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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti wrinkle injections are performed by Cosmetic Doctors at Aesthetica. All consultations are free, where they will recommend the most appropriate treatment to suit your features and desired look.
Number of  treatments required 1
Recovery time   no down time
Cost approx  $16 a unit
Continuing treatment  every 3-4 months
Injector Experienced cosmetic surgeon
What are anti-wrinkle injections and how do they work?
Anti wrinkle injections in Melbourne are manufactured using a natural purified protein that relaxes specific facial muscles that cause expression lines. The treatment involves injecting very small amounts of this muscle relaxing protein to prevent the contraction of key muscles to treat crows feet, treat frown lines and treat expression lines.
Wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to make repeated facial expressions, after anti wrinkle injections these muscles are relaxed and you cannot contact them and continue to make those undesirable facial expressions.
You should read our Blog  All about Wrinkle reduction injections – Benefits and Uses. to gain a better understanding of these injectable products.
Are anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne right for me?
Injectable wrinkle treatments are suitable for both women and men of virtually any age who would like to reduce wrinkles and smooth expression lines and have a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

What happens in a typical treatment?
Treatment to reduce wrinkles usually takes 10-20 mins and can be undertaken in a lunch break with no down time involved. Anti wrinkle injections  are a prescription-only medicine and as such are only available from a Doctor.
How long before I see the results of the treatment?
After the injection, it takes 2 to 3 days for the muscle relaxing protein to start taking effect with maximum effect occurring in 7 days.
How long before I need more anti wrinkle injections in Melbourne?
The effects of the anti-wrinkle injections can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. The effects tend to last longer with regular repeat treatments.
Are there any side effects?
In the amounts used to treat frown lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of injection. In the first few hours after treatment, you may experience redness swelling and tenderness in the treated areas. This is normal and resolves quickly.
Other possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning at the injection site and local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations and nausea.
How much do anti wrinkle injections cost?
The total cost of treatment it is hard to give an accurate estimate without consultation as everyone is different, with different facial features, different requirements and at different ages.
The depth and length of facial lines and also the strength of a patient’s facial muscles vary greatly, therefore it is impossible to broadly estimate everyone’s requirements.
Other Treatment options or considerations
* Accent RF
* Ultherapy
* Pixel
* Omnilux Revive
* Brow Ultherapy
You are most welcome to book a free consultation with one of our Doctors where your requirements will be discussed.
At Aesthetica our aim is to effectively treat your facial lines and wrinkles whilst still allowing you to retain a natural look with freedom of facial expression.



What are anti wrinkle injections


How do anti wrinkle injections work

Dynamic vs Static wrinkles

Anti wrinkle injections are used to treat expression lines referred to as dynamic wrinkles, they are dynamic because they form when the underlying muscles are contracted and should disappear when the muscles are relaxed.
Repeated facial expressions over time will lead to static wrinkles (wrinkles that don’t disappear when facial muscles are relaxed).
These static wrinkles can be treated with injectable dermal fillers that provide a natural and younger appearance by ‘filling in’ facial wrinkles and folds.
Patients that present for wrinkle treatments can have a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and injectable dermal fillers to achieve their desired results.


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You are most welcome to book a free consultation with one of our Doctors where your requirements will be discussed.
At Aesthetica our aim is to effectively treat your facial lines and wrinkles whilst still allowing you to retain a natural look with freedom of facial expression.

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Anti wrinkle injections

Wrinkle Reduction Injections
Wrinkle reduction injections are actually a chemical toxin. It is well known by the brand names that cannot be mentioned and is used as a Cosmetic medical treatment for wrinkles, frown lines and facial rejuvenation.
Wrinkle reduction injections have been used for many years to treat certain medical conditions. In fact, its use as a cosmetic treatment was only discovered when people using it to treat facial muscle spasms noticed an improvement in the facial wrinkles of their patients.
How does the treatment work?
Wrinkle reduction injections block the release of a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger) known as acetylcholine from nerve cells as it’s purpose is to transmit pulses from the nerves to the muscle cells. This causes the muscles to work or contract. Without acetylcholine, the nerve is unable to transmit a message to the muscle so the muscle is temporarily weakened and non-reactive. The nerve regenerates usually within 2-4 months.
The effect of these injections is restricted to the area being treated, and because the nerve fibres usually regenerate after a couple of months, the effect is only temporary.
What are these injections used for?
Injections are traditionally used to treat medical conditions such as:
* blepharospasm (twitching or spasm of the eyelid);
* cervical dystonia, or spasmodic torticollis (a type of muscle spasm in the neck);
* facial or other localised muscle spasms;
* muscle spasticity due to cerebral palsy; and
* strabismus (a condition where the eyes are not properly aligned).
These injections can be directed into the skin to block the action of the nerves that control your sweat glands especially for your underarms or palms of hands or feet.
Migraine headaches
It can also be used to help prevent migraines in those suffering from chronic migraine.
Cosmetic Treatments
Wrinkle reduction injections are now approved for the cosmetic treatment of vertical frown lines between your eyebrows, (also called glabellar lines) — and horizontal forehead lines, and smile lines, or crows feet on the corners of your eyes.
How are these injections used to treat wrinkles?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to weaken or paralyse some of the facial muscles that pull on your skin and cause wrinkles, allowing the skin to flatten out. About 2 to 7 days after the injections, the lines and wrinkles that are normally caused by certain facial expressions start to disappear. Because anti-wrinkle therapy targets specific, individual muscles, the ability to form most facial expressions should not be affected.
How long do the effects last?
The improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles usually lasts for about 3 months. Repeated injections are required to maintain the effect. With continued use, the effects may start to last longer.
A small number of people develop neutralising antibodies to injections after repeated therapy, which results in the treatment no longer being effective.
Are wrinkle reduction injections safe?
They are relatively safe when administered by a medical professional who is trained in its use.
As with all treatments, there are some side effects associated with its use, but most of these are mild and temporary. Pain, tenderness and bruising may be associated with the injection. Some people have reported a slight headache after treatment. Nausea and flu-like syndrome are also rarely reported. There is only a small risk of significant side effects from this treatment, such as a drooping eyelid (which usually only lasts a few days, but can last longer).
Anti-wrinkle injections should not be used in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It’s important to remember that all medical procedures carry risks as well as benefits. You need to discuss these with your doctor.
Where can I get wrinkle reduction injections treatment?
Wrinkle reduction injections are only available on prescription from a doctor. They should always be given by a trained medical professional who is familiar with the correct technique. Your Aesthetica doctor will be able to let you know whether these injections are suitable for you.
If you require further advice regarding wrinkle reduction injections, contact our experienced staff on our contact page for a complimentary consultation today.  Or call us on 03 9824 6134.



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