Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Sydney With Dr Ellis Choy
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are non-surgical solutions designed to create a more youthful appearance by minimising unwanted lines. Modern and progressive methods used with anti-wrinkle injections and fillers enable patients to retain their expressiveness along with a natural appearance. These are the methods employed at the office of Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy.
How do injectable fillers work?
Injectable fillers are also known as dermal fillers are injected just under your skin and actively plump up the tissue. Skin elasticity is maintained in our younger years by a natural substance that attracts and holds water. In time, our bodies slow the production of this substance along with collagen, which is an important protein associated with youthful looking skin. Wrinkles and sagging then begin to appear.
Facial fillers assist by replacing lost fluids and restoring volume and definition. Lips are plumped, creases are softened and wrinkles diminished. Results range from temporary to permanent depending on the type of injectable filler used, the extent of concerns being addressed and the patient’s determination to make appropriate lifestyle choices.
The capacity for skin to absorb and take up injectables varies according to the individual. Dr Ellis Choy and his team are very aware of this most important point, and are qualified to prescribe the right product to match each patient’s expectations. Products and delivery methods have evolved, with patient outcomes reflecting the positive advances made. Dr Choy will put your mind at rest during an in-depth consultation in Sydney. An approach will be tailored precisely for you. The anti-wrinkle injection cost will be reflected in the products and procedures you choose.
After gaining an understanding of the areas you want targeted, your practitioner will inject the product into the desired areas. The needle is directed into the targeted muscle, and is not very painful when used in conjunction with a topical anaesthesia. The initial effect will be a reduction in nerve stimulation, with noticeable improvements during the next few days and weeks.
Post-treatment swelling typically lasts for only a day or two, and there can be some associated redness, itching or minor pain. If there are any concerns of infection, you should contact your doctor.
Making an Informed Decision
Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications.
General Risks and Complications
There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.
Specific Risks and Complications
In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For anti-wrinkle injections, these may include:
- Injection site reactions (redness, swelling, bleeding, bruising, inflammation, pain)
- Flu-like symptoms
- Drooping eyelids or brows (ptosis)
- Dry eyes or excessive tearing
- Blurred or double vision
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Difficulty swallowing
- Spread of toxin effect
- Resistance to treatment
Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.