With age, it is only natural to lose the elements that keep one’s skin soft, taut and supple. The ageing process can be unduly 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 convert a smooth face and neck into a valley of wrinkles and skin folds, resulting in a sad, tired, or angry appearance. For example:
Deeper lines or furrows are classified as either dynamic or static. Dynamic lines appear with movement, i.e., the activity of facial muscles, 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. At Bay Medical Aesthetics, we offer both of these treatments which are painless and very effective to help minimise signs of ageing.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a neurotoxin protein produced by an organic bacterium and related species. Anti-wrinkle injections are considered a safe and effective cosmetic treatment for the reduction of facial lines. This neurotoxin protein can be injected into the facial muscles or dermis layer in extremely small concentrations to prevent signals from nerve cells reaching the facial muscles. By relaxing overactive or contracted muscles, the overlying skin is smoothened.
Anti-wrinkle injections are administered by diluting the neurotoxin protein powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. It takes 24-72 hours for this neurotoxin protein to take effect. Full effects of wrinkle reduction can be seen in 5 to 14 days. Muscles can be treated repeatedly over time to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injectables are an effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. They are well researched and used worldwide. However, to achieve the best results and avoid complications the treatment must be administered by qualified medical professionals with specific training and experience.
At Bay Medical Aesthetics, you can be assured of the following:
Searching for “wrinkle treatment near me?” If you are looking into anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne, make an appointment with Bay Medical Aesthetics to see our experienced Doctor today. Our clinic is conveniently located in the Bayside suburb of Black Rock, close to a number of eastern suburbs. Give us a call on (03) 9589 0200 or contact us online to book now or find out price details before you purchase. Alternatively, you can buy a package to gift to a friend or loved one.
“This neurotoxin protein can be injected into the facial muscles…
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|Treatment||Average Price (GST incl.)|
|Glabella & Frown Lines||$250.00|
|Lip - Lower||$100.00|
|Lip - Upper (Lip Flip)||$100.00|
|Masseter or Jawline||$899.00|
Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe and effective injectable treatment used to minimise common signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. The anti-aging injectables contain a naturally occurring substance that causes targeted muscles in the face to relax, helping to soften the appearance of lines caused by ageing and lifestyle factors.
This method has been used for cosmetic purposes for over two decades, and for medical purposes for even longer, without any reports of long-term side effects. In Australia, there are six registered indications for the use of anti-wrinkle injections. These are: for children with cerebral palsy in particular body muscles to help reduce spasticity and allow normal movement, to reduce spasms of the eyelid, treatment of cervical dystonia (neck muscle spasms), treatment of primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae (underarm sweating), treatment of frown lines, and the treatment of focal spasticity in adults.
Most people don't feel any pain, but some may experience minimal discomfort during anti-wrinkle treatment. Topical anaesthesia is available and can be used to manage discomfort.
It is advisable to avoid any anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), caffeine and alcohol on the day of treatment, as these increase chances of bruising. Please inform the doctor if you are on antibiotics or blood thinners.
There is no downtime associated with anti-wrinkle injections.
Rarely, minor bruising or pinprick marks may occur on fragile skin. Some may experience a slight headache after treatment, but this usually subsides on its own within a few hours.
Normal activities may be resumed after treatment. However, you will be instructed not to exercise, lie down, or touch the treated areas for 4 hours after the appointment. Additionally, facials, face massages and other face treatments should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
This will vary depending on the condition of the skin and the severity of your wrinkles and lines. Our experienced doctor will examine your face to determine how many units are required for your individual skin to address specific concerns and see the best results. She will then discuss cost and answer any questions you may have before proceeding with treatment.
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.
Typically, anti-wrinkle injections achieve younger looking skin which lasts between 4-6 months before being metabolised by the body. After this time, repeat injections will be required to maintain results.