Anti Wrinkle Injections are an anti-wrinkle treatment designed to relax the various facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It is an anti-ageing treatment plan that can help create a younger, more youthful appearance.
Used for over 20 years, is safe and effective
Commonly used for forehead lines, smile lines, crows feet, frown lines and eyebrow lifting
Results usually start to kick in after 3-5 days, lasting 3 – 4 months in most cases. However, this can vary from patient to patient.
Other applications include: reducing excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) cause by over active sweat glands, jawline shaping, neck lines, correcting gummy smile, calf contouring, general facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction
Commonly, Dermal Fillers are used in combination with Anti Wrinkle Injections to achieve optimal results
*Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient
Up to 30 minutes
Costs from $150
Full results seen in 2 weeks
*Results may vary from patient to patient
Anti Wrinkle Injection prices vary depending on the number of units required. This is predominantly impacted by muscle strength. For more information on the cost of Anti Wrinkle injections, read here.
As a guide:
Anti Wrinkle Injections are a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles – creating a smoothed and improved appearance. Anti Wrinkle Injections 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, migraine, excessive sweating, wry neck, back and facial muscle spasms as well as the treatment of facial wrinkles.
Anti Wrinkle 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 Wrinkle Injections are a simple, quick and minimally invasive treatment that delivers fast, visible results.
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
Anti Wrinkle Injections work by blocking the impulses from the nerves that control muscle movement. When injected into muscle tissue, muscle relaxation results after about three days; such that the muscles can not contract. This creates a smooth 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 typically last for about three months.
The most commonly treated areas include:
In these areas, excessive contraction of the muscles below the skin cause it to wrinkle and eventually “crease”. The facial expressions caused by these particular muscle actions are generally undesirable. “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 can be alternatively used for:
Anti Wrinkle Injections require five to ten tiny injections per area with a very fine needle. No local anaesthetic cream is needed, although a very mild discomfort may be experienced. Unlike Anti-wrinkle Injections given at skin clinics, our medical professionals use cold packs and preserved saline to reduce the mild discomfort.
You are encouraged 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 may develop some bruising which will subside. Other side effects are rare.
As there is no downtime, patients can resume normal activities the same day. Vigorous rubbing of the injected areas should be avoided for at least eight hours.
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 intensity of the effect.
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 encourage all patients to return for their complimentary follow-up appointment after two weeks.
Anti Wrinkle Injections causes muscle relaxation of the injected muscles, which can last from 3 – 6 months.
Patients need to keep in mind that the goal is to minimise the appearance of lines caused by movement to creare 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 Anti Wrinkle Injections on a regular basis will need treatments two or three times a year to maintain the improvement.
Anti Wrinkle injections prevent lines from getting worse over time. Treating the muscle with anti wrinkle injections will weaken the muscle over time. This means that the lines will not be as bad when the anti-wrinkle injection wears off.
Also when the lines 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 over time.
Anti Wrinkle Injections are safe and effective; with the vast majority of patients experiencing no complications. It is not absorbed by the blood stream and only affects the muscles injected. Anti Wrinkle Injections 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 to the use of Anti Wrinkle Injections, even after years of use and millions of injections. However, some mild transient side effects can occur. These include:
True allergic reactions to Anti Wrinkle Injections have not been observed.
Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as myesthenia gravis should not be treated with Anti Wrinkle Injections.
No side effects from Anti Wrinkle Injections have been reported when pregnant or nursing women have been inadvertently treated, although safety during pregnancy or lactation (breastfeeding) has not been firmly established.
Recent clinical trials show promising results in the next generation of anti wrinkle injections lasting at least 6 months in duration.
Your initial Anti Wrinkle Injections consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia. Our practices are in NSW (Sydney), ACT (Canberra), SA (Adelaide) and QLD (Gold Coast).
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