Aesthetic treatments can seem like a quick fix to get the look you’ve always dreamed of. It’s true that drastic changes can be made quickly to your appearance using dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections; however, these injection methods are not safe and can end in serious complications. Our M1 doctors always prioritize safety in our treatments, which can mean less dramatic results, but a safer outcome. Here are some myths vs realities of cosmetic injections, and why you should always consult with a qualified M1 doctor before any treatment.
MYTH 1: I CAN MAKE MY LIPS HUGE STRAIGHT AWAY
Once you’re considering lip fillers, it can be tempting to make them as big as possible, as quickly as possible. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner have popularised exaggerated pouts, however using too much filler can result in the skin stretching and possibly splitting in extreme cases. Our doctors recommend starting with smaller amounts of filler and building up to achieve your desired volume. Although the process will take longer, it will be safer and end in better looking results than injecting the filler all at once.
MYTH 2: THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NURSE OR A DOCTOR INJECTING
While some clinics use nurses for their cosmetic injections, all of our treatments are performed exclusively by doctors. This is for the very important reason of risk prevention. In case something goes wrong with your treatment, a doctor can immediately prescribe Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler and stop any further complications. Nurses are unable to prescribe this substance, meaning that complications cannot be immediately addressed. So although it may be cheaper to go with a nurse practitioner over a doctor, it’s always worth the investment into your safety by choosing a doctor.
MYTH 3: ALL INJECTION RESULTS ARE DRAMATIC
When you think dermal fillers, most people jump to the most dramatic cosmetic enhancements. Big, pillowy lips, carved jawlines, noses as straight as an arrow: the cosmetic industry has become synonymous with these over the top looks. However, your results can be as dramatic or as subtle as you want it to be. Whether it’s correcting slight asymmetries in your lips, or sculpting a dramatic profile, your results can be personalised to your exact needs. No drama necessary!
When it comes to aesthetic treatments, it’s important to have all the facts before signing up. It can be tempting to go as big as possible with your results, but our experienced M1 doctors will help you manage those expectations to create beautiful results that you can be proud of. Want to find out more? Book your complimentary consultation today.