Anti-Wrinkle Injections Melbourne | freeze time
Prevention is easier than fixing the problem and using a good sunscreen alongside active cosmeceutical skin care products can prevent wrinkles and other age related skin concerns. By protecting against UV Radiation, it is possible to reduce premature damage to the skin.
Expression lines and frown lines are generally treated with anti-wrinkle injections that relax the muscles causing the compression of the skin. This is most commonly performed in the upper sections of the face. By stopping the movement/expressions that cause wrinkles, anti-wrinkle injections can also prevent static lines from becoming deeper by stopping the compression of skin. If static lines or lines at rest are already present, then anti-wrinkle injections generally do not reverse these. However, the application of anti-wrinkle injections at regular intervals gives the skin a rest from compression, then often static wrinkles may improve slightly over time. It's literally is a walk in, walk out procedure.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables coupled with advanced skin and laser treatments will give you a refreshed and natural look.
Cosmetic Injectables for Facial Wrinkles
$5 per unit | allow 15 minutes
Units are to be used as a guide only and are based on the European Injectable product:
- Frown line (glabella) 40 units
- Crows feet 50 units in total for both sides of the eye
- Forehead frown lines 20 units
- Bunny Lines 12 units
- Masseters 110 units
- Smokers lines 20 units
- Chin 20 units
Enhance your results with our active cosmecutical skin care targeted for wrinkles:
- ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum | $145
- Eye Dr anti-wrinkle eye gel | $220
Frequently Asked Questions
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified protein. When injected into specific muscles, it temporarily causes them to relax and soften lines and wrinkles. By relaxing these certain muscles, you can achieve a softer more-youthful looking appearance.
Anti-Wrinkle injections work by inhibiting the signal between the nerve and the targeted muscle, stopping that particular muscle from contracting to form wrinkles. After a period of 2-3 months, the body repairs this damaged signal and movement will slowly return to normal, thus you will need to have the injections redone to maintain desired results.
Pregnant ladies, breast-feeding mothers, people with neuromuscular disorders and disorders of muscle weakness including but not restricted to Myasthenia Gravis and Eaton-Lambert Syndrome, anyone post recent stroke and anyone with an infection at the proposed treatment site.
Anti-wrinkle injections are quick, simple and virtually painless, allowing patients to return to normal actives immediately. The needles used are very small (almost the same size as those used to perform acupuncture) and feel like tiny “pin” pricks on the skin. The discomfort only lasts for a moment and is generally very well tolerated. After the treatment you will be left with small pink bumps at the injection site (just like a mosquito bite), and these settle within 30-45 minutes.
Most procedures will last 3-4 months, however, in many cases the first 2-3 treatments may last only 3 months. Many studies have indicated that treatments become more effective and last longer when given every 3-4 months. If a patient makes the decisions to stop anti-wrinkle treatments, their wrinkles will return as the muscles re-strengthens and movement begins again.
You can do normal activities post treatment (except no alcohol, strenuous exercise, massage or sauna for at least 2 hours post). Patients can return to most regular activities immediately after the treatment. Avoid rubbing the area or extreme heat for approximately 24 hours.
Anti-Wrinkle injections have been used for over 20 years without any serious adverse effects ever being reported. Quite commonly anti-wrinkle injections are used for therapeutic purposes, such as: Cerebral palsy, hyperhidrosis, migraines, and spasticity, just to name a few.
As mentioned above, anti-wrinkle treatments are extremely safe and effective. However, rarely, the following side effects can occur:
Mild bruising, localised tenderness, temporary redness, small mosquito bite like marks (these will last for less than hour), droopy eye-lid (occurs in approximately 1 out of every 1000 treatments). This droopy eye-lid will last for approximately 1 month and a specialized eye drops can be given to help alleviate this.
Often when lines have been there for a long time or are very deep it may take multiple treatments before they soften. Commonly dermal fillers will be used to help lift deep folds/ lines and assist with the overall end result by assisting with volume replacement.
The amount of Anti-wrinkle injectable per treatment is dependent on the strength and size of the muscle to be injected, and thus this will determine the number of units required and the cost of the procedure. A single unit is $5.
Patients will see results within 2-3 days, however it may take up to 14 days to see the full effect.