About Anti Wrinkle Injections

As skin ages, collagen and elastin production reduces, thus, permanent lines can develop from repeated skin creases when we do facial expressions using our muscles.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles by blocking the signals from nerve endings that signal your muscles to contract. It can be used to smooth or soften permanent lines, make you look more rested, and also as a preventative treatment as it is preventing you to do the normal expressions as you usually do, thus, preventing the ’etching’ of wrinkles into your skin.

Treatments available for:

  • Frown
  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Brow lift
  • Jawline slimming
  • Hyperhydrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
  • Chin dimpling
  • Gummy smile
  • Bunny lines
  • Lip lines
  • Lip flip
  • Downturn smiles
How does it work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are made up of proteins that temporarily relaxes targeted muscles by blocking that signals that make your muscles contract. This prevents you from making facial expressions (e.g.: frowning or raising your eyebrows), thus, allowing your lines to eventually smooth out as well as prevent them from getting deeper and more prominent.

What happens during your anti-wrinkle treatment?

LThe procedure begins with our trained medical professionals asking you what your main concerns are before assessing your muscles while you do expressions. We will then recommend you the dosage per area, and explain why these doses are customised for you, as well as how your muscles will interact with each other to achieve your end goal – to look rested and refreshed. Our Cosmetic Physician also participates in consultations to ensure clients are medically-safe to have these treatments and are happy with the plan before we continue. The treatment site is cleaned, injection sites are marked, and numbing is optional, though not needed for anti-wrinkle injections. Very fine needles are used to inject the muscle relaxant proteins into specific muscles, which can sting for 1-2 seconds, however, injections take no more than a few minutes.

What benefits will I see with this treatment?

Your skin and fine lines will smooth out after having this treatment. This will make you look fresher and more youthful with a glow to your skin as well. Consistent treatments every 3-5 months will continue to smooth out your lines even further. Anti-wrinkle injections are also a great preventative treatment for new lines and wrinkles, slowing down the aging process.

What are the side effects and complications?

Very fine needles are used to administer anti-wrinkle injections, therefore, there is a possibility of bruising which of course we try to avoid, however, there is always a small risk. Minor swelling and tenderness can present at injection sites, and headaches can occur which can be managed with pain relief. There is also a chance of infection at injection sites, however, this is very rare and we perform procedures with aseptic technique. Other potential complications which are very rare include ptosis or asymmetry, which can occur if the protein migrates or diffuses into another muscle. This can result in a droopy eyelid or uneven smile. These unwanted effects last up to 4-8 weeks and are fortunately not permanent – your muscles will eventually return to original state.

How many treatments will I need?

       This depends on your age and the severity of your lines however, treatments are recommended every 3-4 months to maintain results. Consistent treatments yield longer-lasting and better results for your lines.

When do I see results and how long will my results last?

Results are usually seen by day 3, and improves over the next 1-2 weeks. Treatments usually last for 3-5 months with recommended doses that are customised to each individual, however, individual results vary.

What areas can be treated?
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead
  • Crows feet
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Jawline slimming
  • Excessive sweating
  • Bunny lines
  • Nose tip elevation
  • Lip flip
  • Chin dimpling
  • Smokers/vertical lip lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Downturn smiles
  • Platysmal bands
Who can have this treatment?

Any individual over 18 years of age can have this treatment as long as they do not have a contraindication. Any person who would like to treat their existing fine lines to have a smoother, fresher appearance, as well as any person who would like to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles can have this treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be medically used to treat migraines, excessive underarm sweating, and bruxism (excessive teeth grinding).

What post-care instructions are involved?

It is advised to avoid any heat-inducing activities, rigorous exercise, and facials for at least 2 days after treatment. Avoid any pressure on the treated area for 4-6 hours after the procedure, and stay sitting up right for the rest of the day to prevent any complications. Active skincare (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, acids etc) is also essential to enhance skin quality and condition.

PRICES:

Due to regulatory requirements, we are unable to state the prices of injectables and brand names.

Please call the clinic on (02) 8021 0268 for discount prices and packages available.