Remove Wrinkles with Adelaide’s Anti Wrinkle Injection Specialists
Anti Wrinkle Injections Treatments
Turn back the clock with a quick, affordable and effective way to help prevent the formation of wrinkles with anti-wrinkle injections.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a purified protein that temporarily causes facial muscles to relax, softening lines and wrinkles and reducing the severity of visible wrinkles instantly.
We provide a comprehensive consultation, performed by our qualified medical staff, to ensure the right treatment plan for you.
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Skin – Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Some facial lines are best treated by reducing or eliminating their cause – the cause being the repeated activity of certain muscles. Such instances are most commonly frown lines, and occasionally forehead lines and crow’s feet. This is done by preventing contraction of the specific muscles by an injection derived from bacteria grown in the laboratory but there are no bacteria in the injection. This specially prepared cosmetic injection paralyses muscles into which it has been directly injected.
The treatment has been used effectively for more than 15 years for medical conditions caused by excessive muscle spasms (‘tics’, twitches and spastic muscles e.g. stroke and cerebral palsy sufferers). This treatment has more recently been extended to use for ‘normal’ conditions such as cosmetically undesirable frown lines. There are two brands of product available in Australia. One is American and has Aust government approval for cosmetic use, Another is English and has approval for muscle spasm medical conditions. Both, therefore, are approved for human use, meaning they have undergone extensive medical testing. Their mechanisms of action are identical this clinic predominantly uses the English product as it proves to be a little less expensive.
The method of administration involves injecting a tiny amount of the toxin into the muscles causing lines. It is quick and simple. The injection causes about 30 seconds of stinging, after which it is completely painless. Rarely there may be slight bruising or swelling. Following treatment patients must resist touching or massaging the treated area for 4 hours (this could spread the toxin into undesired areas).
The effects will be noticeable 3 to 7 days later and will last for a variable time between 3 and 4 months. After this time, further injections will be needed to maintain the effect. With each successive treatment a longer duration of action can be anticipated as the muscles gradually become weaker. Over several years with progressively less frequent injections the effect may even become permanent. Then if muscle action eventually begins to recover an occasional ‘top-up’ may be necessary, sometimes with a reduced dose. With the passage of time the skin creases (wrinkles) overlying the paralysed muscles gradually fade.
This type of treatment can only be applied to certain wrinkles. Obviously if upper lip muscles were paralysed talking and eating would be difficult! Likewise, creases on the cheeks could be diminished in exchange for the inability to smile. For these reasons (with a few rare exceptions) treatment is limited to muscles around and above the eyes.
Complications are rare but can occur. The most common problem is a partial eyelid droop, occurring in about 1% of injections in the frown area and lasting up to 6 weeks. It always spontaneously resolves. Allergy to the treatment is theoretically possible but has not yet been reported.