We have some combination techniques for softening wrinkles and finer lines, ging you a smoother fresh appearance. While wrinkling is a normal part of ageing and adds character and softness to our faces over time, we can put the brakes by keeping the skin cells performing to a high level.
Our Wrinkle-Free program suggests a combination of both anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, lasers and peels depending on your needs and skin type.
We help reduce the appearance of wrinkles using several techniques, applications, and equipment so when you start our Wrinkle-free program, you’re in for a medley of non-surgical treats!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our dermal fillers are a naturally derived substance found in animal and human tissue, and they can be dissolved if any issues arise. In mammals, this substance works as a transportation mechanism, taking nutrients from the blood to the skin. Skin and joints contain high levels of this substance.
The substance found in the dermal filler is not derived from any animal, but is synthetic, being what’s known as ‘nature-identical’, meaning it is more or less exactly the same as what your body would make and behaves in the same way. Synthetic fillers also carry a lesser chance of allergic reactions.
The most common areas for dermal filler injections are the lips, chin, cheeks, jowls, next to the mouth (above and sides), nasolabial folds (the folds that appear next to the mouth, also known as laugh lines), and the lines that appear when you frown, particularly on the forehead between the eyebrows.
Dermal filler can also be used for other purposes, but cosmetically, those areas of the face are the most common.
You don’t need to take any time off work to get a treatment, and you can immediately resume normal activities. There may be some after-effects, like swelling or bruising for up to 48 hours, which could last for up to five days. This swelling and nursing is usually minimal. If there seems to be anything unusual, we always as that you please call our clinic for advice.
How long your dermal filler treatment lasts for will depend entirely on what substance was used, plus how many injections have been applied. It also makes a difference where the dermal filler injection was applied, since high action areas like the mouth will reabsorb the substance much quicker than, say, the forehead. For some it’s 12-18 months, for others it’s longer.
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*Results may vary from person to person