Look visibly younger by treating frown lines, smile lines and forehead lines with Anti-Wrinkle Injections. This safe and effective treatment relaxes facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime.
Dynamic wrinkles result from repeated muscle movement in areas such as the frown, forehead and crow’s feet. During our teens, 20’s and 30’s, dynamic wrinkles are not visible when the face is at rest. Over time, however, as we lose the natural collagen and elasticity in our skin, dynamic lines turn into static wrinkles – visible even when the face is not moving.
Anti-wrinkle injections (also called neuromodulators or neurotoxins) prevent and reverse dynamic lines by stopping the muscles from moving. When injected directly into the muscles, neuromodulators block the nerve impulses between muscle cells, causing them to relax. Over the course of 7-14 days the injected areas take on a smoother, more relaxed and lifted appearance.
Why choose Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Melbourne?
The biggest benefit of Anti-Wrinkle Injections is that the treatment is minimally-invasive and only takes a few minutes. The effects normally last 3-6 months and needs to be repeated to maintain the results. If a patient is not happy with the results and would like to discontinue for any reason, the short-lived nature of Anti-Wrinkle Injections is another major advantage. After the effects of the neurotoxin have left the system the treatment areas simply returns to normal without any permanent changes.
Who is the best candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Any woman or man in good health who would like to look more youthful and refreshed is an excellent candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Also if you’re in your 20’s and 30’s and would like to slow down or prevent aging, now is the perfect time to start with neuromodulator treatments. Twin studies show that treating wrinkles at an early age results in smoother skin and a more youthful appearance when we get into our 40’s 50’s and 60’s.
How are Anti-Wrinkle Injections performed?
The consultation is a key part of the process. At this time your injector will ask you some questions to better understand your goals and concerns. During your actual appointment they will disinfect the area, ask you to make specific facial expressions such as to frown or squint, and then proceed with injecting a small amount of neuromodulator directly into each muscle.
What to expect after the procedure
Immediately after you may have tiny little raised bumps at the injection site. This normally clears up within 20-30 minutes and you can return to work almost immediately. You will be given post-procedure instructions, such as not to touch or rub the area, bend over or lay down for four hours, and refrain from engaging in vigorous activities.
Patients typically start seeing results after 5-7 days and fully after two weeks. The effects develop gradually over time. As the muscles become less active, fine lines and wrinkles becoming less visible. At the 2-week mark your results are fully developed and any necessary touch ups can be done at this time.
How much does the procedure cost?
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 – $150, redeemable upon treatment
Which areas can be treated with Anti-Wrinkles Injections?
Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used for cosmetic purposes to relax the following areas:
Frown lines (number 11’s between the eyes)
Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
Brow lift (subtle lifting at the corner of the eyebrows)
Bunny lines (lines along the side of the nose)
DAO’s (muscles that cause drooping of the mouth)
Platysmal bands (neck bands)
Masseters (slimming jawline muscles)
Lip flip (shows more of the upper lip)
Additionally, neuromodulators can be used for medical reasons such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), headaches and calf slimming.
Are Anti-Wrinkle Injection Safe?
Yes, the treatment is not only 100% safe but is clinically-proven to be non-toxic even in mega doses. Anti-Wrinkle Injections were originally used to treat neurological disorders such as muscle spasms, cerebral palsy and other ailments. The amount of neurotoxin used in these cases is considerable higher than what is typically used cosmetically. The medication leaves the system after a few days and has no history of bioaccumulation or serious side-effects.
What about minor or temporary side-effects?
Due to their exceptional safety record and low occurrence of complications, most people enjoy the benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections without ever experiencing any negative side-effects. With any medical treatment, however, there is always a low risk of very minor and temporary issue such as:
Swelling, bumps or redness
Minor bruising or discolouration
Touch up or correction may be required
Droopy eyelid (ptosis) can occur and normally resolves after several weeks
Heavy brow or droopy forehead (this can be prevented by going to an experienced injector)
See us for a consultation
Our experienced team of medical practitioners, doctors and registered nurses are committed to the expert delivery of timeless natural beauty.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.