Anti-wrinkle treatments are one weapon in the arsenal against the visible signs of ageing. Anti-wrinkle injections work to limit facial movements that cause or contribute to lines and wrinkles, but they are not just a stand-alone treatment.
At ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne, we love using a multi-pronged approach to anti-ageing with our 1 + 1 = 3 equation. That is, two separate treatments can get three times the result. That’s not bad!
Anti-wrinkle treatment benefits
Our anti-wrinkle treatments are a staple in our anti-ageing treatment buffet. There is nary a patient who has failed to spare themselves a wrinkle or two this way, and when it comes to preventing wrinkles from forming or worsening, anti-wrinkle injections are at the top of the treatment list.
Anti-wrinkle injection benefits include:
- Preventing wrinkle development
- Arresting deepening of lines and wrinkles
- Correct a drooping brow
- Smooth out forehead wrinkles
- Temporary effect lasts several months
- Well-studied and popular anti-ageing treatment
- Works well with other treatments
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Popular treatments combinations
We love to mix and match cosmetic treatments, with each treatment strategy depending on your individual needs. We get such great results from combining treatments, so here are some of the most popular combos.
#1. Anti-wrinkle injections with laser for pigmentation
If your skin has brown spots, laser treatments with your anti-wrinkle injections is a fine mix. The injections arrest wrinkle development, while the laser fades or removes pigmentation spots.
The laser removes the top layers of skin cells, revealing fresh, clear skin cells underneath. Pigmentation only affects the topmost layers of skin, since this is where melanocytes, which produce pigment (melanin) are situated. Melanocytes need to be close to the surface to protect skin since that’s where the sun’s UV rays hit. This skin position makes it much easier for lasers to address pigmentation concerns, as we don’t need to go very deep to have a significant impact.
Anti-wrinkle injections with dermal filler for anti-ageing
Dermal filler is a substance that absorbs around a thousand times its weight in water, making it ideal for plumping and hydrating skin. We use dermal filler for a great many cosmetic tricks, such as filling in lines and wrinkles, softening laugh lines and creases, and creating more voluminous and youthful cheeks.
The key molecule in dermal filler is also produced naturally by the body, found in skin and other soft tissue. This molecule acts as a transport system for nutrients between the blood vessels and the skin, so works to keep skin healthy, while also stimulating fibroblasts which produce collagen and elastin.
Dermal filler has come a long way in the past decade. It is now considered a staple alongside other base cosmetic treatments like anti-wrinkle injections for creating a fresher, smoother complexion.
Dermal filler injections can be used together with anti-wrinkle injections to boost the anti-wrinkle capacities of both. Instead of simply arresting wrinkle development, we can now fill in your current fine lines and wrinkles, while also preventing more from developing. What a team! We also use dermal filler to fill frown lines, lips, cheeks, wrinkles, scars, marionette lines and laugh lines.
Anti-wrinkle injections with laser for spider veins and facial redness
Spider veins and facial redness, while not considered dangerous, can interrupt the smoothness of a complexion. Because redness and veins come from underneath the skin, there isn’t much you can do about it with creams or lotions; you need something that can get underneath the skin. With lasers, the energy selectively penetrates the skin and targets blood vessels, shrinking the vessels away from the skin, thus evening facial tone.
Having spider veins and wrinkles treated simultaneously can produce great results since you work on the complexion in two important ways: evening skin tone/colour while softening fine lines and wrinkles. This combo can produce dramatic results.
Anti-wrinkle injection with microdermabrasion for texture
If you’re suffering from dry, dull or congested skin, microdermabrasion can effectively clear and smooth the complexion. When combined with anti-wrinkle injections, the impact on the skin’s appearance can be significant. Microdermabrasion will freshen skin by removing the topmost layer of skin cells, working to smooth out fine lines, removing debris and dirt, and giving the cells a boost.
Microdermabrasion is an anti-ageing tool as well as a skin clarifying treatment. It works well for acne, acne scars, rough, dry skin and other textural complaints. The result, when combined with anti-wrinkle injections, is noticeably smoother, clearer skin.
How we decide what treatments are best for your skin
We work with you, and in a one on one consultation with our cosmetic consultant, we help to determine which treatments will achieve your aesthetic goals effectively and efficiently. We’ll provide you with a treatment plan and options that suit your schedule and budget.
At ENRICH Clinic, we aim to get the most out of your natural features now and into the future with world-class anti-ageing and beautifying strategies. Come in and talk with one of our expert practitioners for a comprehensive treatment plan.
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