Injectable cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular. According to the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Australians spend around $1 billion on cosmetic treatments a year, of which, $350 million is on anti-wrinkle injections.
And it’s clear why. Anti-wrinkle injections can achieve incredible results in treating and preventing wrinkles and expression lines. Using a simple injection of muscle relaxant (botulinum toxin), the treatment blocks neurotransmitters and stops muscles from contracting, thereby causing wrinkles to relax and soften.
Dermal fillers are another popular injectable treatment. Using a substance that naturally occurs in the body, dermal fillers are injected under the skin to smooth out lines or to shape, re-volumise and enhance various areas of the face and lips.
If you’re considering trying an injectable cosmetic treatment, here are 3 important tips.
Use a qualified, reputable practitioner
You hear stories of botched cosmetic treatments all the time, that’s why it’s so important to use a reputable, qualified provider. A successful cosmetic injectable treatment requires proper placement, adequate dosage, and the right treatment plan. Get one of these elements wrong and you may not be happy with the outcome.
Anti-wrinkle injections should be administered by qualified medical practioners – that is, registered nurses and doctors. Injectable treatments must be prescribed by a doctor after a consulation.
Your provider should tailor the treatment to your specific needs. Injectable treatments are not “one size fits all”. Your skin type, gender and cosmetic goals will all have an impact on the dosage.
At Southern Cosmetics, all of our practitioners are university-trained. We regularly undertake professional development to ensure we are on track with the latest industry developments. If you’re after a reputable cosmetic medical clinic, look no further.
Less is more
Overdosage of anti-wrinkle injections can result in issues such as heavy eyebrows, droopy eye lids, or that frozen look. Likewise, going overboard with dermal filler can leave you with undesired results, such as a bulging forehead or out of proportion cheeks or lips.
We are strong believers that the best results are achieved with subtle cosmetic enhancements. If you watch reality television, nowadays it seems that every second person looks like they’ve “had work done”. This is exactly the look we want to avoid at Southern Cosmetics. Our goal is to create natural-looking results, so that you leave feeling confident with a “refreshed” look, rather than a trout pout or an expressionless, frozen face.
Tip: When looking for an injectable cosmetic treatment provider, look at their before and after photos. If you were having a tattoo done, you’d probably check out the tattoo artist’s portfolio before deciding if they were right for you. Do the same with prospective injectable treatment providers to ensure their aesthetic style aligns with your goals.
Be clear about your goals and the anticipated outcomes
Before commencing a course of anti-wrinkle injections or having dermal fillers, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what’s involved. Anti-ageing injections last approximately 3-4 months, while dermal fillers last 6 to 18 months. That means most clients will need to commit to ongoing injectable cosmetic treatments.
It’s also important to have a long-term treatment plan. For example, if you continue to treat an area with anti-wrinkle injections in the same way repeatedly for several years, you may benefit from line reduction initially, but notice compensatory changes elsewhere and an unbalanced appearance. The treated area should continually be reassessed.
At Southern Cosmetics, we’ll run through your short and long-term goals to ensure you achieve the results you’re aiming for. Prior to the treatment, we’ll ask you about your medical history, any medications you’re on and your expectations. After the treatment, we’ll offer after-care instructions and support for optimal results.
Ready to get started with an injectable cosmetic treatment?
If you’d like advice about any injectable cosmetic treatment, please book in for a consultation. We can help you decide which treatment option is right for you.
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