Whether you want to thank Snapchat, Instagram filters or ol’ mate Kylie Jenner, there’s no denying 2019 has an incredible fixation with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Like, trends usually flop overnight, but this one, this one is still going STRONG.
In fact, fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have become so insanely popular that they are now the top two non-surgical procedures in Australia. Surprising? Maybe not so much. We now live in an age where ducking out for a cosmetic treatment is just as normal as getting an SNS manicure or a blow-dry.
But of course, as cosmetic injectables rise in popularity, so too has the number of botched procedures – whether it’s due to the lack of research and education, cheap pricing, or free treatments for social media post, we’re going into dangerous territory. And it’s becoming a huge issue both for mental health and the health system (just think of how many procedures have to be fixed!).
To help make sure people understand what they’re getting into and know what they need to ask before committing to a treatment, the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) have launched a new campaign to give people access to the right information.
It’s called ‘Get Real’ and it’s basically a page on the CPCA website that provides a list of frequently asked questions (like how do I find the right medical practitioner?), which is almost like a checklist for safe injectables.
In a statement, President of the CPCA Dr Michael Molton says, “The CPCA believes it is of upmost significance that patients seek appropriate professional medical advice to make informed decisions in consultation with trained doctors who maintain the highest ethical standards.”
“We launched the Get Real campaign to stress the importance of engaging with a cosmetic physician who will help patients focus on looking better, not different, and most importantly, maintain realistic outcomes.”
Lip fillers not up your alley? Check out our article on how to plump your lips without injections.
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Main image credit: @kyliejenner
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.