FAQ

Anti-Wrinkle Injection FAQs

What areas are Anti-Wrinkle injections most commonly used for?

They are most commonly used to treat frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet around the eyes which develop as a result of years of muscle actions like frowning, squinting and laughing.

They can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of armpits, palms and feet, to slim/shape square jawline (masseter hypertrophy), to reduce teeth grinding (bruxism), headaches, to smooth out smokers’ lines around the mouth and dimpled chin, to lift down-turning mouth corners, to shape eyebrows and jawline (Nefertiti lift), to reduce bunny lines on the nose and gummy smiles.

Are Anti-Wrinkle injections safe?

Yes, they are safe.  They have been used for cosmetic purposes for over a decade without any reports of long term side effects.  They have been used for much longer and in much higher doses for certain medical conditions.

What are their side effects?

Side effects are usually temporary and localised to the areas of injection.  It is normal to have tiny mosquito bite marks in the treated areas immediately after treatment, however, they usually resolve within 20 minutes.

What does treatment with Anti-Wrinkle injections involve? 

Treatment involves having a small number of small injections in the target facial muscles.  As the needles used are extremely fine and the volumes injected are very small, discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and generally well tolerated.

The treatment generally takes about 20-30 minutes.

How long will it take for the results to take effect and how long will they last?

Anti-wrinkle injections take effect within three days of treatment, peaking at two weeks.

They usually last for about three to four months, but results may last longer with subsequent treatments.

Can Anti-Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers be used together?

Yes, in fact, they will complement and prolong each others immediate, and lasting effect.

Is there anything I need to pay attention to prior to having Anti-Wrinkle injections?

Ensure you stop Aspirin, Nurofen or other anti-inflammatory medications (as they increase the risk of bleeding and bruising) for one week prior to injection, if medically safe to do so.  Avoid heavy     make-up on the day of injections.

What will I look like if I decide not to have another treatment?

If you decide not to have another treatment, your skin will return to its natural pre treatment condition.

 

Dermal Filler FAQs

What areas are Dermal Fillers most commonly used for?

Common areas treated include sunken tear troughs, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jaw lines, cheek augmentation, chin augmentation and lip enhancement.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Yes, they are naturally occurring sugars that have been used for a decade without any reports of long term side effects.

What are their side effects?

Major side effects are uncommon, but swelling and bruising may occur.  Make-up can be used to cover up.  

What does treatment with Dermal Filler involve?

At this clinic, we only used TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approved products that come pre-incorporated with local anaesthetics, thereby reducing discomfort to a minimum. Ice and, occasionally, local anaesthetic cream may be used prior to injections.

The treatment generally takes about 30 minutes.

How long will it be for the results to take affect and how long will they last?

The results are immediate. They can last from 6 to 12 months, depending on the product used and the area treated. With subsequent treatments, results can last up to 18 months.

How much does it cost?

Cost depends on the product used and the number of syringes required for your areas of concerns. At the initial obligation-free, no out-of-pocket cost consultation, our doctor will be able to advise you of the cost.

Can Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle injections be used together?

Yes, in fact, they will complement each other’s effects and prolong each other’s lasting effect.

Is there anything I need to pay attention to prior to having Dermal Filler injections?

Ensure you stop Aspirin, Nurofen or other anti-inflammatory medications (as they increase the risk of bleeding and bruising) for one week prior to injection, if medically safe to do so.  Avoid heavy  make-up on the day of injections.

What will I look like if I decide not to have another treatment?

If you decide not to have another treatment, your skin will return to its natural pre treatment condition.