Anti Wrinkle Injections offer effective and lasting treatment for some of the obvious signs of ageing caused by repeated muscle contraction. Wrinkles can develop as a result of sun damage, genetics, dehydration, and repeated facial movements. When we move our face, the muscles under the skin cause the skin to fold. Over time, this process leads to wrinkles that start as fine lines and then develop into deeper lines.
They tend to start in the Forehead, Frown Lines, and around the eyes (Crow’s Feet). Anti Wrinkle Injections relax the muscle, thereby softening or completely removing the wrinkle in the overlying skin. If the skin above the muscle is not able to fold repeatedly, it is less likely to form a wrinkle thereby preventing wrinkles from forming. In addition, lines that are already deeply etched into the skin may soften.
Our treatment goal is to relax the muscle which prevents overlying wrinkles while preserving your natural expression. We aim to maintain your natural beauty while rejuvenating your appearance, so no one will notice you had treatment.
Anti Wrinkle Injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment worldwide. 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.
Apart from improving lines, Antiwrinkle Injections can also be used to improve facial shape, to help reduce teeth grinding (Bruxism), treat migraines, and reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the face, armpits, palms, and soles.
Muscles of the face and neck have specific functions. Some pull parts of the face up (elevator muscles) and other pull it down (Depressor Muscles). With our expertise, we can selectively weaken targeted muscles to improve the muscle balance of the face such as creating an Eyebrow Lift, improve the Jowls, lift the corners of the mouth, improve a Gummy Smile, and soften Neck Bands.
The shape and proportion of the male face is different than that of a female, so Anti Wrinkle Injections in men require skill and an understanding of the subtle differences. If performed incorrectly you may inadvertently feminize a man’s face. At Face To Face Medical, we are skilled at customising treatment specific to men and consider the subtle differences required when treating men compared to women.
The aim is to enhance and preserve masculine features while softening lines. Men typically have brows that sit lower than females and are less arched. Softening but not completely removing lines are often key to maintaining a masculine look.
Antiwrinkle Injections consist of a purified protein. It acts by blocking the nerve impulses in specific muscles of the face weakening the contraction of the targeted muscle. As the muscle is relaxed, the appearance of the overlying wrinkles are softened or completely eliminated.
Continual contraction of a muscle will form lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin. Over time, with repeated muscle contraction, lines may stay etched into the skin even when the muscle isn’t contracting. If the skin above the muscle is not able to fold repeatedly, it is less likely to form a wrinkle. Anti Wrinkle Injections prevent lines from forming and help soften lines that are already etched into the skin.
By precisely targeting specific muscles with small amounts of the anti wrinkle protein injection we ensure surrounding muscles are not affected.
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. We offer all 3 brands at Face To Face Medical so that we can use the Brand that best suits each individual.
Areas that can be treated include:
A thorough assessment and consultation followed by a treatment plan is discussed with you. Each patient has individual anatomy, goals, and facial balance so we individualize every treatment. Included in the assessment is a careful observation of your muscle movement and your lines at rest and in animated expression. Photographic documentation is part of every initial assessment. The clinicians at Face To Face Medical are highly skilled and strive for the best and most natural result possible.
Using a very fine needle, we inject the Anti Wrinkle Injection clear fluid into the skin above the muscles in a pattern that is unique to your facial movements. The procedure itself is very straightforward, only taking a few minutes. In fact, you are able to schedule appointments in your lunch break from work and head back into the office once the treatment is complete.
Most people feel little to no discomfort during the injection process. Ice can be used to reduce any discomfort. After the procedure, you may notice little red bumps where the injection was administered. These typically subside in about 10 minutes. We advise you not to massage or rub the area for 4 hours post treatment to avoid shifting the Anti Wrinkle Injections. There is no downtime. Over the following days the targeted muscles will relax, and the appearance of the overlying wrinkles will reduce, while still allowing you to make natural facial expressions. We aim to rejuvenate while maintaining a natural appearance.
We recommend that new patients return for a follow-up consultation 2 weeks after treatment to review the treatment results and make any minor adjustments if needed.
Anti Wrinkle Injections have been used for well over 40 years to treat medical conditions and over 30 years in cosmetic medicine. There are no reports of long term side effects. Any potential side effects are temporary. Much larger doses of Anti Wrinkle Injections are used safely in children with specific medical conditions as young as 2 years old.
Results usually begin within 2-4 days following the procedure and the full effects are evident by 1-2 weeks. The effect should last 3-6 months depending on your muscle thickness, dose, age, facial movements, and metabolism. Over time, the body metabolizes the toxin leading to a moderate return of muscle movement where the treatment occurred. We find that most patients repeat treatments two or three times a year.
The optimal time to start treatment is when you begin to notice wrinkles develop. This can be as early as in your 20s for some and later for others. Depending on your genetics, sun exposure and degree of facial expression, you will benefit from Anti Wrinkle Injections at different times. Its best to start before your wrinkles become deeply etched into the skin. It is more difficult to reverse lines that are already present in the resting face than to prevent them from forming in the first place.
Yes. In fact, the treatments often complement each other and are done at the same time.
Patients may experience very slight discomfort however many find this almost painless. You may 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.
Side effects are uncommon however some minor adverse events are possible. Patients may experience tenderness or bruising in the treatment areas. This normally resolves within hours or days. Infrequently, headaches may occur which can be treated with mild painkillers. Other uncommon temporary side effects include an allergic reaction and flu-like symptoms. There are specific but temporary potential side effects depending on the area treated. A temporary droop in the eyelid may occur after the frown line treatment. This usually resolves within a few weeks and can be improved with eyedrops. The eyebrow may temporarily drop slightly with Forehead treatments.
Anti Wrinkle Injections have been a common treatment option in cosmetic medicine for over 30 years, and our clinicians will carefully explain potential side effects during the initial consultation.
This treatment should not be undertaken if you are pregnant or have certain neuromuscular disorders.
It should not be used in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or in people with certain neuromuscular disorders.
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 is the author of the widely used manual in the use of Anti Wrinkle Injections. She works closely with her team of injectors who are all highly experienced.
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.
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