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What are Anti-wrinkle Injections?

These days, more and more people are turning to cosmetic doctors for facial rejuvenation treatments. This is simply because we’re becoming increasingly aware that, achieving a fresher, youthful glow is not only safe and fast but affordable. Today, it’s feasible to improve our appearance – allowing our facial expression to reflect our inner health. In other words, we can look as good as we feel.

Sydney South West Anti-Wrinkle InjectionsAnti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that help to reduce and prevent unwanted facial wrinkles. This is achieved by the administering of a tinny muscle relaxant protein via a very fine needle just under the skin. This technique is ideal for frown lines, forehead and crow’s feet creating a fresher and smoother rejuvenated appearance.

This muscle relaxant protein is a natural, laboratory purified protein. It is derived from a  from a bacteria, in the same way as antibiotic Penicillin is derived from mound. Common muscle relexant currently availiable in Australia are made from USA, European and Germany.

Common injections currently available in Australia are anti wrinkle injections and European anti wrinkle injections. Both anti wrinkle injections and European anti wrinkle injections are doctor prescribed medicines and should only be injected by trained medical professionals.

In addition to their use for cosmetic reasons, anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat patients with a gummy smile, facial asymmetry, spasticity in cerebral palsy, spasmodic torticollis, blepharospasm, axilla, excessive sweating for both hands and feet (primary hyperhidrosis), as well as tension and migraine headaches.

Type of anti-wrinkle injections

These anti wrinkle injections are produce by different companies. They have similar effects and side effects but their measured unit, dilution and longevity are different.

How does anti wrinkle injections work?

Once injected into the specific facial wrinkle-causing muscle or muscles, the relaxant toxin protein relaxes the muscle/s making it difficult to contract or continue making undesirable facial expressions, enabling the lines and wrinkles to gradually smooth out.

Benefits of having Anti-wrinkle Treatments

Anti-wrinkle injections smooth out unwanted fine facial lines and wrinkles giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections also aid in the prevention and formation of new facial lines and wrinkles that come with age. In comparison to surgery, anti-wrinkle injections are a safe, simple, quick, effective and affordable solution with the additional bonus of no downtime.

Who should have anti-wrinkle Injections?

Anyone (above the age of 18) desiring a relaxed, smoother, fresher and youthful appearance.

Anyone who would like to prevent the formation of undesirable facial lines and wrinkles. Medical indications such as movement disorders (head, neck, shoulder, face), cerebral palsy and post stroke muscular spasticity, axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

What happen during the Anti-wrinkle treatment?

Sydney South West Anti Wrinkle InjectionsThe procedure takes around 10 minutes. During the process, you will be asked to raise your eyebrows, frown, and squint your eyes to mark out the unwanted lines on your face. The skin may be numbed prior to the anti wrinkle injections and/or European anti wrinkle injections being injected into the specific muscles. Using very fine needles, the injection may sting for a couple of seconds and normal activities can be resumed immediately after.

It takes 2-3 days for the injections to begin working and 7-10 days to see the full results.

In order to attain the best results, the recommended treatment dosage is solely dependent on each individual’s desires and the severity of the wrinkles.

What areas of face can be treated?

  • Forehead horizontal lines – (surprise lines)
  • Frown lines – (Glabella: between the eyebrows)
  • ‘Crow’s feet’ – (at the sides of the eyes)
  • Lines under the eyes
  • ‘Bunny Crunches’ – (lines on the upper sides of the nose)
  • Mouth frown lines – (down-turning corners of the mouth)
  • Upper lip lines – (smoker lips)
  • ‘Gummy’ smiles – (excessive display of upper gum when smiling)
  • ‘Canine’ smiles
  • Flared nostrils
  • Chin horizontal creases and dimpling
  • Jaw lines definition
  • Neck vertical bands
  • Hyperhidrosis – (excessive sweating under-arms, hands and feet)

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will depend upon your age and the depth of your lines and wrinkles. Usually, a treatment is recommended every three to six months. It appears that the effects of a treatment remain longer with repeated treatments.

How long will the results last?

The process begins to develop within a few days and usually lasts for three to six months. However, this varies from person to person.

What will I look like if I decide not to have another treatment?

The effect of the injections wears off with time. If you decide not to have another treatment your skin will return to the same state as it was prior.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Men

More men are seeking cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections to help them look more relaxed, fresher and youthful.

Anti-wrinkle injections cost

The cost of anti-wrinkle injections are determined by the number of units necessary in order to ascertain the most appropriate and long lasting results.

Anti wrinkle injections price per unit (European anti wrinkle injections is relative cost less per unit), multiple area discounts may apply.

Brand 1 America

Administered by Doctor
$14/unit incl. GST

Administered by Nurse
$12/unit incl. GST

Brand 2 Germany

Administered by Doctor
$12/unit incl. GST

Administered by Nurse
$10/unit incl. GST

Brand 3 Europe – $3/unit incl. GST

Anti-Wrinkle Injections for ManForehead lines: average dose is 5-15 units
Frown lines: 10-20 units
Crow’s feet: 6-12 units each side
Eyebrow lifts: 4 units each side
Bunny/Nose lines: 2-6 units
Corner of the mouth lifting: 4 units each side
Nose lifting: 6 units
Upper lip lines: 4 units
Excessive sweating (primary hyperhidrosis):
Armpit/hands/feet sweating from $400

Want to know more about Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Sydney?
Contact Skinnotion now on 02 4655 6638.

Pre-op Care for anti-wrinkle injections

Avoid alcoholic beverages for a period of 24 hours prior to minimise any possible bruising.

Please inform us if, you are on blood thinners e.g., aspirin, fish oils and herbal medicines.

Post-op care for anti-wrinkle treatments

Avoid alcoholic beverages for a period of 24 hours prior to minimise any possible bruising.

Please inform us if, you are on blood thinners e.g., aspirin, fish oils and herbal medicines.

FAQs

Are there any risks?

Anti wrinkle injections has been approved and used for more than 20 years overseas and for 15 years in Australia for therapeutic treatments without any reported permanent side effects.

Are there side effects?

Many people describe a mild discomfort like a brief pinprick sensation only.

Slight localised skin redness or swelling that usually lasts for a few minutes only.

Bruising at the treated area might occur however, usually, resolves quickly.

A heavy sensation in the forehead including headaches may occur and last for a couple of days.

Temporary eyebrow or eyelid drooping (1-2% of patients) and double vision are rare side effects but, usually last for a period of 1-2 weeks only.

Is hospitalisation required?

No, this is an in-and-out procedure without any downtime.

Are there any age limits for this procedure?

Any adult over the age of 18 years.

Are there any contraindications? In other words, a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment.

Pregnant or lactating women;

Allergies to human albumin;

Infection or inflammation in the injected area; and

Neurological disorders e.g. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig’s Disease), Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert Eaton Disorder.

Is it painful?

You might feel a brief pinprick sensation or a dull pain during or after the injections.

How long does it take?

About 5-10 minutes. Usually, the treatment can be done during lunchtime so you can easily return to work immediately.

Are there complications?

The chances of complications are very rare. No permanent complications have ever been reported in the 30 years since it’s been used worldwide.

Will I get skin irregularities?
Unlikely
Will there be bruising or swelling?

You might experience mild localised bruising or swelling which would abate within a few days.

Are any bandages applied?
No
Do I need time off work?

Anti-wrinkle treatments do not require you to take time off work.

When can I get out in the sun again?

You should avoid exposing yourself to the sun for about twenty-four hours after any anti wrinkle injections injections.

Should I follow a special diet?

No special diet is required although, you should cut down on your intake of sodium in case of swelling.

Will there be scars ?

Scarring is an extremely rare occurrence after having anti-wrinkle injections. In extremely rare cases, such as if you’re prone to keloid formation, excessive scarring may occur only.

Can I drive home after my Anti-Wrinkle Injections surgery?

Yes you can drive back home after the injection. However, in case you have eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision, swelling in eyelids, (which can be very rare), you should avoid driving the car till the problem subsides.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?

Your doctor might ask you to come back in 1 or 2 weeks to assess the progress of the treatment

Can anti-wrinkle injections be combined with other products and procedures to give an even more rejuvenated appearance?

Many people use a combination of cosmetic products and procedures to achieve a more rejuvenated appearance. Anti wrinkle injections is used to relax the muscles we use to form facial expressions and dynamic wrinkles. When we’re young, our skin springs back to its initial position. However, as we age, dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkles and folds that present even after we’ve rested. Placing a dermal filler product below the skin’s surface can literally fill in or plump up these static wrinkles and folds.

Skin care products such as Dermapen, Vibraderm, PRP and Palomar laser skin resurfacing can also improve the condition of the skin.

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The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to substitute the professional medical advice given by a physician during an in-office consultation and examination. Any photographs/illustrations on this website cannot be reproduced and/or reprinted in any way without written permission from Skinnotion.

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