Reduce the appearance of Frown Lines Forehead Creases and Crows Feet with Anti-wrinkle Injections. A natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkles. This results in creating a smooth, rejuvenated and fresh appearance. Anti-wrinkle injection treatment is effective, relatively affordable and convenient and with no downtime.
The substance used as a muscle relaxant in Anti-wrinkle Injections is a naturally occurring purified protein. It is not a man-made chemical or a snake venom. In Australia, this is a schedule-4 drug, which can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. Due to TGA restrictions, we are unable to mention the name of the drug.
HOW DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS WORK?
Anti-wrinkle Injections work by inhibiting the transmission of signals between the nerves and the injected muscles. This temporarily relaxes the muscles so they do not contract too forcefully. This gives the overlying skin a chance to rest and repair itself so that the wrinkles become less obvious or completely disappear. The use of Anti-wrinkle Injections not only reduces existing lines and wrinkles but also prevents future ones from forming.
WHERE CAN ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS BE USEFUL?
Anti-wrinkle Injections are extremely effective for the treatment of Frown Lines, Forehead Creases and Crows Feet as well as excess sweating.
These injections can also strategically relax jaw muscles to slim the jaw line, and to stop the downward pull of lip depressor muscles of the face.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are also used in a variety of medical conditions, including treatment of migraines and tension headaches, teeth grinding, and excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms.
ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS SAFE?
The safety profile of Anti-wrinkle Injections is excellent. Apart from the extremely rare risk of allergic reaction, there are no major side effects associated with Anti-wrinkle injection treatment.
DOES IT HURT?
We use topical numbing cream (optional) and ice for all injection procedures. This minimises any anxiety or discomfort associated with this treatment.
WHAT CAN GO WRONG?
Generally, there are few side effects associated with Anti-wrinkle Injections and they are usually transient in nature. Minor swelling and redness at injection site usually resolve within first few minutes. Some people may experience mild, short-term bruising which is easily covered with makeup. Mild headache after the treatment has also been reported, which can be treated with oral painkillers like panadol. In rare cases, the Anti-wrinkle Injection medication can spread beyond the desired muscle when injected in the frown region and may cause temporary drooping of the upper eyelid. This is extremely rare in the hands of an experienced doctor and is treatable with topical eye drops in most cases. It usually resolves within a few weeks.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE AND IS THERE A FOLLOW UP?
The initial consultation may take between 15–20 minutes. After consent is obtained, the procedure itself takes approximately 5 to 30 minutes only.
To minimise the risk of bruising, we advise all our clients to avoid the following for several days prior to treatment:
• Green tea
• Fish oil capsules, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St John’s Wart
• Anti-inflammatory / Blood Thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME
Most clients return to work or normally activities immediately following the treatment. It is recommended that you avoid exercise for 24 hours.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The treatment will start to take effect usually within 3 days. The maximum effect is usually seen in 2 weeks.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
3-4 months in most cases.