Anti-wrinkle Injections | Skin Clinic Fremantle
Whenever we laugh, frown or make facial expressions, our facial muscles contract and cause “dynamic wrinkles”. When we are young, these wrinkles resolve when we relax the muscles, however as we age these wrinkles become increasingly pronounced and prominent, giving an older, more tired, stressed, anxious or angry look. Anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax specific facial muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
The active ingredient in the anti-wrinkle injections is a purified bacterial protein. Government regulations prevent me from naming the anti-wrinkle product on this website, but it has been used for over 20 years in the cosmetic industry around the world with an excellent safety record and reputation.
What does treatment involve?
This is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of anti-wrinkle product is administered into selected facial muscles using a very fine microneedle. Any discomfort felt is minimal and brief. Anaesthetic is not required but your skin can be numbed with ice prior to the procedure.
How long does it take?
This is a bespoke service where each client is different, however, a anti-wrinkle treatment will typically take 10-20 minutes. Treatments can be done either by one of our doctors or by our cosmetic nurses after review by the doctor. We do not do cosmetic tele-consultations (such as via Skype or FaceTime). All our cosmetic patients are seen in person by a doctor.
Is there any aftercare?
It is important that you do not lie down, or rub/touch the treated muscles for 4 hours after your injections. This is to prevent accidental spread to surrounding muscles, which can lead to sub-optimal results.
When will I see results?
On average, you will start to see results after 3-5 days, and the full effect is usually reached at 2 weeks.
Will the treatment affect my facial expression?
Anti-wrinkle injections are intended to enhance and refresh your looks. Treatment will only relax muscles beneath the facial lines at the point of injection so that other elements of facial expression remain active. Since we tailor our treatments to each individual patient, the effects can be varied to suit your personal preference in terms of muscle movement. In other words, you don’t have to have the “frozen” look that was popular in the 1990s.
How long will the results last?
This differs between individuals but typically the effects will initially last 3-4 months. If you choose not to have further treatments, your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will revert to their pre-treatment levels, i.e. the effect of the treatment will gradually wear off.
Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Injections
How do I maintain my results after anti-wrinkle injections?
Regular anti-wrinkle treatments will improve the longevity of the treatment’s effects, i.e. the results of each treatment will last for longer and therefore the time between each treatment can be extented. In addition, regular treatment may help reduce static wrinkles (these are wrinkles that are present even when your face is at rest). Good cosmeceutical skin care can also help prolong the effects of your anti-wrinkle treatments.
What are the side effects?
While you may experience no side effects at all, as with all medications, side effects can occur. The dose of anti-wrinkle medication used for facial lines is small and any side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection. Possible side effects include headache, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, itching.
How much are Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Average Price Range
Please note: We charge for the amount (per unit) of product that is used, and prices with our doctors are higher than with our nurses. We treat each client as an individual and therefore the amount of product needed will vary from person to person. It is not possible to give an accurate quote without seeing you in person. The prices listed below are intended as a guide only and actual costs will vary.
|Forehead (horizontal lines)||$160|
|Vertical Lip Lines||$120|
|Masseters (Teeth Grinding)||$660|
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