Anti-wrinkle treatment injections can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions.
As well as being used to reduce wrinkles, they can be used to stop excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis), treat migraines and even help reduce teeth grinding.
What is now widely used as anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing treatments have been used safely for more than twenty years to address medical conditions such as double vision, eye or other facial muscle spasms, cross eyes, uncontrollable blinking, and even migraines in both adults and children.
The main cosmetic use for anti-wrinkle treatment injections is to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (also known as crows’ feet), eyebrows and forehead.
These wrinkles occur naturally, forming over time as a result of sun exposure, decreased levels of skin elasticity from the ageing process and from the normal activity of the habitual way facial muscles are used in these areas.
Anti-wrinkle treatment injections can be used to temporarily weaken those facial muscles which are responsible for creating creases and wrinkles. The injections cause the lines to diminish after treatment, as the muscles which produced the lines greatly diminish in movement. The injections cause a blockage in the signals between the muscles and nerves. By softening the appearance of the lines around the eyes and forehead, we can take away a tired, stressed or anxious look, allowing you to look younger and more relaxed.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to lift and reshape the outer eyebrow, reshape the jawline, reduce the muscle bands in the neck and give the jawline a lift (the so-called ‘Nefertiti’ lift) as well as helping reduce the grinding of teeth.
If anti-wrinkle treatment injections are used to treat lines that are very shallow, then these often disappear completely. If the lines are deep and permanent, then other treatments such as Dermal Fillers or Fraxel Laser may be required if you wish the lines to be removed completely.
If you start regular treatments with anti-wrinkle treatment injections before permanent lines set in, then you will delay and possibly prevent wrinkles from appearing, helping to maintain a youthful appearance for longer.
Treatment involves a series of tiny localised injections into the muscle directly beneath the wrinkle line. Each injection causes a stinging sensation for few seconds in the area being treated. Occasionally, some bruising or slight swelling may occur.
It is advisable to move the muscle in the treated area for five to ten minutes after the injections have been administered, and you must remain upright for at least four hours. It is also important that you refrain from touching or rubbing the treated area as this could spread the anti-wrinkle treatment into unwanted areas.
The effects of the treatment will be noticeable four to seven days later and will last for between three to six months. The results often last longer with further successive treatments*.
Complications are uncommon but can occur. The most common complication is partial eyelid droop (occurring in about 2% of cases), and eyebrow droop or asymmetry. This may last up to three weeks, after which time it resolves itself. Anti-wrinkle treatment injections are not to be used on women who are pregnant or lactating.
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* Note results may vary from person to person.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections – Q & A:
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used on frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines to create a refreshed look.
Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective and safe way of minimising the appearance of wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth specific muscles in the face that result in wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections work after around 3-14 days and can last for 3-4 months.
Anti-wrinkle injections are primarily recommended for the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. They are can also be used to produce a brow lift by lifting the position of the brow.
To determine the correct dosage of units you need to book in for a cosmetic injectable consultation with one of our Injectors. At Mosman inectors are available every day Monday to Saturday. At Surry Hills Dr Jake Sloane is available every Tuesday & every other Saturday and Cosmetic Nurse Michelle Dodd is available every Thursday & every second Saturday.
From the feedback of many clients they explain Anti-wrinkle injections feel like a light sting & they experience very mild/if not any pain at all. Keeping in mind everyone’s pain thresh hold is different.
After Anti-Wrinkle injections you may have slight redness & swelling. People do tend to go back to work! As Anti-Wrinkle injections do not normally leave any pain after the treatment is finished. Keeping in mind we do recommend to wear no make up for 24 hours after treatment to stop the risk of infection.
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