For skin that’s beautifully smooth
Designed to treat those annoying lines around your eyes, eyebrows and forehead, anti-wrinkle injections are simple, safe and effective. They refresh and relax your skin – while giving you a natural, vital appearance. It’s no wonder the anti-wrinkle injection is one of the most commonly chosen wrinkle treatments of today
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are designed to subtly rejuvenate your face and soften wrinkles using a muscle relaxant product in an injection form. Specifically, they help to reduce fine lines and superficial wrinkles caused by everyday facial expressions such as smiling, frowning and squinting.
Although anti-wrinkle injections have been used to treat various medical conditions for many years, such as migraine pain, TMJ pain, excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis). They were formally approved for cosmetic applications in Australia in 2002.
Injections may also be effective for:
- Cheek slimming
- Jaw slimming
- Teeth grinding
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
How does it work?
Using a tiny needle, we inject a few drops of wrinkle relaxing solution into each muscle that creates the wrinkle (not into the wrinkle itself).
When injected, the solution blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area. This relaxes the muscle which gradually softens the wrinkle – or sometimes, even makes it disappear. The muscle spasms or movements that cause wrinkling also stop or are greatly reduced after the injection.
Each session takes approximately 30 minutes and you will usually see results within three to seven to days of the wrinkle injection. Maximum benefit is reached after one to two weeks.
Importantly, anti-wrinkle injections are NOT safe for pregnant women as they may harm the placenta.
What are the side-effects?
Patients who receive anti-wrinkle injections report very little pain – mainly because the needles we use are so tiny (i.e. micro-needles). However, you may experience some discomfort during the procedure, a feeling that is often described as ‘heavy pressure’.
And because the treatment requires no sedative or anaesthetic, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
What are the risks?
Although complications are rare, some people may occasionally experience the following short-term effects one to two weeks after receiving a wrinkle reduction injection:
- Localised pain
- Tenderness or bruising
- Droopy eyelid or eyebrow (very rare)
The likelihood of these adverse effects may increase if you are on antibiotics or other medications. That’s why full disclosure and consultation with our cosmetic physician is so important before undergoing treatment.
How long does it last?
The wrinkle reduction benefits last approximately four to seven months, depending on each individual. The effects wear off very gradually – at which point you may return for another treatment.
You are then able to undergo treatments indefinitely with no risk of long-term side effects.
How much does it cost?
Shopping around for the cheapest anti-wrinkle injections is unwise. Fees vary greatly – typically in line with results and how skilled is your cosmetic physician who performs the procedure.
At Instant Laser Clinic, our highly trained doctors specialise in anti-wrinkle procedures, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
The specific amount you pay will depend on a number of factors including:
- Area/s you are treating
- Number of areas you want treated
- The muscle mass of those areas
|Worry lines on the forehead region||$450 - $550|
|Crow’s feet (left and right)||$350|
|Upper lip smile line||$550 - $750|
|Tear trough / lower eyelid filler (left and right)||$550 - $650|
|Two vertical lines above lips||$350|
|Nasolabial folds (left and right)||$550 - $1,400|