The substance used as a muscle relaxant in Anti-Wrinkle Injections is a naturally occurring purified protein. It is not a human-made chemical or a snake venom. In Australia, this is a schedule-4 drug, which can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. Due to TGA restrictions, we are unable to mention the name of the drug.
Anti-wrinkle Injections work by temporarily relaxing the muscles of facial expressions, so they do not contract too forcefully. It gives the overlying skin a chance to rest and repair itself so that the wrinkles become less noticeable or disappear entirely.
The use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections reduces not only existing lines and wrinkles but also prevents future ones from forming.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are extremely effective in the following areas:
The safety profile of Anti-Wrinkle Injections is excellent. It is the single most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. Apart from the sporadic risk of allergic reaction, there are no significant side effects associated with Anti-wrinkle injection treatment when injected correctly.
At Medaesthetics™, we prefer to use a specially formulated, very high potency topical numbing cream, ice and a particular vibration anaesthesia device for all facial injection procedures. This minimises any anxiety or discomfort associated with this treatment.
We often find that all new patients are pleasantly surprised by our painless injection techniques.
Generally, there are very few side effects associated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections, and most of them are transient. Minor swelling and redness at injection site usually resolve within first few minutes. Some people may experience mild, short-term bruising which is easily covered with makeup.
A mild headache after the treatment has also been reported, which can be treated with oral painkillers such as panadol.
In rare cases, the Anti-Wrinkle Injection medication can spread beyond the desired muscle when injected in the frown or forehead region and may cause temporary drooping of the upper eyelid or brow. This is extremely rare in the hands of an experienced injector. It usually resolves within a few weeks.
The initial consultation may take between 15–20 minutes. The procedure itself takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes only. A follow-up appointment is only required if the treatment has not kicked in properly. We advise all patients to wait for at least two weeks to see the full results.
It is the number one Luch-TIme Procedure. Most clients return to work or normal activities immediately following the treatment.
It is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting and massaging of the injected area for 24 hours.
The treatment will start to take effect usually within two to three days. The maximum effect is usually seen in 7–14 days.
The degree of improvement varies from person to person, but the results last for 3-4 months in most cases. Repeat treatment is recommended when movement in the area starts to return.
The aim of Anti-wrinkle treatment is to look refreshed and not to look “frozen” or “stunned”. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic clinician, the results seem natural with appropriate facial expressions.
To minimise the possibility of bruising, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin and Nurofen (Ibuprofen), fish oil, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products that may thin the blood. These should be stopped at least a week prior to your planned treatment date.
Each patient has individual dosing requirements, which is determined at the initial consultation with our doctors. An average female requires:
-8 to 12 units for the treatment of Crow’s Feet on each side
-20 to 25 units for Frown Lines
-5 to 12 units for the treatment of Forehead Lines.
On average, the treatment of Frown Lines or Crow’s Feet costs between $200 to $300. Forehead Lines costs between $100 to $250. Males generally require larger doses than females.
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