Overview of Anti Wrinkle Injections
We are one of the few clinics on the Sunshine Coast who have specialised Doctor’s who perform the Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Dr Rafiq and Dr Ghafoor use advanced injectable techniques to create smooth, rejuvenated and fresh skin.
Wrinkle relaxers make use of a natural purified protein that relaxes the facial muscles, creating a youthful appearance.
Anti-wrinkle Injections at Rejuvenative includes:
- Softening of Frown Lines.
- Softening of Crows Feet (smile lines around eyes).
- Softening of forehead lines.
- Softening of neck bands.
- Lip flip.
- Treatment of Bunny lines and Gummy smile.
- Softening of hyperactive chin muscle (mentalis muscle).
- Mouth corner lift (DAO’s).
- Brow reshaping (brow lift).
- Teeth grinding (Hyperactive Masseter muscles).
- Excess armpit sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis).
- Platysma Muscle Bands (Neck Muscle).
- Certain types of migraines and tension headaches.
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Advise our doctors and clinicians if you are taking blood-thinning medications, regardless of whether you are expecting to have treatment or just a consultation.
Maximise facial activity for half an hour after your treatment (such as frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting) and avoid lying down horizontal for 4 hours. Avoid exercise for 24 hours and do not have facial treatments, rub or massage the treated area.
Anti Wrinkle FAQs
We are not allowed to promote or state the brand of the product as medical professionals. We use the two most popular brands on the market available today. Some patients prefer some brand over the other but clinically we find that the treatment dosing of any area is more crucial than the product brand.
We make use of a specially ordered, ultra-small injecting needles (32G) and gentle injecting techniques. (Most other cosmetic clinics use larger 30 or 31G needles as they are affordable to acquire).
You can request topical numbing cream to be applied before the treatment or certain vibrational anaesthetic devices for pain relief.
The substance that is used as a muscle relaxant in Anti-Wrinkle Injections is a naturally occurring purified protein called Botulinum Toxin-A. It is not a substance that is man-made or snake venom. In Australia, this is a schedule-4 drug that only a medical doctor can prescribe. As per the TGA restrictions, we are not able to mention the brand name of the drug.
Anti-wrinkle Injections work by providing temporary relaxation and softening of the muscles of facial expressions. This provides a smoother and youthful appearance to the face and helps avert future expression lines from forming.
Anti-wrinkle injections are very effective in areas like:
- Frown lines.
- Crows’ feet.
- Forehead lines.
- Gummy smile.
- Bunny lines.
- Chin crease (Mentalis muscle crease).
- Chin dimples (chin Peau D’Orange).
- Relaxing Hyperactive Neckbands (Platysma muscle).
- Jawline slimming (Masseter muscle).
- Mouth corner lift (DAO muscle).
Non-cosmetic uses of Anti-wrinkle Injections include:
- Migraines and cluster headaches.
- Softening of Chewing muscles to avert teeth-grinding.
The safety profile of Anti-Wrinkle Injections is well accepted. It is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world with millions of treatments carried out every year. Apart from the sporadic risk of an allergic reaction, there are no considerable side effects related to Anti-wrinkle injection treatment in the majority of cases when injected appropriately.
The initial consultation generally takes a few minutes. The procedure itself takes about five to ten minutes only. A follow-up appointment is recommended to monitor the progress of the treatment. We advise all patients to wait for at least two weeks to see the complete results.
There is minimal to no downtime. It’s well known as a “lunch-time procedure”. Most patients can get back to work or normal activities immediately after the treatment.
It is recommended by us that you avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and massaging of the injected area for the first 24 hours.
The effects of the treatment will start to take effect within two to three days. The maximum effect is generally seen after two weeks.
As mentioned above, there are very few side effects related to Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Most of them are temporary in nature. Minor swelling and redness at the injection site usually go away within the first few minutes. Some people may get mild, short-term bruising which is easily camouflaged with makeup.
A mild headache after the treatment has also been reported, which can be treated using oral painkillers such as panadol.
In rare cases, the Anti-Wrinkle Injection medication can spread beyond the muscle that is desired when injected in the frown or forehead region and may result in temporary drooping of the upper eyelid or brow. This is very rare when performed by an experienced injector. It usually goes away within a few weeks.
Any allergic reaction is generally self-limiting and responds in an appropriate manner to anti-histamine meds. The risk of an anaphylactic reaction is very low.
Results last for three to four months on average. Most patients visit us three to four times per year for repeat treatments.
We find that people with a high metabolism, those involved in rigorous physical activity and/or trying to lose weight and those experiencing any physical or mental stress tend to require more frequent treatments.
The aim of Anti-wrinkle treatment is to appear refreshed and not to look “frozen” or “stunned”. When delivered by an experienced cosmetic Doctor, the results seem natural with appropriate facial expressions still intact.
To lessen the risk 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 cause thinning of the blood. These should be stopped at least a week before your planned treatment date. Alcohol intake forty-eight hours before your treatment can also cause excessive bleeding and bruising.
Each patient has individual dosing needs. Our doctors determine this at the initial consultation. An average female needs:
- -8 to 12 units for the treatment of Crow’s Feet on each side.
- -20 to 40 units for Frown Lines.
- -5 to 12 units for the treatment of Forehead Lines.
Males usually need larger doses than females as they have bigger and stronger facial muscles. Based upon the number of units that are used, the approximate treatment cost for various areas is given below:
- Anti-Wrinkles – Single Session $4.50/ Per Unit
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