An appointment for a comprehensive consultation and facial rejuvenation assessment is the first step for clients considering the many benefits of anti-wrinkle injections. Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians have extensive experience in administering cosmetic injectables, placing the highest priority on safety at all times.
What is the difference between dermal filler and muscle-relaxing injections? Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles which form wrinkles, especially those commonly occurring as:
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to slim the face/jaw and to treat Bruxism, which is a condition caused by grinding the 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. This is a popular treatment for broader Asian jawlines.
The injections work well on wrinkles in motion - those which form due to expression but disappear when no expression is made. Lines that are formed by frowning and squinting produce outer eye wrinkles and frown lines, and are referred to as dynamic wrinkles as they are created in motion. Over time, however, they become permanent wrinkles if left untreated.
Dermal fillers replace volume loss, add support to areas of wrinkles and are used to enhance the contours of the face. Both types of cosmetic injections can be used to rejuvenate the overall appearance.
Usually, this is a walk in walk out procedure which means the appointment can be arranged at any time of day without noticeable effects.
Most people report that injectables feel no worse than a tiny scratch or a pinprick as the injection is administered. Extremely fine syringes are used to administer the relaxant, therefore reducing discomfort. The process is quick and rarely leaves bruising or noticeability at the site.
Following treatment, a gradual smoothing of lines can be seen, improving and maintaining a more youthful appearance. Once the muscle is treated, it relaxes and stops the wrinkle from forming. These injections take effect gradually over the following few days, with the full effect becoming evident within 7 to 10 days.
The treatment can last between 3 to 5 months. Many patients report lines being less visible with treatment even after injectable treatments have worn off. This is due to the decreased repetition of the facial muscles as those movements are made, and the facial muscles associated with that movement being ‘trained out’ of the wrinkling motion.
Any questions about anti-wrinkle injections? Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians maintain ongoing excellence in their level of care and expertise. Call 03 8686 5786 for more information about our services today.