Facial Procedures Performed on the Gold Coast
Wrinkles and volume loss are a natural part of getting older. As we age, our skin thins and our body produces less and less natural collagen and elastin. Additionally, pockets of fat in our cheeks, around your mouth and under the eyes gradually decrease in size. This can cause the appearance of tired and saggy skin.
Despite how you feel on the inside, facial aging can make us appear older than we really are. Natural changes in collagen production and fat tissue play a large role in the overall facial aesthetics, with the following characteristics becoming apparent over time:
- Sagging cheeks which reveal your jowls
- A downturn in the corners of the mouth, making you appear unhappy
- A ‘hollowed out’ appearance under your eyes
- Lines on your forehead that don’t disappear when you relax
- Your eyebrows sit lower on your face, making your expression appear ‘flat’
- Permanent fine lines around your eyes where you smile (crows feet)
- More wrinkles overall around your frown and smile
- Loose skin around your jowls, creating the appearance of a double chin
- Your lips appear thinner and flatter
Luckily, these unwanted effects can be treated with advanced facial injectable treatments. Our medical team understand the science behind ageing as well as in-depth facial anatomy, to help you achieve your ideal in facial aesthetics.
Anti-Ageing Injectables for Non-Surgical Facial Refreshing
Our team offers a number of treatments using high-quality injectables. These include:
- Wrinkle reducers (line reducers)
- Dermal volumisers (fillers) to the lips, cheek and chin
- Lip enhancements (natural-looking lip plumping)
- Lip flip to lift (and not fill) the upper lip
- Double chin treatment
- Jaw slimming injectables
- Hyperhydrosis treatments (injectables treatment for excessive sweating)
Types of Injectable Treatments
It can sometimes be confusing to distinguish the difference between anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers. In short, anti-wrinkle injections relax the facial muscles which cause fine lines, and dermal fillers plump out wrinkles and add volume to the face. Both of these types of injectables can refresh your skin to give you a smoother finish and more radiant skin surface.
Anti-wrinkle injectables are a non-invasive treatment used to temporarily relax key facial muscles. They can help remove things such as frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines, and more. These help you maintain a neutral facial expression for a naturally beautiful appearance. This treatment lasts approximately four months.
Dermal filler injectables are a non-invasive treatment used to temporarily plump facial lines and restore lost volume. They can help to enhance the jawline, cheeks, lips and chin as well as replace moisture in a number of different areas. These treatments aren’t permanent and typically last between six to twelve months.
Benefits of Injectable Treatments
Injectable treatments can restore natural signs of ageing helping you to look more radiant and vibrant. They can achieve results such as:
- Visible reductions in lines around your mouth
- Visible reductions in lines around your eyes and forehead
- Smooth, well-hydrated skin
- Slimmer jaw
- Fuller, plumper lips
- More defined cheek and chin
- Definition of the jawline
- Reduced appearance of a double chin
- Younger looking eyes lips and eyes
All injectable treatments are performed in a sterile clinic environment by a registered injector nurse. An initial consultation is required before commencing a personalised treatment plan. The procedure will be explained in detail, your questions will be answered and the risks will be outlined in detail.
Before and After Injectable Treatments
Dermal Filler Injectables
Dermal fillers add volume, lift and create symmetry of the face to give you a naturally refreshed appearance. They are most commonly used to enhance the cheekbones and plump the lips. Although they are extremely versatile and can be used for a number of reasons including to correct fine lines, smooth deep creases, and even reshape the chin and jaw. The results are instantly noticeable following the treatment.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler is greatly popular for a number of reasons. The benefits of this treatment are:
- Add volume, fullness and definition to the face (lips, cheeks, chin and jaw)
- Restore lost facial volume
- Restore facial balance and symmetry
- Replenish and hydrate the skin
Anti Wrinkle Injectables
Anti-wrinkle injections help you create a natural reduction in fine lines and wrinkles to leave you with a softer, brighter and happier appearance. Most commonly, anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat the lines around the eyes (crows feet) and forehead (frown lines) that occur when we smile, frown and show emotion. They’re versatile in their application and can be used to minimise lines around the mouth (smile lines) and nose, smooth chin dimples, relax the jaw, and lift the brow.
Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injectables
Anti-wrinkle injections are great for a number of reasons. The benefits of this treatment are:
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Revitalise the face
- Prevent future line formation
Perhaps one of the most beneficial elements of undergoing this treatment is that it’s preventative in nature. Because it relaxes the muscle, your expressions won’t be as dramatic and hence these lines won’t be able to become a permanent feature of your face.
How to Choose an Injector
Non-surgical injectable treatments are medical procedures that require specific training, experience and skill to ensure the safety of the treatment and also to achieve natural-looking results. Because of these reasons, choosing an injectables provider requires the same level of research, care and scrutiny that would be undertaken to choose a plastic surgeon.
Your injectable provider should have a background in nursing and cosmetic medicine as well as substantial experience performing cosmetic injectable treatments.
In your initial injectables consultation, you’ll want to explore your provider’s knowledge of advanced facial anatomy and their ability to apply this knowledge to your facial aesthetics. You should always ask to view before and after images of their work and specifically images of your treatment area.
Risks and Side Effects of Injectables
There are potential risks and side effects of the use of injectables. Your Doctor and Injector will explain these to you during the consultation and consent process.
If you would like to know more or to book a consultation, please contact us today.