Volume loss leads to the formation of wrinkles, folds or hollowing. Facial volume loss is one of the primary effects of the ageing process, but cosmetic injections can help rejuvenate and revitalise the face by restoring volume.
Cosmetic injections (dermal fillers and muscle relaxants) are used for non-invasive facial enhancement and can assist with the following:
While the process for cosmetic injections used to be straight forward, the process is now much more advanced. Before administering any injections, we will consider the cause of the wrinkles and facial lines you’re concerned about and develop a personalised treatment plan. This will not only improve your concerns for the short term but the long term too.
To further evaluate your suitability for treatment, as well as ensure we’re prescribing the correct treatment, we will perform a 3D imaging scan. We do this before and after your procedure to show you the differences in facial volume.
There are two types of cosmetic injections that can be administered: dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. They may sound similar, but they are slightly different. Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips. Anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax muscles that cause expression lines and wrinkles. The forehead, as well as the area between the eyebrows, are most commonly treated with anti-wrinkle injections.
Once the treated area has been numbed, several injections will be administered. Depending on how many areas need to be treated, your session won’t take longer than 20 – 30 minutes.
As an epiclinic patient, you can expect to leave your appointment with results that look natural and enhance your features.
The number of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections required to achieve your desired outcome will vary from person to person. For example, deep frown lines and hollow cheeks may require more treatments than shallow facial lines.
Our aim is to achieve a natural-looking outcome. We will always begin treatment on the modest side of the spectrum because you can always add more later on – it is sometimes difficult and painful to reverse the effects of cosmetic injections. Also, only dermal fillers can be removed, not anti-wrinkle injections. It’s for this reason that it’s best to start slow and in moderation.
The choice of filler will be determined by a number of factors, including:
All aspects of the procedure will be discussed with you in-depth during your consultation. This way, you know exactly what to expect before, during and after your session.
A qualified and experienced doctor or nurse will be administering your cosmetic injections. Injectors who don’t understand how cosmetic injections interact with the delicate tissues of the face can end up creating unfavourable results. Always research a clinic and doctor’s background before you undergo any type of cosmetic treatment.
Following the procedure, the treated area may be slightly numb. There will also be some mild bruising and swelling for at least two days. Some patients do prefer to take the rest of the day off work but it is perfectly safe to return to work directly after your appointment. Depending on the type of cosmetic injections you received, you should refrain from lying down for several hours after your session as it could cause the product to migrate. It’s also important not to touch or rub the area too much for the first two days. Strenuous exercise or any activities that could cause excess sweating should be avoided for the first 24 hours as this could affect your results. Dermal filler results are immediately visible but you will need to wait for the swelling to subside. Anti-wrinkle injection results do take a little longer to show up as the ingredients need time to take effect. We will take you through specific aftercare instructions during your appointment to ensure the best possible outcome.
How long cosmetic injections last is mostly dependent on how quickly your body metabolises the ingredients – this will be different for everyone. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 12 – 18 months, while anti-wrinkle injections can last up to 4 months. You will need to schedule ongoing appointments in the future if you want to maintain your results.
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