As this beauty sector gains more and more traction, it can be necessary to expand our knowledge about injectables, either personally or professionally.
We’ve recruited Louise Grammar, who is a cosmetics injector at Laser Clinics Australia, Zetland, to debunk the top 12 myths about injectables.
1. Botox and fillers work the same way.
No, Botox (a brand of anti-wrinkle injection) and dermal fillers work differently and treat different concerns. Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox and Dysport) are muscle relaxants. Dermal fillers restore volume and hydration.
2. Botox and fillers can remove movement and emotion from the face.
Dosage is individualised to the client. The perfect amount of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers should be tailored to allow natural expression.
3. Botox is addictive.
Cosmetic injections are not physiologically addictive; however, people may like the result so much that they work it into their grooming budget.
4. Injectables are painful.
Everybody has a different pain threshold. Typically ice is sufficient to take the sting out of an anti-wrinkle treatment.
When a client is having dermal fillers, we apply a pharmaceutical grade topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. The product itself also has an in built numbing agent, Lidocaine, to help alleviate any tenderness through the procedure.
5. It is easy to tell who has had injectables.
Ideally no one should suspect you have had cosmetic injections. The goal is to look like you are well rested and rejuvenated.
6. Botox is expensive.
Depending on the level of your dosage and what product is used (Botox or Dysport), prices will vary.
7. All types of injectables are the same.
Laser Clinics Australia offers two different brands of anti-wrinkle injections, Dysport and Botox. There are slight differences in dosing and costing, but are both very similar in that they are both muscle relaxants, which create a smooth, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
8. Fillers require downtime.
There can be some downtime with cosmetic injections; however, they tend to be mild and transient.
9. If I stay out of the sun my botox will last longer.
No, the environment will have no impact on the effects of your treatment.
10. Botox doesn’t last if you exercise regularly or aggressively .
There is no evidence-based research to suggest that this is the case. If you are noticing that longevity may be an issue, it is important to work with your injector to find an appropriate and safe dose that is both aesthetically pleasing and lasting.
11. Botox can be poisonous.
Botox and Dysport are TGA approved, and have a multitude of therapeutic uses.
For cosmetic purposes it is essential that an experienced and qualified doctor or registered nurse administers the treatment at manufacturers recommended dosage.
12. The effects of botox are permanent.
Anti-wrinkle treatments typically last 3-4 months depending on the muscles injected and dose. As every client is different, the injector will create an individualised tailored plan to maintain a refreshed appearance. This may include incorporating dermal filler to achieve the desired aesthetic goal.
For more information visit www.laserclinics.com.au
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