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We live in an exciting time when we are empowered with the option to enhance and rejuvenate our cosmetic appearance with a simple in-clinic treatment – no surgery, stitches or scars in sight. 

That niggling concern that gets you down; the facial feature you wish was different – it can be addressed with as little as a subtle tweak, or as much as a dramatic transformation. Whichever your path to looking and feeling your best, the choice of cosmetic injectable treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic goals is plentiful. 

That said, it’s our responsibility to acknowledge that all medical procedures carry risk. However, these associated risks are extremely rare, especially when treatment is managed and administered by fully qualified, experienced medical professionals. 

If you are concerned about the safety of your cosmetic injectables treatment, we welcome you to discuss these potential risks with your treating clinician at the time of your consultation. Our team of Cosmetic Doctors and Senior Cosmetic Injectors are always happy to be honest and transparent about any treatment you wish to receive, as your comfort, safety and assurance is our top priority. 

Here we’ll look at the safety of cosmetic injections, and what to expect from your treatments. 

What are Cosmetic Injections For?

The world of cosmetic injectables is an exciting one, with so many available possibilities for enhancing our appearance!

What was once considered a flaw that we had to learn to live with can now be a thing of the past; if you don’t like your deep-set wrinkles, sagging mid-face, thin lips, weak jaw or misshapen nose, we can enhance, augment and refresh all these zones and more. 

The main reason people love cosmetic injectables treatment is for its simple, straightforward delivery, and lack of recovery of downtime needed. We can achieve pleasing, noticeable changes and enhancements in a short amount of time, and the results are significant yet still natural looking. 

The other major plus of these treatments is their temporary nature; for those who don’t wish to commit to their new look for a lifetime, cosmetic injections provide that low-commitment value, yet still yield satisfying results. 

With anti-wrinkle injections, we can temporarily cease the muscle activity causing lines and wrinkles to form, while smoothing and relaxing existing ones. The outcome can be a refreshed, more rested and youthful appearance. 

Meanwhile, dermal fillers can be used to enhance and augment many different areas, including the lips, cheeks, forehead, nose (non-surgical rhinoplasty), chin, jawline, tear troughs (under-eye hollowing) and temples. Filler can even be used to reconstruct damaged earlobes, and it can also be precisely placed in targeted areas to help fill and smooth deep-set lines such as nasolabial folds or neck bands. 

The skin itself can also reap rewards from injectables; bioremodeller injections are administered via several precise points of the face and neck, where bioremodeller is delivered to rejuvenate the skin’s integrity from beneath the surface. We like to think of it as injectable skincare, due to its deeply hydrating properties. 

Speaking of skin, there’s collagen-stimulator, which is also an injectable treatment. This is designed to trigger the treated area into producing more collagen, so that over time, the skin tissue builds itself naturally. The intended result is improved structure, volume and laxity – excellent for areas that are visibly ageing or sagging. 

Any injectable treatment offered by Contour Clinics is 100% approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and we use only premium, gold-standard injectable products for our treatments, guaranteed.

Are Cosmetic Injections Safe?

Cosmetic injections, when administered by trained and qualified medical professionals in a controlled environment, can be a safe and effective way to and address various cosmetic concerns and ultimately enhance your appearance. 

These injectable treatments, which include dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle, have a proven track record of safety and satisfaction for millions of individuals worldwide. 

First and foremost, the safety of cosmetic injections lies in the hands of skilled practitioners who prioritise patient well-being. These professionals undergo extensive training to understand facial anatomy and injection techniques, minimising the risk of complications. 

Moreover, the products used in these procedures are rigorously tested and approved by regulatory agencies, ensuring their safety and effectiveness. Here at Contour Clinics, we use only the gold standard of premium injectable products available, approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – guaranteed.  

Cosmetic injections offer numerous benefits, such as reducing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, restoring facial volume, and enhancing facial features, such as the lips, cheeks and jawline. 

Cosmetic injectables typically require minimal downtime and offer immediate or gradual results, allowing individuals to achieve their desired look with minimal disruption to their daily lives. 

These treatments provide a safe and reliable option for those seeking non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. 

When performed by qualified experts, these procedures can provide natural-looking results, helping individuals feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

What to Expect from Cosmetic Injections

Cosmetic injections should involve a well-structured process that includes a consultation, the procedure itself, and an aftercare period.

Here’s what you can expect from your cosmetic injectables treatment: 


Assessment. During the initial consultation, a qualified Cosmetic Doctor or Cosmetic Nurse will assess your aesthetic concerns and discuss your goals. Be upfront and honest about your concerns, and what results you hope to achieve from treatment.

Discussion. From this information, the practitioner will recommend your most suitable options available for your needs. They will discuss any potential risks, as well as outline the benefits and likely outcome.

Medical history. For your complete safety, you’ll be asked about your medical history, allergies, and any medications you’re currently taking. 

Customised plan. A personalised treatment plan will be developed to address your unique aesthetic goals. 



Preparation. Before the injections take place, the treatment area will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream applied for comfort. 

Injection. The practitioner will use fine needles or cannulas to inject the chosen product into the targeted areas. 

Duration. The actual procedure can take anywhere from 10–30 minutes, depending on the treatment area and complexity. The appointment overall is usually around 30–45 minutes, to allow sufficient time for discussion, efficacy of topical anaesthetic, and review.



Immediate effects. You may notice some immediate results, but final results often appear after a few days to weeks as swelling subsides. 

Side effects. Common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which generally resolve within a day or two. 

Downtime. Most patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment, although it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for a short period. 

Longevity. The duration of results varies depending on the specific treatment and product used but can last several months to a year or more. 


Cosmetic injections offer a convenient way to achieve natural-looking enhancements with minimal downtime. 

To ensure a positive experience, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who can guide you through the process and help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. 

Choosing a Trustworthy Provider of Cosmetic Injections

When considering an injectables treatment, it’s only natural to have concerns about your safety and the possible effects associated. 

With the right practitioner – one who is highly experienced, fully qualified, skilled and respectful of enhancing natural beauty – and with a reputable clinic that has a proven track record of safety, quality and high industry standard, the risk of side effects or complications is dramatically reduced. 

This is why it’s so important to research the best provider of cosmetic injections, so that you can ensure you are in safe, professional and skilful hands for your treatment. 

When checking out providers, look for a clinic that is led by doctors – and make sure that those doctors are actually on site, in-clinic, consulting and treating patients face to face. Many cosmetic clinics today are operating with a team of nurses who facilitate doctor approval remotely, often contacting the approving doctor online via webcam for a brief and impersonal consult, which ‘ticks the box’ and allows the patient’s procedure to go ahead without a doctor’s thorough assessment. 

Here at Contour Clinics, we can support our patients with an on-site team of fully qualified and highly experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Senior Cosmetic Injectors. With our doctor-led approach, you can feel safe in the knowledge that reputable and expert doctors are always on the premises, allowing us to provide hands-on support of the highest level at all times.

This is the advantage of choosing Contour Clinics for your cosmetic injection treatments.

Post-Injection Care and Treatment Follow-Up

Once you’ve had your cosmetic injectables treatment, understandably you’ll want to enjoy the benefits for as long as possible. 

The best way to ensure you’re optimising your results is to follow the correct aftercare instructions for your treatment. This helps to achieve and maintain the best, longest lasting effects. 

After having cosmetic injections, you can generally resume your usual daily activities within only a couple of days, thanks to the minimal downtime required by these treatments. 

You should expect to take a day off from your fitness routine though, if it’s strenuous, and you should also avoid extreme temperatures such as saunas, hot baths, heated yoga and sunbathing. 

If you’ve had anti-wrinkle injections, it’s best to play it safe by not bending forwards or lying down, as this could possibly affect the placement of the injected product in the few hours immediately after treatment. Read more about that here. 

It’s highly advisable that you avoid touching the treated area – this is to minimise risk of infection at the injection site, which is a usual concern associated with any type of procedure that pierces the skin. 

We welcome our patients back to the clinic for a follow-up appointment, where we review your results and talk over any concerns you may have about your treatment and its outcome. This ensures you peace of mind when choosing to go ahead with booking your treatment with us, as you can be sure that we are here to support you in your treatment journey, both before and after the procedure.

The way we see it, your cosmetic injectables treatment is not just an appointment; it’s an investment. That’s why looking after your investment with proper aftercare is the best way to keep it flourishing. 

See our detailed aftercare instruction guides for every cosmetic injectables treatment, as advised by our expert Cosmetic Doctors. 

Setting Realistic Expectations for Cosmetic Injections

A reputable cosmetic clinic plays a crucial role in helping you set realistic expectations for your cosmetic injectables treatment. 

Here’s how we’ll do this together at Contour Clinics: 

Consultation is key. The process begins with a thorough initial consultation. During this session, we’ll assess your concerns, discuss your goals, and evaluate your facial anatomy. This step is critical because it enables us to understand your unique needs and limitations. 

Customised plans. Based on the consultation, we’ll develop a customised treatment plan that aligns with your goals and is tailored to your unique facial structure and skin type. This bespoke approach ensures that the treatment is designed to yield natural-looking results that best complement your features. 

Realistic expectations. Honest and transparent communication is paramount in a reputable clinic. We take the time to explain the limitations of cosmetic injectables, and how results can vary from person to person. This helps you understand that while injectables can achieve significant improvements, they may not completely transform your appearance or halt the natural ageing process. 

Check out other patients. We provide before-and-after photos of our patients who have undergone similar treatments at our clinics. These photos serve as visual references, helping you gain a realistic understanding of what can be achieved. 

Let’s talk maintenance. Injectable treatments are not permanent, and their longevity can vary. We’ll educate you on how to sustain results over time with maintenance treatments. This ensures you’re prepared for ongoing care and investment. We’ll also provide you with guidance on proper aftercare to minimise side effects and optimise your results. 

Follow-up. After the procedure, we’ll give you a friendly call just to check in and make sure your post-treatment progress is going smoothly. If needed, we can schedule a follow-up appointment to review your results and address any concerns. 

At Contour Clinics, we take a holistic approach to patient care, focusing not only on the procedure itself but also on patient education and support. 

By providing realistic expectations and personalised treatment plans, we help you make informed decisions and achieve results that enhance your natural beauty while preserving your individuality.

Cosmetic Injections Final Advice on Safety

As with any procedure, cosmetic injections come with potential side effects. However, they are minor and rare, and avoidable with diligence to proper aftercare. 

We want you to love the results of your treatment, and following aftercare instructions for cosmetic injectables will ensure the efficacy, accuracy and longevity of its effects. 

While aftercare is crucial, so too is selecting a reputable and responsible provider who will guide you towards your best possible outcome and help you to set realistic expectations of your results. A great clinic will educate and empower you with knowledge about your treatment and its achievable outcomes, so that you are in control. 

This is how we work at Contour Clinics – we value your safety, confidence and trust. All cosmetic injectable treatments are performed only by highly experienced and qualified Cosmetic Doctors and Senior Cosmetic Injectors, who are skilled and experienced in administering injectables with precision, skill and utmost safety. 

If you want to take the next step in your aesthetics journey towards feeling and looking your best, trust in our expert team of cosmetic medicine professionals, and ensure that you are getting the premium results you deserve. 

Book a complimentary consultation and discover how we can achieve results you’ll love. 

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