Injectable Treatments

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler injections can quickly and effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin by increasing the volume and plumpness to various areas of the face. The natural aesthetic results of the tiny dermal filler injections can be noticed instantly after receiving this treatment, with only minimal discomfort or downtime. Perfect for a lunch time enhancement!

Common target areas for fillers include:
 

  • lips
  • cheeks
  • jawline
  • around the eyes
  • chin
  • nose

Injection target areas and dose are client specific as these factors are dependent on the individuals facial anatomy and the desired clinical outcome.

Each client will undergo a thorough consultation with Dr Horsburgh prior to injections to outline treatment process, obtain consent, capture ‘before’ photography and design a suitable treatment plan.

Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Ordinary side effects that may occur after dermal filler injections include:
 

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Temporary asymmetry until inflammation subsides
  • Extended asymmetry due to filler administration (easily resolved)
  • Migrated filler

 

More Serious, but very rarely the following may occur after dermal fillers:
 

  • Allergic reaction/Hypersensitivity to injection contents
  • Infection
  • Granuloma

Anti-wrinkle Injections

During skin ageing and sun damage, the process of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin production and turnover within skin layers decelerates. This causes the skin to lose elasticity, smoothness and firmness, which in turn can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

A safe and highly effective method of cosmetically improving the appearance of wrinkles is through the administration of anti-wrinkle injections.

Anti-wrinkle injections can be administered to target:
 

  • Horizontal lines of the Forehead
  • Glabellar lines: between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet: outside of the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Brows

Injection target areas and dose are client specific as these factors are dependent on the individuals facial anatomy, muscle mass and the desired clinical outcome.

Each client will undergo a thorough consultation with Dr Horsburgh prior to injections to outline treatment process, obtain consent, capture ‘before’ photography and develop a suitable treatment plan.

Side Effects of Anti-wrinkle Injections

Although rare, anti-wrinkle injections can cause clients to experience some side effects of treatment and the most commonly reported include:

  • Hypersensitivity to injections contents
  • Infection
  • Localized discomfort, burning/stinging/tenderness or bruising at the injection site
  • Droopy eyelid or eyebrow
  • Droopy eyelid – lasting up to six weeks (very rare)
  • Headache post injection
  • Feeling of tension/skin tightness
  • Eyelid Swelling
  • Redness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea