What is Anti-wrinkle injections?
Also referred to as onabotulinum toxin A, Anti-wrinkle injections is a purified protein and neurotoxin complex that, when injected directly into the muscle, will cause relaxation.Anti-wrinkle injections works by blocking the chemical signal that allows for nerve impulses to be sent to the muscle and cause movement.
Dynamic wrinkles are formed by repetitive creasing in the skin, from the facial expressions that we make on a daily basis. Over time these wrinkles can become large, deep and permanent. Anti-wrinkle injections works by relaxing these muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, so the skin is given a chance to smooth out naturally.
A common misconception is that Anti-wrinkle injections will completely inhibit facial expression and movement. The goal of a treatment is to soften facial lines, while still providing patients with a natural appearance and the ability to display emotion.
Currently, Anti-wrinkle injections is indicated for the treatment of:
- Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines—the area between the eyebrows)
- Upper Facial Wrinkles (Forehead)
- Crows Feet (Lateral Canthus—the outer corners of the eyes)
Anti-wrinkle injections is intended for adult men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 who are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles on the face. If you want to preserve your youthful appearance Anti-wrinkle injections may be the solution for you.
Anti wrinkle injections, also known as wrinkle reduction injections, are one of the most popular anti aging procedures performed around the world, providing a solution for light to medium depth facial dynamic and mimic lines. The treatment works by injecting a muscle relaxant into the problem area, blocking nerve signals and reducing muscular contraction. The result is a perfectly smooth, refreshed and youthful appearance. The most popular areas that are targeted include the forehead, glabella (frown lines between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet. Injections can also be performed on sagging jowls, the jawline, neck area and excessive areas of sweating, namely the underarms.
The injections are completely safe and may be performed in as little as twenty minutes, with results lasting for an average of three to four months.
Maintenance treatments are required every few months, and a customised treatment plan by one of our registered nurses in Melbourne can be designed during your initial complimentary consultation.
Administered by qualified cosmetic nurses
Unlike many other cosmetic clinics, Australian Laser & Skin provides a distinctive point of difference from many other cosmetic procedure providers as our anti wrinkle injections are administered by qualified cosmetic nurses. Each of our nurses has extensive experience and training in providing exceptional medical care, meaning you can have a peace of mind when you choose Australian Laser & Skin for your cosmetic procedure.
About the treatment
Wrinkle reduction injections are simple, nonsurgical and medically administered procedures that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
The injection is comprised of a complex protein that is produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium, and is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has also been safely used for the past twenty years to treat conditions such as eye spasms and central nervous disorders.
As a cosmetic procedure, anti wrinkle injections have been used safely and effectively in Melbourne for the past ten years. They can also be combined with Dermal Fillers to further improve the appearance of the skin.
Anti-wrinkle injections have minimal downtime, with the best results being seen about two weeks afterwards, making it the ultimate non-surgical anti aging procedure.
The injections are delivered where desired most. The goal is to weaken and relax – not paralyse – the muscles that cause wrinkles to appear, resulting in a natural soft look.
A fine-gauge needle is used and the number of anti-wrinkle injections required varies depending upon what part of the face is being treated. To treat the fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye, commonly referred to as the crow’s feet, up to three injections are administered. To treat forehead lines, a few more tiny injections may be required. The results of an anti-wrinkle injection are very dramatic, with the appearance of lines remarkably reduced, especially when smiling.
Other areas of the face such as the laugh lines, the folds in the area between the nose and lip, unwanted horizontal lines on the neck, and chin creases have also been treated. These areas, however, are treated less frequently. It is not uncommon to experience some bruising around the injection site. Ice packs can be applied before and after treatment to help minimise this problem.
This amazing treatment can reduce or eliminate wrinkles without surgery. It is a unique procedure that produces dramatic results, has few side effects and is reversible. It can provide the solution for a more youthful appearance with minimal recovery time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do anti wrinkle injections work?
Wrinkle reduction injections are primarily used for lines and wrinkles that appear when we use our muscles repeatedly to make facial expressions. They’re used to relax specific facial muscles that cause expression lines which can age the face. Because the muscles are relaxed their movement is restricted, preventing future undesirable facial expressions which lead to lines and wrinkles. Consequently, the lines and wrinkles gradually smooth and new ones are prevented from forming.
What can Anti-Wrinkle Injections correct?
Anti-wrinkle injections are highly effective for both men and women in the prevention of the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Hyperhidrosis to the underarms (excessive sweating)
- Tension headaches
- Migraines to forehead area
Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections safe?
Anti wrinkle injections are reasonably safe when administered by a medical professional who is trained in its use, as our registered nurses and doctors have been. As with all treatments, side effects may occur, but most of these are mild and temporary.
Slight pain, tenderness and bruising may follow a wrinkle reduction session, and in some cases a slight headache afterwards is reported, but this is uncommon.
Rare complications of excessive affect such as droopy brow or eyelid or even double vision may occur.
Wrinkle reduction injections should not be used on women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
How long do Anti-Wrinkle Injections last?
Wrinkle reduction procedures can last up to three to four months, but may last for a longer or shorter period as each individual case is different. Seeing your treating doctor or nurse two weeks after the initial session is advisable in order to assess its effectiveness and determine whether a top up is required.
With continued use, an anti-wrinkle injections treatment can last up to six months or longer.
Can wrinkle reduction treatments be used for other concerns?
Yes they can. Wrinkle reduction treatments can also successfully treat:
- Hyperhidrosis – Excessive underarm sweating can be treated at Australian Laser & Skin Clinics throughout Melbourne. Our injections will temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the sweating stops. Contrary to what you might think, your sweat will not go anywhere or get backed up because it’s simply not produced in those areas.
- Migraines and tension headaches – We know how debilitating migraines and tension headaches can be. Wrinkle reduction product injected into the forehead, side and back of the neck block chemical changes to the nerve endings, causing the muscles to be too weak to contract therefore reducing tension and migraines.
If you are considering wrinkle reduction injections as a remedy to the above, it is best to first consult your medical practitioner to see if this is the right treatment for you.
How is wrinkle reduction treatment performed?
First of all, each procedure is carried out by a qualified medical professional – either a doctor or registered nurse. We will assess the area being treated by asking you to frown or smile, gauging muscle movement and determining where the injection will be administered.
Our doctor or nurse will then inject the treatment into the area with a fine needle.
Anti wrinkle injections can take as little as ten to twenty minutes to perform, as it is a nonsurgical procedure.
What are the wrinkle reduction options?
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Do wrinkle reduction treatments hurt?
Many clients have said that it feels like an insect bite, with others feeling no discomfort at all.
No recovery time is needed afterwards, and our clients are able to get back to work or most other activities right away.