Changes for NSW Cosmetic Nurses in relation to Schedule 4 Medications

NSW Health has set additional requirements relating to the administration, storage and record-keeping of medicines commonly used for cosmetic purposes – such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. The amendments to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 came into effect from 1 September and are intended “to improve the safety of the use of cosmetic medicines in NSW”. The category “cosmetic medicines” includes botulinum toxins; calcium hydroxylapatite; collagen; deoxycholic acid; hyaluronic acid and its polymers; polyacrylamide; polycaprolactone; and polylactic acid. The new regulation: Prohibits a person other than an authorised practitioner or a nurse acting under the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner from administering cosmetic medicines (an ‘authorised practitioner’ includes a medical practitioner georgia rehab near me, nurse practitioner or dentist). Requires a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner to personally interview (including via audio-visual link) before authorising administration of the cosmetic medicines. If a nurse administers the cosmetic medicine, it requires records of the direction to be made and kept by the medical practitioner or another authorised practitioner. If a nurse administers the cosmetic medicine, it requires administration records to be made and kept by the nurse administering on the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner. Sets storage requirements on the occupier of the premises where cosmetic medicines are stored. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to keep records made by the medical practitioner or another authorised practitioner and by the nurse administering on the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to have appropriate risk management policies and procedures in place what to do to protect the health and safety of patients; appropriate equipment for use in a patient medical emergency; and to ensure that nurses are adequately trained for patient medical emergencies. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to ensure that the regulations are complied with. A breach of the regulation will attract: A maximum penalty between $5,500-$22,000 and/or imprisonment for six months for an individual; and A maximum penalty between $27,500-$110,000 for a body corporate. These restrictions do not apply where the administration “is undertaken by an authorised practitioner or by an employee in a hospital acting on an authorised practitioner’s direction”. Check bestcancelcompanies. The changes follow NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard requesting NSW Health “undertake a review to determine whether the regulation of cosmetic procedures was appropriate to ensure the safety of consumers”, and its subsequent delivery of the Report on the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures. As a result, in July this year, NSW enacted the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Cosmetic Use) Regulation 2021 – under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 – to commence operation from 1 September 2021.

How Can I Make My Wrinkles Go Away?

Anti wrinkle uses

While a few facial lines can be endearing and add character to your face, many of us would rather avoid them if we can, and there are many techniques a Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse can use to help keep you looking refreshed and rejuvenated. The most common facial aesthetic concerns and how wrinkle reduction treatments can help are detailed below. Crow’s Feet The most significant cause of Crow’s Feet is a loss of elasticity in the skin combined with early wrinkles caused by smiling and squinting. Over time, your skin’s elasticity decreases, and normal facial expressions result in heavier wrinkles around the eyes. A Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse can inject wrinkle reduction medication in this area to smooth and soften the lines around the eyes. Forehead Lines (horizontal lines) Forehead wrinkles are caused by the action of the frontalis muscle on the forehead. This muscle contracts when we raise our eyebrows. The raising of the frontalis muscle pulls the skin of the forehead up and causes forehead wrinkles which appear as lines across our forehead. Forehead lines, also known as forehead wrinkles or ‘surprise lines,’ become more apparent as we age. Excessive lines on your forehead can give the face and skin an aged appearance. If you’re starting to see traces in your late 20s or early 30s, it is best to consider exploring preventative treatment options. The more you wait to address your forehead wrinkles, the more difficult it will be to achieve the best possible results. Frowning Lines (vertical lines) Frowning is a facial expression that conveys the negative expression of anger, even when one is not angry. Frowning is produced by two main muscles, the corrugator supercilii and the procerus muscles. First, the corrugator supercilii muscle runs along the length of the eyebrows and draws the brows together. It creases the skin between the brows to create one or two vertical lines that may become ingrained should frowning be frequent or intense enough. Secondly, the procerus muscle runs vertically between the brows and on contraction causes bunching of the skin and a horizontal line across the bridge of the nose, which again can become etched in if the use of the muscle is over-utilised. Wrinkle reduction injections can relax the muscles that cause frowning and help reduce the intensity and severity of this expression. Top of the nose (diagonal lines) Lines on each side of your nose are often referred to as ‘Bunny lines’. This is because they are the creases that appear when the nose wrinkles up, for example, when we sniff or smell something. The careful placement of anti-wrinkle injections at either side of the nose can reduce the appearance of these lines. These lines can be a natural part of growing older, and some people find them charming. However, others may feel that bunny lines age their face and are self-conscious about it. If you fall into the latter category, your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse can help you get rid of your bunny lines. Brow Lift In younger faces, the brow is well supported, and its position above the eye remains high. However, the effects of ageing can cause the brow to drop, giving the eyelid a ‘hooded’ appearance. This can create horizontal folds in the surrounding skin. Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses are trained in techniques that sculpt and lift the eyebrows, putting them back in a youthful position. This procedure involves placing injections in a careful combination of areas on the upper face to open up the eye and lift droopy lids. Lines Around the Mouth (smokers lines) The fine lines around the mouth or ‘smokers lines’ become more apparent with age is another ageing concern. We use muscles in this area when we smile and for other facial expressions. Cosmetic Nurses can use these injections to help turn the corners of the mouth up and improve your smile. A combination of wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers to this area can smooth the wrinkles, creating a refined surface to the skin with minimal risk. Chin (to prevent dimpling) As we get older, the muscles in the chin, known as the mentalis muscles, become overactive meaning they flex more often than they should, creating a dimpled, puckered appearance. Wrinkle medications can relax these muscles, thereby smoothing and reducing the overall dimpled look of the chin. To find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse for all your wrinkle reduction treatment needs, contact us on 1300 255 913 or email [email protected].

Why don’t my anti-wrinkle treatments last?

Anti-wrinkle injections stopped working

Australians are said to spend an estimated $350 million on anti-wrinkle injections annually. In the hands of a Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, wrinkle-reduction treatments are an undetectable and relatively painless way to turn back years off an ageing face. How do anti-wrinkle treatments work? Anti-wrinkle medications work by freezing and relaxing the muscles, preventing them from contracting and forming new wrinkles and softening lines and wrinkles that have already appeared before treatment. What are anti-wrinkle treatments made of? Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural purified protein, called Botulinum Toxin, that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoother, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. The muscle relaxant inhibits the communication between the nerves and the muscles, disabling them from contracting and forming wrinkles. How will my Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse know what wrinkle-reduction medication is right for me? In Australia, there are three brands of botulinum toxin. Two have the active part of the neurotoxin but also have an associated complex protein that is not involved in the function of the botulinum toxin itself. These brands with active neurotoxin and complex proteins are a risk factor for developing immunity. They can often trigger the immune system, leading to antibodies to the complexing protein and the active neurotoxin. If this happens, it renders the anti-wrinkle treatment ineffective. The third brand of botulinum toxin is purified and doesn’t contain the complexing proteins. Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses are trained to use all the TGA approved anti-wrinkle products. Your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse will choose the most appropriate medication to meet your needs based on your age, medical history, and desired aesthetic result. How many units of medication will I need? The number of units of medication required varies depending upon what part of the face is being treated, how strong your muscles are, and your age. Your Cosmetic Nurse will conduct a full-face consultation with you before administering your treatment to map out a treatment plan that will meet your aesthetic goals. How long do wrinkle-reduction treatments last? In most people, the body will break down the protein within four to two to four months, which is why your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse will want to book you in for follow-up treatments to keep your results up. My anti-wrinkle treatment results don’t last that long. There is a minority group of people for whom it may seem as if anti-wrinkle treatments don’t last that long. The lack of results can occur for both first-time users and regular users of this cosmetic treatment. It can be frustrating not knowing why and wondering whether the product was used in the correct dosage or whether the practitioner administered the product correctly. It turns out, however, that our bodies might be to blame. Immunity to anti-wrinkle injections means our bodies recognise the injection product as a foreign substance and produce antibodies to fight it, thus reducing the effectiveness of the treatment. The lack of response is because the active ingredient in anti-wrinkle medicines is a type of protein, a paralysing neurotoxin. However, when introduced into our muscles, our bodies can identify it and induce an immune response. What can a Cosmetic Nurse do to get longer results for me? Fortunately, your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse can help achieve your aesthetic goals by switching up the medication used, administering smaller doses of the anti-wrinkle, having more frequent treatments, or changing where and how the medication is administered. That is why it’s essential that when you choose a Cosmetic Nurse, you stay consistent with your treatment journey, so they can make small changes that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Want to find out more? Call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected] to find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse today. Follow us at @juvae_au to never miss another blog.

What happens when you get too much dermal filler in your face?

Cosmetic injectables

While the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments has many people believing they are risk-free, things can and do go wrong. In the hands of someone who doesn’t fully understand the intricacies of facial anatomy, an injection in the wrong spot can not only cause unwanted puffiness. In the most severe cases, it can cause infection, nerve damage or even blindness. Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses are highly trained in performing a range of injectable cosmetic treatments that achieve natural, refreshed results that mean you still look like you, only younger. Tell-tale signs of when a person has had too much filler are: The Pillow Face The Pillow Face results from overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes. Full cheeks are associated with youthfulness. However, too much filler results in overly puffy cheeks, which look unnatural and in older female and male patients can make be inappropriate for their age. The pursuit of the apple cheeks have also contributed to this syndrome. Overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes obliterates the natural lid-cheek junction. The whole mid-face becomes one continuous bulge, and the eyes become smaller, much like a pillow. An Avatar Nose Non-surgical nasal augmentation with fillers has become very common. An aesthetically beautiful nose has specific characteristics: well-proportioned angles, a sharp tip, a straight dorsum, and good front-to-back projection. Unfortunately, with fillers, there is a tendency to do too much, especially on the bridge. This obliterates the nasofrontal angle (the angle between the forehead and the nose), resulting in an unnaturally high and broad nose bridge like the blue Navi aliens in the movie Avatar. A Bulging Forehead Our foreheads, with the underlying bony skull, have natural contours such as the eyebrow ridge. Respecting these contours is essential. For example, if you want to retain a natural look, you still need a flat or slightly concave area around a patients temples. Unfortunately, in a person who has had too much filler injected into this region, their temples become rounded, making them look like they are about to burst. Nothing screams I’ve had fillers more than overly round facial contours. A Witches’ Chin A prominent, well-defined chin helps make a face more V-shaped and adds balance to the face. However, injecting too much filler into the chin will leave the patient with an overly pointy and sharp chin, resembling a witches’ chin. Bony Cheekbones The Kardashians have taken contouring makeup to extremes so why not create that highlight and shadow without makeup? When fillers are performed correctly, they can shape a patients’ cheekbones, giving them more structure and definition. However, when executed wrongly, they can create cheekbones that overly protrude, resulting in a face that looks somewhat distorted or out of proportion. Filler fatigue Filler works by inflating a pocket or space under the skin. Once the filler is gone (whether absorbed back into the body or chemically dissolved), that space will become empty, leaving the tissues in a more stretched out position (think of sucking out the beans from a bean bag, leaving it with an excess, sagging bag. Over time, the filler can also stretch and weigh down the skin. This can lead to the need for more filler to be used in subsequent treatments. How can you protect yourself from a bad result? Most people don’t go to the trouble to educate themselves much on the cosmetic treatment they are having done, let alone ensuring that the medical practitioner they’ve chosen is common questions and answers. On another level, not every injectable practitioner has the aesthetic sensibilities to provide their patients with the best cosmetic result. Think about it: if you handed a paintbrush to someone, not everyone could paint like Michelangelo or Leonardo de Vinci. The same applies to fillers. That is why Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses stand out. A Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse has an aesthetic eye with expert hands that are trained in the art of delivering beautiful yet natural results. To find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected].