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Wrinkles often appear around the eyes, nose, mouth, and forehead. Although age is often the main cause of facial signs of ageing, factors such as sun damage, genetics, and frequent facial expressions can also impact them.

Cosmetic injectables can reduce the appearance of signs of facial ageing by inhibiting the contractions of muscles responsible for wrinkling.

What Are Cosmetic Injectables?

Cosmetic injectables contain a small amount of naturally occurring protein that works to relax the muscles beneath the facial skin. The substance blocks the transmission of nerve impulses going to the muscles, thus inhibiting contractions. When these muscles are relaxed, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced. The treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin production. It can address skin concerns such as:

  • Glabellar lines
  • Forehead creases
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)

What to Expect During Your Consultation

To develop a tailored treatment plan, you will need to consult with Dr Richardson before the procedure. During this meeting, we will discuss your medical history, including any health issues or medications. You can also express your skin concerns, areas you want to target, and the outcomes you expect from treatment. Once we have gathered all the relevant details about your needs and goals, we can begin outlining a treatment plan.

Afterwards, you should have a clear picture of what the process entails and what cosmetic injectables can do for you. If you have further questions about the treatment, Dr Richardson will be happy to provide answers during this initial meeting.

The Procedure

Generally, a single treatment session lasts for 15-30 minutes and involves using a tiny needle to inject a small amount of a substance into the muscles beneath your skin. Dr Richardson will administer these injections at precise depths. A topical numbing agent can be applied if necessary to minimise discomfort during the injection process. Results typically last for around three to four months. However, patients have the option to undergo top-up treatments

Cost of Cosmetic Injectables

When thinking about having the treatment, it is important to consider not only what the procedure entails but the costs involved. The cost of treatment can vary depending on your needs, how many treatments you undergo, and how many units you require for your treatment area. We will be able to provide more information about fees after we have discussed your procedure in detail.

Your Personal Consultation

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Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled clinician, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your options
  • Get quality advice from a trained expert
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey

Aftercare

After the treatment, patients may have slight redness, swelling, or headaches, but these side effects should resolve after a couple of days. Dr Richardson will advise you, such as avoiding rubbing your treatment area during the healing process. It is also a good idea to:

  • Keep good health habits, like maintaining a healthy diet and drinking water.
  • Sleep with your head in a slightly raised position, propped on pillows.
  • Keep your treated skin out of sunlight and away from heat.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol both before and after treatment.

Most patients can expect to:

  • Resume most of their normal routines after treatment
  • Wait at least four hours before returning to light exercise such as jogging
  • Resume strenuous workouts after 24 hours
  • Resume wearing makeup after 24 hours

Adhering to these instructions will help achieve the desired results.

Risks and Complications

There are risks involved with cosmetic injectables, and patients should be aware of these risks before going ahead with their procedure.

For example, risks can include:

  • Persistent swelling
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Unwanted results

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