Due to Australian Drug Administration legislation the brand name of this product cannot be used.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, anti-wrinkle injections are a natural, purified protein that relaxes facial muscles. This then creates a smooth, youthful and relaxed appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections are effective, affordable, convenient and have no downtime.
FAQ’s: Anti-Wrinkle Injections Sydney CBD
The muscle relaxant in anti wrinkle injections are a naturally occurring purified protein. It is not a man-made chemical nor is it derived from snake venom.
In Australia, this is a schedule-4 drug, which can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. Due to TGA restrictions, we are unable to mention the brand name of the drug.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by stopping the communication signals between the nerves and the injected muscles. This temporarily relaxes the muscles so they do not contract as powerfully. This gives the overlying skin a chance to rest and repair itself so that the wrinkles become less obvious or completely disappear. The use of anti-wrinkle injections not only reduces existing lines and wrinkles but also prevents future ones from forming.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are extremely effective for the treatment of:
- Frown lines
- Crows’ feet
- Forehead lines
- Excess Sweating (underarms, hands and feet)
- Facial slimming
- Bunny Lines (lines on top of the nose)
- Chin creases
These injections can also strategically relax jaw muscles to slim the jaw line, and to stop the downward pull of lip depressor muscles of the face.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are also used in a variety of medical conditions, including treatment of migraines and tension headaches, teeth grinding, and excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms.
The safety profile of anti-wrinkle injections is excellent. Apart from the extremely rare risk of an allergic reaction, there are no major side effects associated with the treatment.
The injection is very quick and usually only the odd needle will feel a little sting.
ICCM doctors use preserved saline to make sure it is as sting free as possible.
Generally, there are few side effects associated with anti-wrinkle injections and these are usually transient in nature.
Minor swelling and redness at the injection site usually resolves within first few minutes. Some people may experience mild, short-term bruising, which is easily covered with makeup. Mild headaches after the treatment has also been reported, but this can be treated with oral painkillers like Panadol.
In rare cases, the Anti-wrinkle Injection medication can spread beyond the desired muscle when injected in the frown region and may cause temporary drooping of the upper eyelid. This is extremely rare in the hands of an experienced doctor and is treatable with topical eye drops in most cases. It usually resolves within a few weeks.
The initial consultation may take between 15–20 minutes. After consent is obtained, the procedure itself takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes only. A follow-up appointment would not normally be required.
Most clients return to work or normally activities immediately following our anti-wrinkle injections. It is recommended however that you avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting and massaging of the injected area for 24 hours.
The treatment will start to take effect usually within two to three days. The maximum effect is usually seen in 7–14 days.
Longevity varies from person to person, but the results for anti-wrinkle injections usually last for 3-4 months in most cases. Repeat treatment is recommended when movement in the area starts to return.
The aim of anti-wrinkle treatment is to look refreshed and not to look “frozen” or “stunned.” In the hands of an experienced injector, the results look natural with appropriate facial expressions.
To minimise the possibility of bruising, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin and Nurofen (Ibuprofen), fish oil, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products that may thin the blood. These should be stopped at least a week prior to your planned anti-wrinkle injection.
Our anti-wrinkle injections start at $4.50 per unit.