The Victorian Cosmetic Institute Q&A

Considering dermal fillers or anti wrinkle cosmetic injections?

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

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. Read More

So you’re in the process of researching which clinic is best for your anti-wrinkle or dermal fillers? 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 you’re 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. Victorian Cosmetic Institute is a cosmetic medical clinic which focuses primarily 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 Customer Care team always ready to help or get you in 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 Doctors and Nurses have performed over 66,000 anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. Our Doctors and Nurses are kept up-to-date on the latest treatment products and methods to make your experience and treatment outcome the best possible. You can view our team of experienced Doctor and Nurses here.

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 treatment options to ensure you achieve your best aesthetic outcome.

4. Will I look the same as everyone else who has anti wrinkle or dermal filler treatments?

There once was a time when people assumed that cosmetic enhancement meant looking like a frozen cat lady with a trout pout. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram it is not unusual to see photos of patients where they often look like carbon copies of each other. With our focus on natural outcomes and using as little product as required, we work to enhance your best features to make you look refreshed and not overdone. Often we can achieve this with as little as 1ml of filler to treat your entire face.

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 practitioner. The Doctors and Nurses at Victorian Cosmetic Institute are available should you wish to attend for a review appointment two weeks after your treatment to ensure that you are happy with your results. Alternatively you can opt for your practitioner to phone you two weeks after your treatment to follow up on your treatment outcome.

6. Which are the best brands of anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers?

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

Whilst there are three anti-wrinkle brands available in Australia we now choose to use only one. Our many years of experience has revealed that frequent use of other anti-wrinkle brands can cause immunity to the product. That means that the more often you have treatment, the more likely you are to require more units for the same area, until eventually the treatment no longer works. The brand we use does not contain the complexing proteins contained in the other brands. It is these complexing proteins that you can develop immunity to.

Due to TGA advertising guidelines we are not able to name the brands on our website.

Visit the best anti wrinkle and dermal filler practitioners in Melbourne

If you have unwanted frown lines, wrinkles and volume loss VCI can help. Since 2005, we have successfully treated thousands of people’s ageing concerns to help them feel and look younger. Led by Dr Gavin Chan, our highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses are passionate about creating subtle and natural-looking changes to your face. Simply click the ‘book online’ button above and fill out the form, or call us on 1300 863 824.