Muscle relaxing, anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most common injectable treatments offered. These injectables can be used to treat many areas of the face, most commonly including frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, brow lifting and facial slimming.
They may also be used to treat:
- Chin creases and dimpling
- Drooping of the corners of the mouth
- Lip Lines
- ‘Bunny lines
- ‘Gummy’ smile correction
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the message from the nerve to the muscle so weaken muscle contraction reducing wrinkling with facial movement (dynamic wrinkles). Over time fine lines and wrinkles at rest (static wrinkles) also soften as the skin is not being repeatedly ‘wrinkled’ with facial movement.
Under Australian law, anti-wrinkle injections are prescription-only medications and therefore we are unable to name the products that we use.
Anti-wrinkle injections start to work after 2-5 days with maximal effect at 2-4 weeks. After this time, the effect gradually wears off as the muscles develop new receptors for the nerves. Depending on the are injected and doses used you can expect the result to be maintained for 4-8 weeks after which time movement will gradually return with about 50% movement at 10-12 weeks and 80% movement at 16 weeks.
Most patients will choose to be re-treated at 3-4 month intervals but this varies between patients, areas injected, the age of the patient and the severity of the wrinkles.
Price depends on area treated (see price list)