FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are cosmetic injectable treatments safe?
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the world. While every patient is different and may experience possible side effects, these treatments are generally require very little recovery time, making them popular ‘lunchtime procedures'. It is possible that some side effects may occur. These will be discussed with you thoroughly at your appointment.
Who can have cosmetic injectable treatments?
Cosmetic injectable treatments are suitable for both men and women at the capacity and age of a consenting adult, in good general health. Cosmetic injections are used for those who wish to reduce the signs of ageing. Some people begin treatments at a younger age during the first signs of volume loss and wrinkle development to prevent the worsening of this process and formation of new lines. Others wait until they are older when their ageing process and wrinkles are more defined.
Who cannot have cosmetic injectable treatments?
Cosmetic injectable treatments are unsuitable for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive. Some treatments may also be unsuitable for certain skin types and people suffering from certain medical conditions. It is important to be honest when discussing your medical history with the prescribing doctor, so they can best determine your suitability and ensure your safety for treatment. A thorough consultation will be undertaken before any treatment.
Are there any side effects to cosmetic injectable treatments?
Each unique cosmetic injectable treatment has its own possible risks and side effects, which will be discussed in detail with you at your appointment. Generally speaking, the majority of cosmetic injections can cause mild swelling, mild pain discomfort, bruising and tenderness, but can easily be treated with mild measures such as a cool compress and light pain relief. The majority of our patients return to work immediately following treatments. There are circumstances where more serious side effects can occur. Your injector will discuss your cosmetic and medical history and explain all of the potential risks before beginning your treatment.
What should I do if I have unexpected side effects when I return home?
If you experience unusual or unexpected side effects after being treated, contact Renaissance Cosmetic Clinics directly on 1300 568 348. We can advise you of the most appropriate action and review you for follow up treatment if necessary.
If for whatever reason you cannot get in touch with us and are concerned about side effects outside of what has been explained to you by your injector, please contact your local healthcare provider.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my cosmetic treatment?
Very little preparation is required on the part of the patient. In order to reduce the risk of bruising, the use of blood thinning agents such as anti-inflammatory medications and fish oils can be ceased in the week leading up to your treatment, however we advise you to consult with your GP before ceasing any medications.
If you have a managed illness, we advised you also discuss the use of injectables with your doctor/specialist. If for any reason we need to delay or not proceed with your treatment, you will not be charged for the consultation.
Is there anything I should do following my treatment?
Each unique cosmetic injectable treatment has its own aftercare requirements, which will be discussed in detail with you at your appointment.
More broadly, we recommend the following post-care regimen:
• Keep injection sites clean
• Don’t touch or rub the injected area
• Avoid lying flat for at least 4 hours post treatment
• Use gentle facial cleansers and creams while your skin is recovering
• Avoid sun exposure and heat treatments such as saunas and hot tubs for 24-48 hours
• Avoid the consumption of alcohol and strenuous physical activity for 24-48 hours
• A cool compress may help to reduce pain and swelling
• No kissing or smoking for 24 hours following lip fillers
Who will be performing my treatment?
All of our cosmetic treatments are performed by trained and qualified healthcare professionals. We have a team of more than 20 cosmetic doctors and nurses all of whom undergo continuous training and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA).
If you are treated by a nurse injector, a face-to-face consult will be performed by a prescribing doctor either in clinic or via video consult when appropriate.