Wrinkles, volume loss, decline in definition, and changes in texture and tone are all part of the natural progression of ageing skin. At AF Aesthetics, we offer a variety of injectable solutions designed to restore a more youthful look without surgery. Modern and progressive methods used with these treatments enable patients to retain their expressiveness along with a natural appearance.
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2020 survey, injectables are the most widely used nonsurgical procedures worldwide. Cosmetic professionals performed over 6.2 million anti-wrinkle injection treatments in 2020 and over 4 million treatments with dermal fillers. Across every age group over 18, anti-wrinkle injections were the single most popular cosmetic procedure.
The AF Aesthetics team will gladly discuss your options when you visit our Chatswood clinic for a consultation. We will work together to find the treatment, or combination of treatments, that will leave you looking naturally rejuvenated and refreshed.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat dynamic lines in the upper face that develop after years of constant muscle use. When your muscles work hard creating facial expressions, the skin above the muscles creases and creates wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections counter this by temporarily relaxing a muscle responsible for making lines in your skin.
Today, aesthetic professionals have a variety of anti-wrinkle injections to choose from. All contain a powerful neurotoxin derived from a bacterium. Though each one undergoes a different manufacturing process, all brands work in essentially the same way.
Wrinkle relaxers are administered directly into the muscle. When injected, they block the nerve impulses that tell the muscle to move. The muscle remains in a resting state because it never receives those signals, allowing the overlying skin to stay smooth and relaxed. The effect lasts until the signals recover and communication with the muscle is restored.
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella lines (“11s” between the eyebrows)
- Bunny lines
- Brow lift
- Lip flip
- Chin dimples
- Jawline slimming
- Gummy smile correction
- Vertical neck bands
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
You can stop by AF Aesthetics during your lunch hour, because no downtime is required after anti-wrinkle injections. After a quick and nearly painless procedure, you can go about your day with few worries about your appearance. Side effects, which may include redness, swelling or bruising at the injection sites, are temporary and typically mild.
Please do not rub or apply pressure to the injected area for the remainder of the day. Avoid vigorous exercise, alcoholic beverages and extensive sun or heat exposure for the first 24 hours after treatment. It is recommended that you wait a similar amount of time before applying makeup.
Results of your anti-wrinkle injections may take up to 14 days to take full effect, although many patients start to notice the benefits in three to five days after treatment.
This is a temporary procedure. In most people, the benefits last about three to four months. The effectiveness of anti-wrinkle injections can improve with successive treatments. Routine visits will ensure lasting results.
As our bodies age, we lose fat in our faces and produce less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These are the building blocks of healthy skin and a youthful facial appearance. In their absence, our faces become gaunter, and our skin becomes looser and more wrinkled. Dermal fillers help by replacing lost volume and plumping the subcutaneous areas that need attention.
At AF Aesthetics, we utilise fillers made from a natural substance found in the skin and connective tissues. As the key ingredient in dermal fillers, it attracts water to give the skin hydration from within and create a natural lifting and volumising effect.
In addition to their anti-ageing benefits, dermal fillers are used to achieve various cosmetic goals. Our younger patients love fillers for their ability to define and contour specific areas or features of the face, including procedures like lip augmentation and nonsurgical shaping of the cheeks, chin and jaw.
- Fine lines and wrinkles, including marionette lines and nasolabial folds
- Cheeks / mid-face
- Tear troughs
- Nonsurgical rhinoplasty
- Scar reduction
Dermal filler injections are done by our fully qualified and trained medical and nursing professionals. After gaining an understanding of the areas you wish to enhance, your practitioner will inject the filler into targeted areas. This is a quick procedure with minimal recovery time.
Generally, all our injectables are safe with minimum side effects. Some patients can go back immediately to their normal routine. Other patients experience temporary redness, swollen skin and purplish bruising in the injected area. Please try to avoid strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, excessive sun and heat exposure, and alcohol for the first 24 hours after treatment.
The effects of a dermal filler treatment will begin to show immediately and improve in the following days. Results typically last for six to 12 months, depending on specific product types, anatomical features of the treatment area, the structure of the skin and its response to the treatment.
If desired or required, fillers can be removed by injecting an enzyme that accelerates their breakdown. This is a critical point of differentiation from anti-wrinkle injections, which cannot be reversed medically.
Perhaps more than any other procedure, lip fillers brought dermal fillers into the mainstream. Younger patients seeking fuller, more pillowy pouts and older patients seeking to replace lost volume are flocking to cosmetic practices for this minimally-invasive treatment. It’s not hard to see why — lip fillers are a quick treatment that requires little to no downtime and produces instant results.
Like all dermal fillers used at AF Aesthetics, our lip fillers contain a substance that naturally attracts water to itself. This is the reason for its volume-boosting effect, as well as its ability to add moisture and hydration to the lips. Lip injections may also help stimulate collagen production, which can give the treatment even longer-lasting benefits.
There are a variety of fillers available for lip augmentation, each designed to achieve a specific result. We will discuss your goals for lip enhancement during a consultation and work with you to ensure you receive the attractive results you expect.
- Increase lip volume
- Smooth lip texture
- Reduce vertical lip lines
- Strengthen lip border definition
- Improve shape and symmetry
- Enhance Cupid’s bow
- Enlarge canvas for makeup application
Lip fillers are an in-office procedure. Treatment typically takes 15 to 30 minutes. Once your injections are finished, you will be able to go about your day with few restrictions.
You may temporarily experience bruising, unevenness or a bumpy sensation. Lips also tend to swell in the first 48 hours post-treatment, so do not be alarmed if they initially look larger than you intended. Ice after the injections, avoid exercise and extreme temperatures, and limit alcohol intake to minimise swelling.
The effects of lip fillers are fairly immediate. Volume increase is apparent right away. Over the next two weeks, swelling will resolve and the filler will integrate into the tissue fully, revealing the final result.
Lip fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. It is important to follow the aftercare procedures our physicians provide to maximise the effect of the treatment.
One approach to nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses injectables to shape and smooth the nose. This can be done with dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections or a combination of both. Because these treatments are not permanent, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is an excellent option to temporarily transform your look or “test drive” what your nose might look like after rhinoplasty surgery.
With anti-wrinkle injections, we can relax the muscle that pulls the sides of the nose downward, making it look droopy. This frees the nasal tip, giving it a perkier, upturned appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections can also help with excessive nasal flare and bunny lines on the ridge of the nose.
With dermal fillers, we can mask a dorsal hump (the bump on the bridge of the nose), change the shape or projection of the nasal tip, and veil minor contour irregularities that occur naturally or as a result of surgery. It’s important to understand that fillers work by adding volume — only surgical rhinoplasty can achieve goals that require the removal of tissue.
- Smooth bump on the nose bridge
- Build up the nose bridge
- Lift the nasal tip
- Improve nasal tip projection
- Improve symmetry
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Improve harmony with other facial features
Alternative to Injectables
The preferred method of nonsurgical rhinoplasty at AF Aesthetics is the thread lift technique. This involves placing fine, dissolvable threads under the skin and gently pulling them to create a lifting effect. The threads also trigger collagen production that provides additional structural support and can extend the results of the treatment.
Downtime is not required following a nose thread lift. Results are visible straight away and last, on average, one to two years. Repeating the treatment nine months after the initial treatment may enhance its longevity.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are injectable fillers safe?
Yes, they are safe. All the injectables used in our clinic are clinically tested safe for injection to humans.
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
The effects of these injectable fillers last from 6 to 12 months. It is important to follow the aftercare procedures that our physicians will give to maximize the effect of the treatment.
How much does one injection cost?
Our service is custom to the specific needs of the users hence there is no fixed price. A treatment plan will be created by our physicians which will include the number of injections a patient needs. (this needs verification. I am not sure how they price the service if per injection or per package.)
How long before the effect can be seen?
Positive effects can be seen in the first few injections.
Are there any side effects?
Generally, all our injectables are safe with minimum side effects. Some patients can go back immediately to their normal routine right after the treatment. Other patients experience redness, swollen skin and purplish bruise on the spot where the injection occurred.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Your skin is our passion. Keeping it healthy and beautiful is our mission. To find out which of our injectables or other state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments can target your concerns, contact AF Aesthetics today to book a consultation. Please enquire here or call our clinic on 02 8004 3323.