Cosmetic Injections

What are Dermal fillers and Anti-wrinkle injections?

Dermal fillers can be either permanent or temporary agents injected into or under the skin to add volume. Anti-wrinkle injections contain botulinum toxins that act as muscle relaxants and are used cosmetically to dull the action of muscles that create wrinkles or alter your muscle action in order to improve your smile.

While anti-wrinkle injections are primarily used for cosmetic enhancement, we also use them for the treatment of clenching and grinding disorders (TMJ). The muscle relaxing agent is completely safe in suitable patients and its effects last for up to 6 months on average. 

One of our highly qualified dentists will complete a full examination to assess if you are a suitable candidate for these procedures and if appropriate, work closely with the team at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute to deliver the results you want.

What are the benefits of Anti-wrinkle injections?

The muscle relaxing agents work by blocking the nerve endings that connect to muscle fibres, reducing their activity for several months. After a period of time the nerve endings regenerate and the effect is reversed. With continued use, the muscles learn to relax and reduce activity. Injectable muscle relaxants can be used in smile makeovers to enhance a person’s smile by controlling lip movement and reducing the appearance of lines or wrinkles around the mouth.

What are the risk factors?

We only use proven medications that are safe and well tolerated by the body. Allergic reactions to the anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers are extremely rare. 

Some common minor side effects may include:

  • Slight bleeding, redness or itchiness at injection sites
  • Headaches on the day of administration 

All our practitioners take a thorough medical history check prior to treatment to ensure that any complications are minimised. 

What should you expect after the treatment?

You may not notice the effects of treatment for several days after the treatment has been completed. The full effect can take up to 2 weeks to set in. After 2 weeks you return for a review and refinement if necessary to ensure you achieve the results you want.

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