Wrinkle Relaxers are used to rejuvenate the face and reduce signs of ageing. Anti wrinkle injection treatment is effective and convenient, with no downtime.
HOW DOES THE WRINKLE TREATMENT WORK?
The injection contains a muscle relaxant protein obtained from a bacterium. It is a naturally occurring protein, which has been purified. When injected into a specific muscle group, it causes a temporary relaxation that softens the wrinkles in the area thereby giving a more youthful appearance. The skin will also look smoother as the relaxer has an effect on the sweat glands, reducing the bulging caused by them. The injections can also lift areas by relaxing the muscles pulling downwards.
To minimise the risk of bruising, we advise all our clients to avoid the following for several days prior to treatment:
• Green tea
• Fish oil capsules, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St John’s Wart
• Anti-inflammatory / Blood Thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
Schedule your wrinkle relaxer appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e. wedding, vacation, re-union, so as the effects can be fully established for your event.
Injection of wrinkle relaxers at Skin Care Australia clinics is a guided step-by-step process. The first step is the consult, where our cosmetic doctor will assess your needs and discuss what areas require treatment. This is a very complicated procedure as we strive to give a dose that will provided extended relaxation of the muscle group, but also provide a natural looking result whilst working within your budget. We then apply a very strong anaesthetic cream to the area that is to be injected. Our creams are up to six times stronger than those available from chemists, and work within five minutes. Please note that most other clinics skip this step.
We use the smallest needles available, which are only slightly larger than acupuncture needles. We then apply disposable ice packs just before injecting, in order to minimise the discomfort even further. The end result is an almost painless injection with little risk of bruising.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ?
The injection will start working within 3 days with the full effect occurring in 12 days. Initially the results will last 3- 4 months, with it lasting longer and longer as more treatments are performed. The trick is not to let the muscle fully recover and re-strengthen before the next dose. So, the best time for the next injection is about a week or two after significant movement starts occurring. Please note that we strive to avoid under-treatment as lower doses will result in less muscle relaxation and shortened duration of action.
Any wrinkle treatment by our experienced cosmetic doctor should result in a natural look afterwards. If someone can tell you’ve had a procedure, then we’ve failed. We always strive to use the smallest effective dose possible in each area, and obtain a natural refreshed outcome. The idea is that other people should think you look refreshed, just like you’ve just come back from a holiday or you’ve had a good long sleep.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED AND COST
Here at Skin Care Australia we strive to give our clients the best value for money. Not only that, but all injections are performed by a very experienced cosmetic doctor. So you can expect the right advice for you, not some high pressure sales pitch. There are many other areas not mentioned here that can be treated, due to TGA regulations we are not allowed to mention them, please ask our practitioners for further information.
POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The guidelines to follow post treatment have been followed for years, and are still employed today to prevent side effects . These measures should minimize the possibility of eyebrow or eyelid droop to almost zero.
1.) No straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for 4 hours following treatment. It is now known that it takes the toxin approximately 4 hours to bind itself to the nerve to start its work, and because we do not want to increase circulation to that area to wash away the wrinkle relaxer from where it was injected. This waiting period continues to be recommended by most practitioners.
2.) Avoid Manipulation of area for 4 hours following treatment. (For the same reasons listed above.) This includes not doing a facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion after treatment with a wrinkle relaxer. A facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion can be done in same appointment only if they are done before the injections.
3.) You are advised not to fall asleep for at least 4 hours after wrinkle relaxer injection.
4.) It can take 2-12 days to take full effect. It is recommended that the patient contact our clinic no later than 2 weeks after treatment if desired effect was not achieved.
5.) Makeup can be applied gently before leaving the clinic.