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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Look visibly younger by treating frown lines, smile lines and forehead lines with anti wrinkle injections. This effective treatment relaxes the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime. Anti-wrinkle injections can create a refreshed, smooth, and rejuvenated appearance in as little as 30 minutes, providing optimal results that can last as long as eight months.

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    THE RESULTS

    Creating a smooth, rejuvenated appearance by relaxing the underlying muscle

    Anti-Wrinkle Injections usually cause muscle relaxation of the injected area three to five days after the injection. The full effects may not be seen for two weeks, however, this may vary from patient to patient. Cosmos Clinic encourages all patients to return for their complimentary follow-up appointment after two weeks.

    *Results may vary from patient to patient.
    **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post treatment.

    THE PROCEDURE

    Effective anti wrinkle injections that only take up to 30 minutes

    Anti wrinkle injections work by blocking the impulses from the nerves that control muscle movement. When injected into the muscle tissue, the anti-wrinkle injections will cause muscle relaxation after about three days, so that the muscles cannot contract and create the appearance of wrinkles. This creates a smooth and rejuvenated appearance of the overlying skin that can last anywhere from three to eight months. When used for the treatment of dynamic facial lines, the effect will typically last for about three months.

    Anti-wrinkle injections require five to ten tiny injections per area with a very fine needle. Unlike injectable wrinkle treatments given at skin clinics, our medical professionals use cold packs and preserved saline to reduce any mild discomfort. No local anaesthetic cream is needed.

    The most commonly treated areas include:

    • Frown lines or worry lines between the eyebrows;
    • “Surprise” or forehead lines (expression lines);
    • Bunny lines (lines along the side of the nose);
    • Crows feet or “laugh lines”; and
    • Eyebrow lift

    In these areas, excessive contraction of the muscles below the skin causes skin to wrinkle and eventually crease. The facial expressions caused by these particular muscle actions are generally undesirable for the patient. Crease lines on the skin that do not disappear when stretched out will be improved, but not completely removed by anti wrinkle injections and may need treatment by other methods such as Dermal Fillers and/or Collagen Stimulators.

    Anti wrinkle injections (or wrinkle relaxers) can also be used for:

    • Excessive sweating: Anti wrinkle injections can reduce sweating in areas such as the underarms, hands, and feet
    • Wrinkles around the mouth, such as depressed corners of the mouth: Targeting the small muscles that are present around the mouth, wrinkle relaxers can relax the muscles and create a smoother appearance
    • Neck bands: To tighten the skin on the neck, this treatment can be used to minimise the muscle size and therefore the amount of wrinkles
    • Bunny lines on the nose: To relax the muscles on the nose that cause the appearance of bunny lines, the lines seen when sniffing, wrinkle injections can be used
    • Chin Enhancement: Wrinkle relaxers can be used on the chin to settle the appearance of wrinkling that occurs when lips are moved
    • Jaw line contouring: Injectable treatment for wrinkles can be used in this area to slim and elongate square jaws
    • Calf contouring: Anti-wrinkle injections are used to slim and contour bulky calf muscles
    • Migraines: Since wrinkle removal treatment work by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract, it can relax the area, reducing pain that may be causing migraines or headaches in some patients
    • Back and facial muscle spasms: Wrinkle relaxers can reduce muscle spasms by blocking the nerve impulses that can the spasms to occur

    Anti wrinkle injections prices

    Costs will vary from patient to patient, as prices will be dependent on factors such as the areas being treated, the quantity of the product that needs to be used, and treatment time. The amount used will be measured by units and costs can be calculated by adding up the individual costs per unit. Depending on the treatment area, the average amount of units used per treatment is typically 10 to 20. The amount of anti wrinkle injections that will be needed per patient will depend on how active the patient’s muscles are. To get a better idea of what your treatment costs will be, discuss your desired treatment areas and goals with a Cosmos Clinic doctor or nurse during your initial consultation.

    A guide to starting prices per treatment area:

    • Forehead wrinkles prices start from $165 – $200
    • Frown lines prices start from $200 – $400
    • Around the eyes prices start from $200 – $400
    • Brow lift prices start from $165 – $200
    • Initial consultation is between $120 – $330, redeemable upon treatment

    OUR EXPERIENCE

    Bringing science to the art of beauty

    At Cosmos Clinic, all of our injectors are specially trained in performing injectable treatments and one of our medical professionals has been appointed as an Allergan National Trainer, which is a prestigious title held by less than 20 doctors nationwide.

    We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic at our various locations, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast, and Adelaide. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment. For travelling patients, please send us images of the areas you wish to have treated and indicate which Cosmos Clinic you’d like to receive treatment at, as well as where you’re located in the description. This way, our staff can include the appropriate information for travelling patients as part of your personalised quote.

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    POST TREATMENT

    Resume normal activities the same day

    Anti wrinkle injections usually cause muscle relaxation of the injected area three to five days after the injection. The full effects may not be seen for two weeks, however, this may vary from patient to patient. Cosmos Clinic encourages all patients to return for their complimentary follow-up appointment after two weeks.

    Patients may notice some small red bumps on the treatment area, but this should subside within 15 to 30 minutes. Minor bruising may also be present and should fade within a few days to one week. Patients may experience headaches for a short amount of time after treatment, however, many patients notice that the muscle relaxing nature of the wrinkle removal treatment generally improves their headache symptoms in the long term. Anti-wrinkle injections can actually be used to specifically improve migraine symptoms.

    After the treatment, vigorous rubbing of the injected areas should be avoided for at least eight hours. Exposure to extreme heat, such as saunas, should be avoided for the first few days after treatment and it is important to keep the treatment areas clean. Contrary to what was formerly thought, the position of the patient during or after properly performed preparation or injection of anti-wrinkle injections does not influence the area or the intensity of the effect. However, we do encourage you to move the muscles in the treated area in the first few hours after the treatment. This will increase the action and onset of the Anti-Wrinkle Injections. You will be given detailed recovery instructions that are tailored to your individual treatment so that you can effectively care for the treated areas.

    Anti-wrinkle injections can last from three to eight months. Patients need to keep in mind that the goal is to minimise the appearance of lines caused by movement to create natural looking results, not to have a “frozen face,” or to keep the injected muscles paralysed. Experience with thousands of patients has shown that the vast majority using wrinkle relaxers on a regular basis will need treatments two or three times a year to maintain the improvement.

    Who are suitable candidates

    A consultation at one of our Cosmos Clinic locations, such as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, or Gold Coast, will be the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate to receive treatment with anti-wrinkle injections. Generally, good candidates are patients that would like to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and creases that are caused by underlying muscles beneath the skin. Patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for treatment results. All skin types and colours are suitable for wrinkle treatment.

    However, some patients may not be particularly suited to this type of treatment. This may be due to factors such as having any active skin infections or known allergies to the product. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, or nerve conditions such as ALS, should not be treated with relaxers. While no side effects from anti wrinkle injections have been reported in pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers, safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been firmly established. We recommend consulting with your doctor or specialist before receiving wrinkle removal treatment to ensure that the procedure is a suitable option for you.

    Possible side effects or complications

    After treatment, some bruising, swelling, or redness may develop, but most symptoms will subside within a few hours to one week after the procedure. Anti wrinkle injections are quite effective with the vast majority of patients experiencing no complications. It is not absorbed by the blood stream and only affects the muscles injected. Wrinkle relaxers are eliminated from the body in a few days, but the machinery required for the nerve impulse to travel to the muscle is disabled for three to four months. No serious or long-term health hazards have been attributed, even after years of use and millions of injections. However, some mild transient side effects can occur. These may include:

    • Mild swelling or redness at the injection site, which will settle within a few hours
    • Bruising at the injection site can occur but is not common. This can be avoided by the application of ice packs prior to the injection and by carefully inspecting the area to be injected for blood vessels. The bruising should settle in two days to one week and can be covered with makeup. Smile lines are an area typically affected by bruising.
    • Occasionally, the injected muscles will not be weakened enough and touch up injections will be needed for correction after two weeks.
    • Drooping of the upper eyelid, which can last up to three weeks, is rare. This may be treated with eye drops until it resolves by itself, typically after a few days.
    • Drooping of the forehead can occur if too much of the anti-wrinkle injection is injected into this area. This can be prevented by making sure that you choose an experienced clinic with highly trained doctors and nurses for your procedure.

    What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

    Anti wrinkle injections are a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoothed and improved appearance. Wrinkle relaxers are produced by a bacterium, and it was first used in humans for the treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes) in 1978. It is  now used to treat a number of medical conditions including cerebral palsy, migraines, excessive sweating, wry neck, back and facial muscle spasms as well as the treatment of facial wrinkles. Wrinkle reduction injections are the only medical product of its type with more than thirty years of safe usage involving millions of patients worldwide, comprehensive clinical trials, published studies and extensive clinical practice.

    Anti wrinkle injections are one of the most widely researched medicines in the world with twenty approved indications in more than seventy-five countries. Anti ageing injections are a simple, quick, and minimally invasive treatment that delivers fast and visible results.

    Why do wrinkles and lines appear?

    Frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) and forehead lines (wrinkles on the forehead) appear because of persistent small muscle contractions. Wrinkles that are caused by persistent small muscle contractions can be treated with Injectable Muscle Relaxants. Additionally, as the natural aging process occurs, the skin gradually produces less collagen and elastin over time. The lack of collagen and elastin can cause skin laxity, meaning that skin becomes less firm and tough as we age. Saggier skin above the muscles can also cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear more noticeable. Anti wrinkle injections allow collagen remodelling to occur, in order to repair the damaged collagen under the wrinkles.

    How do anti wrinkle injections help to prevent lines from getting worse?

    When muscles are treated with anti ageing injections, they will relax and weaken over time. This means that lines and wrinkles will not be as visible once the injection wears off. When the lines and wrinkles are relaxed, collagen remodelling repairs the damaged collagen beneath the wrinkle line and “fills in” those lines. This effect becomes more apparent with repeated injections and in many cases causes the lines to disappear with multiple treatments. Due to the muscle relaxing nature of the treatment, new wrinkles will not be formed in the area.

    Do wrinkle relaxers hurt?

    The injections required for wrinkle treatment are very small and should not cause any pain. Some patients can feel a small pinching or pricking sensation, but this should be very mild and tolerable. Since anti wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles, treatment can actually help with pain, as opposed to cause it.

    How soon should I schedule my second appointment to maintain my results?

    Apart from your complimentary follow-up appointment two weeks after treatment, your next treatment should be scheduled about 12 to 16 weeks after your first treatment, depending on how fast you have noticed your anti wrinkle injections results begin to fade. When the results start to fade, wrinkles and lines should still be less noticeable than they were before treatment, and no new wrinkles should have formed.

    How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

    Anti wrinkle injections causes muscle relaxation of the injected muscles, which can last from three to eight months. Experience with thousands of patients has shown that the vast majority using wrinkle relaxers on a regular basis will need treatments two or three times a year to maintain the improvement, or additional treatments about 12 to 16 weeks apart, depending on how quickly the results begin to subside per individual patient.

    What is the future for wrinkle relaxers?

    Recent clinical trials show promising results in the next generation of anti wrinkle injections lasting at least six months in duration. Anti ageing cosmetic injectables have continued to advance since the introduction of the treatment and will continue to be refined and improved over time thanks to their high demand and praise.

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