Frequently Asked Questions
The most common types of cosmetic injectables are essentially dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. These two have very different function which can act nicely together to achieve facial balance and harmony.
Dermal fillers are essentially hyaluronic acid that are injected into specific areas of the face to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial contours. They can be used to plump up the lips, cheeks, and temples, as well as to fill in deep lines and creases.
Muscle relaxants, such as botulinum toxin (or commonly known as Botox), are injected into specific muscles to temporarily relax them and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They are commonly used to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.
Lastly, Greenslopes Dental Studio also provides Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy: PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood and is rich in growth factors that promote cell regeneration and tissue healing. It is then used in facial rejuvenation treatments to improve skin texture, tone, and firmness, enhancing your natural skin and glow.
Cosmetic injectables, including dermal fillers and botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox), are generally safe. However, it is important to note that all medical procedures carry some degree of risk, and individual reactions can vary. Adverse reactions are rare but can include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or itching at the injection site.
This is why you can trust the team at Greenslopes Dental Studio to have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, injection techniques, and potential complications. Our team will also assess your medical history, allergies, and any contraindications to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
While cosmetic injectables are generally safe, it is essential to have realistic expectations and understand that results may vary. It is also important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare professional to optimise results and reduce the risk of complications.
The duration of results after cosmetic injectables can vary depending on the specific treatment and individual factors. Here are the approximate durations for some commonly used injectables:
1. Dermal Fillers: The longevity of dermal fillers can range from several months to over a year, depending on the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, typically last 6 to 18 months as the body slowly and naturally metabolizes the filler.
2. Botulinum Toxin (Botox): The effects of botulinum toxin injections typically last around 3 to 4 months. Over time, the muscle activity gradually returns, and the treated area may gradually regain movement. Maintenance treatments are usually required to sustain the desired results.
The downtime after cosmetic injectables is typically minimal, but it can vary depending on the specific treatment and individual factors. Here are some general guidelines for common injectables:
1. Dermal Fillers: Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after receiving dermal filler injections. However, it is common to experience some mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects usually resolve within a few days to a week. Some patients may choose to schedule their injections when they have no important events or social engagements in the immediate days following treatment.
2. Botulinum Toxin (Botox): Botox injections usually have minimal downtime. It is common to experience some redness or slight swelling at the injection sites, but these side effects typically subside within a few hours. It is generally recommended to avoid lying down for a few hours after treatment and to avoid strenuous exercise or massaging the treated area for the first 24 hours.
Our team uses medical grade anaesthetic products during the procedure to ensure that it is as comfortable as it can be during the procedure.
The best way to determine which cosmetic injectable is suitable for you is to book a consultation with the highly experienced team at Greeenslopes Dental Studio. We take your goals, needs and concerns into consideration during the facial assessment to allow us to recommend the most appropriate treatment.