Cosmetic Injections

A cosmetic injection appointment is a procedure where a substance is injected into the facial muscles or skin. This type of treatment is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing. It can also be used to enhance facial features such as lips and cheeks, or to improve the overall shape and contour of the face. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be done in a relatively short amount of time. 

Getting Cosmetic Injections

During a cosmetic injection appointment, 

  1. First, your face is cleaned to remove any make-up or impurities. A topical anaesthetic may be applied to ensure comfort during the procedure. 
  2. Careful marks are then placed on the specific areas to be treated, taking into consideration your desired outcome. 
  3. Using a fine needle, the chosen substance is then injected into the targeted areas. 
  4. Post-procedure, you may experience some temporary bruising or swelling, which typically subsides within a few days. 

Usually you can resume normal activities immediately. It’s essential, however, to avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure for a period of time post-procedure.

Clinics who offer these services

MyClinic South Yarra
Shop 6/300 Toorak Road, South Yarra
MyClinic Balaclava
161-163 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183 (inside Priceline Pharmacy)

Safety Considerations

While cosmetic injections are generally safe, there can be minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. These typically resolve on their own within a few days. It’s important to note that the procedure should be carried out in a controlled environment, to ensure safety and efficacy.

Aftercare and Recovery

There is generally no significant downtime associated with cosmetic injections, allowing you to return to everyday activities immediately after treatment. However, certain post-treatment guidelines should be followed to optimise results and minimise any potential side effects. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat and consumption of alcohol for 24 hours post-procedure.

Longevity of Results

The results of cosmetic injections are not permanent and will vary from individual to individual. Generally, the effects can last from three to six months, sometimes longer depending on the type of product used and the area treated. Regular touch-up treatments can help maintain the desired outcome.


  • How do I know if cosmetic injections are right for me?

    Every individual is unique and so are their aesthetic goals and suitability for treatment. A consultation with a trained professional can provide a thorough assessment and help identify if cosmetic injections are the most suitable treatment option based on your goals and the condition of your skin.

  • I have sensitive skin. Can I still get cosmetic injections?

    Cosmetic injections are generally well tolerated by most individuals. However, if you have sensitive skin or any known allergies, it is crucial to discuss this during your consultation to ensure your safety and the best possible outcome.

  • Can I get cosmetic injections while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    There is currently insufficient scientific data to definitively determine the safety of cosmetic injections during pregnancy or breastfeeding. As a general precaution, most professionals recommend avoiding these treatments during these periods.

  • Can cosmetic injections be combined with other aesthetics treatments?

    Yes, in many cases, cosmetic injections can be combined with other aesthetic treatments for enhanced results. However, it is essential to discuss this during your consultation to ensure the most effective and safe treatment plan for your unique needs.