Anti-Wrinkle Injections Gold Coast ~ Prevent Lines, Enhance Features & Relax Over-Active Muscles
Available from Injectable Effects
What is anti-wrinkle?
Anti-wrinkle is a specific type of muscle relaxant medication used in the cosmetic industry to prevent facial lines (wrinkles). It works by blocking the signals from your nerves to your muscles and preventing specific, targeted muscles from contracting. When injected, anti-wrinkle helps to enhance features and relax over-active facial muscles. It is this muscle relaxant action that prevents skin from creasing and wrinkles from forming.
There are two main types of anti-wrinkle injections in Australia, but due to our laws around medicines we are unable to mention brand names on public information sites. If you would like to know which brands we stock at Injectable Effects please contact Bec here.
Is anti-wrinkle safe?
Anti-wrinkle injections are considered safe for both short and long-term use since the doses used for cosmetic purposes are very small and applied to targeted areas. With that in mind, you should always make sure you only use anti-wrinkle under the care of an experienced and qualified health care professional.
Any side effects of cosmetic doses of anti-wrinkle are usually restricted to the area of injection and are temporary. These may include bruising, redness, swelling, skin tightness, headache, face pain, muscle weakness or feelings of pins and needles. Occasionally nausea might occur. If you have any questions about specific treatment areas and possible side effects, please get in touch with Bec.
What’s the difference between anti-wrinkle and fillers?
Anti-wrinkle is a muscle relaxant. It is injected into select facial muscles to relax and put them to sleep allowing the skin on top to also relax and smooth. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevents more from forming.
Dermal filler plumps the skin. It is a naturally occurring hydrating sugar gel (Hyaluronic acid) that is injected into the skin to lift, plump, contour, soften lines and add volume.
Anti-wrinkle and dermal filler work differently and are often used together as they target different aging concerns. This helps obtain fresh, natural and long lasting results for the whole face.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone who is over 18 years of age who would like to prevent facial lines (e.g. frown), enhance features (e.g. brow lift), or relax an over-active muscle (e.g. masseters).
When should I start having anti-wrinkle?
When you start to notice your lines are still there when you face is relaxed. It works best as a line preventer, so it’s best to begin having it before the lines become etched on the skin.
The average age people begin having it is about 26-30 years. Sometimes younger if you have strong facial muscles.
What areas does anti-wrinkle treat?
The main 3 areas are the frown, forehead and crows feet (around the eyes). Other areas that can also be treated are:
» Chin for a dimpled/popply chin
» Bunny scrunch (wrinkles on nose)
» Lip Flip
» ‘Smokers’ lines
» Mouth frown
» Gummy smile
» Nefertiti lift
» Sagging jowls (Marionette Lines)
» Platysmal bands (neck bands)
» Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
How often do I need anti-wrinkle?
Anti-wrinkle lasts 3-5 months on most people providing the dosage is correct. Small light doses will wear off quicker.
If you stop having anti-wrinkle treatments your muscles will return to normal with no lasting effects.
How long does the procedure take?
Your appointment will be half an hour, but the actual treatment itself takes about 5-10 minutes.
Does it hurt?
It feels a little like ant bites but is quick and the little ‘stings’ don’t last long.
Is there any downtime?
No the actual treatment itself takes 5-10minutes and can be performed as a ‘lunchtime’ treatment. You are fine to go back to work or get on with your day straight after the treatment.
You’ll leave the clinic with a mild pinkness at each injection site. The skin colour returns to normal 5-20 mins post treatment.
Just no vigorous exercise for 4-6 hours post your treatment.
You will be given after care advice at the time of your treatment.
Does it work straight away?
No unfortunately it takes 2-4 days for anti-wrinkle to begin to kick in, and 10-14 days before it’s completely working. Be patient!
At Injectable Effects we like to see you back two weeks after your first treatment with us to ensure the dosage and positioning is perfect for your face. This review is free of charge, however you will need to pay for additional units if you require them.
Everyone is different and each treatment is tailored to the individual.
How much does anti-wrinkle cost?
At Injectable Effects we charge per unit rather than per area. Here are some average dose prices for the three main areas.
This is a guide only and some people will need more and some less.
» Frown $197.50
» Forehead $99-$120
» Crows $197.50
Are there any risks with anti-wrinkle?
Anti-wrinkle is safe and has been used in the cosmetic industry for many decades now with no long term adverse effects.
Prior to your first treatment Nurse Bec will go through your consent form with you and cover what to expect during and after your treatment.
Who can’t have anti-wrinkle?
Anyone under 18 years. Pregnant or breastfeeding woman. People with neuromuscular disorders need to check with their specialist Doctor first.
Anti-wrinkle is classed as a prescription medication in Australia so each client completes a consent form and has a consultation with the prescribing Doctor. This consultation is done over FaceTime immediately prior to your first treatment at Injectable Effects.
This ensures the safety of each client and adheres to to our strict Food & Drug Laws in Australia.
How do I make an appointment?
Contact Nurse Bec on 0466 051 651 or by email email@example.com
We are open business hours Monday to Saturday and some Sundays.
If you can’t find a day or time that suits you when booking online, please message Bec as she may be able to fit you in!