Know and Understand Cosmetic Injections
Here at ENT Wellbeing Skincare, we are trained and qualified to administer cosmetic injections as an anti-ageing treatment. It is commonly misunderstood as an unnatural and unattainable treatment method for wrinkles, fine lines and a refreshed look. However it is a perfect non-invasive, alternative method to cosmetic surgical procedures. The following explains cosmetic injection and its uses.
What is a Cosmetic Injection?
A cosmetic injection is a natural, purified protein that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles to form. The active ingredient in a cosmetic injection is derived from bacteria in a sterile environment using laboratory conditions much like the same way mould is used in the manufacture of penicillin. It should only be administered by a trained medical professional as it is a medication that has to be prescribed.
How Cosmetic Injection works
Cosmetic injections work by relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic lines when you smile or frown. If used over a period of time it can gradually reduce the appearance of current lines and reduce new lines forming.
What does Cosmetic Injection treat?
Cosmetic injection is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that form on the upper face. As we age dynamic lines appear in the upper part of the face in the forehead and around the eyes when we smile or frown. The reason behind the lines is when we form different facial expressions the various facial muscles contract. As we age these facial expression lines begin to stay behind longer or become deeper even when you are not using facial expression. Cosmetic injections will relax these wrinkle causing muscles and help refresh your facial appearance giving you a more youthful look.
What does the Cosmetic Injection treatment involve?
Cosmetic injection treatment involves a serious of tiny needles into the specific facial muscle. The amount injected is very small and the treatment is very quick and easy; depending on how many areas you are treating it usually takes 10 minutes. The pain is minimal, patients describe minimum discomfort that only lasts for a brief period of time. There is no anaesthetic required and you can go ahead about your day to day business immediately post procedure. It is important to follow the aftercare guidelines for example avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 4 hours post treatment.
How long does it take to see results?
Each person is different however generally people start to see results within two days of having the treatment done, and sometimes it takes a week-two before all results will be visible. The effects of the cosmetic injection usually last up to four months. If you have regular cosmetic injections effects may last you longer.
How to maintain your results?
To help the longevity of cosmetic injections it is advisable to get regular treatment. Regular treatment not only will give you optimum results but can also help to reduce the appearance of static lines (the lines on your face when it is at rest).
Are there any side effects?
Because the dosage of cosmetic injection that is used for treatment of the upper face is so small any side effects are generally temporary and limited to where the injection has been injected. Possible side effects that you could experience are pain, burning or stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelid or eyebrows, swollen eyelids and skin tightening, tingling sensation, itching forehead, headaches, nausea and flu like symptoms.
As cosmetic injection is a medication and there is always going to be the possibility of side effects, we would like to make you aware of them, it does not mean you will necessarily experience them. Finally, cosmetic injection is very safe and has been used in Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years, a trusted anti-ageing method.
For cosmetic injection treatment administered by our trained and qualified professional, please contact us to make an a consultation today on 1300 123 368.