Should I Get Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

As the years tick on, who doesn’t want a tighter, fuller, more youthful appearance? Anti-wrinkle injections are an incredibly common, safe and affordable procedure that produces natural-looking results. 

A non-surgical treatment, anti-wrinkle injections remove or minimise those unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, with the aim to prevent them from creating deeper, more prominent lines. 

Even the best looked after skin will inevitably show the signs of aging. Modern cosmetic technology allows people to retain smoother skin for longer.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

After years and years of your facial muscles contracting, wrinkles are formed. When we are young, the skin is elastic and springs back to shape with ease, but as we get older, it loses collagen and consequently, tautness. Anti-wrinkle injections block the neurotransmission between the brain and the muscle, keeping the skin relaxed and preventing it from wrinkling.

The injection consists of a diluted protein administered through a fine needle. Only a small volume is required, so the process is largely considered painless. If desired, we can provide numbing cream, but anaesthetic is rarely required.

Anti-wrinkle injections have been through rigorous testing and extensive clinical trials, with a strong foundation of published evidence supporting their efficacy.

What areas can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?

The most common application for anti-wrinkle injections is on the face and neck, with popular treatments including for:

  • Crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes
  • Frown lines and lifting the corners of the mouth
  • Forehead lines, also known as worry wrinkles 
  • ‘Bunny lines’ on the nose
  • Eyebrow lifts to gently open the eye area
  • Neck and lower face smoothing, minimising that ‘thin’ appearance
  • Lowering the upper lip for a fuller appearance

 

What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?

There are many reasons people opt for this non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Being non-surgical means there is less risk involved, and of course, makes the procedure more affordable. 

Recovery time is swift, with the injections themselves taking only a few minutes, and you can return to work or resume your plans immediately following your appointment. You can even apply make-up, as trauma to the skin is negligible.

Highly precise and efficient, anti-wrinkle injections cause minimal discomfort – akin to a pinprick. This is due to the extremely fine needle used. 

If a more permanent cosmetic solution is desired, we have a full suite of surgical options available, such as facelifts, and non-surgical options such as dermal fillers. 

 

What results should I expect?

We have images of patients before and after anti-wrinkle injections for both men and women that can be viewed here.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

You should see results from anti-wrinkle injections in as little as three days. The effects of the treatment usually last up to four months, and will gradually diminish from thereon out. That is why treatments every four months is recommended to retain the desired appearance.

It is worth noting that the skin does not become more creased if treatment is stopped, it simply returns to the original state.

What happens after treatment?

After receiving your anti-wrinkle injections, generally, there are minimal side effects – at worst, you may experience slight bruising, redness or swelling. In an extremely rare number of patients, treatments around the eye can cause the eyelids to droop, but this is always temporary. 

The results are visible within a few days, and after about a week, your muscles should be relaxed entirely. While you can resume your plans immediately following the treatment, it is recommended to avoid exercise and, where possible, to limit the use of facial expressions. 

Finally, it is important to keep the treated area clean.

What are the cost of anti-wrinkle injections?

At Chelsea Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle injections begin at $17 per unit. The number of units required will depend on the area to be treated and the desired result. We will discuss this at length during your initial consultation.

Why choose Chelsea Cosmetics?

Anti-wrinkle injections have a safety record of over 25 years, and at Chelsea Cosmetics we’ve successfully performed the treatment countless times.

Our Melbourne team is with you every step of the way, ensuring you completely understand the procedure and are comfortable throughout, to the highest standard of post-operative care once your anti-wrinkle injections have been completed.

We’re here to alleviate any concerns you may have and help you on your journey to a more youthful, fuller and confident appearance.

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Meet The Author - Dr Mark Attalla

Dr. Mark Attalla is a dedicated Cosmetic Surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He is continuing interest in cutting edge technologies. Dr Attalla has completed his MBBSa from Alexandria University of Egypt in 1987 then completed his general surgery training in a teaching hospital in Egypt. After completing his Master Degree in General Surgery, he then made the decision to move to Australia where he had his intensive training in various types of cosmetic surgery procedures guided by best cosmetic surgeons from Australia and overseas.

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