What is anti-wrinkle treatment?
Anti-wrinkle treatment is a non-surgical procedure which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, creating a more youthful and harmonised facial appearance. Over time, muscle use leads to dynamic, and eventually static, lines on movement. Anti-wrinkle injections are used to soften or prevent these lines by inhibiting muscle movement at the sites in which they are used. In the right hands, anti-wrinkle treatments also work to correct asymmetries and slim or lift certain muscles, to relieve tension from over-worked muscles, and to prevent perspiration.
Areas of treatment include:
Softens lines seen when raising eyebrows.
Softens lines between the eyebrows.
Softens lines around the eyes.
Opens up and defines the eye area and may correct asymmetries.
Softens lines on sides of the nose.
Softens barcode style lines above the lip.
Lifts the upper lip giving a fuller pout when smiling.
Relaxes corners of the mouth to prevent “scowling” expression.
Relaxes the upper lip downwards so the upper gums are no longer exposed when smiling,
Pebbled or creased chin
Smooths orange peel appearance of strong chins.
Nefertiti lift relaxes platysmal bands.
Slims the masseter muscle to give a more v-shaped appearance.
Prevents teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
Areas of excess sweat
Reduces excessive sweating from hands, feet and underarms.
Which product is used?
Anti-wrinkle treatment involves injecting a purified protein derived from plant bacteria into the muscle. The 2 main premium brands available in Australia are used within clinic. Unfortunately, current legislation in Australia prevents all medical professionals from advertising any brand names of schedule 4 medications outside of private consultation. The exact brand names will be discussed during your appointment. During your consultation, you will be talked through the difference between them and how to select the right on for you. If you require this information before booking, please contact the clinic directly.
It is my first time with you, do I need to book a consultation beforehand?
Welcome! It is not necessary to book a separate consultation in addition to treatment time. Each appointment is flexible and includes ample consultation time. Of course, if you are unsure and would like some time to think your options over before proceeding, you are more than welcome to book in for a no obligation consultation.
How long does the appointment take?
Each anti-wrinkle appointment takes approximately 15 minutes including consultation time. The actual injecting component merely takes a few seconds or minutes depending on the area being treated. Please allow approximately 30 minutes due to the unpredictable nature of medical appointments.
What can I expect after treatment?
Treatment takes up to 2 weeks to take full effect, although many patients notice results within 3-4 days. In some individuals, some parts of their treated muscles will freeze quicker than others, so it is important to give the treatment a full 2 weeks to settle in before any review or tweak may be conducted. Once treatment is at its full effect, patients should appear fresher, better rested, and with less dynamic lines.
How long does the treatment last?
Depending on the dose and individual, anti-wrinkle treatment may last, on average, up to 3-4 months. Small, light doses will wear off quicker. Once the product has worn off, your muscles will return to normal with no lasting effects.
Will I bruise or swell?
Almost all patients feel comfortable to resume regular activities immediately post treatment. In some instances, there may be a few small, potentially raised, pink, pin-prick marks for a few hours post treatment. It is relatively rare to bruise or swell from anti-wrinkle treatments, although always possible. If you bruise easily, you may be at higher risk of bruising. If bruising does occur around the eyes, it may take a week or more to completely heal. Therefore, it is recommended treatment is conducted at least a few weeks before any important events. The risk of bruising may be lessened by avoiding blood-thinning vitamins, medications and foods for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Rigorous exercise, caffeine and alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours prior to treatment.
Are there any risks?
Anti-wrinkle has been safely used for many years. As with all medical procedures, anti-wrinkle treatments do entail rare, but possible side-effects. In most instances these risks are temporary and limited to redness, swelling or bruising at the site of injection. If antiwrinkle is injected or spread into the wrong muscle, it may cause temporary asymmetry, ptosis or drooping. In many instances, these unwanted side-effects can be corrected at the 2-week mark by manipulating other muscles in the area. Left untreated, any unwanted side-effects should wear off on their own within weeks or months. It is extremely important to follow all pre- and post-care instruction to avoid unwanted side-effects. All potential risks and side-effects are discussed in detail during each appointment.
What are the after-care instructions?
Remain upright for 4-6 hours post treatment.
Avoid any heat-inducing activities for 24hrs post treatment. These include rigorous exercise, steam rooms, saunas, spas.
Avoid make up for 24 hours post treatment.
Avoid placing any pressure on treated areas for 1-week post treatment. This includes rigorously rubbing or massaging the area, brow or lash appointments which may require the technician to lean on the area, face-down massage etc.
Avoid tattooing or invasive facials for 2-weeks post treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Almost all patients find anti-wrinkle treatments very comfortable. Depending on your own pain tolerance, some gentle pinches or small pricks may be felt but the treatment is very quick, and for the most part, very tolerable. Numbing cream may be used at request, but almost all patients find this unnecessary.
I’m needle-phobic, can I still have treatment?
Of course! Cosmetic Nurse Jana specialises in treating nervous patients and has many techniques to ensure your complete comfort. Please make sure you have a big meal prior to treatment.
I’m flying in to see you, can I have treatment on the same day?
Cosmetic Nurse Jana has many clients fly interstate to see her. Generally, she prefer patients to avoid flying for 24-48hours post treatment and to be available for a 2-week review if needed.
Who can’t have treatment?
Anyone under 18, pregnant or breast-feeding women, anyone unwell and anyone having received, or planning to receive, a tetanus vaccination 6 weeks either side of their appointment. It is the patient’s obligation to inform the practitioner of all medical issues and medications. All patients are consulted with a doctor prior to treatment where any individual medical issues or potential contraindications can be discussed.
Bella Donna Health Injectables Skin Beauty
Phone Number 0435 525 810
2 Fleay Court,
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM