What are anti wrinkle injections?

Anti wrinkle injections, also known as wrinkle relaxers, are a popular cosmetic injectable treatment designed to eliminate unwanted fine lines and wrinkles and are an effective preventative treatment against the signs of natural ageing. Repetitive facial muscle movements such as smiling, frowning, and scrunching can cause dynamic lines to appear, eventually becoming static or permanent. This reaction is due to our body’s natural ageing as our skin loses elasticity and our bodies struggle to produce collagen over time, contributing to a tired, sagging appearance. Wrinkle relaxers work to soften fine lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles, which allow them to contract, giving your skin the rest it needs to smooth out lines and crinkles.

Anti wrinkle injections not only reverse the effects of ageing but are a powerful preventative treatment who wish to stop advanced ageing and the formation of future skin concerns. The treatment creates powerful results without significantly altering your facial structure, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines when laughing, smiling or frowning, but retaining your natural beauty.

Prices starting at $4 per unit.

Benefits of wrinkle relaxers

Anti wrinkle injections can provide a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Reduces lines and creases around the mouth, nose, forehead, and eyes.
  • Tightens the neck area to reduce sagging and define the jawline.
  • Slims facial contours for a youthful appearance.
  • Corrects facial asymmetry.
  • Softens the appearance of chin dimpling.
  • Produces a lifted appearance to revitalise your natural features.
  • Stops chronic migraines.
  • Reduces excessive sweating.

Wrinkle relaxers consultation at Shellharbour Skin

An initial consultation is essential before receiving any treatment at our clinic. Your consultation with one of our highly skilled clinicians will involve a discussion of your medical history, including any medications or supplements you may be taking and whether you have had any previous cosmetic treatments. You should be upfront about your lifestyle and health. If you have experienced any respiratory concerns or allergic reactions to medication or skincare, mention it to your clinician. You will also discuss your current concerns and why you wish to receive wrinkle relaxers, providing an idea of the desired outcomes you hope to achieve with such a treatment. The information you provide during your consultation is crucial for our clinicians in creating a treatment plan tailored to your concerns and aesthetic goals, ensuring you receive the best possible result that enhances your natural features.

What to expect

Anti wrinkle injection treatments do not require anaesthesia as there is minimal discomfort. However, some injectable serums contain a small dose of anaesthetic. Suppose patients are worried about their comfort during the treatment. In that case, they should let their clinician, who will endeavour to make the treatment more comfortable by using a type of injectable with anaesthetic or by applying a topical numbing cream. The injectable serum is administered to your chosen areas and can take anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes.

Patients need to be aware that anti wrinkle injections are different to dermal fillers. Anti ageing injections do not immediately fill fine lines and wrinkles. Still, they treat the root of the problem: the formation of static and dynamic wrinkles due to natural muscle contractions. Anti wrinkle injections temporarily rest your facial muscles, allowing your skin to smooth out gradually. Therefore, results are not immediately apparent, taking up to seven days to become noticeable.

Cost of Anti Wrinkle Injections at Shellharbour Skin

Anti wrinkle injections are a completely customisable treatment. The cost varies for each client based on the extent of concerns and the number of injections needed to achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance your natural beauty. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome and maintenance treatments to prolong the results. Therefore, we always recommend patients book a consultation where their bespoke treatment plan is created, and an estimate of costs is provided.

To discuss anti wrinkle injections by Shellharbour Skin and the associated costs, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Results & aftercare for anti wrinkle injections

As mentioned, the results of your anti-wrinkle treatment will not be immediate but should be seen two to seven days after your initial session. The effects of wrinkle relaxers are not permanent and will wear off over time unless you receive regular treatments to maintain your results.

Immediately following your treatment, you may experience tenderness, mild swelling, and bruising around the injection sites. Some patients may also notice tiny red bumps around the treatment area, which is normal. These after-effects should lessen and heal during the first week after your session. Depending on where you have had injections, you may experience a mild headache, but over-the-counter medication can help reduce discomfort. Patients can immediately return to their usual activities after their treatment, popularly referred to as the perfect ‘lunch-time’ treatment.

Your clinician will also provide you with an aftercare plan, which generally includes:

  • Avoid any exercise and demanding activities for at least 24 hours.
  • Stay upright for the first four hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours.
  • Do not rub or touch the treated areas.
  • Refrain from sleeping on your face the first night after your treatment.
  • Stop taking blooding-thinning medications temporarily if possible with your doctor’s clearance.
  • Avoid beauty treatments such as peels, massages, and facials for at least two weeks.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and excessive temperatures until fully healed.

Anti Wrinkle Injections Shellharbour: Risks and Complications

Any cosmetic treatment you choose to undergo has associated risks and complications that can potentially occur, and it is crucial to be aware of these factors before deciding to undergo any treatment.

Anti wrinkle injections have the following associated risks and complications:

  • Redness
  • Skin tightness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Temporary numbness or pins and needles feeling
  • Drooping eyelids

Being well-informed about these risks empowers individuals to make informed decisions and prioritise their health and desired outcomes. When considering anti wrinkle injections at Shellharbour Skin, you are more than welcome to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Anti wrinkle injections, also known as wrinkle relaxers, are a popular cosmetic injectable treatment designed to eliminate unwanted fine lines and wrinkles and are an effective preventative treatment against the signs of natural ageing. Repetitive facial muscle movements such as smiling, frowning, and scrunching can cause dynamic lines to appear, eventually becoming static or permanent. This reaction is due to our body’s natural ageing as our skin loses elasticity and our bodies struggle to produce collagen over time, contributing to a tired, sagging appearance. Wrinkle relaxers work to soften fine lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles, which allow them to contract, giving your skin the rest it needs to smooth out lines and crinkles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any contraindications for anti-ageing injections?

Wrinkle relaxers are not recommended for individuals who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, have a muscle or nerve condition, have any skin infections around the treatment areas, or have any known allergies to the ingredients of the product used. If patients are unsure of their suitability, a consultation with our highly-knowledgeable staff can be valuable in helping patients determine their eligibility.

How long can anti-wrinkle injections last?

Results of your anti-wrinkle treatment can last up to 12 months but do depend on where you have received the injections. Some treatment areas may last four to six months, while other regions can last much longer. Your body eventually metabolises the cosmetic injections, and how long this takes varies significantly for each individual. Having multiple treatments can also prolong the enhanced results of your anti-wrinkle injections.

Can anti-wrinkle injections be reversed?

Unlike dermal fillers, anti-ageing injections cannot be reversed, an essential factor that patients should be aware of, although anti-wrinkle injections are not as long-lasting as dermal fillers. Generally, patients will need to wait for the wrinkle relaxers to be absorbed and metabolised over time, taking up to 12 months to dissipate fully, depending on the specific treatment areas and whether patients receive any maintenance treatments.

Are wrinkle relaxers safe?

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), responsible for approving and regulating medications and medical devices, first approved anti-wrinkle injections for medical use in 1999 and cosmetic use in 2002. Extensive clinical testing and studies have been conducted on cosmetic injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections, and the TGA continuously monitors and researches these injectables for any arising issues. There is always the possibility of risks and complications occurring with any cosmetic treatment. Still, so long as patients seek out trained medical physicians with proper accreditation, anti-wrinkle injections can be relatively safe.

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