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4 Popular Cosmetic Injection Treatments

Are you "camera shy"? Do you find yourself avoiding mirrors because you don't want to see how much your skin has aged? Maybe you've tried expensive cosmetic products and have undergone several types of skin care treatments that weren't effective. But thanks to cosmetic injectables, which are also known as cosmetic injections, you can look younger and have more confidence about your appearance.

Perhaps you've heard of cosmetic injectables but aren't quite sure what they are. Put simply, these are skin rejuvenation treatments that reduce wrinkles, crow's feet and other types of unattractive skin defects. Cosmetic injections can transform tired-looking, saggy and ageing skin into skin that looks younger and smoother. Here are four of the top cosmetic injection treatments, along with what to consider.

1. Dermal Fillers and Why They're Needed

As you age, your body stops producing collagen and elastin, which help in giving people a youthful appearance. Thus, by losing collagen and elastin, your face starts to look older. Unlike anti-wrinkle injections, which stop muscular contractions, dermal fillers are used for adding volume to the skin. Dermal fillers are made from a wide range of gel-like substances.

Also known as soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers are injected underneath the surface of a client's skin. These treatments are done for not only smoothing lines and wrinkles, but also for restoring lost volume and softening creases. Dermal fillers are also used for enhancing facial contours.

2. Anti-Wrinkle Injections

These cosmetic injections, which are also known as injectable wrinkle fillers, address facial volume loss as well as how muscles contract. Anti-wrinkle injections are cosmetic muscle relaxant injections that halt muscular contractions.

 As a result, signs of ageing can be reduced, such as sagging skin, lost definition and pronounced wrinkles. The areas that are mainly treated include horizontal "worry lines" on the forehead, frown lines (between the eyes) and crow's feet that are located around the sides of the eyes.

3. Lip Fillers (Lip Enhancement)

One of the biggest trends in cosmetic procedures is a lip enhancement, probably because of the many celebrities who have had this cosmetic treatment. If you feel self-conscious about your lips being too small lips or suffer from dry, chapped lips, consider the benefits of lip fillers, also known as a lip enhancement or lip augmentation. A lip enhancement can also make your mouth look younger. By getting a lip augmentation, you can regain lost lip volume.

4. Chin Sculpting (Fat Dissolving Injections)

If you have what looks like a "double chin", consider how chin sculpting can visibly take years off your appearance. A synthesised deoxycholic acid is used as the active ingredient for a chin sculpting procedure, also known as fat dissolving injections.

As a form of synthetic (man-made) bile, deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in your body, breaks down dietary fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected underneath your chin, it digests and destroys fat cells under the skin. The body then absorbs the fat cells through its normal metabolic process. A chin sculpting treatment doesn't take long, and it involves minimal recovery time. Also, the results last longer than many other types of procedures. 

Considerations and Warnings

  • Be sure a registered health practitioner administers a cosmetic injection.
  • A medical practitioner needs to have adequate experience in his or her field as well as provide you with a personal consultation before your treatment. In other words, ask them about both their training and experience.
  • To ensure a practitioner is registered in Australia, check the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) website.
  • Ask about the types of fillers being used.
  • Take someone with you on the day of your appointment for support.

You don't have to settle for unattractive, old-looking skin. Please contact us and schedule an appointment with a registered health practitioner.