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Cosmetic Injectables – Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle Injections vs. Fillers

Many people often confuse anti-wrinkle injections with fillers.

Anti-wrinkle injections are a muscle relaxant that is injected into tautened muscles responsible for causing fine lines and wrinkles. It is a rapid yet effective method to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Aside from slight puffiness immediately after the treatment, anti-wrinkle injections do not have the effect of plumping/enhancing features.

However, fillers do aim to enhance features by injecting hyaluronic acid into the dermal of the specified area.

Are injectables safe?


Although anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively recent cosmetic procedure, they have been used for medical purposes for approximately 30 years. It is a neurotoxin commonly found within a form of bacteria. This is not dangerous to the human body as our lymphatic systems will process and excrete the injection naturally through our lymph nodes; a similar process to which occurs while fighting the common cold.

Fillers are particularly safe as the solution is composed of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in our skin (amongst most other living things inc. plants) and injected into the dermal layer of the skin, excreting from the system in the same process. In addition, this ultra-hydrating solution will give the skin a natural glow and improve hydration levels.

Dr. Nastaran Alavi

Dr. Alavi is an experienced and fully qualified cosmetic surgeon, as well as a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). Graduating from the University of New South Wales, she completed her basic surgical training at Concord Hospital, Sydney, before going on to specialized in Cosmetic Surgery, training with local and international experts.

Dr Alavi’s particular expertise lies in breast implant surgery, eyelid surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks, however she also provides a skilled approach to a number of smaller medical and surgical procedures including wrinkle treatments (both surgical and non-surgical), fuller lips, anti-aging face treatments, acne treatments, acne scarring treatments, and fat transfer to the face.

Dr. Nastaran Alavi

Fully qualified cosmetic surgeon, as well as a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS).

Dr Anthony Yap

MBBS(Hons), B.Sc(Med), FRACGP, Cosmetic Physician

Having graduated from the University of New South Wales with Honours in 1999, Dr Yap completed his hospital residency years at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Yap qualified with a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2004. He has specialised in skin cancer as part of his training and beyond since 2002, performing skin cancer surgery in the CBD since 2005.. He is currently co-principal of Myhealth Sydney CBD and Myhealth Barangaroo. He continues to be an accredited supervisor and teacher for postgraduate doctors.

Dr Yap began cosmetic injectibles in 2007 and has participated in the Australasian Medical Aesthetics Congress annually since its inception in 2013, invited as an advanced injector by Allergan. Over the past decade, he has further training in many facets of aesthetics including laser medicine, opening his own cosmetic clinic in 2010.

Dr Anthony Yap

Merit list
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine)
Fellowship Cosmetic Physician
Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine
Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery
Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia

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