Facial Injections Treatments Sydney
Wrinkles and lines are produced with repetitive facial movements, and with time, it is an inevitable by-product.
Compounded by the stressors of life and work, the lack of sun protection and an inadequate skincare regime, the signs of ageing may appear faster than desired.
With a better understanding of how anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers work, it is possible to fine-tune the results; focusing on certain areas of concern and improving the overall aesthetic outcome.
A healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, and cessation of smoking slow down the process of breakdown of skin dermal proteins, such as collagen and elastin, and also help maintain their integrity. This process can be further augmented when treatment of facial muscle with muscle relaxants is used to soften the contractions and the addition of dermal fillers to support the soft tissue.
Dr Kwei has over 15 years of training and experience in accurately dialling down the strength of facial muscle contraction with anti-wrinkle injections to reduce and alleviate the signs of ageing. In conjunction with dermal fillers, he is able to produce aesthetic results, offering non-surgical brow lifts, cheek and lip treatments, and softening of marionette lines.
Risks & Complications
Anti-wrinkle injections (such as Botox) and dermal fillers are popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to certain areas of the face. Even when administered by a qualified and experienced professional, like Dr Kwei, there may still be some risks and potential complications associated with these procedures. Here are some of the common risks:
- 1. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to the ingredients used in these injections, which can lead to localized or systemic allergic reactions. It’s crucial to inform the practitioner about any known allergies before the procedure.
- 2. Bruising and swelling: After the injection, it’s common to experience some degree of bruising and swelling around the injection site. This is usually temporary and should resolve within a few days.
- 3. Infection: As with any procedure involving needles, there is a risk of infection at the injection site. Strict adherence to sterile techniques can minimize this risk.
- 4. Uneven results: Sometimes, the injections may not produce symmetrical or even results, leading to a lopsided appearance. This can often be corrected with follow-up treatments or adjustments.
- 5. Migration or lumps: Dermal fillers have the potential to migrate from the original injection site or create palpable lumps under the skin. Proper technique and correct product selection can help minimize these issues.
- 6. Skin necrosis: In rare cases, the injection of dermal fillers can inadvertently block blood vessels, leading to skin necrosis (tissue death). This is a severe complication that requires immediate medical attention.
- 7. Nerve damage: Improper injection technique can cause temporary or permanent damage to nearby nerves, leading to facial weakness, numbness, or other neurological symptoms.
- 8. Allergic granulomas: Some individuals may develop small, firm lumps known as granulomas in response to the injected material. These may require additional treatment.
- 9. Ptosis (drooping): Anti-wrinkle injections, especially around the eyes, can cause temporary drooping of the eyelids (ptosis) if not placed correctly.
- 10. Pre-existing medical conditions: Individuals with certain medical conditions or taking specific medications may be at higher risk of complications, and therefore, they should inform the practitioner beforehand.
Patients visiting Dr Kwei can trust his dedication to their well-being. His tailored and personalised approach to each individual’s needs ensures that patients receive exceptional care and achieve their desired cosmetic outcomes with minimised risks and complications.
The recovery time for anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s response to the treatment, the specific products used, and the treated areas. However, in general, the recovery period for these non-surgical cosmetic procedures is relatively short.
Recovery Time for Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox):
- Immediate resumption of regular activities.
- Mild redness or swelling at injection sites (a few hours to a day).
- Minimal bruising possible (few days).
- Full results in up to two weeks.
- Noticeable improvements within a few days.
Recovery Time for Dermal Fillers:
- Mild swelling and bruising (few days to a week).
- Slight tenderness at injection sites (short-lived).
- Immediate visible results.
- Full effect within a few days as swelling subsides.
Following anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, it is essential for patients to adhere to the post-treatment instructions provided by Dr Johnny Kwei. By doing so, patients can experience a smoother recovery and optimize the overall treatment results. Dr Kwei’s instructions may include simple measures such as avoiding certain activities for a short period after the procedure. These activities could involve refraining from vigorous exercise, limiting sun exposure, and abstaining from alcohol consumption for a specified duration.
By having open and informative discussions with Dr Kwei, patients can receive specific insights into their unique situation. This ensures that they are well-prepared for the recovery process and have a clear understanding of the expected outcomes of their treatment. With Dr Kwei’s guidance, patients can approach their recovery journey with confidence and achieve the best possible results.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers Sydney
Come in for an assessment and consultation with Dr Kwei to find out how you can better achieve that desired look you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that add volume and smooth out wrinkles in the skin. They are made of hyaluronic acid and are commonly used to treat issues such as sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, and thinning lips. Dr. Kwei has over 15 years of training and experience in accurately dialling down the strength of facial muscle contraction with anti-wrinkle injections to reduce and alleviate the signs of ageing.
Yes, there are some risks and side effects associated with dermal fillers, such as bruising, swelling, and lumps. Rare but serious complications can occur, such as vascular occlusion. It is important to choose a qualified healthcare professional and discuss your medical history before undergoing treatment.
Most people report feeling only mild discomfort during the injection process of dermal fillers, which typically lasts only a few seconds. Dr. Kwei may use a topical anaesthetic cream or ice to help numb the area before the injection.