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7 Myths


1. Anti-wrinkle injections have a long recovery time

Despite what you may think, Botox injections do not require a lengthy recovery, and you don’t even have to take the day off work! Anti-wrinkle injections are a walk-in, walk-out procedure and will not leave any noticeable affects.At the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre, our clinicians take extra care to ensure you feel comfortable and assured that your treatment will meet your anti-wrinkle goals. It’s easier than going to the dentist! Botox injections can take anywhere from 7-10 days for the affects to become noticeable, which brings us to the next myth.

2. Frozen! Anti-wrinkle injections will stop your facial movements

Arguably one of the most popular myths about Botox treatments is that they will freeze your face and limit all facial expressions. This is probably due to the unfortunate results of many celebrities who have developed a frozen face and look like plastic dolls. The reality is that it’s not about how much to inject, it’s about the prevention of wrinkles and reducing their depth overtime. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and its natural ability to protect itself from lines is reduced. You can maintain natural results through having an in-depth consult with our clinicians to understand your main problem areas. To prevent the frozen look, it’s important to understand that anti-wrinkle injections aren’t about getting rid of every little wrinkle, but instead preventing the deeper lines that are starting to bother you. 

3. Anti-wrinkle injections are painful

Many of us have a fear of needles, but we can reassure you that anti-wrinkle injections are no where near as painful as you think. The needles used for cosmetic injectable are extremely fine and thin, meaning the injection feels no more painful than a mosquito bite, or a small pin prick. The process is fast and rarely leaves any bruising. Some slight swelling or redness is completely normal, but it is mild and temporary. At the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Ever heard of the saying, “pain is beauty”? For anti-wrinkle injections, you can instead say to yourself, “a small, quick pinching feeling is beauty”. Doesn’t roll off the tongue as nicely, but you get the idea!

4. Anti-wrinkle injections last forever

The thought of changing your appearance can certainly be frightening for many of us, but what if we told you that anti-wrinkle injections are temporary? While many of our patients have reported that their wrinkles are less visible after their treatment, it may take several treatments to achieve your desired affects. Anti-wrinkle injections last between 3 and 5 months, depending on the patient and the area being treated. To determine the correct dosage for your beauty visions it’s important to speak to one of our expert clinicians – they can provide you with a detailed consultation and make sure they are meeting your anti-wrinkle goals.

5. Only women can get anti-wrinkle injections

This is a huge misconception, and the fact of the matter is that more men are getting anti-wrinkle injections than ever before! Thisstigma has surrounded the beauty community for years, and it’s time to bring it to an end. Many men are bothered by their frown lines, crows feet, and forehead wrinkles. All genders are welcome at the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre! We are passionate about restoring confidence for all our customers.

6. Anti-wrinkle injections are only used to get rid of wrinkles

What? Anti-wrinkle means more than anti-wrinkle? You bet it does! Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to slim the face and jawline, and to treat Bruxism, which is a common condition caused by grinding teeth. A broad jawline can be reduced by muscle relaxant treatment directed into the masseter muscles that clench the jaw, giving it a slimmer appearance.

7. Anti-wrinkle injections work the same as face creams

On the surface (pun intended) wrinkle creams may seem like the easiest option to get rid of your fine lines, but this just isn’t the case. Botox injections are no longer exclusive to the rich and famous! Anti-wrinkle injections have become increasingly available, affordable, and used by thousands of people – not just celebrities. The reality is that face creams are not able to treat or prevent wrinkles in the same way that anti-wrinkle injections can. Anti-wrinkle treatments are introduced below the skin and penetrate the wrinkles, whereas face creams only work on the surface of the skin. Unlike the short-term effects of face creams, anti-wrinkle injections provide a long-term solution to preventing the noticeability of wrinkles.

Now that we’ve busted the myths on anti-wrinkle injections, are you ready to say goodbye to those pesky fine lines? Book a consultation with the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians and discover the possibilities of anti-wrinkle injections for yourself.

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