Anti-wrinkle Injections For A Natural Refreshed Look

Anti-wrinkle injections (anti-aging or cosmetic wrinkle injections) are primarily used to treat wrinkles and lines that develop from expression (frowning, squinting, surprise, & smiling).  They are used to prevent progression or smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles.   Our Doctors and Nurses aim for natural refreshed look 

Most commonly used to treat upper face wrinkles and lines, wrinkle injections can also be used to treat other appearance concerns.

  • create an eyelift
  • lessen marionette lines
  • lessen a gummy smile.
  • smooth chin dimples and neck bands
  • relax bunny lines on nose
  • relax teeth grinding and shape the jaw

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 The appearance of lines and wrinkles is determined by intrinsic (your genes) and extrinsic factors. The principal external factor is sunlight, which we have in abundance in Brisbane. This not doubt contributes to why we have a relatively high usage of anti-aging injections per population. Other factors include exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution and other factors that cause inflammation. Dr Shadi Khalili at SkinRevision specialises in SKINDNA testing. You can get a simple mouth swab to test your genetic predisposition to skin aging. Dr Shadi can then give a personalised plan with what skin care, lifestyle, nutrition and supplements you can add to try and prevent face aging.

The anti-ageing properties of cosmetic wrinkle injections work by relaxing muscles which prevents the skin creasing on the surface. It is from repeated expression over time that defects form in deeper layers of skin. When we are young and we frown or smile, the skin springs back afterwards. With time, loss of the skins structural elements collagen and elastin means these wrinkles and lines become fixed. If left they can deepen.

 

Yes you read that correctly. Anti-wrinkle Injections are precription medication. It requires a Doctor to prescibe and you must be assessed by a Qualified and Registered Doctor before you receive treatment. Nurses can inject wrinkle injections and an increasing number in Australia called Nurse Practitioners can prescribe and inject in their own right. Treatment should occur in appropriate medical premise. Though these are low risk treatments , they are not no risk and require appropriate professional standards.

The cost for a treatment depends on the number of units you require. How much you need depends on how active your muscles are and what effect you want. Most people prefer a more natural looking result, rather than a frozen look that was popular in the 80’s.
The price for a single unit varies depending on the type of anti-wrinkle injection is used. There are 3 different cosmetic injections available in Australia.
This price also varies whether it is our Doctor or Nurse who does the injection for you. We offer an obligation free consultation with both Doctors and Nurse. In this assessment they will assess your muscle movement and discuss the options.

As a ball park figure.
Forehead wrinkle treatments start from as low as about 60. Frown lines start from 190 and eye wrinkle or crow’s feet from 198.

Anti-wrinkle Injections injections last three to four months on average. This is individual with some people getting up to 6 months (uncommon). Facial injections tend to last longer in the frown area than the eye wrinkle and forehead area. The reason: the muscles are different. In Brisbane we squint a lot because our sun is intense. Some suggest this could lessen the duration in the eye area.
What are the the side effects of Anti-wrinkle Injections?
Side effects are temporary and generally minor.
Common side effects include redness and swelling in the area,
bruising is uncommon because of the size of the needles used but does occur
Headaches occur occasionally, as does numbness or pins and needle sensation in the areas.
Very Rarely there can be eyelid or eyebrow drooping. This is temporary and resolves as the anti-wrinkle injection effects wear off, but they can be distressing especially when people are wanting to be discrete about getting treatment.
Pregnancy and breast feeding is a contraindication to getting anti-wrinkle injections.
Our Doctors and Nurse will run through all of the side effects at their consultation.

The short answer is yes. However, there has been a disturbing trend with teenagers starting to get treatments. In Australia you need to be 18 years of age to get ANY cosmetic treatment. We recommend waiting until the first signs of lines and wrinkles start before commencing treatment. Starting early does stop the progression, but this is a medical treatment and should not be viewed as fadish. If you have young beautiful skin without wrinkles and lines you do not need anti-wrinkle injections.

 

Generally there is a stinging pain similar to an ant bite as the cosmetic wrinkle injection occurs. But unlike an ant bit it is more transient.

Some areas of injection are more painful.
The more superficially the anti-wrinkle injection more painful.

Sometimes for more specialised effects as well as safety injections are performed into the dermis of the skin. This can be quite uncomfortable, where as deeper injections into the muscle are less so.

 

Side effects are temporary and generally minor.
Common side effects include redness and swelling in the area,
bruising is uncommon because of the size of the needles used but does occur
Headaches occur occasionally, as does numbness or pins and needle sensation in the areas.
Very Rarely there can be eyelid or eyebrow drooping. This is temporary and resolves as the anti-wrinkle injection effects wear off, but they can be distressing especially when people are wanting to be discrete about getting treatment.
Pregnancy and breast feeding is a contraindication to getting anti-wrinkle injections.
Our Doctors and Nurse will run through all of the side effects at their consultation.

 

Anti-wrinkle injections were first used as a treatment for eye conditions such as intractable muscle movement. As well as being adopted for cosmetic uses there is an increasing number of medical conditions treated with anti-wrinkle injections.
teeth grinding
excessive sweating
chronic migraine headaches
cerebral palsy, post stroke, incontinence, multiple sclerosis plus many more.

1. Do you want to see a Doctor or are you happy to see a Nurse supervised by a Doctor?
2. Come in for an obligation free consultation and we will devise a treatment plan for you. You will get an exact quote for the anti-wrinkle injections cost, as well as being able to ask any questions.
3. Treatments are every 3-4 months so it is worth considering the ongoing cost.
4. You can get the treatment on the day, however some people prefer to take time to think it over before you make a decision. We want you to be happy with your decision.

If there is an important event coming up, it is best to get any anti-aging or cosmetic injections performed well ahead of time. Not only does this give time for optimal outcome, but also any unexpected outcomes have time to resolve.

Anti-Wrinkles Injections As You Become Less Young

During your 20’s your skin is loosing 1% of its collagen per year. Early signs of face aging begin to appear by your late 20’s.  Crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles start to form.  The appearance of this depends on a wide variety of factors including genes, sun and pollution exposure, smoking. Now is the the perfect time to start prevention.   

More signs of facial aging can appear.  Forehead lines, frown lines and eye wrinkles (crow’s feet) can become an issue. Anti- wrinkle injections used early can prevent worsening. During 30’s skin tone can start to become uneven with broken blood vessels, sunspots and other pigmentation appearing on the skin.  As well as early volume loss in mid face. Anti-wrinkle injections treat the upper face wrinkles, uneven skin tone and volume loss require other treatments.

By your 40 many people will have fixed wrinkles and line in upper part of face, some volume loss in mid face and start to see loss of definition along jawline with early jowl formation. As women approach 40 it is a common time for women to start treatment with anti-wrinkle injection.

Depending on your genetics and environmental exposure by 50th birthday many women and men will be showing signs of facial aging. Anti-wrinkle injections provide consistent results to improve several signs. But as we get less young it is often combinations of treatment that are required. 

For MenOnce the domain of women, anti-wrinkle injections (and the full range of cosmetic injectables) are being used by men.

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