How It Works

The beginning signs of facial ageing usually appear in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Many of these wrinkles are dynamic, meaning they occur as a result of muscles in the face that contract too heavily.

As time goes on, the lines within your face become deeper and harder to treat. While you may consider surgery as a treatment option, anti wrinkle injections can provide an effective yet minimally invasive method for helping you look younger.

Anti wrinkle injections contain ingredients that prevent muscle movement. When injected, they block neurons in the face from communicating with the facial muscles which normally instruct them to move. With the neurons blocked, it becomes impossible for the muscle to contract thereby eliminating the appearance of wrinkles from the skin.

Who Is It Suitable For?

Anti wrinkle injections are an excellent choice for patients who have a desire to look younger but don’t want to do so at the expense of incisions, anesthesia or downtime. Those who are interested in nonsurgical methods of treatment will benefit from the efficient manner in which the injections are administered.

You can expect your results from anti wrinkles injections to be subtle in nature as opposed to the significant enhancement that surgery may provide. A naturally youthful glow is what many patients experience after receiving regular anti wrinkle injections.

Treatment with anti wrinkle injections is temporary which means that after several weeks, you will have to undergo re-treatment to maintain your results. While some patients would rather receive a permanent outcome, others prefer the temporary nature of injections as it allows them to control their personal aesthetic.

If you display more severe forms of facial aging, anti wrinkle injections may not be as effective. You can discuss your particular cosmetic concerns with your physician at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery and determine the right method of treatment for your case.

How Many Treatments Are Recommended?

The number of treatments you receive with anti wrinkle injections often depend on how long you anticipate coming in for follow up appointments. At any moment, you may decide that you want to stop your treatment with anti wrinkles injections which would cause your results to fade gradually.

Typically, the results of anti wrinkle injections last between four and six months. You will come in for maintenance injections in order to retain your youthful appearance. As you continue to receive treatment, your facial muscles should begin to adapt to the injections and contract less on their own. You will require fewer units over time.

It’s not uncommon to combine treatment with anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Because anti wrinkle injections target only muscle movement, the lines that occur as a result of volume loss will not be treated. Dermal fillers can restore hollowed features and fill deepened wrinkles to produce smoother skin.

If you would like more information about anti wrinkle injections or if you’re interested in learning whether injectable treatment is right for you, contact Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery on (03) 9508 9508 and schedule a consultation. With an examination of your skin, your physician can detail a treatment regimen that provide natural and beautiful enhancement.