Thursday, August 15, 2019


1.    Botox and fillers work the same way.
No, Botox (a brand of anti-wrinkle injection) and dermal fillers work differently and treat different concerns. Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox and Dysport) are muscle relaxants. Dermal fillers restore volume and hydration.
2.    Botox and fillers can remove movement and emotion from the face. 
Dosage is individualised to the client. The perfect amount of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers should be tailored to allow natural expression.
3.    Botox is addictive. 
Cosmetic injections are not physiologically addictive; however, people may like the result so much that they work it into their grooming budget.
4.    Injectables are painful.
Everybody has a different pain threshold. Typically ice is sufficient to take the sting out of an anti-wrinkle treatment. 
When a client is having dermal fillers, we apply a pharmaceutical grade topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. The product itself also has an in built numbing agent, Lidocaine, to help alleviate any tenderness through the procedure. 
5.    It is easy to tell who has had injectables.
Ideally no one should suspect you have had cosmetic injections. The goal is to look like you are well rested and rejuvenated.
6.    Botox is expensive.
Depending on the level of your dosage and what product is used (Botox or Dysport), prices will vary.  
7.    All types of injectables are the same.
Laser Clinics Australia offers two different brands of anti-wrinkle injections, Dysport and Botox. There are slight differences in dosing and costing, but are both very similar in that they are both muscle relaxants, which create a smooth, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
 8.    Fillers require downtime.
 There can be some downtime with cosmetic injections; however, they tend to be mild and transient.
 9.    If I stay out of the sun my botox will last longer.
No, the environment will have no impact on the effects of your treatment.
 10. Botox doesn’t last if you exercise regularly or aggressively .
There is no evidence-based research to suggest that this is the case. If you are noticing that longevity may be an issue, it is important to work with your injector to find an appropriate and safe dose that is both aesthetically pleasing and lasting.
 11. Botox can be poisonous. 
Botox and Dysport are TGA approved, and have a multitude of therapeutic uses.
For cosmetic purposes it is essential that an experienced and qualified doctor or registered nurse administers the treatment at manufacturers recommended dosage.
 12. The effects of botox are permanent.
Anti-wrinkle treatments typically last 3-4 months depending on the muscles injected and dose. As every client is different, the injector will create an individualised tailored plan to maintain a refreshed appearance. This may include incorporating dermal filler to achieve the desired aesthetic goal. 
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Are you a good candidate for fillers?

The following are some common reason why you may want to consider fillers:
  • You have lines or wrinkles around your mouth, eyes or forehead.
  • You’d like to enhance the volume in areas such as the cheeks, jaw line or lips.
  • If you have scars and depressions in the skin resulting from acne, injury or congenital imperfections.

  1. Injectable fillers can help diminish the appearance of deep nasolabial lines.
  2. Adding volume to areas like the cheekbones can create a more defined contour.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?

 by Dr Timothy Beazleigh

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?

People are often confused by the difference between Botox and dermal filler treatments, assuming they are the same. Whilst Botox is a muscle relaxant and is used to minimise muscle contraction thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles on facial movement, dermal filler is used specifically to restore volume to deeper, lines, creases and folds that are usually static i.e. permanently visible on the face even when the face isn’t moving.

Traditional areas to treat with standard dermal fillers – including Juvederm and Restylane – are the nasolabial folds (corner of the nostrils to corners of the mouth), marionette lines (corners of mouth to chin/jowls) and the smokers lines (above the top lip). Thicker, more volumising fillers including Juvederm Voluma are used specifically to the mid face region to augment cheek bones, restore volume and plumpness to the lower cheeks and redefine the chin and temples. Fillers are also used to enchance and recontour lips.

As a treatment with dermal fillers requires the needle to penetrate the dermis deeper than for a standard Botox treatment, there is usually more opportunity for bruising to occur as the blood vessels are not visible to the practitioner (beyond the superficial layer), but bruising is by no means a standard side effect and occurs in approximately 50% of treatments.

Juvederm is the filler of choice at Melior Clinics Botox & Facial Aesthetic London Clinic as, being monophasic, it is smooth in consistency and also contains a built in anaesthetic, making the process a lot more comfortable for the patient.