Considering dermal fillers or anti wrinkle cosmetic injections?

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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So you’re in the process of researching which clinic is best for your anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers? Well to help you out Victorian Cosmetic Institute have created a list of must ask questions before choosing your clinic or practitioner. We believe there is no substitute for quality or expertise and by asking the following questions you can ensure that your choosing a reputable clinic.

1 Who will be performing my treatment and can I contact them directly should I have any questions?

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are Schedule 4 drugs and must be administered by a Doctor or a Nurse under the supervision of a Doctor. The Victorian Cosmetic Institute is a cosmetic medical clinic which specialises in anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers, so not only will you be in the best hands but you can rest assured that should you have any queries after your treatment we are always available to answer your questions. With our contact centre operators always ready to help or get you into contact with your Doctor, we are only a phone call away.

2 How experienced is the practitioner performing my treatment?

When choosing a provider for your cosmetic procedures you want to know that you’re in safe and capable hands. At Victorian Cosmetic Institute our Cosmetic Physicians have performed over 33,000 anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. Our Cosmetic Physicians are kept up-to-date on the latest treatment products and methods to make your experience and treatment outcome the best possible. We are also proud to announce that as of 2014 Victorian Cosmetic Institute was awarded from Allergan (The manufacturer and supplier of the leading brand of anti-wrinkle treatment) with the Black Diamond award for recognising ongoing commitment to patient care and medical aesthetics.

3 Will the practitioner explore different options with me?

In order for you to make an informed decision you should be presented with different options for treating your areas of concern as more often than not an aesthetic concern can be addressed in more ways than one. At Victorian Cosmetic Institute we perform a thorough assessment of your facial proportions and present you with various treatment plans and options to ensure you achieve your best aesthetic outcome. We can even offer you a complimentary consultation with a Patient Educator to explore all avenues of treatment prior to making a financial commitment.

4 Can you show me case studies of previous patients?

There once was a time when people assumed that cosmetic enhancement meant looking like a frozen cat lady with a trout pout but these days with modern technology we can show our patients just how naturally beautiful they’re going to look after their procedure. Your practitioner should be able to show you photographs and case studies of patients they have treated, with the patient’s consent of course. Victorian Cosmetic Institute keep a range of before and after photographs for you to view during your consultation appointment.

5 Do you offer an appointment to review my treatment?

Just like any other medical procedure it is important that you have the option to have your treatment reviewed by your Cosmetic Physician.The Cosmetic Physicians at Victorian Cosmetic Institute believe that you should attend for a review appointment two weeks after your treatment to ensure that you are happy with your results.

6 Which brands of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers are used in your clinic?

There are several brands of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers available and approved for use in Australia. Victorian Cosmetic Institute stocks a range of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers and will provide you with an unbiased opinion on which product is best suited to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.

If you’re considering anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers and would like to ask these questions or explore your options, you’re invited to reserve a time for consultation appointment with one of our Cosmetic Doctors or Nurses. Call 1300 863 824 to arrange your appointment. Alternatively, complete the form below and one of our friendly customer care team members will contact you with further information.

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