Health Care

What to Consider Before You Commit to Anti-Wrinkle Injections

There has been a lot of news and information out there about the risks associated with various cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections. However, what many people don’t know is that there is a difference between a procedure being risky and the risks associated with an unqualified practitioner administering a treatment.

All procedures have a certain degree of risk but these risks can be mitigated with the help of a qualified and experienced medical professional.

Before you go ahead with anti-wrinkle injection treatments, here are a few important things to consider.

  • Anti-Wrinkle Injection Considerations
  1. The thoroughness of your consultation

Anti-wrinkle injections might seem like a straightforward and simple treatment but you will still need to consult with a qualified doctor before you go ahead with the procedure. A qualified nurse is more than capable of administering the treatments but a doctor does need to be present during your consultation because these injectables are prescription medicines.  If a doctor is not meeting with you before your first treatment, it’s time to find a different clinic.

  1. The qualifications of your doctor

Find out whether you are dealing with a registered doctor by referring to the APHRA website. It’s also important to speak to your doctor about their training and experience during your consultation for additional peace of mind. Almost anyone can understand the basics of administering anti-wrinkle injections but it takes an experienced professional to produce the best results. If a nurse will be administering the injections, ask about his/her qualifications and experience too.

  1. The brand recommendations

There are three major anti-wrinkle products that have been approved for use in Australia. Find out what product your doctor is recommending and why so that you can check whether it’s safe. Always stay away from imitation products. You can speak to a qualified doctor about product options by visiting

  1. The cooling-off period

A reputable doctor will always give you time to evaluate the information you’ve received and think about your decision before going ahead with the treatment. Most clinics offer a free consultation and should provide you with a cooling-off period.

  1. The risks

 During your consultation, your doctor should go through your medical history and take you through the risks associated with anti-wrinkle injections so that you’re aware of potential complications. If they haven’t done this, it might be time to find a different clinic.

  1. The price

If the price of anti-wrinkle injections seems too good to be true, consider this a red flag. While everyone wants to save money, you should never be selecting a cosmetic clinic based on price alone, particularly if it’s in another country where procedures like this aren’t as regulated they are in Australia.

When it comes to selecting a cosmetic clinic for your anti-wrinkle injection treatments, stick to accredited facilities and qualified and experienced doctors who give you all the facts. At-home clinics are a no-no as they open you up to a number of risks and complications.