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How do anti wrinkle injections work?
Anti wrinkle injections block 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 anti wrinkle injections are used properly, spread from the site of injection is very limited.
Areas that can be treated include:
Eye Brow lift
Dimpling of the chin
This product has been used for well over 20 years. Any potential side effect is almost always temporary. Much larger doses of anti wrinkle injections than is used in cosmetic uses are used in children with cerebral palsy as young as 2 years old.
A thorough consultation will be provided at your first appointment. Face to face assessment, concerns, and a treatment plan are discussed to achieve your best aesthetic results.
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.
How much discomfort is involved?
The needles used for anti-wrinkle injections are very small, so any discomfort is usually minimal. Patients generally tolerate the pain very well
without any form of numbing. We do offer ice packs before injections to help minimise any discomfort. Our clinician’s gentle approach will ensure your treatment is performed with the best care.
How long will it take to see results?
It begins to take effect 2-3 days following the procedure and works fully by 1-2 weeks. Anti-wrinkle injections last anywhere between 3-6 months. We recommend you return for a 2 week review after your first treatment to ensure expected results are met. Anti-wrinkle injections are medical treatments, and what works for one person may not work as well for another.
Are there any side effects?
Generally, there is no downtime after anti-wrinkle injections. However, there are a few possible side effects that can happen though not 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.
Your treating clinician will discuss these possible side effects in more detail at the time of your consultation. At Face To Face Medical, we aim to minimise your side effects with safe injection techniques, hence providing the best treatment results for you.
It should not be used in pregnancy or in people with certain neuromuscular disorders.
Filler And Wrinkle Treatment Disclaimer
The Australian therapeutic goods administration (TGA) guidelines do not allow the use of specific medical product names on the internet. Therefore, all references on this site refer to approved headings of anti-wrinkle injections, and dermal fillers. The clinic uses only the highest quality and medically tested products available. As we cannot discuss the individual products, the details of adverse effects possible can only be discussed at your consultation. For further details please contact us on 0414 484 191.