Anti-wrinkle injections are a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in anti-wrinkle treatments is derived from bacteria in sterile laboratory conditions similar to the process in which Penicillin is derived from mould. Anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription-only medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional.
Smoother Natural Appearance
Anti-wrinkle injections are designed to stop the muscle from contracting and forming wrinkles. This can essentially leave you with a smoother and more youthful appearance. However, it is extremely important to understand that anti-wrinkle injections may not immediately improve static lines, or lines that are present at rest.
Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by the repeated use of the muscles of facial expression. Static wrinkles are those that occur as consequence of ageing of the skin. Sleep wrinkles are caused by lying on the side of the face in bed. These form oblique lines across the cheeks.
Recommended Treatment Areas
Vertical wrinkles above the nose between the eyebrows,
Horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose and down the sides of the upper part of the nose
‘Crow’s feet’ at the corners of the eye
Wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
In Australia we are not allowed to name the substance or brands of that substance that are used to reduce wrinkles. Although used worldwide for this cosmetic purpose, the Therapeutic Drug Administration in Australia forbids their use in advertising for cosmetic purposes and will only sanctions there use for certain types of muscle spasm.
WHAT DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS DO?
It temporarily relaxes those facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, therefore producing a younger and softer appearance.
IS IT SAFE?
It has been used in tens of thousands of patients worldwide with no major or permanent complications reported to date to our knowledge.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Following anti-wrinkle injections, results may become visible within 1-2 days of their treatment, with full results taking up to 10-14 days to become apparent. The recommended dose will vary depending on individual muscle strength and severity of lines. Follow-up appointments are advised 2 weeks post-treatment offering complimentary dose adjustments to guarantee that optimal results are achieved.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Usually 3-4 months. In some people it may last longer. For some it may last as long as 6 months, but this is not the norm. It is also unusual for a person not to obtain an adequate response.
ARE THERE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Minor bruising is not uncommon, occurring about 1 in 10 patients. When the muscles causing the vertical lines between the eyebrows are injected, the patient is advised to not touch the area for 4 hours afterwards, since this can cause a temporary partial droopiness of the eyelid. Should this occur eye drops are used that will elevate the eyelid until the effect of the injection wears off naturally. (Usually within a matter of 3 weeks).
WHAT ARE OTHER USES FOR ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
Masseter injection; the masseter muscles are on each side of the face in front of the ear and are used for chewing food. In some people, these are over developed often as a result of ‘bruxism’ (clenching of the jaws)… This is usually a sub conscious habit that especially occurs at night during sleep. The aesthetic result is a wide appearance of the face from the front view. This is a particular problem seen in some Asians and is a genetic trait.The result of injection in the masseter’s is a narrowing of the width of the face, often changing a squared appearance to an oval as seen from the front view.
Depressor Anguli Oris; (DAO) the muscles that depress the angles of the mouth in a downward direction can be injected to reduce their effects and produce an elevation at the corners of the mouth.
It has been used successfully in the upper face to reduce headaches.
It is used with remarkable effect in those with spastic muscle disorders.
Excessive sweating (known as hyperhydrosis) injections are proven to be an effective treatment for: axillary hyperhydrosis (underarms), palmar hyperhydrosis (palm of hands), Anti-wrinkle injections are placed superficially in the skin of the area being treated. Most clients can expect an improvement of 85% or more in sweating; with results remaining effective between 6 – 12 months.