Facial lines and wrinkles are part of the ageing process. If you’re thinking of smoothing out those frown lines between your eyebrows, softening the crow’s feet around your eyes, or smoothing the lines on your forehead, then line and wrinkle relaxing injections are the answer.
Anti wrinkle injections or ‘Line Tamers’, as we call them at Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic, are one of the best non-surgical treatments for smoothing lines and wrinkles. Are you a candidate for wrinkle relaxing injections?
They are used to treat:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (Glabellar lines) and on the bridge of the nose.
- Smile lines on the side of the nose (Bunny Lines)
- Smile lines fanning out from the sides of the eyes (Crows Feet)
- Forehead creases
- Lifting the Eyebrows
- Asymmetrical Eyebrows (One higher than the other)
- Thick bands on the neck (Platysmal banding)
- Lines or wrinkles around the mouth
- Lines or wrinkles caused by sun damage or exposure
- Embarrassing, sweaty underarms
Anti wrinkle injections are micro-injections of a purified protein muscle Relaxant which take 15 minutes to perform. There is very little discomfort and normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
Initial results will appear within 2 to 3 days, maximum results in 10-14 days.
The benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments can last from 3 to 4 months, depending on your individual body chemistry.
We offer an honest, client-focused costing system. As every individual has different degrees of lines and wrinkles, we charge per unit for the treatment, rather than for the area, i.e. forehead lines or smile lines or frown lines. You will be provided with an accurate quote during your consultation, so you can be assured that you will be receiving a treatment specifically tailored to your individual needs.
Before any treatment, you will meet with your Doctor for a consultation to determine the right procedure for you. Your Doctor will take a medical history and will ask specific questions. It is important to notify your Doctor if you are pregnant, if you are trying to become pregnant, if you are breastfeeding and also if you are taking any medications. Your Doctor will also discuss with you your motivations and expectations. You will receive a full explanation of what anti-wrinkle injections. can and can’t do for you and what results you can expect.
Your photograph will be taken from different angles. These photographs are valuable for “before and after” assessments and long-term reviews.
The areas to be treated will be cleaned in preparation for treatment. The anti-wrinkle injections are performed in the clinic with an ultra fine needle that dispenses the drug in very small amounts. By carefully choosing the muscles to treat, only the wrinkle-producing muscles are weakened so that your natural facial expressions are preserved.
The number of injections needed varies from person to person and will depend on individual characteristics such as the nature of the facial features and areas of concern, and the size and thickness of the muscles being treated (men have thicker, larger muscles than women; they sometimes require more product and sometimes one or two more injections in a particular area). The Treatment session normally takes approximately 15 minutes. You may experience a small sting or mild pain with the injections, but most people find the discomfort quite tolerable. No anesthetic is required.
Many patients receive their treatment in their lunch hour and return to work. This is a true “lunch-time procedure”. The effects of the anti-wrinkle treatment will start to become obvious between 24-72 hours after the treatment and last an average of 3 months.
The full effects of muscle relaxing injections can be seen in 5-7 days. Results may vary on individuals, depending on the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated. The results last from three to six months after which most patients gradually return to their former state. Normally, muscle relaxing Injections should be repeated every 3-4 months. Patients who have had muscle relaxing treatments over 12 months may only require further treatments every 6 months.
Very rarely have there been reports of serious side effects associated with anti wrinkle injections. ‘Line Taming micro injections’ have been used safely by millions of people. The most common side effects reported include:
- Localised discomfort at the injection site (lasting a few seconds)
- Droopy eyelid – lasting up to six weeks (very rare)
- Flu-like symptoms
Co-administration of anti wrinkle injections whilst taking certain antibiotics or other agents that act on the nerves or muscles is not recommended. All side effects should be reported to and discussed with your Doctor
Cost will depend on the number of units of product needed to create the desired result. A quote will always be given at your initial consultation.