Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in Australia today. This simple procedure is mainly used to smooth wrinkles that have formed over time as a result of facial expressions like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. The treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the wrinkles are greatly reduced.
Anti-Wrinkle injections can help an adult patient of any age improve his or her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant.
The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following:
Glabellar lines (a.k.a. elevens or frown lines)
Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow's feet
Corners of the mouth
A cobblestoned appearance to the chin
Frequently asked questions
Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
Depending on the area, your practitioner may offer to apply a bit of ice to the area to be treated to reduce discomfort. Most patients describe the injections as a mild sting and generally, minimal discomfort is felt during the procedure and usually none immediately following.
Are there any risks with anti-wrinkle relaxants?
How long will my anti-wrinkle treatment last?
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Even though there is little risk of major complications, it is still imperative that you share your medical history fully and openly with your practitioner during the consultation, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can make treatment unsuitable for a patient. Can everybody use anti-wrinkle injections? Anti-wrinkle should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Anti-wrinkle relaxants have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with medical conditions that lower the body's immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure. During your pre-treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your treating practitioner.