What are antiwrinkle injections and what are they used for?

If you’ve ever wondered how so many people remain ageless for so long, then you’ve wondered about anti-wrinkle injections. Year after year our skin gets thin, loses it’s vitality and begins to show the aftermath of every expression you’ve ever shown on your face. Our patients at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin are offered the best treatments that will help reduce any mild to severe signs of ageing with our beautifully crafted anti-wrinkle injections. No longer will you have to worry about the subtle changes in your skin when you have a minimally invasive way to reverse the hands of time. Facelifts aren’t your only aesthetic option to restoring your youth. Look refreshed, revitalized and new in under half an hour.

Anti-wrinkle injections are made of a naturally, purified protein and neurotoxin. The discovery of the toxin’s anti-wrinkle effects were first documented in 1989 by a plastic surgeon, named Dr Clark in California. Anti-wrinkle injections help to relax certain wrinkle-causing muscles to produce a younger and fresher appearance. They inhibit the transmission of neurotransmitters from nerve to muscle and stop the muscle from contracting and forming a wrinkle. Our injections won’t leave your face with that frozen in time look, but something much more natural that you can be proud to share.

As your skin matures, the effects from frowning, squinting and the movement of our muscles from facial expressions cause folds and creases to form. With age, our skin naturally becomes less elastic causing these lines to stay permanently on our face, whether contracting these muscles or not. Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and simple, non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles and fine lines.

Anti-wrinkle injections weaken facial muscles causing them to relax, resulting in a smoother, fresher appearance. They are most commonly used to give a fresher appearance to the crow’s feet, forehead, and frown, but can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to the lower face, e.g. smokers lines, neck bands and around the mouth. Other uses for anti-wrinkle injections include the treatment of excessive sweating, especially to the palms and underarms, treatment for teeth grinding, slimming of the jaw line and relief from chronic migraines.

Summary of Anti-Wrinkle Injection Benefits:

  • Relax stubborn wrinkles and fine lines
  • Treats excess sweating from overactive muscle movement
  • Slims jawline
  • Eases tension migraines
  • No downtime
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Nonsurgical option to treat wrinkles
  • Treats frown lines, smoker’s lines, neck bands and crow’s feet
  • Quick injection treatment

Who performs the treatment?

As the product that we use for our anti-wrinkle injections is a Schedule 4 medication, our specially trained Cosmetic Nurses and Doctors perform all cosmetic injectable treatments. We put you in good hands here at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin because your skin is too important. The proper medically trained staff should only ever provide anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers because expert training is required to do these properly so they look as natural as possible.

Is it painful?

Most people describe the sensation of the injection as a ‘bee sting.’ The needle that we use is tiny and only enters the skin very superficially. For some patients we do offer a topical anesthetic to make sure there isn’t any discomfort during the injection process; your comfort is factored into what we choose to offer here at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin.

What are the risks?

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for a long time with no reports of long-term side effects. Sometimes a small bruise may appear at the injection point, or there may be some temporary redness and swelling that usually does not last longer than an hour. Other, less common side effects from anti-wrinkle injections include asymmetrical results, failure to cause significant change (usually due to under-treating), puffy eyes and drooping of the corners of the mouth. Patients cannot have anti-wrinkle injections if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Will I see the effects immediately after treatment?

It usually takes anywhere between two days and two weeks to see the effects of the anti-wrinkle injection once treated. These injections provide wonderful results for our clients as they work deeper to the skin to help you address every cause of your premature ageing signs.

What is the alternative treatment to anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections do not create the same result as a surgical face, eye or brow lift, which may be the best option for some patients. They do however delay the time in which surgical intervention is the best option. The key to remaining young is to work on these subtle irregularities once they happen; anti-wrinkle injections will help you ease these early signs and allow you to avoid surgery as long as possible. Dermal fillers are another option you can look into should you have severe volume loss and require facial contouring as an added bonus. Ask your physician if dermal fillers are right for you.

What anti-wrinkle injections don’t do:

Anti-wrinkles injections do not replace lost volume, in other words, they do not plump or re-volumise the skin. To plump or re-volumise the skin, dermal fillers are an effective treatment. Dermal fillers are often confused with anti-wrinkle injections, but best anti-ageing results are achieved when the two are used in conjunction with each other. Ask your physician or cosmetic nurse if a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers would be right for your particular skin concerns.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

The effects of anti-wrinkle injections vary slightly from patient to patient but last between three and six months. The more frequently a patient has treatment, the longer the patient will benefit from the effects due to progressive weakening of the muscle. If at any time the patient ceases treatment, the muscle and wrinkle will return to its previous state and wrinkles will not get worse.

HOW DO I GET EXPERT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE?

Before any of our clients are offered an anti-ageing skin care plan, we look to analyse the skin accurately to make sure we’re bringing you the best custom treatments. Book a complimentary cosmetic consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse, Felicity, online here, or call us direct on 9739 3830.

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