Level 1, Theo’s Arcade, 202-212 Military Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
Leading Cosmetic & Aesthetic Skin Clinic Established 2003

The content within this page has been medically approved by Dr Osanda

MBBS, AFRACMA, MCPCA.

Since the dawn of mankind we have longed for eternal youth! One moment we are young and care-free, and then the next, we look in the mirror and the person we feel inside no longer matches the one looking back at us.

The good news is that the cosmetic industry has gone through leaps and bounds to provide us with some highly effective cosmetic age-reversing treatments.

 In this article, we’re going to talk all about cosmetic pharmaceutical injections, what the different treatment options are, and which is best! Here’s everything you need to know…

Cosmetic pharmaceuticals Vs. Cosmetic treatments

It is important to understand the distinction between cosmetic pharmaceuticals and cosmetic treatments. The terms are often used interchangeably, however, there is a distinction to be noted here.

 Cosmetic treatments

Again, while there are a number of different Cosmetic treatments, not all treatments involve a pharmaceutical injectable, such examples are:

  •   Micro needling and Radio-Frequency Micro needling (Morpheus 8):  These are novel/cutting edge, highly effective treatments that involve the use of gold plated micro needles and radio-frequency energy to directly stimulate the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production leading to skin tone improvement, lifting and contouring achieving non-surgical facelifts and eye lifting. It can also be used on the body to tighten skin and melt adipose tissue. Passive micro needling (without RF energy) is also used to administer growth factors and other skin boosting preparations.
  •   Ablative and collagen stimulating lasers: Lasers have evolved massively over the years and recent developments in this area means lasers can be applied to the skin at different highly tuned and specific wavelengths to achieve different effects on the skin, which include; collagen production and stimulation, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing. Lasers can also be used to treat active acne, Milia, skin tags and other benign skin lesions resulting from sun damage as well as pigmentation.
  •   Chemical peels: a chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure where various acidic chemicals are applied to the face. This causes the superficial layer of skin to peel off, thus smoothing the surface beneath.
  •   Microdermabrasion: microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process that softly removes the outer layers of the skin, using tiny crystals that break up the dead skin cells to reveal the softer skin beneath.

What is the best non surgical treatment for sign of ageing?

Unfortunately, there is no single magic ‘cure-all’ treatment for removing signs of ageing, as the results largely depend on the individual. Instead a multi-modality approach yields the most profound results.

The best approach is to contact us today and consult with a cosmetic physician. With a consultation we can better get to know your individual skin type, needs, and requirements to put together a bespoke program combining pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments to achieve optimal results to suit your budget.

With a deeper understanding of you, including your medical history, we will be better positioned to recommend the best possible non surgical treatment(s) for you.

Can fine lines be removed with laser treatments?

Laser resurfacing is a treatment that uses lasers to stimulate the skin’s collagen production, thus plumping up the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of signs of ageing on the face.

Pharmaceutical treatments

Pharmaceutical treatments essentially work to prevent new static lines from forming by reducing the movement of muscles that sit underneath the lines of concern. With decreased movement in the face, there is less stress on the skin, thus keeping the skin looking more youthful while also letting the skin underneath the lines fill back out.

These treatments are best used as preventative measures, but over the long term with consistent and regular time-compliant usage, they have been shown to reverse the signs of ageing.

In any case, pharmaceutical injections do reduce the appearance of ageing in the face.

Here are some examples of the cosmetic issues such injections can be used to treat:

  •   Reducing forehead lines, frown lines, and furrows
  •   Tightening lax skin
  •   Plumping hollow cheeks
  •   Alleviating crow’s feet and expression lines
  •   Plumping thin lips
  •   Eliminating ‘smokers lines’
  •   Pronounced nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

What is involved?

Depending on the treatment options you go for or the bespoke program we develop for you may opt in for a combination of laser and energy treatments along with pharmaceutical products that we will use to augment the results we are trying to achieve.

 What are the areas that can be treated?

All treatments can be applied to most areas of the body and face depending on the concerns you present with.

 Around the eyes

The eyes are notorious for being one of the most challenging areas of the face to treat. This is why much care and consideration must be taken when you are trying to alleviate crow’s feet for example.

Unlike typical lines and fine lines, the lines that tend to appear at the corner of your eyes are associated with joy and laughter; as such, care must be taken when stabilising this area of the face as when not applied properly, it can take away some of the warmth from your expression.

 Lips

The thinning of the lips is a natural process of ageing, and one that many of us would prefer to put off for as long as possible. Fortunately, this can easily be addressed with a variety of pharmaceutical products we have at our disposal. The right lip treatments, applied by licensed professionals, can add plenty of desirable volume and shape to your lips. Some people even opt for lip treatments to bring balance to their smile or treat uneven lip shape.

Around the mouth

For cosmetic issues like nasolabial folds and smokers lines, various treatment combinations can be used to help smooth out the lines and give the mouth a far more youthful and rejuvenated aesthetic. Of course, when treating smokers lines, we always advise that our patients do their utmost to give up smoking (though the lines appear even if you’ve never smoked) and be mindful of their sun exposure and sun protection, for the best possible results.

What are the possible side effects?

We appreciate that there is always an element of fear involved when exploring the unknown. If you haven’t received cosmetic treatments before, you will likely have heard some horror stories and fear for the worst.

You’ll be pleased to learn that there are only a few temporary side effects that patients report experiencing:

  •   Bruising
  •   Pain – we use medical grade numbing techniques as well as Nitrous gas under our physicians supervision (for some procedures) to make your experience as comfortable as possible
  •   Redness 
  •   Swelling  
  •   Nausea & Allergic Reactions (very rare)

Other than the above, there are very few risks involved. Certainly, if you seek treatment from an unlicensed practitioner, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk.

Whats the best way forward?

Please book in for a consultation with our cosmetic physicians to discuss the different treatment options available in more detail. Book now using the following link or call us on (02) 9170 4693