Tips for cosmetic injectable first timers

Considering taking the plunge into the wide world of cosmetic injectables? Make sure you’re fully informed with our top tips for first timers:  

1.Research, research, research!

With so many clinics and practitioners operating, it’s important to do your research before booking any non-invasive treatment so you’re not blindsided. Consider the number of years of experience the practitioner or clinic has, whether they are a doctor or nurse and how highly qualified they are, and client reviews and testimonials. Before and after photos are also a good indication of what to expect after your treatment. 

2.Understand the different types of cosmetic injectables

From anti-wrinkle to dermal filler, fat dissolving to platelet rich plasma, there are many different types of cosmetic injections, each holding their own unique benefits. Adding further complexity, there are also varying types of certain injectables. Some fat dissolving injections are best suited for the neck and chin, while others can be used across the body. Likewise, there are different variations of anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections, some of which last longer than others. Due to industry regulations, clinics are not able to advertise the brand of injectable they use within their clinic, so we recommend calling the clinic to ask prior to booking your first treatment to understand what products they use.  

3.Ensure you receive a proper pre-treatment consultation

A consultation with a highly qualified doctor or cosmetic nurse is important before receiving any non-invasive cosmetic treatment. While you may have a specific goal in mind, it may not suit your skin type or face and body shape. A skilled practitioner will conduct a thorough skin assessment and talk through your concerns and goals with you before recommending a treatment plan that will suit your individual requirements.  

4.Review your medications prior to treatment

In most cases, you need to stop taking blood thinning medication such as ibuprofen and aspirin up to a week before cosmetic injectable treatments to minimise the risk of bruising. Your treating doctor or cosmetic nurse will advise you prior to your treatment, exactly what medications to cease taking.  

5.Don’t over treat. A little goes a long way.

First time users of cosmetic injectables are often surprised by just how little amount of product is needed, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need a lot of product to get the outcome you desire – a little goes a long way. If, after your treatment you still feel like you need a little more, then you can always go back to the clinic for a top up. The trick to achieving a natural looking result is to start small and gradually build up as needed. 

6.Don’t be afraid to request anaesthetic

Cosmetic treatments are not a case of ‘no pain, no gain’. In most instances, a numbing cream will be applied or offered prior to treatment to minimise discomfort. Your treating doctor or nurse should also regularly check in with you throughout the course of your treatment to ensure you’re comfortable, so make sure you speak up if you’re not! 

7.Take post-treatment care seriously

Finally, take your post-treatment care seriously. In all cosmetic injectable treatments, you will be advised on what to do and what not to do after the injections. It’s important to follow this guide. It not only ensures you gain the best and longest-lasting result from your treatment, but more importantly, it minimises the risk of any adverse reaction.  

Our cosmetic injectable treatments are administered by our team of highly skilled doctors and cosmetic nurses, each of whom are masters of their craft with years of experience in the non-invasive medical aesthetics industry. We specialise in techniques that will make your family and friends think you look well rested, taken care of and happy, rather than overdone or fake. 

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about anti-wrinkle injections and how they can help you master the artistry of you. 

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