Are you sick of looking tired and/or cranky? Are you told you look much older than your age? Deep wrinkles and skin folds can create an angry, upset or sad appearance. These negative expressions can lead to disadvantages and discrimination both socially and in the work place. Relaxing facial muscles with cosmetic medicine to smooth negative expressions, results in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
The appearance of wrinkles due to collagen loss is a concern of most men and women as they age. This can begin as early as in our mid 20’s. Wrinkles are caused by intrinsic ageing (genetic inherited factors) as well as extrinsic ageing (environmental factors such as UV/sun light exposure). Research has shown that most premature ageing is caused by exposure to UV/sun light. Repetitive facial expressions, gravity, alcohol and smoking also contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
Most people only report mild discomfort during administration of anti-wrinkle injections. Icing the area to prior to the injections can minimize discomfort.
This will depend on how deep the wrinkles are and if the lines are there permanently (static lines) or only appear on movement (dynamic lines). Treatments are initially spaced about 10 to 12 weeks apart, just as the treated area is starting to recover. Over time, treatments may be spaced further apart so there are longer intervals in-between treatments..
The anti wrinkle injections work on the nerve endings in muscle tissue to reduce the ability of the muscle to contract. This improves the look of frown lines on the forehead and crows feet/smile lines to the sides of the eyes.
The injections take about 10 to 15 minutes. Allow an extra 15 minutes for your first appointment to complete a consultation/consent form and have a medical consultation.
The cost of anti wrinkle injections depends on how many ‘units’ are required to treat each area. This varies from person to person and depends on several factors such as sex, ethnic background, how deep the wrinkles are and whether you would like to soften the area or have no movement at all. The number of units required will be calculated at your consultation. Prices start at $11 per unit.
It takes up to 14 days to see full results, however some people start seeing results within the first week.
Individual results may vary, however in general they last about 3 to 4 months when first starting the injections. With time, most people do not need them as often, and may stretch the treatments out further.
Yes. All consultations and quotations are complementary. You do not have to have the injections at the consultation appointment.
All medicines have risks and benefits. You will be advised of potential side effects at the consultation and be given a Pre and Post Treatment Information Sheet to take home.