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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:
- Understand all the risks that are associated with cosmetic injections so you can make an informed decision about your procedure.
- Beware of home-based beauty services. Individuals offering cheaper, home-based services may be using imported products which have not been approved for supply in Australia.
- Always attend a consultation before you commit to any cosmetic procedure, and make sure the person performing your procedure is suitably qualified and experienced.
- Report illegal or questionable practices to us for investigation.
- Report any unexpected side effects.
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