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Having Cosmetic Injectables is a medical procedure that should be performed in a controlled medical environment, and carried out by a Doctor.

While many people think of botulinum toxin type A as a treatment for wrinkles, it has actually been used for many years to treat certain medical conditions. In fact, its use as a cosmetic treatment was only realised when people using it to treat facial muscle spasms noticed an improvement in their facial wrinkles.

In Australia, only fully qualified Medical Practitioners (Doctors) are allowed to perform cosmetic medical procedures independently. Registered nurses can only perform cosmetic injectable treatments when being directly supervised by a prescribing doctor. Clients seeking wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers must be seen by a doctor in person before they have their treatment done.

SKYN® Doctors answer the questions that need to be asked.

SKYN® Doctors have years of experience in regenerating and rebuilding skin, injecting with the most gentle hands.

SKYN® Doctors demonstrate extreme due diligence in regards to patient safety, reliable results and consumer education. SKYN® Doctors are qualified to perform injectable procedures and only administer products that are TGA-approved for aesthetic use.

SKYN® Doctors have dedicated years to providing innovative solutions to all aesthetic skin concerns of their clients. They have achieved exceptional results with non-invasive procedures.

SKYN® Doctors treat multiple Clients daily, and have done for years.Our Doctors often travel to conferences interstate and overseas, and are known as experts in their field.

SKYN® Doctors offer a complimentary follow up one week post treatment.

SKYN® Doctors have many Clients who love their results, and give permission for their before and after photos to be shown to new Clients.

Cosmetic injectables are relatively safe when administered by a Doctor who is trained in its use. As with all treatments, there can be some side effects, but most of these are mild and temporary. Pain, tenderness and bruising may be associated with the injection.

SKYN® Doctors will discuss any Medical concerns that may affect your treatment during your consultation.

Cosmetic injectables are only available on prescription from a doctor.

Cosmetic injectables must always be administered by a trained medical professional who is familiar with the correct technique. SKYN® Doctors will be able to let you know whether Cosmetic injectables are suitable for you.

Cosmetic procedures can be performed by various health professionals, including cosmetics doctors and surgeons, plastic surgeons, and physicians.

It’s important to go to a Doctor who is experienced in administering Cosmetic Injectables.

The popularity of cosmetic injectables continues to soar, with Australians spending an estimated $600 million on non-invasive cosmetic procedures last year alone. So what do you need to know if you are considering injectables?

The experts say there are three main things to contemplate:

1. KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING

Always check which product is being used for the injection, advises Skindeep Medi-Spas’ founder and advanced paramedical aesthetician Helen Golisano. “There are several different brands of wrinkle relaxers and fillers on the market and, like anything, some are better than others: she explains. “Some last longer than others and there are benefits and drawbacks of everything, so make sure you do your research prior.”

Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery vice-president Irene Kushelew says for anti-wrinkle toxins and dermal fillers to be used in Australia, they must have undergone thorough examination by the Therapeutic Goods Association. “Always check if the product being injected is TGA approved andadministered in a hygienic, clinical ‘ setting.” she advises.

2. CHECK THE CREDENTIALS OF THE PRACTITIONER

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used medically for more than 40 years and cosmetically for 30 years, Dr Kushelew says. “The competence of the practitioner doing the treatment is often key,” she says. “In recent years, there has been a huge growth in people offering treatments with cosmetic injectables — some cut-price and some at holiday destinations.”

Know the qualification, the experience of any person doing your procedure, Ms Golisano urges.

“Go to a registered doctor/physician above a nurse,” she says. “You’re paying the same either way. “Like any specialised field, the more experience you have, the better your skills.”

3. LESS IS MORE

You can add more but you can’t take it out,” Ms Golisano explains. “Make sure your doctor has a very clear perception of the synergy of your face and is focusing on enhancing your natural look.” Dr Kushelew says in most cases, people don’t want to look like they’ve had something done.

What else should I ask my Doctor?

Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery vice-president Dr Irene Kushelew recommends asking:

  1. How long has the practitioner been doing these treatments?
  2. Does the practitioner provide routine follow-ups?
  3. What certified training has the practitioner undertaken? Are certificates visible?