In this section of the site we answer the most popular questions that our customers have about our services. If you can’t find the answer here don’t hesitate to contact us.
Q1 – What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections refer to a type of protein which prevent nerve impluses reaching muscle receptors to prevent muscle contraction. When placed in very specific locations the prevention of certain muscles contracting prevents wrinkles from forming thus resulting in a more useful appearance.
Q2 – What are dermal fillers?
As the name suggests dermal fillers are a group of materials that can be used to fill crease folds and restore lost volume.
Q3 – How are anti-wrinkle injections different?
The principle behind these anti-wrinkle injections is quite different to that behind other wrinkle reduction treatments. Both dermal fillers work on an ultimately mechanical basis – that of lifting and filling in facial volume in order to fill out wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections work on a biological basis; blocking the signal from the brain which tells your wrinkle-causing muscles to contract.
Q4 – What are the benefits?
Anti-wrinkle injections are particularly effective in treating a specific type of wrinkle. If you have deep frown lines or nasolabial folds, anti-wrinkle injections may produce the best results for you.
At Wrinkle Free Me, we have access to a wide range of different anti-wrinkle technology, and in consultation with you, will use these anti-wrinkle injections in conjunction with a complete treatment plan for your face and body.
Q5 – What are the risks invovled?
Due to the biological mechanism of action, anti-wrinkle injections are more conducive to side effects. Common side effects include:
- Temporary bruising from the injection itself
- Mild flu-like symptoms
Less commonly, the following side effects can also occur:
- Eyelid droop
- Eye twitching
- Facial pain
- Weakness in surrounding muscles
Any side effects that occur are temporary. The substance used for anti-wrinkle injections has been completely cleared by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia, as well as the FDA in the USA.
Q6 – How many anti-wrinkle injections will i need?
You’ll need a single treatment every 4 months. There is no cumulative effect with anti-wrinkle injections. Repeated treatments will depend on the individual and our medical team will be able to advise the best time to make your next appointment.
Q7 – What happens during anti-wrinkle injections?
The usual procedure for anti-wrinkle injections is:
- You’ll speak with the doctor about your background and medical history at your initial consultation
- Our doctors and nurses will formulate a treatment plan for your wrinkles, which may include other therapies in addition to the injections, if appropriate
At your anti-wrinkle injection appointment:
- The doctor will map out the area to be treated by examining your ability to move certain facial muscles
- A large number of small injections is made in an area targeted to the muscles which are causing your wrinkles, each to a specific depth and with a specific volume of fluid
The procedure takes around 10 minutes.
Q8 – Is the treatment painful?
Anti-wrinkle injections are administered using a very fine needle and a very small amount of liquid. Many people say it feels like a mosquito bite.
Without local anesthesia, we would rate the pain of anti-wrinkle injections for hyperhidrosis treatment at around 0.5/10.
Q9 – What should I expect after the treatment?
You can expect the full effect of your anti-wrinkle injections to be apparent after 3-7 days, and for the effect to last approximately 3-4 months.