Are you thinking about trying injectables but are unsure if they’re safe or going to give you the result you want? Here are five common misconceptions.
- They’re not safe
Dermal fillers are actually made from a naturally occurring complex sugar found in the body called Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found within tissues of living cells including the skin and helps skin the hydrated. It also combines with collagen and elastin, contributing to skin structure and elasticity.
Similarly, anti-wrinkle injections are made of natural purified protein with the active ingredient derived from a bacteria in the same way Penicillin is derived from mould.
Cosmetic injections are prescription only medicines and are very safe drugs when administered by a qualified medical practitioner who follows all recommended protocols for dosage, storage and administration.
With over 30 years combined experience, our highly qualified aesthetic injectors have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to facial aesthetics.
- I’ll look fake
There is a belief that you’ll look plastic/expressionless/overdone if you pursue injectables. The startled, unrealistic appearance and limited facial movement that is sometimes evident in high profile people is a result of additional surgery and facial treatments.
Achieving a natural-looking result with cosmetic injectable is possible and at Allure Clinic, we believe the best results are accomplished by gradual treatments with subtle improvements that consider the whole face.
Our goal will always be to make you look as fresh and as natural as possible.
- They hurt and require lengthy downtime
The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort and side effects – if any – are generally temporary and may include swelling, bruising and redness. The majority of people can resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure.
No anaesthetic is required for anti-wrinkle injections as they simply feel like “pin-pricks” however those undergoing dermal filler can have our specially compounded topical anaesthetic pre-treatment so discomfort is minimised.
- Injectables only prevent wrinkles
There are two main categories of injectables: anti-wrinkle and dermal filler.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax wrinkle-causing muscles to give you a rejuvenated look however dermal fillers add volume and definition, fill wrinkles and lines and can also provide contouring.
- They’re expensive
Anti-wrinkle injections are priced per unit and dermal fillers are priced per syringe. We can develop a detailed treatment plan to work with your budget over time, whilst still getting you a result you’ll be happy with. The effects of anti-wrinkle injections can last up to 3-4 months and dermal fillers can last up to 2 years so you’re getting a lot of value for your money.
To speak to one of our staff about injectables, book in for a free consultation.