What are the risks of using injectables?

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Victorian Dermal Group
Victorian Dermal Group
November 29, 2021
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The lowdown on Australia’s popular cosmetic injectable treatments

Cosmetic injectables are highly effective cosmetic treatments that provide beautiful, lasting results. They can be used to reduce wrinkles, prevent the appearance of ageing, plump skin that has lost elastin over time or transform your appearance, all without surgery. This type of service is fast and highly effective, gaining popularity in part due to its lack of downtime or recovery period as compared with other treatments.

But what are the risks? In this article, we'll look at highly popular cosmetic injectables, including what they are, their benefits over less invasive skincare treatments, and the risks of using them.

What are cosmetic injectables?

This transformative cosmetic procedure uses dermal fillers, which consist of hyaluronic acid or collagen. 

  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, so treatments made from this ingredient are highly biocompatible. 
  • Collagen production occurs naturally in the body. Treatments containing collagen are popular with those who have an allergy to hyaluronic acid.

What are collagen and hyaluronic injections used to treat?

Both collagen and hyaluronic acid effectively fill out the cosmetic areas that need attention. 

  • Collagen will help plump and smooth the skin
  • Hyaluronic acid will hydrate dry skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles or smooth out cosmetic scars

Why is this cosmetic procedure so popular?

Treatments including hyaluronic and collagen injections provide instant results with little to no downtime. They work extremely well for most cosmetic issues you may want to be treated, so whether it's fine lines and wrinkles or volume loss you're looking to treat, this highly effective cosmetic service could be the solution for you.

What are some cosmetic issues that we can treat with injections?

Some of the cosmetic issues we can help treat are:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles 

Hyaluronic acid and collagen can smooth and plump the skin and fill out wrinkles and fine lines.

  1. Volume loss 

Treatments using hyaluronic acid or collagen can also help turn back the ageing process - adding volume to the face, making it appear fuller and more youthful.

  1. General cosmetic enhancement 

Smooth out cosmetic scars, enhance the shape of your lips and lift droopy eyebrows with hyaluronic acid and collagen treatments. 

What cosmetic injections are best for me?

Cosmetic injections can treat most cosmetic issues, but the cosmetic treatments will depend on your unique needs. Therefore, it's important to discuss what type of treatment is right for you, and how long it may take to see results with a qualified cosmetic doctor or registered nurse.

Cosmetic injections vary in price based on their ingredients, so be sure to ask about cost before committing to any treatments. Please speak with one of our trained team members at Victorian Dermal Group today for more information about cosmetic injectable risks and complications.

How long do they typically last?

Cosmetic injectables made from collagen will last for around three to six months, while those made from hyaluronic acid will typically last between four and twelve months.

These results can vary, so it's always a good idea to discuss your expectations during your initial consultation.

Is there any downtime after receiving cosmetic injections?

Cosmetic injections provide instant results with little downtime required. But there may be some redness and swelling, as well as a bruising associated with the cosmetic treatment.

What cosmetic injectables are risk-free?

Cosmetic injections, including cosmetic fillers and lip enhancements made from hyaluronic acid and cosmetic injections made from collagen, are considered cosmetic treatments with few risks. However, we always advise you to discuss your cosmetic procedures thoroughly before treatment with a qualified cosmetic nurse or doctor.

The cosmetic injections that we offer at Victorian Dermal Group are done by highly trained and experienced cosmetic nurses, cosmetic doctors and cosmetic therapists. We carry out all cosmetic treatments in a safe, sterile environment to ensure your safety and wellbeing at all times.

What are the risks of collagen and hyaluronic injections?

As cosmetic injections are cosmetic treatments, there is always the risk of side effects. The most common side effects involve minor cosmetic swelling, bruising and redness.

Are there more severe complications that can occur?

While rare, cosmetic injectables can cause an allergic reaction to the ingredients used in the treatment. Cosmetic swelling and redness could signify an allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid.

There is also a risk of cosmetic injectables under the skin, which a cosmetic surgeon must surgically remove. This complication occurs when the treatment isn’t administered correctly and the cosmetic filler is placed under the skin. Therefore, we strongly advise you only to allow a highly experienced and professionally trained nurse or doctor to administer these treatments.

If the injectables are administered correctly, the risk of serious side effects is extremely rare.

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