Despite the surge in cosmetic injectable treatments in recent years, many would-be clients still have questions and concerns before they sit in the chair.
At the Beauty Reclaimed Cosmetic Centre Mudgee, our expert injectors perform these treatments all day, every day – so we’re well-placed to offer you honest, result-driven advice on all things injectables.
As Mudgee’s premier cosmetic injectables clinic, we’re always available to answer the most commonly asked questions (and the not-so-common!) about cosmetic injectables!
1. What are cosmetic injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are non-surgical treatments that use injectable substances to enhance the appearance of the face and body. The most common cosmetic injectables are dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle.
FYI - Botox is just a brand name for injectables, like Coke or Nike!
2. How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid - a natural substance found in the skin. Fillers come in different molecular sizes, depending on the job they need to do.
They are injected under the skin to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from several months to a year or more, depending on the type of filler used.
3. What are anti-wrinkle injections used for?
Anti-wrinkle injections (commonly known as Botox) are a type of injectable that works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox is most commonly used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. It can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions, including migraines, jaw clenching, hay fever (we’ve had great success with this at our Mudgee clinic!), excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.
4. Are cosmetic injectables safe?
Cosmetic injectables are generally safe when performed by a trained, experienced professional, like nurse Ange at the Beauty Reclaimed Cosmetic Centre Mudgee.
However, as with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of side effects, such as swelling, bruising, or infection.
It's important to choose a reputable practitioner and to follow their after-care instructions carefully to minimise the risk.
5. How long do cosmetic injectables last?
The length of time that cosmetic injectables last varies, depending on the type of injectable used and the individual's skin type, lifestyle, and other factors.
Dermal fillers typically last anywhere from several months to a year or more, while anti-wrinkle treatments (Botox) can last for three to four months.
6. Are cosmetic injectables painful?
The level of discomfort associated with cosmetic injectables can vary, but most people describe the injections as feeling like a small pinch.
We use numbing cream and distraction tools to help reduce discomfort during the procedure.
7. Can anyone get cosmetic injectables?
In general, cosmetic injectables are suitable for most people, who are in good, general health and want to enhance their appearance. However, it's important to discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have with your practitioner before treatment.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have some cosmetic injectable treatments – contact nurse Ange for more information.
8. What happens during my appointment?
Your appointment begins with a thorough facial assessment and suggested treatment plan, specific to your individual needs, concerns and budget.
After discussing all treatment possibilities and potential side effects, you will complete your medical consent form and have a brief video call with one of our trained cosmetic doctors.
The doctor will further assess your suitability for treatment and prescribe the medication needed for nurse Ange to perform your treatment.
Your treatment then takes just a few minutes!
9. What happens after my appointment?
You will receive an after-care pack with detailed instructions for what to do - and not to do. Mostly, it is important to avoid exercise or laying down for a few hours post-treatment.
You will receive an email and SMS the following day from our clinic, checking up on your treatment and any side effects. Any concerns will be immediately addressed.
Two weeks after your anti-wrinkle appointment, you will receive a check-up message from our Mudgee injectables clinic, asking how your results are looking and feeling.
An in-person review can also be scheduled.
These are just a few of the most commonly asked questions about cosmetic injectables. If you have any additional questions or concerns, it's important to discuss them with a licensed practitioner who can provide personalised advice and guidance.
Nurse Ange at Beauty Reclaimed Mudgee is always available and happy to answer your questions – get in touch for more information.