Are you considering cosmetic injectables? Here at CBB BLVD, our Brisbane medi-clinic offers a range of anti wrinkle and dermal filler injections that will help you enhance your natural features.
But, if you’ve not tried them before, it can be difficult to work out the best option for you – as well as what you can expect. We share five tips for those looking to get cosmetic injectables for the first time.
Know the Difference Between Anti Wrinkle and Dermal Filler
There are different types of cosmetic injectables in Brisbane, each with their own benefits and purpose.
Anti wrinkle injections aim to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles and preventing the skin from creasing. This injectable is ideal for stopping the creation of expression lines, such as frown and surprise lines on the forehead, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. One treatment generally lasts up to four months.
Dermal fillers are a treatment that adds volume and fullness to certain areas of the face such as cheeks, chin and lips. This form of injectable can also be used to non-surgically reshape the nose. Most dermal fillers will last between six and eighteen months, dependant on the patient.
Make Sure You Receive a Proper Consultation
Anti wrinkle and dermal filler processes are mostly non-invasive medical procedures that need to be undertaken by a qualified doctor or nurse. A consultation for cosmetic injectables with a registered nurse at our Brisbane clinic is a must before receiving your treatment. At CBB BLVD, we use state-of-the-art technology and facial assessment techniques to create a customised plan for your skin. During your consultation, our nurses will only recommend treatments and products that are appropriate for you. They will also outline what is involved in the procedure and how much it will cost.
Start With Less
We suggest that first time cosmetic injectable users in Brisbane should start with less. You’ll be surprised how a little goes a long way.
The aim of anti wrinkle injections is to create a natural-looking reduction of lines and wrinkles. You don’t want to appear to have a ‘frozen’ or permanently stunned expression.
The same goes with dermal fillers; your focus should be on enhancing your features. When it comes to lips, filler can be used to correct shape, symmetry and fullness, but it’s best that this is done in proportion with the shape and size of the rest of your face and natural features rather then embracing a “bigger is always better” approach.
If, after your treatments (a couple of days later to give your injections a chance to settle) you still feel you need a little more, you can always come back to the clinic for a minor top up. You want your enhanced features to look like they belong on your face.
It’s important to take your post-treatment care seriously. Our nurses will give you information regarding aftercare, and we highly recommend you follow these tips.
After your dermal filler treatment, you might notice some swelling, bruising and tenderness. These issues will generally resolve after a few days. Here are some of steps you should take after your cosmetic injectables treatment in Brisbane:
- Keep the skin clean
- Use a cold gel pack if you need to relieve any swelling and soreness
- Avoid heat or or sweat to the area (no hot showers, saunas or steam rooms)
- Also avoid exercising for 24 hours after your treatment
- Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area to reduce any irritation or swelling
- Avoid lying down flat for 4 to 6 hours after your treatment
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- For the first 24 hours, steer clear of AHAs, BHAs, Retinol and Vitamin C in your skincare
- Try and sleep on your back for the first few nights if you can to avoid disturbing the injections
Keep Looking After Your Skin
Applying topical products cannot mimic completely the effects of cosmetic injectables, but they can act as an extension of your treatments to help prolong your results. At our Brisbane clinic, we offer a wide range of skincare products for skin concerns, including anti ageing, brightening and moisturising. Make sure you are exfoliating your skin at least once a week (depending on your skin type), apply necessary serums, moisturise every day and night, and wear sunscreen every day.
Ready to Book Your Cosmetic Injectables Appointment at Our Brisbane Clinic?
If you’re ready to start your journey to beautiful skin today, please get in touch to book your consultation appointment. From there, we will help you decide what cosmetic injectables treatment is best for you. Our Brisbane medi-clinic is open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8am to 5:30pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.