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Anti Wrinkle Injections Melbourne

Cosmetic Medicine

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Anti Wrinkle Injections Melbourne

What are anti wrinkle injections

Anti wrinkle injections, also known as wrinkle relaxers, are a non-surgical wrinkle treatment that involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into targeted muscles to relax them, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Wrinkle relaxers are currently the most commonly performed medical procedure in the world – and for good reason. Cosmetic injectables have been used in medicine for over 30 years. They make for a simple, low cost, low complication and low risk method to target unwanted wrinkles and combat signs of ageing.

A guide to cosmetic injectables: Do I need wrinkle relaxers or dermal filler

As we age, the recurrent contraction of facial muscles cause formation of wrinkles. As the skin ages and loses its elasticity, these wrinkles become what we call either dynamic or static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are easily treated with wrinkle relaxers, as they are visible when our muscles make certain movements, movements that can be stopped with anti wrinkle injections.

Static wrinkles are present even without any facial expression. These are normally undesired wrinkles and make us look older, sometimes giving us an unmatching semblance which does not correlate to our mood or affect, eg: looking angry all the time due to frown lines. Depending on the depth of the wrinkles, they can be addressed with the use of cosmetic injectables – either dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers, or a combination of the two.

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How do wrinkle relaxers work

Wrinkle relaxers consist of the application of a small amount of neurotoxin via tiny injections on specific locations which prevents the contraction of the muscles targeted, and therefore maintain the muscle in its natural relaxed state. This means the muscle is not going to be able to contract and form wrinkles, making the skin appear smoother, healthier and reducing the signs of ageing.

What areas can we treat

The following are the most commonly treatment areas and concerns:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crows feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Pebble chin
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Facial slimming
  • Downward turned mouth corners

Other uses for anti-ageing injections are:

  • Excessive sweating on face, arm pits, hands and feet
  • Eye lid spasms
  • Teeth clenching/grinding (bruxism)

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Anti wrinkle injections cost in Melbourne

Costs for cosmetic injectables can vary depending on several factors such as the specific treatment area, the amount of product required, and the experience level of the injector.

Treatment area: The treatment area can significantly influence the cost of anti wrinkle injections. Generally, larger treatment areas or areas that require more product will cost more than smaller treatment areas.

Amount of product required: The amount of product required to achieve the desired results can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the wrinkles or lines being treated. The typical number of units required per area varies depending on the individual, but for example, the forehead may require between 10 and 20 units, while crow’s feet may require between six and 12 units.

Injector’s experience: Injectors with more experience and expertise in performing wrinkle treatment with anti-ageing injections may charge a higher fee for their services.

During a consultation, you will be provided with a personalised treatment plan that will outline the details of your procedure according to your needs. Your treatment plan will help us to estimate your total procedure costs in a personalised quote.

What you can expect from the treatment

Based on your consultation, the injector will create a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and concerns. They will discuss the areas that will be treated and the amount of product that will be used.

The treatment is quick and easy. At the beginning of your appointment, your physician may apply some topical numbing cream to the area, if you prefer. The treatment involves a series of injections into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. You may be asked to squint or make other facial expressions so that your injector can accurately locate where the injection should be placed, although this will already be determined during a thorough consultation. Your injector will use small amounts of anti-wrinkle solution at a time, placing the right amount in each precise location.

The procedure is typically painless, and can be completed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, before you are able to continue with your daily routine as normal.

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Your results

Results from treatment with anti wrinkle injections will start showing up in a few days (usually three to five depending on type of neurotoxin used). Optimal results are expected two weeks after the initial treatment, and we recommend a review then to ensure there is no asymmetry or undesired effects.

Results are not forever! Like everything in life, we need to maintain the results to ensure
prevention of ageing and best long-term results. The length of duration of the treatment will vary between individuals, but three to four months is the usual recommended interval between treatments. Sometimes, results may last for up to six months.

Recovery and Aftercare

Anti wrinkle injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that typically requires minimal recovery and aftercare. However, it is still essential to follow some basic guidelines to ensure optimal results and minimise the risk of complications.

Here are some common recovery and aftercare tips to keep in mind after receiving wrinkle removal treatment with anti wrinkle injections:

  • Avoid touching the treated area for at least four hours after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection or displacement of the product.
  • Avoid lying down or exercising for the first few hours after the procedure, as this can increase blood flow to the face and cause the product to move to unintended areas.
  • Avoid alcohol, blood thinning medications, and supplements like aspirin or fish oil for a few days after the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding.
  • Follow any specific aftercare instructions given by your injector, such as avoiding certain skincare products or sun exposure.
  • Attend any recommended follow-up appointments with your injector to ensure the best results and address any concerns you may have.

Remember that wrinkle removal with anti wrinkle injections is a temporary cosmetic treatment that typically lasts for a few months, and results can vary depending on the individual. Following these recovery and aftercare tips can help ensure a comfortable experience while maximising the longevity of your results.

Risks and Complications

Anti wrinkle injections are generally reliable and effective when administered by a qualified and experienced injector. However, like any medical procedure, there is a risk of potential side effects and complications, although these are quite rare and are generally short-term, resolving naturally.

Risks and complications associated with wrinkle removal using cosmetic injectables can include:

  • Bruising or swelling at the injection site: This is a common side effect that typically resolves within a few days to a week after the procedure.
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms: Some people may experience mild headaches or flu-like symptoms after the procedure, which typically resolve within a few days.
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids): In rare cases, the product may migrate to unintended areas and cause drooping of the eyelids, which typically resolves within a few weeks.
  • Allergic reactions: Although rare, some people may experience an allergic reaction to the product, which can cause symptoms such as rash, itching, or difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any allergic reaction.
  • Infection: As with any medical procedure, there is a risk of infection at the injection site. It is important to ensure that you follow aftercare instructions, keeping the area clean to minimise this risk.
  • Asymmetry: In some cases, the product may cause asymmetry or an uneven appearance, which can usually resolve naturally or be corrected with additional treatment.

It is important to note that the risks and complications associated with anti-wrinkle injections are generally rare and can be minimised by choosing a qualified and experienced injector and following proper aftercare instructions. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your injector before undergoing the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are anti wrinkle injections effective?

When administered by a qualified and experienced injector, anti wrinkle injections are generally considered effective and reliable. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects that should be discussed with your injector, as well as how to prevent these side effects by following certain preparation and aftercare instructions.

Does getting cosmetic injectables hurt?

Generally the procedure quite painless, with people only typically reporting very minimal pain or discomfort during the treatment once the injections are administered. The needle used is very fine and the sharp sting, if noticed, only lasts for a few seconds at a time. If you’re concerned about pain, topical numbing cream (a local anaesthetic) can be applied at the beginning of the treatment to aid in comfort levels.

Who is a good candidate for wrinkle relaxers?

Good candidates for anti wrinkle injections are generally healthy adults who are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is important to discuss your medical history and any potential risks with your injector before undergoing the procedure. The treatment can be ideal for those at any age, although we find that those who begin treatments with anti-wrinkle injections once the early signs of ageing have begun to appear, usually their late 20’s or early 30’s, can experience some wrinkle prevention benefits.

What areas can be treated with anti-ageing injections?

Anti wrinkle injections can be used to treat various areas of the face, such as forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines and chin wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxers can also be used to treat other conditions, such as excessive sweating on face, arm pits, hands and feet, eye lid spasms and teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism).

How often should I get wrinkle removal?

The frequency of treatments will depend on the individual and the specific treatment area. Most people choose to have treatments every three to four months to maintain their results, although sometimes patients may find that the results from their initial treatment can last for up to six months before they need a top-up treatment.

Are there any precautions I should take before the treatment?

Your injector will provide you with specific instructions on any precautions you should take both before and after the treatment. To prepare for the treatment, you may be instructed to avoid alcohol, blood-thinning medications, and certain supplements before the treatment.

What’s the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal filler?

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two different types of cosmetic injectables that are used to address different concerns.

Anti wrinkle injections, also known as botulinum toxin injections, work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear. This type of injection is typically used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form from repeated facial expressions such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.

On the other hand, dermal fillers are injectable gels that are used to add volume and plumpness to the skin. This type of injection is typically used to address static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear even when the face is at rest, as well as to enhance facial features such as the lips and cheeks.

While both anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are minimally invasive and can provide noticeable improvements in the appearance of the skin, they are used to target different concerns and areas of the face. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced injector to determine which treatment is best suited for your individual needs and goals. If you like, you may be able to have treatment with both types of cosmetic injectables at the same time to achieve the best results. You are able to discuss this option with one of our physicians during your consultation prior to treatment.

Why Chose Essence Cosmetic Medicine for Wrinkle Treatment

At Essence Cosmetic Medicine, we provide optimised individual comprehensive facial assessment rather than the usual in and out injectable clinics. We pride ourselves for being and excellence cosmetic clinic which only counts with expert cosmetic injectors that have been in the industry for long time and are well recognised as industry leaders lead by Dr Lucas de Siqueira, a nationally and internationally recognised cosmetic trainer. At Essence, you will have time to talk about the procedures, discuss best options available, and count with a variety of services that combined will give you the best possible outcomes.

Our Results

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All pictures are illustrative only. More than one modality of treatment might have been used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections. Results may vary from individuals and you might not get results as good as the ones depicted here. To see if anti-wrinkle injections or other treatments would be ideal for you, we recommend you to make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation with Dr Lucas de Siqueira.

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