Intro – Cosmetic Injectables

Wrinkle relaxers have been widely viewed as a cosmetic solution for softening the effects of ageing, primarily for 40- to 50-something aged women. Recent surveys have indicated a major shift taking place. Research conducted by the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia in 2014 show that 25% of Australians undergoing cosmetic injectable treatments were aged between 20 and 30. This was a significant increase from previous years and appears not to have slowed since.

Consultation room Peppermint Grove

Peppermint Grove Clinic Consulting rooms


So what’s driving this trend? Cosmetic medicine such as anti-wrinkle and wrinkle relaxer injections are injected directly into the muscles which contract to cause wrinkles. Relaxing these muscles have been scientifically shown to reduce and reverse wrinkle development. This slows the effects of ageing on the skin.

There is a growing global trend for normal people in their 20’s and 30’s to use botox, not only as a treatment for existing wrinkles but also as a preventative measure. On top of this, cosmetic injectables are very affordable in Australia. This is due to Australia’s large middle class, classified as ‘the wealthy’ in most other countries.

Beginning treatment when wrinkles first appear has many benefits. By relaxing the muscles when they first begin to create negative expression lines, it prevents development of static lines. Static lines remain present when the facial muscles stop contracting. The longer you use wrinkle relaxers, the smaller the facial muscle will be. This is called muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy means clients require a smaller dose to achieve their desired cosmetic result. Treatments also last longer, saving you money and time.

It is important for treatments to continue to prevent redevelopment of larger, stronger facial muscles. This ensures that patients costs remain low, and results remain long-lasting. The common areas treated include lines on the forehead, between and around the eyes, on the nose and the lower face.

Treatment Bed Peppermint Grove Clinic

Treatment Bed Peppermint Grove

Doctors Notes

Dr Dennis, Director and founder of Utopian Cosmetics in Peppermint Grove has performed many preventative Cosmetic Injectable treatments on both Men and Women.

“There has been a large increase in clients in their 20’s and 30’s looking to have preventative treatments performed” says Dr Paige Morley, who trained as a GP and Skin Specialist before starting work at Utopian Cosmetics. “In Australia the sun plays a huge part in premature ageing through skin damage and accelerated wrinkle development”.  As a result of this accelerated damage and Australia’s large wealthy middle class, cosmetic injectables have become extremely common here. It’s no longer a taboo subject, and many people now consider cosmetic injectables to be a routine part of skincare.

To find out more about cosmetic injectable treatments email or call 1300 311 755 for an obligation free appointment with Dr Paige or Dr Dennis. You can visit us on instagram @utopiancosmetics or Facebook


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