Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Anti Wrinkle Injections, Provided Safely and Professionally

To counteract the ravages of time and as our skin loses its elasticity we may start looking older than we feel. Through the use of anti wrinkle injections, we are able to reverse these effects for a time and look younger, more beautiful and revitalised.

There are two types of wrinkles, dynamic and static. They may occur separately or in combination. Dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of repeated contraction of the underlying muscles of facial expression. Static wrinkles appear regardless of facial dynamics and are due to both intrinsic changes in the components of the dermal ground substance and external factors such as sun exposure, gravity and smoking. Dynamic wrinkles in the upper face are best treated with anti-wrinkle treatment.

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How do anti wrinkle injections work?

This naturally purified protein is derived from Clostridium botulinum which is synthesized in the laboratory under sterile conditions. When injected into targeted tissue it inhibits the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. This temporarily reduces muscle contractions and smooths skin wrinkles in the treatment area.

The effects may take up to two weeks for maximum effect. The results can last a few months when new nerve endings regrow and muscle contractions start to reappear. Repeated injections every 3 to 6 months can avoid the wrinkles reappearing.

Where can anti wrinkle injections be used

They can be used on frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, lower eyelid wrinkles, eyebrow lift, bunny lines, lip lines (smoker’s lines or lipstick lines), marionette lines, downturned corners of the mouth, nasolabial folds, gummy smile, chin line, chin puckering and neck bands.

Results can be expected to be seen within 3 days but may take up to two weeks. Patients are re-assessed 2 weeks after treatment to evaluate the reduction of wrinkles.

Hyperdynamic muscles in the upper third of the face yield the most predictable results and greatest efficacy.

The lower two thirds of the face are associated with facial expression, essential functions such as mastication and elocution. Greater care and precise placement of small doses of anti wrinkle treatment is required in these areas.

In some areas better results are obtained using a combination of anti wrinkle injections and dermal filler. This is particularly relevant in the lower face. Deep wrinkles may not resolve with anti wrinkle treatment alone. A filler substance used in combination with anti wrinkle treatment may lead to a better outcome. In the lower face, where there are static and dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the treatment of choice.

Visit our Liverpool clinic for anti wrinkle injections today

At Skin Doc we offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including anti wrinkle injections, chemical peels, microneedling and more. Our clinic is located in Liverpool, making us conveniently placed for residents of Fairfield, Narellan and Bankstown. Contact us today on (02) 9602 5785.