Cosmetic injectables are an effective way to refresh your appearance. Whether you want to prevent or reduce the signs of wrinkles or define your natural features, cosmetic injectable treatments may assist you in achieving your desired results.
As we age, the body produces less collagen, the skin starts to look tired, and we experience volume loss. Cosmetic injectables help reverse these common signs of ageing. You can be the best version of you.
Reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevent new lines from forming. Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Australia.
Dermal fillers restore lost volume, add definition, and balance your facial features. Enhance your lips, nose, cheeks, and other areas of your face. These versatile cosmetic injections can refresh and rejuvenate with little to no downtime.
Beauty Booster cosmetic injectable treatments smooth and restore for a complete facial rejuvenation. This advanced anti-ageing treatment uses micro injections of dermal filler. It provides an intensely hydrating and collagen-boosting effect.
What Are Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are minimally invasive treatments that rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful complexion. The two main types of cosmetic injectables are anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers.
Anti-wrinkle injections contain a substance that relaxes the overactive facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers contain a sugar substance that naturally occurs in the body. The dermal filler replaces lost volume to plump out the skin and enhance the appearance of your facial features.
The two types of cosmetic injectables can be used as standalone treatments or combined to maximise results.
How Do Cosmetic Injectables Work?
Most wrinkles are caused by the repetitive contraction of facial muscles, resulting in lines and creases on the skin’s surface. Anti-wrinkle injections use a muscle relaxant to temporarily block the nerve signals that cause over-active muscles to contract. With the muscle relaxed, the skin becomes smoother and rejuvenated.
Dermal fillers work by restoring lost volume. As part of the ageing process, the body produces less collagen and elastin. Facial fat tissue starts to drop, and we also lose bone density. Dermal fillers restore this lost volume to address skin laxity, hollows, and other visible signs of ageing.
How Long Do They Last?
The longevity of results from cosmetic injectables depends on a range of factors, including the type of cosmetic procedure and the area being treated. In addition, your metabolism, age, and lifestyle can impact how long your results will last.
For anti-wrinkle injections, you can expect results to last for 3-4 months. Many people return to the clinic for a top-up treatment every 3 months to maintain their results.
Dermal fillers typically last longer than other types of cosmetic injectables. You can expect results to last for 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler product used and the area treated.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Cosmetic injectables can be a fast and effective treatment for a number of facial areas.
Anti-wrinkle injections can treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth, and forehead. The muscle relaxant treatment can also treat teeth grinding (bruxism), excessive sweating, and slim the jawline for a more attractive V-shaped facial structure.
Dermal fillers can restore lost volume, add definition, and create a more balanced facial structure. You can use dermal fillers to enhance the cheekbones, change the contour of the nose, or create a more defined jawline. Lip fillers can help you achieve a fuller pout and pillowy lips.
Sometimes a combination of cosmetic procedures is the best way to achieve your desired results. Your practitioner will be able to recommend a treatment plan during your free consultation at b clinic.
When Can I See the Results?
You can expect fast results from cosmetic injectable procedures. For example, with anti-wrinkle injections, you’ll see noticeable effects around 3 days after the treatment. Optimal results are achieved around 14 days post-procedure. When you attend your complimentary treatment review, your clinician will provide a free top-up injection if required to achieve your desired results.
Dermal fillers provide a fast improvement. You’ll see results immediately after the injections. However, the filler product can take 14 days to settle and fully integrate with the tissue for the final results. Most dermal fillers also boost collagen production to achieve a lasting improvement to skin quality and skin elasticity.
Do Cosmetic Injectables Hurt?
Cosmetic injectables are not considered painful. You may experience a pinching sensation and pressure during the injections, but this doesn’t last long and is uncomfortable rather than painful.
Depending on the type of cosmetic procedure and the area being treated, your clinician may apply a local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. The local anaesthetic is sometimes included with the dermal filler product.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the biggest advantages of cosmetic injectables is that there is little to no downtime. These cosmetic procedures can usually be performed in around 45 minutes, and you are free to go back to work and social activities immediately.
With anti-wrinkle injections, you may experience mild redness and swelling around the injection sites for a few hours post-procedure. These effects can last for up to 24 hours for some people.
With dermal fillers, you can expect some mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites. This usually goes away within a few hours but can last for a couple of days post-procedure.
Do I Need To Attend a Consultation?
Yes. You will need to attend a complimentary consultation before any injectable cosmetic treatment. Your clinician will assess the treatment area and ask about your desired outcomes to determine which procedure is the best option for you.
This is also an opportunity to learn more about your practitioner. You can ask about their experience performing cosmetic injection procedures. Your clinician will answer any questions you have and make sure that you are prepared and feel confident about the treatment.
Are Anti-wrinkle Injections or Fillers Better for Wrinkles?
The effectiveness of both procedures depends on the type of wrinkles you want to treat. Anti-wrinkle injections are generally more effective for frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead caused by overactive facial muscles. Some people also use anti-wrinkle injections as a preventative measure to stop wrinkles and lines from forming.
Dermal fillers are typically more effective for deeper wrinkles and creases caused by volume loss. The nasolabial folds and marionette lines can benefit more from dermal fillers than anti-wrinkle injections.
In many cases, a combination of injectable treatments can help you achieve a refreshed and youthful look.
When Should I Start Getting Anti-wrinkle Injections?
There is no right or wrong age to start using anti-wrinkle injections. Most people seeking this cosmetic procedure are aged 30-55. But many people in their 20s start using cosmetic injectables as a preventative measure to keep wrinkles and lines from becoming static. The best way to find out if you could benefit from this treatment is to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced team of practitioners here at b clinic.
Possible Risks and Complications
Cosmetic injectables don’t involve any of the risks associated with plastic surgery. But there are possible side effects and complications you should be aware of.
After anti-wrinkle injections, it’s common to experience some redness and tenderness around the injection sites. You may also notice mild swelling. These effects generally only last for up to 24 hours post-procedure.
In rare cases, the muscle relaxant product can affect the nearby tissue and cause unwanted drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids. However, these effects are temporary and should resolve within a few weeks of treatment.
After dermal fillers, it’s common to experience mild swelling, redness, and bruising around the injection sites. These effects can be concealed with makeup and should subside within 48 hours of treatment.
More serious side effects are rare but can include the filler product migrating underneath the skin. There is also a risk of skin necrosis if the injection is placed incorrectly and blocks blood flow to the skin cells. As with all medical and cosmetic injections, there is also a small risk of infection.
The best way to reduce the risk of side effects is to choose a clinic with a team of experienced doctors and registered nurses.
How Much Do Cosmetic Injectables Cost?
The cost of cosmetic injectables depends on the type of procedure and the area you want to treat. Anti-wrinkle injection treatments start from $260, with dermal fillers starting from $550 for 1ml of filler product. Book a free consultation at b clinic to receive a personalised quote and treatment plan.