What are anti wrinkle injections?

As we get older, the signs of aging start taking a toll on our confidence.

Our facial muscles and skin begin combatting the effects of gravity which can result in the formation of unsightly frown lines, fine lines, and wrinkles.

The anti-wrinkle injections Sydney, Miranda and Sutherland Shire residents can rely on to achieve a natural, more youthful appearance can be found at the convenience of our clinic. Our anti-wrinkle injectables are administered by our leading cosmetic specialists in a safe and sterile environment. Interested?  Refresh and rejuvenate your look today by contacting us at your earliest convenience.

Anti-wrinkle injections comprise a purified protein complex that once administered, causes the facial muscles to relax and prevent them from contracting. When injected, this protein blocks certain nerve signals within the face to relax the muscles and soften frown lines, fine lines, and wrinkled expression lines.

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What areas can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle treatment can be used to tackle signs of aging in the following areas:

  • Crow’s feet – The fine lines around the outer eyes
  • Glabella – The area between the eyes
  • Forehead – To tackle those dreaded wrinkles
  • Nose – Our treatments can elicit wrinkle reduction on the nose (bunny lines)
  • Jawline – An anti-wrinkle injection can be used to relax the jaw muscles, producing a fine contour and reducing the effects of teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Neck – To rid yourselves of neck wrinkles

Benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments

Anti-wrinkle treatments in Miranda are equipped with a vast array of benefits including a reduction in frown lines, fine lines, and expression lines.

Let’s take a look at the benefit of anti wrinkle injection treatment for you:

  • No need to go under the scalpel – That’s right. Our treatment is minimally invasive, meaning that it can often be performed in the comfort of your doctor’s office. This not only reduces risk but speeds up your recovery time and reduces costs when compared to surgical treatments.
  • No pain – When administered by a professional such as ourselves, these fine needles are quickly inserted giving you only the feeling of a pinprick before treatment is complete.
  • Preventative measure – Cosmetic injectable treatments in the form of anti-wrinkle injections can be used to prevent the signs of aging from forming by stopping contraction. This means that repeated muscle movement becomes limited, reducing the formation of frown lines, forehead lines, and more.
  • Speedy recovery – Unlike their surgical counterpart, this non-invasive anti-wrinkle injection treatment takes only a few minutes, meaning that you can return to work as soon as your procedure is done.
  • Even speedier results – Instead of waiting months for the full effects of your facelift, anti-wrinkle injections work almost immediately, exerting their full effect after approximately 3 days.
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How does the anti-wrinkle treatment work?

Treatment is relatively simple and relatively painless. A muscle relaxant substance, a highly purified protein derived from a bacterial toxin (similar to penicillin being derived from a fungal mould) is administered by injection into the respective muscles. An ice pack is applied to the treatment area for a few minutes to ease any discomfort.

First consultation

Your first consultation with our cosmetic physician entails a facial assessment and thorough medical history. We need to ensure that you are not taking any medications or have any underlying conditions that may be contraindicated with this procedure.

Once satisfied, your individual treatment plan will be discussed in detail and you will be given a date for the procedure (if not as soon as possible depending on availability).

Day of the treatment

On the day of treatment, you will be welcomed in by our friendly staff before being escorted to your doctor’s office. Here we will go over the potential side effects and discomforts you may experience and describe how the process will work. The anti wrinkle injections are then administered, and you should notice a response as soon as possible. You will then be sent home with a list of postprocedure instructions to follow to ensure recovery is quick and your results remain unaffected.

Recovery time

Treatment may not always eradicate the lines, as this is dependent on the condition of the skin and the depth of the lines at the time of the treatment. Facial expression is not affected – in other words, a “frozen” look is not the end result with careful pre-treatment assessment and injection placement. Untreated muscles are not affected.

The desired clinical effect can be seen from 3 to 7 days post-treatment. In some individuals, the full effect may be delayed for up to 2 weeks. The clinical effect usually lasts from 3 to 4 months although most patients will notice the benefits begin to lessen from about 2.5 months. With regular use i.e. treatment every three months, most patients notice the clinical effects lasting for extended periods of time.

Treatment is simple and quick and is often described as a “lunchtime” procedure.

How many injections will I need?

One course of treatment is usually enough to elicit a response that will rid you of expression lines, smile lines, and more. Repeated treatments can be given at 3-month intervals.

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How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost in Sydney?

The cost of your anti-wrinkle treatment varies depending on the number of sites you wish to be treated and your overall desired outcome. A full breakdown of your total cost will be given to you during your initial consultation.

Why choose Shire Cosmetic Medicine

By adhering to strict clinical protocols and staying up-to-date with the newest and most innovative cosmetic treatments, our board-certified cosmetic physician, aesthetician and network of specialised staff aim to provide you with the safest and most effective treatments tailored to your individual needs.

If anti-wrinkle injections are the treatment for you, then contact us today to arrange a consultation with us to see just how we can help you achieve the youthful appearance you so desire.

Our Team

Our friendly staff, aesthetician and cosmetic physician in Miranda, Sutherland Shire,
provide comprehensive and compassionate care for all our clients. Meet our team below:

dr mutti khan
Dr Mutti Khan

Dr Mutti Khan is passionate about the field of cosmetic medicine.  His passion is derived from his interest and fascination with how people change. He prides himself on his ability to produce the aesthetic expectations his clients desire.

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Sabeen Khan

Sabeen is a highly motivated and exceptional Aesthetician who prides herself on her ability to provide outstanding treatments to produce flawless skin.

FAQs

Some of the most common questions we get asked surrounding anti wrinkle injections are answered below.

An anti wrinkle injection can last for up to 3 months. However, some patients begin to notice the fading of effects around the 2.5-month mark.

Anti-wrinkle injections can be given to anyone over the age of 18. Results are best seen in those over the age of 40.

Results are seen almost immediately following treatment, but a full result may be seen within 3-10 days.

You can wash your face as soon as you want, however, make sure the water is NOT hot and you do not rub your face aggressively when doing so.

Most companies advise that makeup should not be worn for up to 4 hours after your procedure.

Anti-wrinkle injections are not administered to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Anti-wrinkle injections can only be given to those under the age of 18 if they have a medical reason for doing so, such as excessive sweating and teeth grinding.

Dynamic wrinkles often appear when a muscle is contracting. By preventing muscle contraction through their muscle relaxing effect, anti wrinkle injections can prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles.

This purified protein has an excellent safety profile. It is not recommended for individuals who suffer from neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease or Myasthenia Gravis.

Caution must be exercised in patients taking heart medications for rhythm abnormalities such as Quinidine and some antibiotics such as Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Clindamycin, and Lincomycin.

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are often used to tackle different aspects of aging, and therefore can be used together.

Transient side effects such as bruising and redness at the injection site may occur. First-time users may experience a sensation of headache for a day or two. Transient muscle twitches have been reported. Asymmetry of the outcome can be corrected by additional treatment. The rare occurrence of droopy eyelids can be overcome by careful placement and the avoidance of massaging the treated area.

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