Injectables: Myth vs Fact



Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Sydney and around the world. Alongside dermal fillers, this popular treatment is at the forefront of the injectables trend. Of course, like so many trending topics, there’s a lot of information and misinformation out there on injectables.

Here’s a rundown of some of the most important myths and facts in the world of injectables.

INJECTABLES MYTH: You can tell when people have gotten injectablesREALITY: Modern injectables are totally natural looking.

REALITY: Modern injectables are totally natural looking.

You probably see people walking about Sydney every day who have had injectables like dermal fillers and Botox- but you don’t realise it! Think of it like makeup. Cosmetics can create a beautiful look that accentuates your natural assets. In fact, with just a touch of mascara and foundation, you can look like you are makeup-free and effortlessly stunning. On the other hand, you’ll also see a lot of women out there who apply makeup with a very heavy hand and create a completely overdone look. Injectables are the same. In the past, some plastic surgeons used high dosages (recommended doses have now been lower) and there have always been patients who believe that “more is more” and they choose to keep getting injectables until they have dramatic, and often unnatural looking, results.

INJECTABLES MYTH: Injectables hurt.

REALITY: Injectables are about as painful as a flu shot.

Many people dislike needles and it’s a very common fear. The good news is that the needle used for injectables is very small. Compared to the average needle used for a tetanus shot, for example, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how little this needle is. Additionally, the doctor can use topical numbing gel before the treatment to ensure that the process is as painless as possible. While everyone’s pain tolerance varies, the majority of patients report little to no discomfort.

INJECTABLES MYTH: Injectables are an alternative to facelifts.

REALITY: Injectables are an option for anti-ageing treatment.

Injectables are great for anti-ageing. They can enhance thin lips, gloss over wrinkles, and create a youthful fullness to your face. They cannot, however, provide the same level of results that you’d see from a facelift. A facelift can tighten your skin, reduce saggy jowls, and lift eyelid drooping to create transformative results.

INJECTABLES MYTH: Botox is a dermal filler.

REALITY: There is more than one type of injectables.

Anti-wrinkle injections work to prevent wrinkles and stop them from getting worse. They do this by weakening overactive muscles that cause deep lines. On the other hand, dermal fillers work by restoring lose volume. This means that you can fill in wrinkles and hallow areas. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of filler and the best strategy is often to use them both together to prevent future signs of ageing while glossing over existing lines and wrinkles.


INJECTABLES MYTH: It doesn’t matter where you get injectables done.

REALITY: Medical training is essential for good results with injectables.


There are far too many spas and salons out there offering low quality injectable treatments. When done by an untrained stylist, the results of injectables can be incredibly unnatural looking. Worse yet, there are many salons that use untested products like fake Botox while advertising that they are using the same quality of products that you’d find at your plastic surgeon’s office. Be wary of ultra low prices!

Contact the Medispa Institute in Dee Why. We will organise a no-commitment consultation for you where you will have each and every one of your questions on injectables answered.

Do you think that injectables might be right for you? Contact the Medispa Institute in Dee Why. We will organise a no-commitment consultation for you where you will have each and every one of your questions on injectables answered.





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