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5 Common Misconceptions About Anti-Wrinkle Cosmetic Injectables

by Nicole Schaerer on August 31, 2018

5 Common Misconceptions About Anti-Wrinkle Cosmetic Injectables

Myth 1: Cosmetic Injectables are really painful 

First timers of cosmetic injectables have a lot of fear around pain. People think of needles and they think of pain. However, the needles used for cosmetic injectables are very fine and small.

It’s important to highlight that everyone experiences pain differently and has different pain thresholds. However, when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections, most people compare the sensation of the face injections to a mosquito bite. There is a slight pinching feeling, but it only lasts for a few seconds.

At Laser Clinics Australia, anti-wrinkle treatments require no anaesthetic. However, a topical anaesthetic can be used for dermal fillers if needed.

Myth 2: Anti-wrinkle treatments are toxic, unsafe and dangerous

Anti-wrinkle treatments have been in use for over 20 years with a long and well-established safety history. Did you know, over 16 million treatments have been performed since it was first introduced?

Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified protein (a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies) that temporarily causes facial muscles to relax, instantly softening lines and wrinkles and reducing the severity of visible wrinkles.

Additionally, our experienced medical team of Doctors and Registered Nurses understand the science behind ageing. With years of experience and a deep understanding of facial anatomy, you’ll be in safe hands.  

Myth 3: Anti-wrinkle injections create a frozen face

Probably one of the biggest myths associated with anti-wrinkle injections and cosmetic injectables more broadly, is that you’ll end up with an unnatural result and an inability to create facial expressions. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s not about getting rid of every miniscule line. It’s about the prevention of those deeper lines that might bother you. Over time, your skin’s natural ability to protect itself reduces. Muscle contractions and movement leave their mark. Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick, affordable and effective wrinkle treatment to help reduce and prevent wrinkle formation

Myth 4: Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are the same

Although both fall under the umbrella term of cosmetic injectable/cosmetic injections, dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are actually very different – both in substance and effect.

Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles that may create fine lines and wrinkles. They also work to soften lines and aesthetically lift facial structures.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, restore and add volume to facial tissue, giving you a youthful, plump look. They are generally used to add structure, definition and symmetry to the face.

Myth 5: Anti-wrinkle injections are just for women.

Flat out wrong. Myth, myth, myth. 

In Australia alone, $350 million worth of anti-wrinkle treatments to both males and female were given last year.

“We’ve noticed that the stigma surrounding cosmetic injectables has slowly decreased over the past five years and we have seen more and more men seeking out anti-wrinkle injectable treatments,” says LCA Medical Director, Dr Jonathan Hopkirk.

“In clinics, we have seen a trend emerge where women are bringing in their husband or partner for cosmetic injectable consultations and then subsequent treatments.” Dr Hopkirk said.

Ready to give that line a wave goodbye? 

It’s your lines. Your right to reverse them.

Book your complimentary consultation with one of our trained Laser Clinics Australia Cosmetic Injectors.