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Are you ready to banish wrinkles and loss of volume to achieve that refreshed, more youthful appearance you want, using cosmetic injections? You want natural looking results, with the confidence that comes knowing your injections are being performed by experts. At the My Genesis Clinic in Canberra, your initial consultation is done in person with Dr Taylor and one of our Aesthetic Injectors, bringing together expertise and experience to get you the best results. Our Aesthetic Injectors are experienced, qualified nurses who receive specialised training from experts and work in consultation with Dr Taylor.

You put your face in our hands, and we want to give you great results along with expert care.

Fiona, Aesthetic Injector

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What injectables are offered at My Genesis?

Here at the My Genesis Clinic in Canberra, we offer two types of cosmetic injectables.

  • Anti-wrinkle injections – our well known natural purified protein is injected superficially to relax wrinkle-causing muscles found in the upper face for crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines. Our anti-wrinkle product is considered the best product available, requiring less units than other brands, with our competitive pricing making it great value.
  • Fillers – a natural injectable gel which acts as a ‘filler’ to either add volume to your lips or to smooth out facial wrinkles and folds. The dermal filler we use has a very good safety profile with very minimal short term side effects and only rarely reported cases of long term side effects. It is a very smooth product to inject and results are very natural.

These are prescription medicines that are only available from a qualified medical professional. As a new client, you are required to book a consultation with Dr Taylor and one of our Aesthetic Injectors to determine your desired aesthetic outcome, discuss risks, develop a treatment plan and receive a ‘script’ (which lasts 12 months at My Genesis Clinic). You do not need to ‘fill your script’ at a pharmacy, these medicines are safely stored at our premises. The initial consultation takes 30 minutes and the cost is $100, however, the fee is waived if treatment is done on the day, following the consultation.

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

What is it?
We use a well known product which is a natural purified protein, derived from bacteria under sterile laboratory conditions in much the same way that penicillin is made from mould. It works by temporarily disabling the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It is injected superficially to relax wrinkle-causing muscles, this results in a refreshed, less tired appearance.

What areas can be treated?
Upper face including crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines.

What does the treatment feel like?
These superficial injections are done with fine needles, but they will sting a little. The discomfort is bearable and doesn’t last very long. After the treatment, you may feel a slight tight sensation or a feeling of heaviness in the treated area, which will subside in 1 to 2 weeks.

What are the possible side effects?

With the quantities used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection, including bruising, tenderness, skin tightness, swelling or redness, which may last up to 1 week. Other possible side effects include headaches, nausea or flu-like symptoms. In rare cases, there may be a slight and temporary drooping of an eyelid or eyebrow, due to local muscle weakness, lasting 3-4 weeks.

Is there any post treatment care?

  • Avoid lying down for 3 to 4 hours post treatment as this prevents tracking or migration of the anti-wrinkle injectable.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid vigorous facial cleaning and do not rub/massage the area injected for 24 hours.
  • Do not receive facials and/or laser treatments for 2 weeks.

What can I expect regarding results?
Whilst results will vary from client to client, on average 5 to 7 days for the anti-wrinkle injectable to take effect but optimal results may take up to 2 weeks. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks, you may need additional injections for which you will be charged for the product used. Results typically last between 3 to 4 months. This varies depending on how quickly the body metabolises the product.

What is the approximate price range?

Our anti-wrinkle muscle relaxing injectables are tailored to suit the individual, with the number of units injected determining the cost of the treatment. The base cost of anti-wrinkle injectables at the My Genesis Clinic is $16.50/ unit. Treatments start from approximately $330 per area. An initial consultation is required to provide you with a quote.

Dermal Filler Injections

What is it?
At the My Genesis Clinic we use a natural injectable gel which is injected using fine needles, below the skins surface to gently restore volume to the face and lips, smooth out facial wrinkles and fill in folds. Fillers vary in density which determines which area they can be used in to achieve the desired result, whether that is to provide lift or contouring, create symmetry, or enhance a particular feature such as the lips.

What does the treatment feel like?
Depending on the area being treated, you may feel a sting or discomfort at the site of the injection, and feel pressure and an unusual feeling when the filler is pushed into the area, but this typically lasts no longer than 30 seconds. Many commonly used dermal fillers contain an anaesthetic, which helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the procedure.

What are the possible side effects?
Side effects generally include swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site. Temporary pain, firmness, lumps, itching and discolouration can also occur, although rarely seen. Areas injected can feel lumpy for up to 4 weeks post treatment. In the vast majority of cases, any effects are temporary and should resolve within a week.

What preparation do I need?
The ingredients of the filler are naturally present within the skin and so there is no need for an allergy test before the treatment.

Is there any post treatment care?

  • Immediately following treatment, apply ice as necessary to help minimise swelling and bruising. 
  • If lips have been treated, avoid hot drinks until the local anaesthetic wears off, as any numbness may prevent you from feeling how hot the drink is, and from spilling as you try to drink. Hot drinks and food can also impact the swelling subsiding.
  • If lips have been treated, avoid kissing and don’t use straws for drinking for 2 days. 
  • Try and keep the area free of cosmetics for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment. 
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and apply sunscreen as needed. 
  • Areas treated can feel quite tender and ache for a few days, you may take paracetamol to ease discomfort. 
  • Take Arnica orally or apply topically to help minimise bruising and swelling.
  • Try to sleep on your back for a few days.
  • Drink plenty of water over the next few weeks.
  • Be careful of pressure to treated areas for 4 weeks ie: no lying face down in massage chairs and avoid heavy sunglasses or goggles.
  • Do not massage, have facials or laser treatments around treated areas for 4 weeks

What results can I expect from fillers?
Results are immediate. Results typically last between 6 to 12 months. This varies depending on how quickly the body metabolises the product.

What is the approximate price range?

Our dermal filler injectables are tailored to suit the individual, with the number of mls injected determining the cost of the treatment. The base cost of dermal filler injectables at My Genesis Clinic ranges from $700 to $800 per syringe (1 ml) with treatments requiring approximately 1 to 2 mls per area. An initial consultation is required to provide you with a quote.

Our experienced nurses are trained in producing quality natural results, leaving you with a fresh, youthful complexion and glowing with confidence!

Dr Alastair Taylor

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