Fortunately, the naturally occurring lines on our faces (that we all love so much…hmm, maybe not…) can be fixed with a product which is injected in to the skin to fill creases, lines, wrinkles and scars. Added bonus, they can also have the effect of rejuvenating the skin, as the solution works to plump and lift the skin to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural ageing process. Injected directly into the dermis (the deeper layer of skin), the solution fills in and elevates the skin’s surface producing a smoother, more youthful appearance. Semi-permanent treatments work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach, creating the structure, tone, and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.
The therapy requires that tiny amounts are injected into the skin with a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to injecting however most clients do not find this necessary as the high quality products which Dr Auteri uses contain an anaesthetising agent.
The important question… Is it safe?
Although there are a variety of facial treatment products, Dr Auteri uses only proven and tested products. The solutions are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, they are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing. Although these products have been used for many years, they should not be used during pregnancy, in lactating mothers, and certain other medical conditions. It is very important to advise us if you have health problems or are on any medication prior to treatment. Every person is given customised treatment to ensure that they are happy with the results.
Side-effects of the cosmetic injections may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks.
The injections/treatments can be used around the:
- Tear troughs
- And to redefine, enlarge or increase fullness of the lips
How long does the effect last?
The effect of the treatment usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting treatments can last between 9 to 18 months.
|Facial treatment per 1ml||$385|
Injectable services are provided by Dr Sam Auteri following a free consultation assessment.