Bella Donna – Top injectable questions

If you are new to cosmetic injectables, you may have some questions about the different treatment options and what to expect. While your chosen cosmetic injector will be able to answer any questions you have, we’ve put together some of the most common ones we get here at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin to give you the confidence to book a consultation.

Is there any difference between anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers?

The short answer is yes! They are entirely different products that are used for completely different purposes.

When we move the muscles in the face, for example smiling or frowning, this can cause dynamic lines aka expression lines. Over time these lines can remain even when the muscles aren’t moving. As we age, these lines deepen and cause wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle treatments are used to smooth out the skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by targeting the muscle and relaxing it. This prevents the muscle from contracting, and in turn, softens and minimises the wrinkles. As the muscles are prevented from moving as they normally would, anti-wrinkle treatments can reduce wrinkles from forming. Most often, this is used for the forehead, crow’s feet (around the outer edges of the eyes) and frown line.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to plump out areas of the face that are lacking fullness due to collagen decreasing as we age or areas of asymmetry of the face that can be rebalanced with filler. Dermal fillers can decrease fines lines however, their main purpose is to restore lost volume. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth and fill the lips, smile lines, cheeks, chin and more.

Both reduce the appearance of aging and are considered anti-aging treatments, they just work in different ways.

How safe are injectable treatments?

When you are having your cosmetic Injectables Gold Coast treatments done by a registered cosmetic injector like our team here at Bella Donna, injectables are very safe, and the risk of serious adverse reactions is very rare. Always do your research when choosing a cosmetic injector and make sure that they inject full-time and have a lot of experience under their belt. We also suggest having a consultation with a few injectors before booking a treatment to ensure you feel comfortable with them and that they answer all your questions for you.

How long can I expect my results to last?

How long injectable treatments last can vary from person to person. Some people break down anti-wrinkles products and fillers fast, whereas others don’t. Other factors that can affect how long your injectables last are whether you have had treatments before if there is existing product in the face and the type of product you use. For example, some types of fillers last longer than others. On average, you can expect anti-wrinkle to last for around 3-6 months and filler for 9 months or more.

Are there side effects to cosmetic injectables?

Yes, but most of the side effects are mild and temporary. Some of the most common side effects you can expect from injectable treatments are swelling, redness, pain, tenderness, lumps/bumps, bruising and tightness. These usually only last a few days before subsiding.

Are the results immediate?

Anti-wrinkle injections can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks to come into full effect. Dermal fillers offer an immediate result however, the initial results will not reflect the final result as the area will likely be swollen for a few days before settling. After 1-2 weeks, the filler would have time to settle.

Will my results look natural?

The objective of cosmetic treatments is to enhance your natural face rather than changing it altogether. You can achieve natural-looking results with cosmetic injectables without looking unnatural or overdone. Your injector should discuss your options and what you are hoping to achieve from treatment to ensure you are happy with the result.

How long do cosmetic injectable treatments take?

Firstly, your injector will discuss the treatment with you and what kind of results you are hoping to achieve before starting. Many treatments can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. If you are having a few treatments done, it will likely take a bit longer.

Do injectable treatments hurt?

If you are having dermal filler, a numbing cream will typically be applied to the treatment area beforehand to minimise pain. While you may experience some discomfort, the pain should be manageable. Your injector will check in with you while completing the treatment, and they can apply more numbing cream if you are too uncomfortable. Anti-wrinkle treatments are typically less painful than dermal fillers and are administered quickly. If you have swelled considerably after a dermal filler treatment, your injector may give you an icepack to apply. This can reduce swelling and bruising.

Can I get anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers at the same appointment?

Yes, you can. Many people choose to get multiple treatments at one time rather than having to come back later on. Here at Bella Donna, we offer package deals that combine the two, and it can save you some money as well by having the injectables done in one sitting.

How much do injectable treatments cost?

The price can vary greatly. We administer anti-wrinkle treatments per unit; the more units you want or require, the more it will cost. Your injector will examine your face and ask you to smile and frown, and they will be able to tell you before you proceed how many units you will need and how much it will cost. At Bella Donna, our anti-wrinkle treatments start at $3.80 per unit.

The same applies for dermal filler; the type of filler you choose, the location where it is going to be administered, and how much you want can all influence the price. Our dermal filler procedures start from $215.

Speak with the cosmetic injectable experts

We hope this post has answered some of the questions you may have had about cosmetic injectables, if not, feel free to reach out to the girls here at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin, and they will be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have. As the Gold Coast leading cosmetic clinic, we offer first-class injectable services and more. Contact us today!

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