The incredible wrinkle-reducing benefits of cosmetic injectables have made them enormously well-known across Australia. That popularity has generated a boom in medispas and cosmetic clinics focusing almost entirely on these non-invasive treatments.
Although, cosmetic injectables are safe when in the hands of trained professional, please remember that there is a large number of non-aesthetic health practitioners. These professionals have come out to perform treatments using muscle relaxants and other injectables. Due to this, patients have understandable concerns because they consider training the most important factor when considering anti-wrinkle treatments.
Who is Authorized to give Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Australia?
Any healthcare professional is allowed to administer cosmetic injectables, but some are better than their job than others. Plastic and cosmetic surgeons, aesthetic physicians, dermatologists and other doctors specialising in cosmetic treatments use injectables regularly at their clinics. Nurses that are trained in cosmetic injecting can also inject under the guidance and supervision of a physician.
Their thorough experience with dermal fillers, muscle relaxants, and other injectables reassure patients of optimal outcomes.
Peers Rate Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as the Best Injectors
According to a global study published in the official journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, dermatologists and plastic surgeons rank the top of the list as injectors from their peers in the medical field.
“Since most of the growth in the field of cosmetic injectables is being driven by providers other than plastic surgeons and dermatologists, it appears that further clarification of training requirements and practice guidelines is necessary to ensure a consistent, reproducible, and safe experience for the patient,” – Dr Henry Spinelli, Division of Plastic Surgery Presbyterian Hospital, in an article for Science Daily
Protecting Yourself against Cosmetic Injectable Failures
The Better Health Channel offers these suggestions for making your experience with cosmetic injectables the best it can be:
- Choose an appropriately qualified injector.
- Ask about the injector’s training (where and when).
- Ask about the injector’s experience (how many patients and what type of injectables).
The Internet is a Dangerous place for DIY Cosmetic Injectables
Australian and New Zealand surgeons are warning people not to buy fake (anti-wrinkle) injections on the Internet in a foolish attempt to save money.
“Muscle relaxants and most dermal fillers are Schedule 4 medications that require prescription by a registered medical practitioner. Registered or Enhanced/Endorsed Enrolled/Div 2 Nurses can inject these products, but only under the supervision of a medical doctor. “– Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science
Many people were seriously injured and suffered life-threatening complications after giving themselves injections or choosing “black market” injections in a non-medical setting. There are hundreds of caring, experienced injectors throughout Australia. If you need help finding one, please contact our team today.