With age, it is only natural to lose the elements that keep one’s skin soft, taut and supple. The ageing process can be accelerated by repetitive facial movements such as squinting, frowning, smiling and laughing. Loss of elastin and collagen, combined with the effects of gravity, can eventually lead to wrinkles and skin folds, resulting in a sad, tired, or angry appearance.
Areas that can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections include:
Facial wrinkles can be classified as either dynamic or static. Dynamic lines are lines that appear with movement, while static lines are unchanged with muscle movement. Eventually, dynamic lines become static. Dynamic lines can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections, while static lines may require dermal fillers. During your consultation for anti-wrinkle injections, your doctor will categorise the type of wrinkles you have and recommend a customised treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made up of proteins that help relax muscles. These proteins are injected into the skin in very small amounts, and they act by preventing the cell signals, causing the overactive muscle to relax and smoothening the overlying skin. This makes it an effective crow’s feet treatment, forehead lines treatment and frown lines treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections are preventative in nature, helping to prevent new lines from developing as well as reducing the appearance of current wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are well researched and used worldwide, but to achieve the best results and avoid complications, everyone needs a different type of approach. The treatment must also be administered by a trusted medical professional with specific training and experience.
At Bay Medical Aesthetics, you can be assured of the following when receiving anti-wrinkle treatment in Melbourne:
Book a complimentary consultation at our anti-wrinkle treatment clinic in Bayside to find out if anti-wrinkle injections are right for you. Call us on (03) 9589 0200 to arrange a consultation with our trusted doctor who can customise treatments to achieve your goals.
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Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and effective injectable treatment used to minimise common signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. They contain a protein that is used to relax muscles and soften the appearance of lines caused by ageing and lifestyle factors.
Yes, anti-wrinkle injections have been safely used for cosmetic purposes for over two decades without any reports of long-term adverse effects. The risk of allergies is very low when used in small, safe amounts, but it’s important to discuss your situation with your doctor before proceeding with treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections can cause some slight discomfort. Due to the fineness of the needle used, no anaesthetic is required.
It is advisable to avoid any anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), caffeine and alcohol on the day of treatment, as these can increase the chance of bruising. Please inform the doctor if you have recently taken antibiotics or blood thinners, had a vaccination, or suffered from a febrile illness.
Adverse effects can be minimised through proper injection technique. However, potential adverse effects of anti-wrinkle injections can include localised bruising, numbness, swelling and pinprick marks. Headache may also occur after treatment. Several days of recovery may be required depending on the adverse effects experienced.
The results of anti-wrinkle injections can take 5 to 14 days to appear. These results can last for up to 3-6 months before repeat treatment is required.
Anti-wrinkle injections are not recommended for those with muscle disorders, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or anyone who has had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.