Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Have you noticed an increase in the number of lines in your forehead or around your eyes with age? Do you find that you are constantly frowning and look constantly angry? If so, Anti-Wrinkle Injections may be the answer for you.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are made of a special protein that helps relax the muscles that produce lines and wrinkles in the face. The treatment aims to provide a refreshed and youthful appearance, by reducing or eliminating facial lines.

 

Did you know?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are intended to enhance and refresh your looks. Treatment will only relax muscles underneath the facial lines at the point of injection, so that other elements of your facial expression remain active. Should you choose not to have any further treatments, your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your facial lines will gradually revert to their original state.

Anti Wrinkle Treatment Summary

  • Procedure Time
    10-20 Minutes

  • Back to Work:
    Immediately

  • Anaesthetic:
    No anaesthetic necessary

  • Full Recovery:
    24 hours

  • Duration of Results:
    3-4 months

  • Risks & Complications:
    Bruises, swelling, drooping brow, allergic reactions

Key Facts

Frequently Asked Questions
Who should have Anti-wrinkle injections?

They are an excellent treatment for people who wish to reduce or eliminate the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, or wrinkles around their eyes.

What areas can benefit from an anti-wrinkle injection?
  • Anti – wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:
  • Forehead
  • Brow
  • Between the eyes
  • Sides of the eyes
  • Angles of the mouth
What is an anti-Wrinkle Injection?

Anti-Wrinkle injections are made of a natural, purified protein, derived from a bacteria, under sterile laboratory conditions. When injected, it relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, thereby creating a refreshed look.

What does Treatment involve?

Treatments with anti-wrinkle injections involve a series of very small injections of a special protein into the affected muscles of the face. The needles used are very fine, and only a small volume is injected. The discomfort experienced by the patient is quite minimal and generally well tolerated.

How long does the procedure last?

Most procedures will take anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes.

Does it hurt?

The procedure is largely pain free. There may be some mild discomfort in the area being treated due to the fine needle injections. You may also notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly.

When can I resume normal activities?

Patients can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. They will be advised to remain upright and to avoid rubbing the treated area for at least 4 hours.

When will I see results?

Generally speaking, you will start to see results within 2-3 days but it can take up to 2 weeks for the full results to take effect. The lines and wrinkles in the treated area will soften and there will be a noticeable reduction in the movement of the treated muscles.

How long will the results last?

The effects of the treatment may last up to 4 months and will gradually decrease over time. If you have regular treatments, the effects may last longer.

How do I maintain my results?

Regular treatments are scheduled every 4 months to help improve the longevity of the treatment’s effects. In addition, regular treatment may help reduce static wrinkles (wrinkles that are present even when your face is at rest).

What brand of anti-wrinkle injections do we use?

Due to rules and guidelines set out by the Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (view the TGA website), we cannot list the various brands in use for anti-wrinkle injections. However, our Cosmetic Surgeon or Cosmetic Nurse will discuss the various treatments and anti-wrinkle injection brands used with you at your initial consultation.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Anti-wrinkle injections have been in medical use for over four decades. It is generally well tolerated when administered in the low levels required for cosmetic use. There are no known long term side effects with continued use. In trained medical hands, anti-wrinkle treatment is extremely safe.

Who performs anti-wrinkle injections?

At The Sculpture Clinic, anti-wrinkle injections are performed by Dr Peter Paraskevas (Cosmetic Surgeon) or Katrina Bonham (Cosmetic Nurse). As anti-wrinkle injections are a Schedule 4 Prescription only drug, it is important that treatment is carried out by a qualified Cosmetic Doctor.

What are some of the side effects of anti-wrinkle treatments?

As with any cosmetic medical treatment, occasional side effects may occur. Depending on the area treated, these may include headaches, bruising, redness or swelling at the injection site.
Cautions and Contraindications

You should not have this treatment if:

  • There is any type of infection on the face (Herpes, Bacterial)
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).

Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your initial consultation.

Can the Treatment be combined with other products or procedures?

Yes! Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatment can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers (which replace or enhance volume under the skin), Absorbable Thread and skin treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

After Care

You should not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after your injections. Also, keeping your facial muscles active after the procedure will help the treatment to take effect. Try to avoid any unnecessary touching of your face during the 24 hour period directly after your treatment.