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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. Nastaran Alavi

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

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.

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