The Truth About Injectables

Injectables are an increasingly popular and effective way of treating wrinkles and expression lines. If you’re considering injectable treatments, here’s what you should know before you schedule an appointment.

Fillers

The filler substance is injected underneath the skin and can pad out hollow eyes and cheeks, fill in deep folds and create fuller lips. In the past, collagen was the standard filler, but in recent years hyaluronic acid fillers have become more popular.

How long do fillers last?

In general, hyaluronic acid fillers last for 6 to 12 months whereas synthetic fillers like Radiesse last for 12 to 18 months. Fat transfers can sometimes last for several years, although there’s a chance that the fat won’t last long and will be reabsorbed back into the body.

Are fillers painful?

For most individuals the injections are uncomfortable, and the pain varies depending on the area being injected and the patient. There may be a mild degree of temporary burning when the filler is injected into places like the nasolabial area. Anaesthetic is used for the lips, as the injections cause a stinging and burning sensation that is uncomfortable for most.

Anti-wrinkle injections

When Botox is injected, it relaxes muscles and prevents the skin from creasing causing wrinkles. It’s extremely effective for surprise and frown lines on the forehead, lines on the throat and crow’s feet around the eyes. If your wrinkles are bothering you, visit MIRA Clinic for anti-wrinkle injections in Perth to redefine your natural look subtly and cost-effectively.

Is Botox painful?

The pain has been described as similar to that of an ant bite, lasting just a few seconds.

How long does Botox last?

The results following Botox facial injections often last from three to four months, but with repeat treatment, they can last longer.

What could go wrong if you get Botox?

Possible side effects include headaches, bruising, drooping of the eyelids, face pain, swelling, redness, bruising, muscle weakness and skin tightness.

Non-cosmetic uses for Botox

Botox is a prescribed drug which is popular for treating a host of non-cosmetic medical conditions. It has been known to help individuals with cerebral palsy and MS, as well as people suffering from incontinence, teeth grinding and much more.

Botox is very effective in treating excessive sweating by immobilizing the sweat glands. One Botox treatment in the underarm area can alleviate excessive sweating for more than six months.

Botox is also used to help individuals that have weak bladders bladder. The Botox is injected into the bladder muscle which causes the muscle to relax, increasing its storage capacity and decreasing incontinence. The effects generally last for six to 12 months.