At Aesthetica our doctors and trained nurses are available for a free consultation where they will recommend the most appropriate wrinkle treatment to suit your features and desired look.
What are anti-wrinkle injections and how do they work?
Anti-wrinkle injections are manufactured using a natural purified protein that relaxes specific facial muscles that cause expression lines. The treatment involves injecting very small amounts of this muscle relaxing protein to prevent the contraction of key muscles to treat crows feet, treat frown lines and treat expression lines.
Wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to make repeated facial expressions, after anti-wrinkle injections these muscles are relaxed and you cannot contract them and continue to make those undesirable facial expressions.
After anti-wrinkle injections your expressions lines and wrinkles are smoothed and new lines are prevented from forming. We have recently launched the new Aesthetica Blog, you will find other interesting information on injectables, fillers and facial rejuvenation there. You should read our Blog All about Botox. to gain a better understanding about these injectable products.
Are anti-wrinkle injections right for me?
Injectable wrinkle treatments are suitable for both women and men of virtually any age who would like to reduce wrinkles and smooth expression lines and have a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Dynamic vs. static wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat expression lines referred to as dynamic wrinkles, they are dynamic because they form when the underlying muscles are contracted and should disappear when the muscles are relaxed.
Repeated facial expressions over time will lead to static wrinkles (wrinkles that don’t disappear when facial muscles are relaxed). These static wrinkles can be treated with injectable dermal fillers that provides a natural and younger appearance by ‘filling in’ facial wrinkles and folds.
Patients that present for wrinkle treatments can have a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and injectable dermal fillers to achieve their desired results.
At Aesthetica our doctors and trained nurses are available for a free consultation where they recommend the most appropriate filler or wrinkle treatment to suit your features and desired look. Your treatment is performed either by a doctor or by a fully trained nurse under the supervision of an Aesthetica doctor.
Treatment to reduce wrinkles usually takes 10-20 mins and can be undertaken in a lunch break with no down time involved. Anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription only medicine and as such are only available from a doctor.
How long before I see the results of the treatment?
After the injection, it takes 2 to 3 days for the muscle relaxing protein to start taking effect with maximum effect occurring in 7 days.
How long before I need more anti-wrinkle injections?
The effects of the anti-wrinkle injections can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. The effects tend to last longer with regular repeat treatments.
Are there any side effects?
In the amounts used to treat frown lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of injection. In the first few hours after treatment you may experience redness swelling and tenderness in the treated areas. This is normal and resolves quickly.
Other possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning at the injection site and local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations and nausea.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
The total cost of treatment it is hard to give an accurate estimate without consultation as everyone is different, with different facial features, different requirements and at different ages.
The depth and length of facial lines and also the strength of a patient’s facial muscles vary greatly, therefore it is impossible to broadly estimate everyone’s requirements.
You are most welcome to book a free consultation with one of our Doctors or qualified nurses where your requirements will be discussed. At Aesthetica our aim is to effectively treat your facial lines and wrinkles whilst still allowing you to retain a natural look with freedom of facial expression.
For further information on our Injectable Treatments, please either, call 03 9829 7777 or email us, for a no obligation appointment or inquire about options regarding your concerns.