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Cosmetic injections

23 July 2019

Cosmetic injections are medical procedures that involve injecting a substance under your skin to change an aspect of your appearance. For example, reducing the appearance of wrinkles or wrinkles on your face, or putting filler into your lips to make them fuller. If used incorrectly, the substances in these injections could cause skin damage, blindness or even death.

The information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and a health practitioner. We have provided this information to help the public make informed decisions about whether or not to get cosmetic injections.

If you are considering a cosmetic injection, use this information carefully to research both the products and health practitioners involved:

Resources

Cosmetic injections checklist

Things to consider before undergoing procedures involving dermal fillers (fact sheet)

Beware of 'home based' beauty services

Counterfeit medicines and medical devices

Cosmetic injectables: things to know before the procedure (video)

Cosmetic injectables: understanding the risks (video)

Cosmetic injectables: when things go wrong (video)

Cosmetic treatments: injectables

Know your consumer rights before you consider a beauty treatment or cosmetic procedure (pdf,57kb)

Translated resources

Mandarin

Cosmetic injectables: things to know before the procedure (video)

Chinese simplified

Know your consumer rights before you consider a beauty treatment or cosmetic procedure (pdf,182kb)

Korean

Know your consumer rights before you consider a beauty treatment or cosmetic procedure (pdf,110kb)

Various languages

Top Tips for Safe Health Care is a valuable resource, available in a variety of translations, including English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean.