8th of June 2016

Lets Talk About Anti-Wrinkle Injections.

By the time we reach our mid 30’s, the majority of us will develop lines on our face commonly known as “worry lines”, “frown lines” or “crows feet”.  This makes us all look older and can even make us look mean or angry.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a fantastic, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that works to reduce these facial lines and wrinkles.  The common injectables have been used since the 1920’s and has been used extensively in a variety of fields in medicine since then.

Anti-wrinkle injections interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle.  It is the contraction of these muscles that cause facial wrinkles.  The product used in the injections have a wide variety of clinical uses: for people with muscle spasm or muscle imbalance – for example, children with cerebral palsy.  It can also be used for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the palms or axillae.

Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?

Most people tolerate the injections very well. We use very fine needles and the procedure is very quickly performed.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections take to work?

Results start to appear in 3-5 days but may take up to 2 weeks for full effect.  Fine lines disappear very quickly, deeper creases may take longer.  With regular use usually even the deepest creases will improve, although sometimes using a filler as well will achieve a better result.  Anti-wrinkle injections will smooth your wrinkles and you will achieve a result that no amount of anti ageing cream can ever do!!

What are the side effects of Anti-wrinkle injections?

If the toxin moves to a muscle which is not the target muscle then problems can arise. Around the eye this can involve drooping of the eyelid or double vision.  Remember, the effects of anti-wrinkle injections are only temporary. Sometimes, small temporary bruises can appear which settle over the following week.

For your confidential free consultation to find out more about anti-wrinkle injections phone Dr Jane’s rooms at the Epworth Hospital on 9429 3343.