When the facial muscles contract, it can cause the skin to crease and eventually create fine lines and wrinkles. Anti wrinkle injections at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide work by relaxing the muscles and preventing skin creasing, reducing the signs of ageing, as well as preventing more wrinkles from forming in the treated areas.
Anti wrinkle injections, also known as neuromodulators or neurotoxins, can refresh the face and create a more youthful appearance. Neuromodulators work by blocking the impulses between nerve cells, so that the muscles are not able to contract and create frequent skin creasing. If you’re bothered by fine lines and wrinkles in areas such as the frown, forehead and crow’s feet, this treatment can address these concerns without surgery or downtime. This treatment can also be effective in treating other conditions, such as sweating and to narrow a square or wide jawline (masseters). The wrinkle relaxers take approximately seven to 14 days to present the final results, which will then typically last between three to six months.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post treatment.
Why choose anti wrinkle injections at Cosmos Adelaide?
Anti wrinkle injections are an affordable way to prevent and address skin aging. Here are the top five reasons to choose anti-ageing injection:
Non-surgical: Anti-wrinkle injections involve little personal risk with a high reward There’s little discomfort during treatment as the needles are extremely thin and the medication is administered very quickly.
Minimal downtime: Treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can return to work immediately. Swelling is minimal and bruising is rare.
Results occur gradually: You won’t leave the clinic looking different. You’ll begin to notice subtle improvements after approximately three to five days and full results after 14 days.
You can wear makeup right away: If you do have a little redness or bruising following your appointment, you’ll be able to apply a little makeup to cover it up. Just remember to use a gentle touch and not rub the treated area.
Effects are not permanent: Anti wrinkle injections typically last three to six If you choose not to continue treatment once the medication has worn off, you won’t experience any permanent changes.
How the anti wrinkle injection procedure is performed using wrinkle relaxers
Anti-wrinkle injections, also referred to as wrinkle relaxers, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent more of these signs of ageing from forming, by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin. Wrinkle relaxers will block the nerve impulses that make muscles contract and cause the skin to crease. The targeted muscles will start to relax within three days following treatment.
Your individual treatment needs, such as the number of units of medication required, as well as your muscle movement and the depth of the wrinkles, will be determined in advance during your initial consultation.
At the beginning of your treatment, your experienced cosmetic injector will disinfect the treatment area. To be as precise as possible, you will be asked to make facial expressions such as frowning or squinting, to reveal the visibility of the unwanted wrinkles and lines. Cold packs and preserved saline will help to manage any discomfort during treatment, allowing for a tolerable procedure. In small amounts at a time, the anti wrinkle injections are injected directly into each muscle in the desired area, usually in five to ten injections but this amount varies from patient to patient.
Satisfactory results can last for three to eight months and can be persistently maintained with frequent treatments, about two to three times per year, depending on how fast results fade per individual.
Common areas that patients choose to treat are:
Forehead or expression lines
Bunny lines (lines along the side of the nose)
Crow’s feet or laugh lines
The wrinkles or lines that can still be seen when the skin is stretched might benefit from alternative treatments such as dermal fillers or collagen stimulators, in order to achieve optimal results.
Along with anti-ageing properties, anti-wrinkle injections, or wrinkle relaxers, can be used for other common concerns, including:
Immoderate sweating on the underarms, hands, and feet
Lines next to the mouth or depressed corners of the mouth
Loose skin on the neck
Wrinkles on the chin that can be seen when the lips move
Square jaw lines
Large calf muscles
Headaches or migraines
Facial muscle spasms
Back muscle spasms
What are the costs of anti-wrinkle treatment at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide?
We can only offer a rough estimate to treatment prices on our website, as costs will vary from patient to patient. Costs depend on the number of units that are needed per treatment area, which is determined by factors such as the patient’s muscle strength, depth of wrinkles, and chosen treatment area. Commonly, 10 to 20 units are used per area. An individual consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide will accurately determine your treatment costs, as you can discuss your ideal treatment results with your doctor or nurse.
To provide you with a guide to costs:
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 Under the eyes prices start from $100 Gummy smile prices start from $120 Chin treatment prices start from $100 – $200 Neck band/jowls prices start from $400 – $800 Calves treatment prices start from $2,000 – $3,000 Excessive sweating treatment prices start from $1,000 – $1,500 Initial consultation prices are between $120 – $330, redeemable upon treatment
How to care for your treatment areas post-procedure
Patients can usually resume their daily routine after the procedure, as recovery time is short, any visible red bumps subsiding after 15 to 20 minutes and minor bruising fading within one week. Specific care instructions will be outlined to you by your Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra doctor or nurse, so that you can rest assured that you are caring for your treated areas correctly. These instructions might include:
Avoid strenuous exercise, touching or rubbing the treatment areas, and heated areas such as saunas
Regularly clean the treated areas
Remember to move the muscles in your treated area within the first few hours after treatment, to increase the action and onset of the injections
Avoid bending over or laying down for four hours after treatment
Initial results will begin to show within five to seven days after treatment, as the muscles gradually relax. Complete treatment results should then appear after about two weeks, while the muscle-relaxing effects continue to develop. After your first treatment at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, you will have a complimentary follow up appointment to check on how well the muscle relaxing effect is working.
Overall, results can last from three to eight months, and can be refreshed with additional treatments. Most patients need two or three of these additional treatments per year when the goal is to maintain or continue to improve results long-term.
Who is a good candidate for wrinkle relaxers?
Medically, you would be cleared for treatment if you’re in good health, are not pregnant or nursing and have no history of neuromuscular disease, such as multiple sclerosis. You’re an excellent candidate for anti-wrinkle injections if you’re concerned with frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, droopy eyebrows, smoker’s lines, bunny lines, widened jawline and excessive sweating.
Suitable candidates are over the age of 18, and there is no age limit outlining when it is ‘too late’ to receive treatment. As for younger patients, studies show that receiving wrinkle removal treatment in your late 20s or 30s can help you to maintain significantly more youthful-looking skin during your 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Ultimately, your consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide will determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment with anti wrinkle injections.
Minor side effects of wrinkle removal treatment
Anti wrinkle injections are minimally invasive and pose small and temporary side effects. The injections will only affect specific muscles and won’t be absorbed by the bloodstream.
The minor side effects or complications after treatment include:
The chance of swelling, bumps, or slight redness, however these symptoms should subside within hours or days
Minor bruising or temporary discolouration
The need for revision treatment should the muscles need to be weakened further
Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, that normally resolves naturally after several weeks
Heavy brows or a droopy forehead, that is preventable by attending a clinic that has experienced cosmetic injectors
Will I still be able move my face?
Many people who are new to anti wrinkle injections are concerned about looking ‘frozen,’ or unnatural. This concern is largely unfounded because current injection techniques are much more advanced than they were before. When administering neuromodulators, your injector will only treat the muscles that cause wrinkles, or that give the face a tired or droopy appearance. You’ll still be able to smile, laugh, and express yourself naturally.
What causes a droopy eyelid and how do I prevent this?
A droopy eyelid, medically named ptosis, can happen when the Anti-Wrinkle Injection travels too close to the eye. It usually becomes noticeable one to three weeks after treatment and can last three to four weeks on average. It tends to go away on its own without requiring treatment. To prevent this from happening, we recommend following your post-care instructions very carefully. The main way to avoid a droopy eyelid is to avoid touching or rubbing the area immediately after treatment and to avoid bending over or laying down for four hours.