Antiwrinkle injections are a powerful nonsurgical treatment that smooths dynamic wrinkles and unwanted lines, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This is a simple, quick, minimally-invasive nonsurgical treatment that delivers dramatic results. There is no downtime and minimal side effects. Pricing varies as to your prescribed dosage and area.
The benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
As your skin loses collagen and elastin, it doesn’t bounce back into place the way it did when you were young. This can leave you with:
Frown lines between the eyebrows
Commonly Asked Questions About Anti-Wrinkle Injections
How Does It Work?
Anti-wrinkle injections relaxes and weakens the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and frown lines. They work by temporarily relaxing the muscles of facial expression. By softening your wrinkles, you can achieve a more youthful, relaxed and refreshed appearance with just a few quick injections.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat the face, neck and décolletage and some areas of the body.
What Do I Need to Do For Preparation?
Avoid blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil, one week prior to treatment.
Advise your clinician if you:
- Have an auto-immune disorder
- Are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy
- Have a severe metabolic or systemic disorder
- Have active sunburn, eczema or psoriasis
- Are currently taking aminoglycoside antibiotics
- Are under 18 years of age (seven-day cooling-off period is required)
What Is The Procedure?
Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for anti-wrinkle injections and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected facial muscle/s using a very fine needle. The injections may sting for a few seconds, but no anaesthetic is required.
Who Is Not Suitable?
- Has Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome
- Is hypersensitive to product ingredients, specifically BTX-A
- Currently has an active infection in the area to be injected
- Is pregnant or breastfeeding
If you are unsure, please contact your clinic.
What Are The Risks?
Wrinkles injections are a medical treatment prescribed by a doctor and have risks associated. In terms of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, wrinkle injections are generally considered to be the lowest risk procedures.
The risks and side effects may include:
- Bruising and swelling at injections sites, this is common
- Headache post injection, mild, usually lasts 24hrs or less.
- Eyebrow/eyelid droops. Minor and temporary. Could last 3 weeks.
- More than one treatment may be required to achieve the desired result.
- Blurred vision. Temporary. Extremely rare.
- Swallowing and breathing problems.
- Infection is extremely rare