Anti-Wrinkle Injections

There are three brands available in Australia.

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:

 

Anti-wrinkle injections can also treat other areas in the lower face, migraines, Bruxism (excessive teeth grinding or clenching), and Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating.

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.

The Procedure

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.

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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.

Anti-wrinkle injections consist of a purified protein produced by a bacteria

Anti-wrinkle injection is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment around the world. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily weakening muscles. 

FAQs

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)
  • Frown
  • Forehead
  • Nose scrunch
  • Lip lines
  • Neck bands
  • Eye brow lift
  • Lifting corners of the mouth
  • Reshaping lower face
  • Facial asymmetry
  • 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.




Bruise Colouring


Colours directly across from another in the colour wheel cancels the other out. Red is directly across from green on the colour wheel. The colour green will neutralize the colour red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes. By simply referring to the colour wheel, you’ll better understand how to cover bruising or other skin blemishes. ​Apply the camouflage colour that cancels out the bruise colour and then apply your normal neutral skin foundation makeup on top.




Neutralising makeup colour needed


Bruising colour changes over a period of time, normally progresses from red, blue, purple, black, green and yellow shades. For this reason, the makeup used to camouflage bruising needs to change as the bruise colour changes. Green Concealers: Green neutralises the colour red, which is why green concealers are used for getting rid of any redness on your face. Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness from a red bruise or red blemishes such as acne or acne rosacea. Purple, Lavender, or Lilac Concealers: These are best suited for eliminating yellow bruising or any unwanted yellow undertones on your skin. Pink or Peach Concealers: This is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the colour wheel. Used to cover purple and blue bruising. Also can be used to combat dark under eye circles. Yellow Concealers: These are used for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles. Yellow is right across from purple on the colour wheel. Orange Concealers: Orange can be used to cover blue bruising.





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