How do anti-wrinkle injections reduce wrinkles?
Facial muscles contract and relax to form many expressions, however the movements that commonly concern us are the ones that create lines between our eyebrows when we frown, the lines beside our eyes when we smile (crow’s feet) or forehead lines when we raise the eyebrows (surprised lines). As the muscles contract the attached skin above that area also contracts creating a fold in the skin called a wrinkle. Over time this repetitive action damages the supportive collagen within the skin creating a permanent crease. By placing a small amount of anti-wrinkle medication into the targeted muscle to temporarily weaken its strength, we are able to then smooth out the overlying skin and free it from fine lines.
Why do fine lines and wrinkles bother people?
One of the reasons anti wrinkle injections in Melbourne is so popular is because of the freshened yet natural appearance it delivers, the other is because some of the formed lines and movements are associated with negative emotions. Frown lines have become a popular area to treat in all ages as people of all ages frown frequently during their day: when driving, reading, looking at a computer screen or simply when contemplating a thought. This crease between the eyebrows give a person the perception of looking angry/upset even when they are not. Many of our clients come to us stating, “people keep asking me if something is wrong!”
Constant contraction of the muscles around the eyes and forehead lead to permanent lines and an overly tired appearance to those areas. Strategic placement of the anti-wrinkle treatment can soften these problem lines while still leaving natural movement for normal expressions.
What are the benefits to using anti-wrinkle injections?
Studies have shown that by relaxing the underlying facial muscles using anti-wrinkle injections over a period of time inhibits the formation of wrinkles in that area as the collagen layer in the skin does not constantly crease to form deep wrinkles. While some clients start anti wrinkle treatments to reduce existing fine lines, others have treatment at an earlier stage to PREVENT wrinkles from forming.
Are anti wrinkle injections safe?
The treatment has a proven safety record for over 25 years. Initially developed to treat muscle spasms in adults and children, the anti wrinkle medication is now used worldwide for cosmetic as well as for other medical concerns (eye spasms, neck muscle spasms).
Even when used as cosmetic injections, the anti wrinkle treatment is still a medical procedure and should only be in the hands of an experienced cosmetic injector. The expertise, knowledge of anatomy and experience of your injector plays a vital role in the natural outcome of your anti wrinkle treatment.
Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?
Most clients report a slight “pinch” sensation due to the small needle used and then in some areas a mild “sting” from the anti-wrinkle medication with a pain level rating of a 2/10. Some areas can be slightly more sensitive than others and can easily be relieved by applying ice to the area for additional comfort.
Can/do men get anti wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne for men has become increasingly popular. There is a misconception that treatments may feminise a man’s face, however the treatment does not change a person’s face but simply softens any harsh lines. Prevention of lines forming or deepening is popular with all men from all industries: people in office who wish to look their best during presentations/meetings to tradesmen who constantly work outdoors and wish to look after their sun damaged skin.
What are the side effects to anti-wrinkle injections?
In the majority of cases there are no side effects.
With any cosmetic injections treatment using a fine needle, mild and temporary redness is to be expected which self resolves in 10-15 minutes. Occasionally there may be a small bruise over the injection area (which can be easily covered with makeup).
In very rare cases, a lid or brow droop may occur and is temporary. This can occur when aftercare advice has not been followed correctly by the client or if a muscle has been treated incorrectly. This is prevented. Side effects are very uncommon and less so with an experienced injector who possesses comprehensive knowledge of your anatomy.
As with all cosmetic treatments, a thorough consultation with your injector should answer all possible questions that you may have prior to treatment. At Ohana Cosmetic Medicine our highly skilled injectors have years of experience using anti-wrinkle injections and will deliver results according to your needs.
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