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What to Know About Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic injectables are a popular cosmetic injectable treatment , that offers a solution to many cosmetic concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss and skin laxity. However, as with any cosmetic injectable procedure, it’s important to get a good understanding of how the treatments work and what can be involved before undergoing treatment.

In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about cosmetic injectables, from how they work, to how long they last and their potential side effects. Whether you’re considering cosmetic injectables for the first time or simply want to learn more about these popular cosmetic treatments, this guide will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your cosmetic goals.

What are cosmetic injectables?

Cosmetic injectables refer to a group of minimally invasive treatments that are used to treat area’s of the face and body. These treatments involve the injection of various substances into the skin or muscles to minimise to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase hydration, address volume loss, add definition and shape to area’s like the lips, chin, jaw and nose. Cosmetic injectables should be administered by a trained medical professional, with extensive experience and the right qualifications.

There are two main types of cosmetic injectables:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections: Also commonly known as wrinkle relaxers or muscle relaxant, are an injectable substance that may temporarily relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular anti-ageing treatment that may combat the signs of ageing.
  • Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are injected into the skin which may help to restore volume loss, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and add volume and definition to facial features such as the lips, cheeks, chin, jaw or nose.

How long do injectable dermal fillers last?

The duration of the effects of injectable dermal fillers can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of filler used, the location of the injection, the depth of the injection, and the individual’s metabolism. In general, the effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere between six to eighteen months. Depending on the specific product used and the area of the face or body being treated. Thicker fillers, such as those used for cheek or jawline augmentation, tend to last longer than thinner fillers used for lip augmentation or smoothing out fine lines.

It’s important to note that the effects of dermal fillers are not permanent and will gradually wear off over time. To maintain the desired results, follow-up treatments are usually required.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

Anti-wrinkle injections (also known as muscle relaxant) are used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The effects of anti-wrinkle injections typically  last anywhere between three to six months, depending on the specific product used and the individual’s response to the treatment. 

Like with dermal fillers, the duration of its effects will differ from patient to patient. In general, the effects of anti-wrinkle injections tend to last longer with repeated use, as the muscles become weaker and less able to cause wrinkles and fine lines. Anti-wrinkle injections can be combined with other modalities like emface, microneedling RF (Morpheus8 or Exion) for best results.

What is the difference between dermal filler injectables and anti-wrinkle injections?

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are both types of cosmetic injectables used to help supplement or revive the appearance of the face, but they work in different ways and are used to address different concerns. 

Dermal fillers are used to add volume to the skin, create definition or structure to an area, and fill in wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers are often used to restore the cheeks, lips, and other facial features, as well as to fill in nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines, and aim to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to assist with excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) and TMJ.

In summary, dermal fillers are used to add volume and fill in wrinkles, while anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Both treatments can be effective in treating the face and they are often used in combination together or with other injectable treatments like bio-remodelling, skin boosters or skin treatments like emface, moprheus8 and exion to achieve the desired results. 

What are the risks of cosmetic injections?

Cosmetic injectables are generally effective when performed by a qualified and experienced injector. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects that should be considered before undergoing any cosmetic injectable treatment. 

Some common risks of cosmetic injectables include redness, swelling, pain, bruising and bleeding from injection sites, although these side effects will usually subside shortly after treatment. Further risks can include infection, allergic reactions, uneven results, and nerve damage. It is important to choose a clinic with qualified staff in order to prevent these side effects as much as possible. 

During a consultation, the potential risks and side effects of your chosen treatment will always be disclosed and discussed to identify ways to prevent them from occurring. 

Inigo Cosmetic Brisbane: Cosmetic injectable treatments with an experienced, qualified and friendly team

For high quality, personalised treatments with cosmetic injectables that strive to meet your goals while minimising risks, Inigo Cosmetic in Brisbane is the ideal choice. 

Our team members will always strive to create the results that you desire, ensure you have a positive treatment process and that you will know how to take care of your skin after treatment to support your results. 

Book a consultation for your chosen treatment online today!