Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. The most common areas that can be treated are frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet. A multitude of advanced areas in the lower face can also be addressed, such as gummy smiles, corners of the mouth and facial slimming.
Gone are the days of tell tale "frozen" faces and "spocking" eye brows. A more conservative mindset is crucial, as we move towards a more sophisticated approach to neurotoxins, resulting in natural and undetected look.
What are Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections involve the injection of a controlled neurotoxin into specific muscles to temporarily relax muscle contraction that is causing dynamic lines and wrinkles on the skin.
What areas can be treated?
- The injections can treat areas such as:
- Crow's feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown ('glabellar') lines
- Gummy smile
- Dimply/ upturned chin
- Lip/ smokers lines
- Down turned mouth
- Bunny lines
Are results instant?
No, results are not instant. Results begin to show at day 4-5, with full effect at day 14.
How long do the results last?
Most people get 3-4 months of relaxation from their anti-wrinkle treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
An initial consultation will be completed with all new clients, with all paperwork and consent forms completed. Consultation and approval will then be obtained by the supervising cosmetic doctor (face to face or via video conference call) for the treatment, and a prescription will be written up to cover the patient for 12 months worth of future treatments. Generally an initial appointment will take 30 minutes. All future treatments should only take around 10-15 minutes.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is very quick. The injections may sting a little however most people tolerate the treatment well. We can use topical anaesthesia and/or ice if needed.
Are there any side effects?
The injection may sting for a short while and in some cases can cause some temporary localised reactions. While every precaution will be taken to prevent any complication, and that complications from this procedure are rare, they can and sometimes do occur. These include but are not limited to;
- Localised pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
- Skin tightness and/ or tingling sensation at injection site
- Itchy or aching forehead
- Headaches (for up to 3-4 days post treatment)
- Localised numbness (rare)
- Local muscle weakness in surrounding areas (Drooping of eyebrow, eyelid, mouth) (rare)
- Lower eyelid bagginess (rare)
Who is not suitable for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
- People who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby (including IVF)
- People with muscular or neuromuscular conditions, including Bells Palsy.
- People with particular autoimmune diseases (including MS, Sarcoidosis, Lupus etc)
Will I look "Frozen"?
NO! I pride myself on keeping my patients looking fresh faced, not frozen! I generally treat my patients conservatively, to minimise risks of any side effects associated with high doses. This also helps in keeping the treatment cost low. However, this means that a small minority of patients may require a follow-up “top-up” treatment or their initial treatment results may not last long enough. In this case we can adjust the dose for subsequent treatments to achieve the desired results. Injecting more is easy; correcting any untoward side effects can be difficult.
Crows - from $240
Frown - from $240
Forehead - from $240
Gummy Smile - from $120
Jawline/neck - from $360
Chin/ downturn mouth - from $120
Facial slimming - from $480
Bunny lines - from $120
Hyperhydrosis - from $1100
BASE Relax - $600
Three Areas, based on individual tailored treatement plan.
(Valued at $720)
*Minimum charge of $120 per treatment applies
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Please note: Men will generally need higher doses than average. Individual results may vary. All invasive procedures carry risks which need to be discussed with a cosmetic doctor. It is always recommended to also seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.