Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly popular with a wide variety of men and women now regularly using them. More than just providing a youthful glow, cosmetic injections can correct issues and concerns and give a boost of confidence without the patient going under the knife.

The popularity of fillers and anti-wrinkle injections has encouraged consumers to become more complacent, despite the risks involved when choosing an inexperienced clinic or clinician. We explain the different types of injectables, the results they can achieve and how to choose the right clinic to ensure optimum results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are made from a substance called Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar complex in our bodies. As we get older, less of this complex is produced. The filler is injected with a small needle, under the skin to lift folds, wrinkles and increase volume in cheeks and lips. The procedure is over very quickly with minimal pain and discomfort. Dermal fillers last between 4-18 months, depending on the individual and which type of filler is used as some are long lasting. Some of the trickier things filler is capable of include correcting the shape of a smile or a crooked nose. These two procedures sound like something that would have to be done surgically, but with today’s advances, these are achievable with a quick visit to a highly experienced dermal filler clinician.

Fillers can be used to:

  • add volume to lips or cheeks
  • balance unevenness
  • correct a smile
  • restore youthfulness
  • augment the nasal bridge
  • increase chin size, or weak jawline
  • add volume to hallows in cheeks or around eyes

When compared to a facelift, dermal fillers are popular due to their cost-effective nature, little to no downtime and the safety of the product, when performed by an experienced clinician. An experienced injector understands anatomy and skin response for the best outcome. Normal side effects following a treatment are; redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness but these typically subside within several days.


Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkles are the result of a combination of issues that may occur. Loss of collagen and over active muscles can cause wrinkles and deep lines. During an anti-wrinkle treatment, small injections of a naturally-occurring protein is injected into wrinkle-forming facial muscles. This solution disrupts the transmission signals from the nerve to the muscle, causing them to stay relaxed and resulting in a smoother appearance. Like fillers, this treatment is over quickly and is relatively painless. Anti-wrinkle treatments last around 3-4 months, depending on the individual.  Anti-wrinkle injections are FDA approved. As with fillers, you may find there is some swelling, redness and bruising following treatment, however this will subside quickly.


Choosing The Right Clinic

When choosing an injectable treatment, even though it is not as aggressive as elective surgery, precautions should still be taken. Ensure you research the treatment you are interested in thoroughly, confirming it is right for you. After you have made the decision to go ahead, research clinicians in your area, checking their skills and experience. This will help you choose a qualified and reputable clinic to give you the best results possible.

The more highly qualified and experienced, the better the result you are likely to achieve. Once you have selected your clinic or clinician, book an appointment and discuss the look or outcomes you are wanting to achieve. Your clinician will be able to tell you what is and isn’t achievable, the amount of treatments you may need and answer any questions that you have.

At Appearance Clinic, our highly experienced clinicians and doctors offer customised treatments based on a free individual consultation and assessment.

Next Step

A natural looking cosmetic injectables treatment needs a tailored approach as each face and skin condition is unique. During your complimentary consultation, our highly experienced clinician will analyse your skin and discuss treatment options with you.

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