Anti Wrinkle

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a protein known as Botulinum Toxin (BTX-A) that acts to temporarily relax the movement of a muscle. It is used to temporarily stop the signal that the brain sends the muscle to action it to move. This results in the skin appearing smoother as the muscle becomes relaxed. Overtime, it aims to prevent unwanted facial lines from becoming deeper and as a result, leaves you looking more youthful and fresh, naturally.

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What does Anti-Wrinkle treatment involve?

At Cosmetic Effects, a full consultation is completed prior to your treatment. This includes us performing a thorough assessment to determine whether the treatment is suitable and for us to understand your concerns and work towards an achievable goal.

The treatment time of anti-wrinkle injections is 10 minutes, and involves small injections with a fine needle and liquid solution into the selected muscles. There is minimal discomfort experienced at the time of treatment. It can be described as a small sting that immediately subsides once the injection is completed.

What areas can be treated?

There are many areas that can be treated, however the most popular have been listed below.

  • Forehead lines
  • Crows Feet
  • Brow Lift
  • Bunny Liness
  • Lip Flip
  • Gummy smile
  • Marionette / Jowl lift
  • Smoker lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Neck lift (Nefertiti Lift)
  • Jaw Slimming

Some known conditions that anti-wrinkle treatments may help are listed below.

  • Migraines
  • Excessive sweating
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Teeth grinding / bruxism
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?

The cost of anti-wrinkle injections depends on the number of units required and the extent of the area needing treatment. Please contact the clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements.

When will Anti-Wrinkle treatments work and how long does it last?

After your treatment, you will start to see results in approximately 2-7 days time. This is a gradual onset where you will not feel any change however you will see the beginning effect. In 14 days time it will be most effective and full results can be seen.

The treatment can last up to 3-4 months however this does depend on individual metabolism, therefore this varies. The muscle will slowly become active again and be able to move therefore allowing expression lines to gradually return.

What are the side effects of Anti-Wrinkle injections and is this treatment safe?

As this treatment involves an injection, normal side effects such as swelling, bruising and tenderness can occur, lasting a few days. It is important that during the consultation all medical/health conditions are identified to ensure a safe treatment outcome.

Anti-wrinkle injections will not be administered if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breast Feeding
  • Planning a pregnancy within the next 3 months
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • On certain medications
Before your Anti-Wrinkle treatment

Some advice to consider before your treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • Avoid blood thinning medication (unless prescribed) for 3 days prior. This includes fish oil, multivitamins, aspirin, ibuprofen
  • Any treatment for a major event, treatment is recommended 4 weeks prior
After your Anti-Wrinkle treatment

We recommend following our aftercare guideline for an effective result.

  • No laying down for 4 hours
  • No application of makeup or other skin products for 4 hours
  • No rubbing of the area for 24 hours
  • No exercise, swimming, spa, sauna or sun tanning for 24 hours
  • No facials or other treatments to the treated area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid blood thinning medication for the next 24 hours. Paracetamol is fine.

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