials that occupy space in the tissues until the materials breakdown over 6-12 months.

Traditional wrinkles treatments, including temporary volumising gels do not improve the quality of the skin.  In fact after mid 20s, we lose about 1% of collagen per year from our face, causing our skin to be thinner as we age.  After menopause we lose even more collagen, up to 30% in the first 5 years of menopause, both in our skin and our bones.  

Collagen stimulators and bio-regenerative type products, on the other hand, has a bio-stimulatory effect, and most patients who use collagen bio-stimulators will notice an improvement in the quality of their skin initially, followed by a gradual increase in volume over a couple of months.  Results from collagen bio-stimulation injections may vary between individuals, but in general, results last longer than traditional temporary gel fillers.

There are a few types of collagen bio-stimulator in the Australian market and each have their unique benefits and disadvantages.  Our doctors will discuss the possible benefits of some of these bio-stimulators as well risks of these products during and post injections. 

It is also important to know how to incorporate bio-stimulators as part of your rejuvenation journey, when combined with other treatments such as Lasers, traditional cosmetic treatments and other energy based devices.  

You will need a thorough consultation, treatment planning and informed consent prior to collagen Biostimulator treatments. 

You may also need to have a few months interval between your previous treatments and collagen biostimulator treatments. 

Injectable Bio-stimulators are prescription only medicines in Australia and a doctor's consultation is essential.  

Main benefits:  

Improvements in volume occur gradually over a few months and provides natural looking result.  For some types of collagen stimulators, a few treatments may be required. 

Once your skin forms its own collagen, it takes longer for this collagen to breakdown.

Hence, results may last 12-24 months, longer than the average temporary gel products.  

For patients who have lost a lot of volume in their face and likely to require lots of temporary gel products, or patients who "burn" through their temporary gel quickly,  biostimulators may be an alternvative option in the long run.  This happens in women who have high metabolism or peri- and post-menopausal women. 

The aesthestic management of menopausal women is different to treating a women who is younger.  Women start to lose collagen with declining oestrogen levels, a whole decade before the onset of menopause, so replacing this collagen is sometimes more important than just filling the face. 

As collagen remodelling and collagen contraction occur overtime, most patients will also notice  "firmness" in the skin that is rarely achievable using traditional temporary gel products. 

Collagen Biostimulators are useful for reducing temporal hollowness, firming lateral high cheek, lateral jawline including pre-auricular region, jowls, neck and decolletage as well as hands. 


Higher upfront cost (when compared to traditional cosmetic injections) and for some biostimulators, a few treatments are required. 

Results are not immediate, as collagen production takes time, the improvements occur over a few months. 

Collagen Biostimulators are not suitable for lips and the thin skin around the eye (periorbital) region as there is a small risk of nodules.  Hence non biostimulatory treatments are required in these areas. 

Some patients with active autoimmune disorders may not be suitable for bio-stimulator injections.  A full medical history is essential to exclude contra-indications.

Other treatment risks are similar to traditional cosmetic injections includes pain, bruising, swelling, foreign body reaction, lumpiness, vascular occlusion and blindness.