Wrinkling of the skin can be caused by a range of factors such as, aging, sun-damage and smoking. Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural, purified protein. When injected into specific facial muscles, the muscles causing wrinkles are relaxed, reducing dynamic lines and creating a younger and softer appearance.
A common misconception is that anti-wrinkle injections ‘paralyse’ the muscle leading to a ‘frozen, plastic’ appearance of the face; although this can be achieved, in most circumstances, a more natural approach of injecting the correct amount will limit the movement of the muscles without paralysis. They also stop the constant compression of your skin, preventing the permanent ‘etching’ of wrinkles in the areas treated. Anti-wrinkles will not stop facial expressions, just help treat lines formed by unintentional bad habits like grimacing or frowning.
The main reasons for using anti-wrinkle injections:
- To reduce frown lines, forehead lines and Crow’s feet.
- To improve puckering lines above and below the lips.
- To minimise the “bunny smile lines” at the top of the nose.
- To lift and tighten a sagging neck.
- To slim the lower face.
WHO WILL BE INJECTING?
Dr Ali Hussain is a skilled injector with over 15 years experience and you can be assured that at AH Cosmetic Clinic you will be injected by the doctor himself. Most people will not be able to tell that you have had anti-wrinkle injections, just that you appear more rested and youthful!
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE A RESULT?
After your anti-wrinkle injections have been completed, it takes 2 to 3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect, and about 5 to 8 days to see the full results, for this reason we recommend that you plan to have your anti-wrinkle injections a minimum of 2 weeks before any special events.
You may require a combination of both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to achieve your desired result. Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles in your face, whereas dermal fillers are used to plump your skin and fill in deep wrinkles and lines. Anti-wrinkle injections will soften the look of your face while dermal fillers add volume. Common areas that may require a combination of treatments include the crease between your eyes and areas around your crow’s feet.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?
At AH Cosmetic Clinic we charge for anti-wrinkle injections by the area, so regardless of the number of units you require the price will remain the same. Be mindful that anti-wrinkle injections must be reconstituted so if a clinic is charging by unit they may be ‘watering-down’ or diluting the amount of product available per unit. *Unit pricing available upon request*
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE & WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick procedure. You will require a consultation with Dr Ali Hussain to confirm your suitability before injecting, the value of the consultation will be deducted from your final total on the day. In total, you should reserve approximately half an hour. You can return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure, however, you must avoid hot showers and exercise for a period of 24 hours post treatment.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
As with any injectable treatment there is a small risk of short term redness, tenderness or bruising. Rare risks include temporary headache, nausea, flu-like syndrome, heavy brow or drooping eyelid which may last from days to weeks but always resolves. Potential side effects in treating the lower face are reduced ability to pucker the lips, drooling, changes in smile or movement of the upper or lower lip. These potential side effects always resolve.
HOW TO BOOK A CONSULTATION
You can book a consultation to discuss your suitability for this procedure by phoning us on 0420 488 105 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our home page and we will phone you back to organise a suitable appointment time.
Disclaimer: All procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.