Want to know more about Injectables?

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Sunita O’Neill – Cosmetic Specialist


Ever since I revealed What I have Had done to my Face , I am getting pulled aside at events and parties and my private messages have gone crazy. It is obvious you want to know more about injectables so I sat down with my Cosmetic Nurse to ask her some questions. I have been visiting Sunita O’Neill for probably the last 4 years and I trust her with my life (read face). She explains what she does as “sculpting” the face and she makes you look as natural as possible (if you like it that way!)  If you have any other questions, email me if you are shy, or leave a message below and I will pass on the questions.

How long have you been doing Cosmetic Injectable treatments?

I started my specialty in Cosmetic Medicine in 2005 having previously qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993.

Before opening my own practice in 2009. I worked in a training capacity for the leading Cosmetic companies that specialise in non-surgical treatments. These companies include: Allergan (Botox and Juverderm) and Gladerma (Dysport and Restylane). My role was to educate Doctors and Nurses on the correct techniques to use with each product.


Are Cosmetic injections a safe treatment?

Yes, they are. In Australia for example all cosmetic injectable products must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). These products can only then be administered by qualified clinicians in a clinical setting.


What is the difference between Anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal fillers?

Anti-wrinkle Injections are used to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles that people use to frown or squint. Once the muscles are relaxed the lines are softened which leads to an improved appearance of the area treated.
Cosmetic injections gradually smooth wrinkles and continued treatments prevent deep wrinkles from forming. After treatment, it takes 3 to 5 days for results to begin taking effect and around 10 days to see the full effect. Treatment effects can last up to 3 and 4 months.

Dermal Fillers are used to treat facial volume loss. The area’s most commonly treated with dermal fillers include cheeks enhancement, nose and lower mouth area lines, vertical lip lines and lip volume. Dermal Fillers are placed beneath the wrinkle and/or fold to fill in or plump up’ the depressed area.

Treatments usually last for at least 6 to 12mths depending on the area treated and dermal filler used.


What are the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures?  

Cosmetic injections for the treatment of frown, forehead and around the eye area lines continue to be the most favoured treatments.


Most individual focus on their upper face first as it is the part of the face that the individual and others focus on when interacting with each other. The benefit of treating the upper face with wrinkle Injections is twofold:

  • Firstly, lines caused by movement can be treated to appear smoother.
  • Secondly this treatment can provide an overall lift in and around the brow and eye area which creates a fresh and more youthful appearance

Dermal fillers for lip enhancements continue to be the most favoured treatment by women in all age groups. Treatments vary by individual as some clients like to increase the volume in their lips while others are correcting the appearance of fine lines or remodelling a thinner lip.

Cheeks enhancements are also very popular. Dermal fillers can enhance a flat cheek and provide increased facial angles to decrease the appearance of a round or square face.

Increasingly clients have requested Dermal fillers in the use of Chin Sculpting to elongate, smooth or create symmetry between nose, lips and chin.


Thank you so much Sunita for explaining, I am sure it makes a lot more sense now!

You can contact Sunita O’Neill from Southern Cosmedics on sunita@southerncosmedics.com.au  or on 0415988161

Leave questions below, Fashionistas!

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About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

7 thoughts on “Want to know more about Injectables?

  1. So fascinated with this! My question would be, can you get dermal fillers to plump out volume loss under the eye (if you sometimes have a ‘socket’ look) or would the under eyes best be treated with anti-wrinkle injections? I have expression lines that form under my eyes when I laugh (I’d much rather they be in the crows feet position on the outer eye, like most people get) but I also sometimes have a ‘sunken’ sockety under-eye area if I don’t drink enough water and get enough sleep.
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    1. Hi Di

      Thank you for your question.

      Hyaluronic dermal (HA) fillers are the most common treatment for volume loss  under the eye area. HA  dermal fillers work by attracting water to the  area treated, making  it look  fuller and less hollow.

      Anti wrinkle  injections  can also be used under the eye to smooth  out fine lines by relaxing the muscles in this area.

      Both these treatments are dependent on the individual.  For example an individual with puffy eyes is in most cases  not suitable for theses  treatments

      Kind  Regards
      Sunita O’Neill

  2. Such great information, and your Cosmetic Nurse sure sounds like she knows her stuff – if you trust her, I would too. Thanks so much for sharing your Secret Sunita with us babe ♥♥♥

  3. kas adam-westray says:

    Barb, brilliant article. I’m hitting my big “6” in December and still haven’t gone down the injectable route. Dam expensive here in the UK but I know due to popularity prices are coming down..
    I was so keen to have #blepharoplasty and ow here women are choosing # botox. Seems I really need to investigate more. Don’t have huge bags under my eyes, just wanted that #wide awake and fresh look. Where the top lid on an ageing eye is lifted. Any suggestions????
    Love Kas

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