Anti-wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections use a Muscle Relaxant protein known as Botulinum toxin. The solution treats the lines caused my muscle movement, known as dynamic lines. The toxin is injected into the skin in minute amounts to relax the muscle so lines cannot form. It is an effective way to treat frown, forehead and crow’s feet lines in the upper face. This is a semi-permanent treatment which temporarily relaxes the muscles.

What is the difference between facial muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers? Both are temporary injectable treatments. Facial muscle relaxant injections are used to relax the muscles that underlie the lines which become more pronounced through movement. Dermal fillers are used to lift out wrinkles that stay when the underlying muscles are relaxing and to restore skin volume and add contour to the aging face

What areas can be treated?

The protein is injected into the face and neck area to reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and neckbands.

What conditions can be treated?

Anti-wrinkle injections specifically treat dynamic wrinkles – those caused by facial muscle contraction – in the forehead, around the eyes, and in the neck area.

What are the advantages?

  • A safe treatment that has a proven track record spanning several years
  • Effective reduction in the appearance of facial and neckline wrinkles, usually within just 3-5 days
  • No downtime; you can leave the clinic and resume your normal day-to-day activities straight away
  • As muscle relaxants, they can also help to prevent future dynamic wrinkles appearing

How many treatments will I need?

The results from your treatment should last for approximately 3-4 months. People undergoing regular treatments may notice that these results last longer, as their facial muscles are retrained.

Does it hurt?

As the needles used are extremely fine and the treatment lasts just a few minutes (depending on the areas treated), any discomfort experienced is minimal, and can be eased with a cold pack if necessary.

Are there any side effects?

These injections are a safe anti-wrinkle treatment, so side effects are rare. If they do occur, they are slight and temporary. As with any injection, some minor bruising at the injection site may occur – but this is unlikely to be noticeable and can be easily disguised with makeup. Possible side effects also include headaches and a slight feeling of nausea.

Pre-Treatment Care

Before your session, you will need a consultation with us to discuss your medical history and background so we can design a treatment plan that meets your needs. We do not treat pregnant or breastfeeding clients.

Post-Treatment Care

Avoid strenuous exercise or massaging the treated area for four hours immediately following treatment.
Recovery

Because anti-wrinkle injections are relatively painless and non-invasive, there is no downtime; you may leave the clinic and resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.

What areas can be treated?

Muscle relaxant proteins are injected into the face and neck area to reduce the appearance of dynamic frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and neckbands.

What are the benefits of having this treatment at Nillumbik Medical Clinic?

  • All cosmetic injectables are performed by trained General practitioners. Members of the Cosmetic Physicians Society http://www.cosmeticphysicians.org.au/
  • Both Male and Female doctors available to perform the treatment
  • Complimentary Skin Care consultations also available with the Dermal clinician. Pre and post care available and will be explained by both the doctor and dermal clinician.
  • Ongoing skin health support from your doctor and dermal clinician
  • Medical Grade Laser treatments, and fruit acid peels are also available if you wish to have a full rejuvenation treatment. Medical Grade skincare including mineral makeup is available and maybe applied straight after the treatment
  • A safe treatment that has a proven track record spanning several years
  • No downtime; you can leave the clinic and resume your normal day-to-day activities straight away

How many treatments will I need?

Duration of results largely depends upon the area being treated and the products used. Other factors can also have an effect, such as skin type, lifestyle, age and the degree of correction sought. Your health professional will explain these factors in further detail.

Is the treatment painful?

The discomfort is minimal as the needles used are extremely fine and the treatment lasts just a few minutes (depending on the areas treated), any discomfort experienced is minimal. A cold pack is used post treatment to ease swelling and redness.

Are there any side effects?

Generally there is some redness and post treatment swelling. This can take from a couple of hours to a couple of days to settle down. Some people experience bruising and it can take a few days to subside. However, if the bruising persists and the treated area feels lumpy and hot you should consult your aesthetic practitioner. The risk of an allergic reaction with temporary dermal fillers is rare; there is an increased risk of reaction with permanent fillers.

Initial Consultation
The initial consultation will include a medical history descriptions, allergies etc . The doctor will also discuss with you your personal expectations, how the treatment works, a treatment plan, cost,  pre and post care. Pregnancy and breast feeding are contraindicated to this treatment. Any further questions will be answered by your doctor on the day.