Anti-wrinkle injection treatments have been used for the last twenty-five years to create a smoother and younger looking appearance without the dreaded ‘frozen face!’ These treatments are some of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world, giving patients subtle yet striking results that take years off a face without compromising character and expression. Our doctors are skilled in providing patients with natural results that enhance each patient’s individual appearance.
How does it work?
Anti-wrinkle injections use a muscle relaxant that prevents the contraction of muscles in specifics areas of the face, resulting in the prevention of wrinkles and lines. Anti-wrinkle treatments target dynamic and mimic lines (such as smile lines or crow’s feet that appear when the patient moves their face) by relaxing the muscles.
As the muscles beneath the skin are no longer contracting with facial expressions, the skin stays smooth. If you are looking to treat deeper wrinkles or loss of volume in the face, dermal fillers could be a more suitable treatment option.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
Anti-wrinkle injections last approximately three to four months in most patients. With consistent ongoing treatment, results might last longer. Occasionally, patients with a faster metabolism may notice that the product begins to wear off more quickly. Once the injections begin to wear off, muscle function will return to normal and you may notice that your wrinkles are returning.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
Cost is determined in consultation with your doctor, after a discussion of the treatment outcomes and your expectations. The cost of treatment with anti-wrinkle injections will vary depending on the area treated and how much product is required.
There is very little downtime associated with anti-wrinkle injections. Tiny pinprick marks may be visible at the site of the injection, but these are easily concealed if necessary and fade within 1-2 days of treatment.
Following anti-wrinkle treatment, it is recommended that patients do not rub or touch the area excessively. Massages and facials are not recommended immediately following treatment with anti-wrinkle injections. Similarly, strenuous exercise and lying down in the first four hours following treatment should be avoided.
Learn more about our wrinkle-free program and other anti-ageing treatments, as well as other uses for anti-wrinkle injections and muscle relaxants. The injections can also used for the treatment of other conditions, such as hyperhidrosis.
Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced doctors for anti-wrinkle treatment in Melbourne!