Anti-Wrinkle Injections Melbourne
Anti-wrinkle injections offer effective and lasting treatment for some of the obvious signs of ageing caused by repeated muscle contraction. The wrinkle on the overlying skin softens due to the Anti Wrinkle injection weakening the muscle contractions.
Anti wrinkle muscle injections are the most in-demand non-surgical cosmetic treatment worldwide. While they have a well-established role in cosmetic treatments, these injections can also be used medically to treat patients suffering from specific medical muscle conditions.
The treatment consists of carefully injecting a purified protein into specific areas of the face to soften the overlying wrinkle or modify the facial shape. The aim is to look rejuvenated yet maintain a natural look.
There are currently three brands of Anti Wrinkle injections available in Melbourne, Australia however more brands of anti wrinkle injections will become available within the next few years.
To arrange a consultation for anti-wrinkle injections, Melbourne residents can contact our clinic today.
Our Clinic has excellent, experienced clinicians for Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Melbourne
Since 2002, Face to Face Medical has been a respected name in cosmetic treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, across Melbourne. Our team of Doctors and nurses include Dr Dahlia Tauber, who has had extensive experience in the use of Anti wrinkle injections in Melbourne and has trained other injectors in the use of Anti wrinkle injections in Melbourne, all around Australia, and overseas. She is a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), and an examiner for the CPCA college. She works closely with her team of injectors who are all highly experienced.
How Do Anti Wrinkle Injections Work?
The purified protein that is injected acts by blocking the nerve impulses in specific muscles of the face weakening the contraction of a specific muscle. As the muscle is relaxed the appearance of the overlying wrinkles is reduced.
The aim is to soften or reverse lines present. Continual contraction of a muscle will form lines and wrinkles over time. Even when not using the muscle, lines may stay etched into the skin. Anti wrinkle injections may help reverse the lines or prevent them from forming in the first place.
This treatment is accurately targeted at specific muscles, with only the smallest amount of the anti wrinkle protein injected at one time to ensure it works in a designated area of the face and does not affect surrounding muscles.
Some of the areas that these injections can treat include:
Eye Brow lift
Dimpling of the chin
In addition to the wide range of cosmetic uses, anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat other conditions in patients, such as Bruxism (the excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth), migraines, Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), as well as other issues that can affect the lower face.
As a testament to its safety profile, larger doses of anti-wrinkle injections are often used with children as young as 2 years old living with cerebral palsy. With antiwrinkle injection treatments in Melbourne we are using much smaller doses.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The first appointment for all new patients begins with an in-depth consultation with our qualified and friendly clinicians.. Treatment plans and patient concerns are discussed during this assessment, which allows our clinicians to understand how to achieve the best aesthetic results for each individual patient.
The procedure itself is very simple and straightforward, only taking a few minutes to complete. In fact, many patients are able to schedule appointments in their lunch break from work and head back into the office once the treatment is finished.
A small amount of the protein is injected under the skin and into the muscle, with most patients reporting little or no discomfort during the treatment. Initially after the Anti wrinkle injection treatment you may see small red bumps which disappear within minutes. Over the following days the targeted muscles will relax and reduce the appearance of the overlying wrinkles, while still allowing the patients to make natural facial expressions. Our aim is to look rejuvenated and natural at the same time.
Is There Any Discomfort?
Patients can experience very slight discomfort. Some patients opt to have the treatment areas numbed with ice prior to the injections, and of course our clinicians will ensure that all patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment session.
When Will the Results be Visible?
Early results are often seen after 2-3 days, while full treatment results may take 1-2 weeks. Our team recommend that patients return for a follow-up consultation 2 weeks after treatment to review the treatment results and make any minor adjustments if needed.
How long will Anti Wrinkle Injections Last?
The treatment usually lasts 3-6 months however it varies between individuals.
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Are There Side Effects?
Patients usually require no recovery time once the treatment is complete. Side effects are uncommon however some minor adverse events are possible.
Patients may experience tenderness or bruising across the treatment areas. This normally resolves within hours or days. Infrequently, headaches may occur which can be treated with mild painkillers. Other uncommon side effects include an allergic reaction. Uncommonly flu-like symptoms may appear temporarily. A temporary droop in the eyelid may occur after the frown lines have been treated. This usually resolves with a few weeks and can be improved with eyedrops.
Ant wrinkle injections have been a common treatment option in cosmetic medicine for over 20 years, and our clinicians will ensure to carefully explain potential side effects during the initial consultation.
This treatment should not be undertaken if you are pregnant or have certain neuromuscular disorders.
Disclaimer for Filler and Wrinkle Treatments
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s governing body when it comes to the approval of various medical products and treatments and does not allow for specific medical product names to be used on the internet.
Therefore, all individual products, treatment plans, and information regarding potentially adverse effects to the injections will be discussed with your clinician during the consultation.
For all further enquiries regarding our anti-wrinkle injection treatments, Melbourne locals can call our clinic today on 0414 484 191.
How do anti wrinkle injections work?
Anti wrinkle injections blocks the nerve impulses to the muscle treated preventing the muscle from contracting. The overlying wrinkle is then softened or eliminated as the muscle underneath is relaxed. Only small amounts are injected so that you can target specific areas without affecting surrounding areas. When used properly, anti wrinkle injections are very safe as spread from the site of injection is very limited.
What areas can be treated with anti wrinkle injections?
Areas that can be treated include:
Eyes (crows feet)
Eye brow lift
Lifting corners of the mouth
Reshaping lower face
Many other lower face areas
Is it safe?
This product has been used for well over 30 years. It’s safety has been proven long term. Any potential side effect is almost always temporary. Much larger doses of this product than is used in cosmetic uses are used in children with cerebral palsy as young as 2 years old.
How long does it last?
It begins to take effect 2-3 days following the procedure and works fully by 1-2 weeks. It usually lasts 3-6 months.
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure only takes a few minutes. Most people have this performed in their lunch break and go straight back to work afterwards. A small amount is injected under the skin or into the muscle. It doesn’t require anaesthetic as it is very tolerable. Ice can be used. Over the next few days the muscles gradually relax. You can still maintain facial expression however the wrinkles in the treated area soften or disappear.
Are there any side effects?
There are a few possible side effects however they do not happen very often. Bruising and tenderness at the injection site may occur however this normally resolves after a week. A headache may occur for a few days after the procedure. A mild painkiller may be taken if this occurs to relieve the headache. Minor temporary droop of one eyelid can occur when treating the frown lines. This is not common and disappears in days to weeks. There is an eye drop that can be used to sometimes reverse this until the eyelid returns to normal. Very rarely there can be an allergic reaction or a flu like illness.
Can it be used in pregnant women?
It should not be used in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or in people with certain neuromuscular disorders.