Anti-wrinkle Treatments

The Basics of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections involve a series of gentle injections that block impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines. These muscles bunch and relax in response to emotions and other stimuli. This causes the skin above the muscles to become creased over time and leads to expression lines as well as wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified and diluted protein. Small amounts are injected at key points around your face to relax the muscles. This will help to smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent future ones by softening the expressions that cause them. This treatment can help with the following issues:

  • Crow’s feet or lines around the eyes.
  • Frown or surprise lines on the forehead.
  • Turkey neck or lines on the throat.
  • Worry lines between the eyes.
  • Lip and mouth lines.
  • Bunny lines, or lines on the nose.
  • Lines around the chin or jawline.

How wrinkles form

There are several factors at play in the formation of facial wrinkles, with three vital skin substances decreasing with age:

  • Collagen, the skin’s most significant structural protein.
  • Elastin, the protein giving facial tissue its stretch.
  • Hyaluronic acid, the principal substance adding volume to the skin.

The skin on our faces also takes a hit from a range of environmental and lifestyle factors:

  • Over-exposure to the harsh Australian sun.
  • Smoking, drinking and poor dietary choices.
  • The stresses of everyday life.

The Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

The old days of cosmetic injections that left people with fake, frozen looking skin are gone. Technology and medical science have made the most of these advancements and today you can get natural looking results fast. Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy from today’s anti-wrinkle injection treatments:

  • They’re minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures that actually work.
  • There’s no downtime, you can go back to work after the treatment.
  • They can naturally reduce expression lines.
  • You will notice a reduction in fine lines.
  • They can help prevent future wrinkles.
  • They can make your face look more balanced.

Are Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatments Safe?

Anti-wrinkle injection treatments have been widely tested and used safely around the world for 20 years for both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. In all that time, there have been no sign of long term side effects and no known permanent side effects. The only side effects of these treatments are short term bruising and swelling around the injection site.

Does it Hurt?

The fear of needles is very common and keeps a lot of people away from this type of treatment. However, the needles used for anti-wrinkle treatments aren’t like the needles used in other medical practices. They’re tiny and don’t go too far into the skin. This means that it might still hurt a little, but the pain is probably much less than you would expect. In fact, most people liken it to having their skin squeezed in tweezers for a short time. And if you really can’t handle the pain, there are pain reducing options that you can take advantage of during your treatment.

How Long do the Results Last?

This depends on the type of treatment you get and your own skin. But generally, you can expect the results to last between 3-4 months

How Much Does it Cost?

  • The cost of your anti-wrinkle treatment will vary on your skin and the number of injections you need to address your concerns. You can discuss that with your doctor during your appointment here with us at Skin Check Au. To help you out, here’s a rough guide to our costs:
  • Anti-wrinkle/Muscle Relaxant injections with Cosmetic Nurse: starting at$3.50 (incl. GST) per Unit

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