ANTI-WRINKLE

Anti-Wrinkle

What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections contain botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) which relaxes and weakens the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles, frown lines and excessive sweating. These muscle relaxants are a powerful non-surgical treatment – this injectables treatment smooths unwanted lines for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This is by far the most common cosmetic medicine treatment worldwide. 

The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected facial muscle/s using a very fine needle. The injections may sting for a few seconds, but there is minimal pain during this treatment. When can apply topical anaesthetic prior to your treatment if you are concerned? 

Your specialist Nurse Injector will explain the treatment in detail and whether it is the right treatment for you. At Bobbie Charles Anti-Wrinkle Brisbane, we invite you to ask as questions to ensure we have your trust. All of our Practitioners will ensure that you receive a comprehensive explanation of what to expect before, during, and after a treatment. Although treatment time is short, the effects are long lasting, softening lines wrinkles for up to six months. 

Results:

Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily relax muscles within the body. Most patients notice a difference after three days, with optimum results visible at two weeks. Results typically last for three to six months meaning maintenance visits are necessary and to be expected every 3-6 months. To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment at two weeks to check muscle activity and aesthetic outcome.

Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Results

Service information

Ideal for: 

Anti-Wrinkle can treat the following but not limited to: 

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows 
  • Rejuvenate sun-damaged hands 
  • Forehead lines & wrinkles 
  • Stopping excessive sweating 
  • Crow’s feet (smile lines around the eyes) 
  • Bunny lines (lines on the nose when you scrunch that area) 
  • Wrinkles around the mouth 
  • Downturned corners of the mouth 
  • Relaxing a heavy jawline

Treatment Time & Price:

Prices vary depending on the outcome you are hoping to achieve in each area and the prescribed dosage. Injectables are like artistry, because everybody truly needs something different, so we don’t have a one size fits all approach to our pricing. Our health practitioners will give you a thorough consultation prior to treating you, where you can discuss the outcome you’re looking to achieve. From there, they will then give you a total amount to ensure you’re happy before starting your treatment. The procedure will take around 20 minutes.

Can be combined with: 

  • Multiple areas of the body
  • Dermal fillers

Contraindications: 

Anyone who: 

  • Has Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome 
  • Is hypersensitive to product ingredients, specifically BTX-A 
  • Currently has an active infection in the area to be injected 
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are unsure, contact our Clinic on 0452249424

Expected Side Effects:

  • Redness in the injection sites that will pass within 2 – 4 hours  
  • Pain, stinging or tenderness at site of injections
  • Bruising at or near site of injections
  • Headache post-injections

Potential Risks:

Every procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved. Although the majority of patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your practitioner to make sure you understand the risks, potential complications, and consequences of anti-wrinkle injections. 

Minor

  • More significant bruising or swelling
  • Asymmetry 

Moderate (All moderate complications require a practitioner review)

  • Long lasting banding headache (longer that 12hrs)
  • Ptosis (dropping/drooping) of the eyelid or the eyebrow
  • Eyelid swelling

Major (Require a more complex medical treatment with risk of long-term consequences)

  • Skin discolouration
  • Paraesthesia, tinging or numbness at or near injection site
  • Normal function of the face changing

Emergency (Emergency protocol carried out)

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac arrest

Pre-Treatment Requirements:

Avoid blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil, one week prior to treatment.

Advise us if you:

  • Have an auto-immune disorder 
  • Are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin or Heparin)
  • Have a severe metabolic or systemic disorder 
  • Have active sunburn, eczema or psoriasis 
  • Are currently taking aminoglycoside antibiotics
  • Are under 18 years of age (seven-day cooling-off period is required)

 Post-Treatment Requirements: 

  • Do not massage the treated area at all. If the area is washed, pat dry very gently with a soft towel. Do not rub the treated area for 48 hours.
  • Do not bend excessively or lie down for at least 4 hours post procedure
  • Avoid touching the injection site for 4 hours 
  • Avoid excessive sweating or exercise for 24 hours following your treatment.
  • Do not exercise the treated muscles by tensing them and relaxing them for the first hour after treatment.
  • Do not use goggles or get massages where pressure is on the face for 24 hours 

Your health and well-being are our priority!

If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, please contact our Clinic on 0452249424. If you become unwell or suffering an emergency, please call 000, or attend your closest hospital immediately.

At your appointment you’ll speak with us about your background and medical history and our Nurse will formulate a treatment plan for your wrinkles, which may include other therapies in addition to the injections. At your anti-wrinkle injection appointment our Nurse will map out the area to be treated by examining your ability to move certain facial muscles. Sometimes ice packs and / or anaesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. Then a number of small injections are made in an area targeted to the muscles which are causing your wrinkles, each to a specific depth and with a specific volume of product.

Yes. The doses used for cosmetic applications are very low. In addition, the injections are used to treat millions of patients each year and have a proven safety track record with no long-term side effects.

Wrinkles are caused by the habitual and uncontrollable contraction of some of the tiny muscles of the face, which wrinkle up the overlying skin. Anti-wrinkle injections work to alleviate wrinkles on a biological basis; by blocking the signal from the brain which tells your wrinkle-causing muscles to contract.

The product we use at Bobbie Charles is a modified form of a naturally occurring substance which blocks the signals between your facial nerves and these superficial muscles, which ultimately allows the skin to relax.

Anti-wrinkle injections are primarily recommended for the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. They are can also be used to produce a brow lift by lifting or shaping the position of the patient’s brow.

Combining dermal fillers with anti-wrinkle protein often leads to a much better outcome. It provides more skin tightening and facial rejuvenation, and the skin looks more natural and younger.

The combination of anti-wrinkle injection and dermal fillers is also known as a liquid facelift. Liquid facelift combinations also create stunning results on eye wrinkles, mouth wrinkles, and frown lines.

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