Anti-Wrinkle Injection Melbourne
Anti-wrinkle injections are a simple, non-surgical cosmetic treatment used to relax wrinkle-causing muscles in the face, smooth out deep wrinkles and expression lines, helping you to achieve your desired youthful look. Lines that form from muscle movements are known as dynamic wrinkles, while static wrinkles are deeper lines and folds that form from repeated movements over time. Anti-wrinkle injection are best to use as a preventative measure to slow down the formation of static wrinkles by stopping the signal between the nerve and the muscle.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a form of natural, purified protein. The treatment works by injecting a muscle relaxant to relieve muscular tension, preventing the skin from creasing, thus causing less wrinkles. Anti-Wrinkle Injections block the receptors in the muscle, causing the muscle to become more relaxed whilst losing its contraction ability, which then provides the skin with a more smooth surface, preventing and reducing wrinkles to form. Overall anti-wrinkle injections relax and lift the muscle, softening lines and reduce the severity of visible wrinkles, giving you a tighter and smoother appearance. Following the treatment, a review appointment is required to assess the effectiveness of the dosage given. At Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic Melbourne, be rest assured that our skilled, experienced practitioners and cosmetic nurses know how to use the correct dosage of product to create a subtle yet natural looking appearance without compromising your facial expression.
The results from your Anti-Wrinkle Injection treatment are not immediate and will be noticeable within 7-10 days after your treatment. It is recommended to book in a follow up consultation with your practitioner about a week after your initial treatment, to review your results and determine whether you need a follow up treatment, or if you are satisfied with the results from your initial treatment.
The effects of Anti-Wrinkle Injections are not permanent, and the effects generally lasts an average of 3 to 4 months and may vary between patients. The treatment may be less effective for people over 60 years old due to poorer muscle tone. In some patients, the more they have the Anti-Wrinkle Injections, the longer they can eventually prolong their next treatment, as results can last up to the 6 month mark after a few regular treatments. The length of result does vary from client to client, due to a variety of factors.
Anti-wrinkle injections are administered by using a very fine needle which some describe as the sensation of small pin-prick or mosquito sting as only the very tip of the needle penetrates into the muscle, unlike having a vaccine or any other injection where the applied prior to the treatment to help reduce the level of discomfort. However, most clients can tolerate and go ahead with the treatment, without any use of numbing cream.
Generally anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat areas such:
- Frown lines/wrinkles (Glabella injection)
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles (Frontalis injection)
- Eye area (Crow’s feet injection)
- Nose area (Bunny lines injection)
- Lip lines
- Neck area
Anti-wrinkle injections are also used to relax certain muscles in order to create a brow lift, to reduce a gummy smile or to slim the jawline by targeting the masseter muscle (masseter injections).
Some severe static wrinkles may not be treated with anti-wrinkle injections. They are best treated in combination of products and treatments such as, topical cream, dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. We recommend you book in for a free consultation with your nearest location, in order to determine a treatment plan tailored and suited to your personal needs and expectations.
Dermal Fillers are used to provide volume, contour and shape the face, whilst Anti-Wrinkle Injections are not able to sculpt or add volume to the face. Anti-Wrinkle Injections freeze the muscle in order to provide a smoother, more youthful, reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, depending on what you would like to improve you can opt for one or the other treatment, or you can in turn combine both treatments together to provide you with the ultimate results you desire.
Anti-wrinkle injections are safe and are generally well tolerated, with minor to very few side effects, if any. Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the few most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world. Before Anti-Wrinkle Injections were used to treat and prevent wrinkles, they were used for medical disorders which include migraines, spastic limbs, cerebral palsy, hand tremors, tic disorders and excessive sweating. Since 1987, they have been used cosmetically as anti-wrinkle treatments. The product is often researched by the manufacturer and is safe to use and treat wrinkles.
All medicines have side effects. However there have been no permanent side effects reported for anti-wrinkle injection treatments. The common side effects include minor bruising or swelling around the injected area, headache and mild flu-like symptoms. In some rare cases, according to statistics, less than 0.01% of the patients experience a temporary and treatable eyelid or eyebrow drooping, eye twitching, facial pain or weakness in surrounding muscles. These side effects are temporary and may last a few weeks, but will resolve once the effects of the treatment wear off. With this being said, it is very important to get the treatment done by an experienced practitioner to reduce your risks of side effects. Although these side effects are rare, you can discuss this more with one of our Skintech Medical Melbourne practitioners during a free consultation, prior to your treatment.
As set out in the professional guidelines by the Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration or TGA), we are unable to name which products are used for anti-wrinkle injections on our website. However, if you do have a preferred brand/product you can discuss all your options, concerns and preferred brand with our nurses during a free consultation. You can rest assured that all brands used at Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic in Melbourne are TGA registered and safe to use, and will provide you with exceptional results. Please contact your preferred location to discuss your options and to book in for your free consultation.
The dosage required varies from client to client and on each individuals desired look that they wish to achieve. During an initial consultation and assessment, with our doctor or nurse, you will discuss the number of injections required according to your needs and expectations. The treatment itself is quick, safe with minimal discomfort.
The cost of your Anti-wrinkle Injection treatment will be discussed during an initial consultation, once the number of injections required is determined by your practitioner. You can discuss your expectations and concerns during the consultation, which is complimentary. Some clients may need to come in for a touch up session, if the results desired are not achieved with the initial Anti-Wrinkle treatment, which could incur an additional cost.
As everyone is not a suitable candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injections it is recommended that you book in for your free consultation prior to having any treatments done. We will be able to determine if you are suitable for Anti-Wrinkle Treatments within the assessment, or if you would benefit with another treatments. Some clients, may benefit from other treatments such as laser, dermal fillers or chemical peels in order to achieve their desired expectations and results. Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be combined with other treatments, in order to achieve the look you desire. People with certain skin conditions or medical conditions may not be suitable to have Anti-Wrinkle Injections, so it is very important to discuss this with your practitioner prior to treatment. All our nurses are experienced and professional, and will determine what would be best suited to your needs during your consultation.
At Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic Melbourne, every staff in all four branches of our clinics are medically trained. We are constantly undergoing training and certification for the latest technology and treatment. Unlike other beauty salons or cosmetic clinics in Melbourne, be rest assured that all our cosmetic treatments are administered by qualified cosmetic nurses & doctors who have extensive experience. It is our responsibility to ensure your comfort at every stage of the treatment. We are committed to ensuring comfort at every stage of your treatment journey with us.
Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic performs anti-wrinkle injections in all of our four Melbourne clinic locations: Melbourne CBD, Box Hill, Dandenong and Mount Waverley. Please call your preferred clinic for any further enquiries or to book in for your FREE consultation.*