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First Time Getting Anti-Wrinkle Injections? Here’s What You Need To Know

Not knowing what to expect from anti-wrinkle injections can be a stressful time. However, when provided with a better understanding of what is involved in the treatment process, patients realise that it isn’t as daunting as they first thought, and feel much more confident in having the treatment.

Pre-treatment process

Before your treatment begins, you need to find skilled cosmetic injectors at a reputable clinic like Esteem Medi Spa Brisbane to ensure a safe and effective experience. During the consultation with your treating Registered Nurse, together with the prescribing Doctor, will have an in-depth look at your health history, assess your areas of concern that you wish to be treated, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections.

To help you decide whether treatment with anti-wrinkle injections are right for you and to help you make an informed decision to undergo the treatment, your treating Registered Nurse will thoroughly go over what is involved, alternatives, possible side effects, and aftercare.

Once it has been established that you are a suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections and you have made an informed decision to go ahead with the treatment, your treating Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive assessment and of the areas of concern, to determine the best treatment options. Once the treatment options are discussed and outlined with you, a detailed and personalised treatment plan is created that targets your concerns.

During Treatment

Treatment involves multiple tiny injections into the targeted muscle to efficiently relax the muscles that create wrinkles and lines. The procedure is very quick and relatively pain-free. Any discomfort resolves immediately after the treatment is completed.

The injections are generally well tolerated and feel like a very mild sting. If required to improve discomfort, pre-treatment application of ice packs, the use of relaxation methods, or topical anaesthetics can be applied to numb the area being treated.

During your treatment, you are comfortably seated in a slightly reclined position on the cosmetic bed. The areas to be injected are then cleansed with a non-alcohol antiseptic cleanser. Before the treatment commences your treating Registered Nurse will map out the areas to be treated to insure treatment accuracy for the very best results.

Post-treatment process

Immediately after the treatment, you might see temporary tiny bumps at the injection site. These bumps are normal and usually settle within half an hour after your treatment. Makeup can be applied straight after the treatment, and you can resume ordinary daily activities as per usual, with some very small exceptions listed below.

For just 6 hours after your treatment, you are required to:

  • Avoid wearing glasses, helmets or hats
  • Avoid rubbing of the treated area
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid applying pressure to the treated area