Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Introduction

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Ageing is a natural process that happens to everyone and in every part of our body system. As part of the ageing process, it will change the texture and condition of the skin, and one of the noticeable changes is the formation of wrinkles on our face.

The wrinkles on our face can be either dynamic or static. Dynamic lines are those wrinkles caused by muscle contractions from facial expressions such as squinting and frowning. These lines are not permanent when we are younger as our skin produces sufficient collagen for the skin to bounce back after each expression. As we get older, it is harder for the skin to bounce back and the dynamic wrinkles will slowly become more permanent, eventually transforming into static lines.

At The Lime Tree Clinic, our doctor and cosmetic injector only use approved anti-wrinkle injections to treat these wrinkle lines with exceptional skills to perform the procedure at high quality standards.

What are anti-wrinkle injections made of?

Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as wrinkle relaxers, are medicines and are available as different brands, but all are composed of a natural, sterile and purified high molecular protein extracted from specific bacteria. Due to legal requirement of medical practice in Australia, the actual name of the injections cannot be disclosed here.

How do Anti-wrinkles injections work?

When injected into the skin locally, the target underlying muscles are relaxed by blocking the nerve pulses that tell the muscles to contract. Once the muscles can no longer contract, the skin flattens, eventually smoothing existing wrinkles as well as preventing the formation of new ones.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Anti-wrinkle injections are safe as long as the substance is injected properly at the right dosage, in a sterile environment as well as administered by a qualified health practitioner.

Nevertheless there are small risks involved with this procedure which are usually temporary and restricted to the treated areas. They include bruising, drooping of the eye lids, headache, redness of the injection site and muscle soreness.


What are the target areas of the anti-wrinkle injections?

The most commonly treated areas are the lines across the forehead, crow’s feet (lines next to your eyes), and the glabella (frown lines between the eyes).

Others areas that we can treat with anti-wrinkle injections include:
- Eyebrow area
- Downturned mouth
- Bunny lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Mental crease
- Jawline/ Masseter


What are the procedures of anti-wrinkle injections

The treatment involves multiple shallow injections, takes about 10-15 minutes, and has no downtime.

Prior to the procedure, our qualified cosmetic injectors will assess and review the movement of your face muscles to determine the treatment areas.
Once assessed, the treatment areas will be marked and cleansed using antiseptic solutions. A very fine needle is then used to inject the medicine into the selected area. You may experience a slight discomfort, like the sting of an ant for a few seconds. Numbing cream can be used prior to treatment if you have a low tolerance to discomfort.

Anti-wrinkle injections after care

Immediately after the injection, there may be redness, swelling, tenderness and itching. Avoid scratching, massaging or picking around the injection site. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours. If the symptoms persist more than 3 days, please contact us.

Other activities that you should be aware of;
• Do not drink alcohol or undergoing strenuous exercise as it may result in additional bruising
• Avoid exposure to intense heat that can affect the treated areas. This include sauna, sunbathing, tanning or sports under direct sunlight.
• Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and the area can be gently washed with a gentle cleanser after 4 hours.


When I can see the treatment results and how long will it last for?

The results of the treatment start to become evident after 2 to 3 days, and reach its maximum effect in 2 weeks.

Just as the results gradually kick in, the effect of the injection will gradually fade as well. In general, the injections can last somewhere between 3 to 5 months, depending on the individual and the location of treatment.
When the muscle regains its function over time, the wrinkles and lines will reappear again, though usually softer than before the injections, and another treatment is required to maintain your desired results.


What is the cost of anti-wrinkles injections?

At The Lime Tree Clinic, we charge by the area. We do not charge by the unit because we take pride to guarantee our treatment to achieve your desired results without cutting corners. Our cosmetic injectors not just do everything by the book, but also are equipped with artistic finesse and good understanding of our client’s needs.

If the desired result is not achieved, we will review the treated areas at two weeks and top-up the treatment if required at no cost.

Our treatment price for the major areas; wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines, are $90 per area, or $250 for all three areas. For other wrinkles (minor areas), the cost of the treatment is subject to consultation.

If you’re interested to know more about anti-wrinkle injections, come for a visit to our medical cosmetic clinic in Nedlands. We always provide you with free, no obligation consultations direct with our doctors and cosmetic injectors.