Anti-wrinkle injections are a safe, effective, and affordable way to rejuvenate the face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can smooth out frown lines between the eyebrows, laughter lines around the eyes, wrinkles around the jaw, as well creases in the forehead. The eyebrows and chin can be lifted and the jawline can be softened with the help of this proven treatment.
Are Anti- Wrinkle Injections Right for Me?
If you have wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, or around the corners of your mouth, among other places on your face, anti-wrinkle injections may be a good treatment option for you. A growing number of patients are also combatting excessive sweating with the same anti-wrinkle injection therapy.
How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?
Anti-wrinkle injections deliver a product derived from a purified protein to targeted muscles. These muscles are responsible for the wrinkle-inducing movements of the face. Once injected, the product immediately begins to relax these specific muscles and lines and wrinkles being to soften. The injected treatment works by stopping communication between the nerve and the muscle, preventing the muscle in question from contracting and making the movements that would cause wrinkling of the skin.
What Can I Expect at my Appointment for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
At your appointment, our expert physicians will go over your goals and expectations and propose a treatment plan to achieve your desired effect. They then use tiny needles to inject the treatment product into the targeted areas of your face. Most patients experience only temporary discomfort and may have little mosquito-bite like marks on their face that subside within about 30-60 minutes after treatment. Patients can immediately return to their regular daily activities.
Results of Anti-Wrinkle Injections
The results of your anti-wrinkle injection treatment will be apparent within a couple of days and will peak around one month after treatment. The results will last an average of three to four months. The treatment is has been used by millions of individuals around the globe for more than 20 years. It appeals to everyone, from stay-at-home mums, to powerful executives to celebrities of both sexes.
Facts about Anti-Wrinkle Injections
- Anti-wrinkle injections are a proven treatment that is quick, safe, inexpensive and effective.
- Many patients combine anti-wrinkle injections with dermal filler treatment to restore volume to certain areas of the face.
- Side effects include the potential for mild bruising and temporary redness. Less than 0.01% of patients experience a temporary and treatable drooping of the eyelid.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Answers to all of Your Questions
Q. What is the difference between dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections?
A. There is a big difference between dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections. While both are injected into the skin by a medical professional, the similarities stop there. Dermal fillers provide volume while anti wrinkle injections freeze the muscle in order to provide a smoother appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending upon what you want to improve on your appearance, you may need one or the other – or a combination of both. Anti wrinkle injections are not capable of sculpting the face or adding any kind of volume. However, they can be one of the best ways to smooth out lines and wrinkles and reduce the overall appearance of the wrinkles
Q. What can I expect for results?
A. The results are going to vary by person and will have to do with the depth of the lines and wrinkles. Many people can see results instantly by smoothing out a lot of the deep lines and reducing the appearance of many wrinkles. Before and after photos at Advanced Dermatology clinic can give you a better idea as to what to expect.
Q. Where are the injections given?
A. Anti wrinkle injections can be given in a variety of locations on the face. This includes along the frown lines of the forehead, the corners of the mouth, along the side of the nose, around the chin, near the jawline, and in other areas. There are as many as 11 lines just between the eyebrows, so there are plenty of options to improve appearance and some doctors will even go along the side of the face as well as into the neck with the injections.
Q. How long will the injections last?
A. The injections can vary from person to person. Many of the anti wrinkle injections can last for approximately four months, though it depends on the brand as well as where they are being placed. Some people have been able to go for as long as 12 months with a single round of injections. Once you have had multiple injections, the time in between treatments can be extended.
Q. Will the injections hurt?
A. The injections involve a needle and so there will be some pain. Most patients describe it as a pinch as the needle goes into the muscle. There is a local anesthesia applied to the area to numb the skin prior to the injection. Some of the products also have lidocaine inside, which can help reduce the amount of pain.
Q. Is everyone a good candidate for the injections?
A. Not everyone is a candidate for injections. People with certain skin conditions are advised not to go through with the injections and in some instances, people are allergic to some of the compounds that are being injected into the muscle. All of this will be discussed during the initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate or not. It is also important to know what anti wrinkle injections can do. Some people are better off with dermal fillers or even chemical peels based upon the results they are trying to achieve.
Q. How many injections do I need?
A. The number of injections required to provide you with the desired look will vary based upon the number of wrinkles that you have and what areas of the face need to be treated. During the initial consultation, our doctor will discuss the number of injections that are required. Some people only need two or three at a time while others need considerably more. Reviewing before and after photos of different people can give you an idea as to what you could look like with a certain number of injections.
Q. What are the side effects of the anti wrinkle injections?
A. Many people experience absolutely no side effects. Others experience some swelling and discomfort from the injections, though they usually subside within the first few days. In more rare situations, there can be bleeding and bruising from the injection site. It is always a good idea to consult with a doctor prior to scheduling injections to discuss concerns as well as how various medical conditions and prescriptions can affect the overall effects that are experienced.
Q. What are the costs for anti wrinkle injections
A. The cost for the injections can vary. Some of the factors include the brand of the injections, the number of injections that you get, as well as where you go to have them done. Advanced Dermatology provides some of the most affordable “doctor provided” rates available.
Q. How do I find the right doctor?
A. It is important to find a doctor that is licensed in Australia and has experience with anti wrinkle injections. You will want to schedule a consultation to learn about the various types of injections that are available, have recommendations made on the number of injections and where in the face they will be injected, and also learn of the cost. If you are not comfortable with the doctor, you will want to find a different one.