By relaxing the facial muscles, anti wrinkle injections can lower skin creasing and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This effective wrinkle removal treatment can give patients a youthful and smooth appearance, while preventing further wrinkles from developing with age.
Treatment with anti-wrinkle injections, or wrinkle relaxers, is a popular procedure that can give your face a more youthful and refreshed appearance. If you are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles in areas such as the frown, forehead and crow’s feet, this treatment can address these concerns with a quick visit to your experienced cosmetic injector. It can also be used for excessive sweating and to narrow a square or wide jawline.
Neuromodulators work by blocking the impulses between nerve cells so the muscles are not able to contract and make facial expressions. When injected directly into the muscles, the treated areas start to look much smoother, lifted, and younger. The medication can also prevent expression lines from forming in the first place. It takes approximately seven to 14 days to see the final results which typically last between three to six months.
*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.
Why choose Cosmos Clinic Canberra for anti-ageing treatment?
An affordable treatment to improve and prevent signs of skin ageing, anti wrinkle injections at Cosmos Clinic pose many benefits.
The top five reasons to choose our anti-ageing treatment with wrinkle relaxers:
Minimally invasive and non-surgical: Anti-wrinkle injection procedures are minimal risk and high reward. Treatment is comfortable and tolerable, as the needles are tiny and are used in a fast manner, while cold packs can be used in addition to aid comfort levels. Treatment time is short, lasting only a few minutes.
Treatment requires minimal downtime: Patients can return to work or daily activities immediately, as any swelling or bruising are very mild side effects.
Results develop over time: You won’t leave our clinic looking too different, as you’ll begin to notice subtle improvements after approximately three to five days, with full results developing after 14 days.
Wear makeup straight after treatment: You are able to cover any redness or bruising with some makeup after your appointment, but make sure to be gentle and avoid rubbing the treated area.
Muscle relaxing effects are not permanent: The effects of anti wrinkle injections will last about three to six months, and should you decide to stop treatment once the muscle relaxing effects have subsided, your changes will not be permanent. This allows flexibility when managing your results.
Costs of anti wrinkle injections at Cosmos Clinic Canberra
Treatment prices will vary per patient, as costs depend on the number of units that will be used per treatment area. Usually, patients need about 10 to 20 units per area, but it will depend on the strength of the muscles in the area, as well as the depth of the wrinkles.
Booking a consultation at Cosmos Clinic Canberra is the first step to determining your costs for your individual treatment.
Price guide by 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 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
An initial consultation will be between $120 – $330, and is redeemable upon treatment.
How is the muscle-relaxing anti-wrinkle injection procedure performed?
To soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in specific treatment areas, anti wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin, so that the skin will not be able to crease. The injections block the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract, which is what causes skin creasing and, eventually, the appearance of wrinkles and lines over time. This muscle-relaxing effect will take place within three days after treatment and will begin to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
First, a consultation will allow your cosmetic injector to assess your muscle movement and wrinkle depth in your chosen treatment area. The purpose of the consultation is to discuss your goals for treatment and help to determine what can be achieved.
On the day of treatment, your doctor or nurse will disinfect the treatment area, and get you to make certain facial expressions such as frowning or squinting, to precisely identify the placement of the wrinkles. You won’t need anaesthetic as cold packs and preserved saline are sufficient to manage any discomfort during treatment. The wrinkle relaxing treatment will then be injected in small amounts, directly into each targeted muscle. Each treatment area could require five to ten small injections on average to produce the results. The results often persist for three to eight months and are maintainable in the long-term with additional treatments after the effects begin to fade.
Popular treatment areas are:
Worry lines or frown lines
Forehead or expression lines
Bunny lines (lines along the side of the nose)
Crow’s feet or laugh lines
Deep wrinkles or lines that still show once the skin is stretched may need other treatments such as collagen stimulators or dermal fillers for best results. This can be determined during your initial consultation.
There are other common concerns that patients can treat with anti wrinkle injections, including:
Excess sweating in areas such as the underarms, hands, and feet
Wrinkles around the mouth or depressed corners of the mouth
Loose skin on the neck
Wrinkles on the chin that occur when lips are moved
Square jaw lines
Bulky calf muscles
Headaches or migraines
Back and facial muscle spasms
What can I expect post-treatment?
You will be able to continue with your usual daily routine after your appointment, as recovery is quite minimal, with only small bumps or the rarer case of minor bruising. Any bumps should subside 15 to 20 minutes after treatment, and bruising should fade within a week. Your Cosmos Clinic Canberra nurse or doctor will instruct you on how to properly care for your treatment area. Recovery instructions, or tips, might be to:
Take a break from strenuous exercise
Ensure that the treated areas are clean
Move the muscles in your treated area within the first few hours after treatment, to increase the action and onset of the injections
Avoid touching or rubbing the treatment areas
Avoid areas where you will be excessively exposed to heat for a few days after treatment, such as saunas
You can expect to see results within five to seven days after treatment, as the muscle relaxing effects gradually begin to work. Full treatment results will then be visible at about two weeks, with the effects still developing. The effect should persist for three to eight months, with patients typically requiring treatments about two to three times per year to maintain results long-term.
Cosmos Clinic Canberra recommends that patients return to the clinic for their complimentary follow-up appointment to assess the results.
Who is a suitable candidate for anti-wrinkle injections?
If you have bothersome expression lines or you look tired even if you’re not, you are a good candidate for treatment. Anti wrinkle injections can effectively treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, droopy eyebrows, smoker’s line or bunny lines. Other areas that can benefit from neuromodulator injections are a wide or square jaw and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Patients that are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a history of neuromuscular disease should be medically cleared for treatment.
What are the minor risks or side effects of wrinkle relaxers?
Treatment with anti wrinkle Injections is minimally invasive and is linked with only minor side effects, as the injections target specific muscles, and will not be absorbed by the bloodstream. The minor and temporary side effects or complications include:
Temporary and minimal swelling, small bumps, or slight redness that should subside within hours or days
Bruising or temporary discolouration
The requirement for a revision treatment if the muscles need to be weakened more
Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, that normally resolves on its own after several weeks
Heavy brows or a droopy forehead, a complication that can be prevented by selecting a clinic with experienced nurses and doctors
Are the effects long-lasting?
Results typically last three to six months. After this, results are maintainable long-term with repeated treatments. An advantage of anti wrinkle injections is that they are not permanent, allowing patients to return to normal should they chose to stop undergoing wrinkle removal treatment. Even then, the fine lines and wrinkles can be less noticeable than they originally were, as the skin would have had a break from creasing in the treatment areas for the time that the effects were active.
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ACT COVID-19 UPDATE
Cosmos Clinic Canberra will be reopening for all appointments, cosmetic medical and surgical procedures on Friday 15th October.
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
Patients and visitors will be asked a set of screening questions (based on the ACT Health Facilities Screening Tool) prior to entering the clinic. Any patients who do not meet screening criteria will have their appointments/procedures rescheduled.
Patients are requested to attend their appointments alone where possible
Please bring a surgical mask with you as patients and visitors are required to wear these while in the clinic, unless a medical exemption applies and is provided to staff on arrival. Patients who arrive without a mask or with a cloth mask will be provided with a surgical mask to wear while at the clinic.
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