Cosmetic Injectables

A popular choice for getting plump, youthful and smooth skin!

Non-surgical face lifts are recommended for both men and women over 30 years of age looking to undergo a non-invasive natural alternative to a surgical face lift.

What cosmetic injectables can I have done?

All cosmetic injectable procedures at Complete Health at Crossways are performed by our qualified clinical staff, our GP or Registered Nurse.   In relation to the treatment itself, for cosmetic purposes, we will work with the proportions of your features.  Talk to our Practioner’s about your wishes and based on our experience we can recommend a procedure to suit your needs.  It is really important to us that you feel safe, so do not be afraid to ask lots of questions.  We offer you the choice of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers or collagen stimulation threads.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections consist of neuromodulators, toxins which are used to weaken and paralyse the muscles in the face.  The injections stop the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles.  The anti-wrinkle injections can be injected directly into the tiny muscles of facial expression to relax the muscle tension on the skin, where they create lines with age; this then relaxes the lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to relax muscles that pull down on the face, for example in the neck muscles, to give a lifting effect.  Effects can last between 3-6 months, depending on the individual.  They are minimally invasive and offer the patient no downtime.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue.  Dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.  Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed. There are many different consistencies and forms of fillers, for use in different areas, and the technology is improving rapidly. Depending on how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most face fillers will last between six and 18 months.

What are collagen stimulation threads?

Collagen-stimulating thread lifts work by anchoring into the skin and creating a gentle pull to provide a “lift”. The strategic placements of threads will correct any skin laxity, contour the face and neck, as well as restore collagen by stimulating its production. This prolonged collagen stimulation helps strengthen the skin’s structure and improve its firmness. 

Do cosmetic injectables have side effects?

It is easy to confuse the side effects with reactions to cosmetic injectables.  Temporary side effects which are completely normal after injections could include; redness, swelling and tenderness.  It is completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure.

Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location.’

‘These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection, usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.’

Are cosmetic injectables painful?

Many people flinch at the idea of a huge needle approaching their face. It can be disconcerting, but it shouldn’t hurt.  Dermal fillers are a step up, but we will offer a numbing cream before treatment to reduce the insertion pain and cool the area.   

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