What is it?
Anti-wrinkle is a broad term used to describe 3 brands approved by the tga to treat expression lines in the face. The product itself is a neuromodulator. When it is injected into the muscle it blocks the ‘message’ sent by the brain to the muscle, telling it to move, because the muscle receives reduced messaging, it is unable to contract effectively keeping it in a state of relaxation. The effect of this is that due to the reduced contraction, crease lines caused by the muscle movement soften. The product is most useful in prevention of expression lines such as frown, forehead and crows feet. For those with deep lines, the additional use of filler or biostimulators may be required in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be useful in treating hyperactive muscles which can cause gummy smiles or chin creases, droopy mouth corners, lifting the eyebrows, slimming the jaw and to treat excessive sweating in the hands, feet and underarms.
How much do I need?
The dose depends on the area which can only be assessed in consult. Our price list for the most popular areas is listed on this website.
How long will it last?
Longevity depends on a number of factors including male vs female, activity levels, area treated and how long you have been receiving treatment. Generally longevity is between 3-6 months. The effects slowly begin to wear off over that period until movement fully returns and you are due for another treatment.
What to expect after treatment?
Post treatment you may have a few red spots at the injection site. Bruising may occur due to the use of a needle. The effect of the product starts working within a few days with the full effect on the treated area in a few weeks. Lines in the area will continue to soften once the full effect has been reached. Avoid alcohol, anti-inflammatories and exercise for 48hrs.
Does it hurt?
Anti-wrinkle is a fairly quick treatment and very tiny needles are used. It is very well tolerated by a majority of the population.