Cosmetic injectables are advertised by many names and are available in a range of strengths and formulations. When it comes to basics, however, there are really just two types of injectables: dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections.
Dermal Fillers + Anti Wrinkle Injections
If you’ve been weighing the pros and cons of facial rejuvenation with injectables, we hope this information below gives you the facts you need to make an informed choice. You can also book a complimentary consultation with the nurse injector who has been working with our dermatologist for over 10 years.
Why chose Brisbane Skin?
Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are tremendously popular at our practice for a very good reason: they work! Compared to a wide range of other options for facial rejuvenation, cosmetic injections help men and women of all ages refresh their appearance without spending a lot of time and money to achieve their goals.
With many places to choose from, the most important reason to visit Brisbane Skin is that you will be in medical specialists rooms, a safe medical environment, with experienced staff who will help you look fresh without looking overdone.
Many of our patients do not admit to being treated with anti wrinkle injections or fillers and with our discreetly located practice, you can keep your secret!
Injectables to reduce wrinkles
This is the most common and popular cosmetic medicine treatment worldwide, and certainly at our Brisbane practice. Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily relax muscles that cause facial lines.
They can be used to correct:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows, also know as ‘the elevenses’
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles that extend from the outer corners of the eyes)
- Bunny lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Bands on the neck
The patients at Brisbane Skin appreciate that anti-wrinkle injection treatments cause brief, minimal discomfort that can be likened to a bee sting. Expert injectors at our practice use a very fine needle to inject selected facial muscles. Although treatment time is brief, the effects are long lasting, erasing wrinkles for up to six months.
Not everyone is a good candidate for muscle-relaxing injections. During a preliminary consultation at Brisbane Skin, our aesthetic nurses talk to patients about their medical history to ensure that they do not have any contraindications to treatment and there are very few absolute contraindications to treatment.
Your dermatologist or specialist nurse injector will also explain in detail whether or not your particular concern will be addressed by muscle-relaxing injections, or whether you indeed need an alternative treatment plan.
At Brisbane Skin, we encourage our patients to ask questions and voice their concerns. Our medical professionals take care that everyone receives a comprehensive explanation of what to expect before, during, and after a treatment.
About dermal fillers
With a wide range of applications and the flexibility to offer results that range from subtle to dramatic, dermal fillers are extremely popular at Brisbane Skin. “Dermal filler” is an umbrella term that applies to a number of substances that are injected under the skin.
Dermal fillers are gels injected under the surface of the skin to add volume. They use various ingredients and come in different formulations that make them appropriate for different areas of the face. The active ingredient in a dermal filler injection attracts water to the treatment area, helping to hydrate and revitalise the skin.
Dermal fillers are appropriate for nearly anyone who is interested in erasing wrinkles around the face or adding volume to the lips, cheeks, or under-eye hollows.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Soften facial creases, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Add volume to plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow facial contours
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars, especially acne scars
The fillers used at Brisbane Skin
- Treat wrinkles at depths that other methods cannot
- Are biocompatible and rarely cause reactions
- Are non-invasive compared to surgical solutions
- Can be dissolved by injection if there are any problems with the treatment
In a dermal filler treatment at Brisbane Skin, the area to be injected is mapped out, and a tiny needle is used to inject the filling substance. The treatment takes less than an hour, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Depending on the type of filler used as well as its placement, the results of a treatment can last between six months and two years.
Tips for cosmetic injectable success
Millions of patients have been treated worldwide with cosmetic muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. What can YOU do to ensure the best possible outcome with cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation?
Choose an Experienced Injector – An experienced cosmetic injector with a good track record for patient satisfaction will listen to your concerns, give you a realistic assessment of your skin, and make recommendations as to a course of treatment. Ask to see before-and-after photos as a litmus test of your injector’s skill.
Be Realistic – The effects of dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections are temporary, lasting anywhere from four months to two years. Understanding that fact in advance will help ensure your satisfaction. Maintenance visits are necessary and to be expected.
Before & After
Would you like to know more about cosmetic injectables and facial rejuvenation? If so, we want to hear from you.
You can reach Brisbane Skin by phone during business hours on 07 3160 3330 or use the contact form on this page to learn how our expert team of skin specialists can make your skin look healthy and radiant.