Anti-wrinkle treatments have become more popular over the past few years as the technology has become increasingly accessible to everyday people on the high-street. This non-surgical therapy can help to smooth out wrinkles, reduce expression lines and eliminate crows feet while reducing other signs of ageing such as fine lines and creases.
At The Derm Lab Brisbane, we have some of the most experienced dermatologists and facial rejuvenation therapists in Australia. Our experts have developed a core understanding of the underlying facial muscles and the aesthetics of the face. This allows us to create beautiful, natural-looking results using the latest non-invasive facial rejuvenation technology, including injections, cannula and electronic devices.
For more information about the range of anti-wrinkle treatments available exclusively at our Brisbane clinic, please contact us on (07) 3857 4843 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anti-wrinkle injections offer an effective treatment for reducing the visible signs of ageing. They can be applied to various parts of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along with expression lines which can form in the delicate skin which surrounds the eye socket.
Many clients choose this non-surgical method because it is quick and produces exceptional results compared to other non-surgical methods such as skin peels and face creams. Treatment typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and patients can return to work the very same day.
The treatment itself consists of injecting natural proteins into specific facial muscles which causes them to relax. This prevents the muscle from contracting which is the primary cause of wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment can be used on all facial muscles which cause wrinkles including the Frontalis, Orbicularis oculi and Procerus muscles which are responsible for frown lines on the forehead.
Prior to treatment, patients will sit down with their doctor or cosmetic nurse for a one-to-one consultation. During this session, the practitioner will discuss the procedure and the patient’s medical history will be reviewed to ensure there won’t be any risk during the procedure. Photographs will also be taken of the treatment area, which will help the therapist to plan injections carefully to achieve the best results.
After the consultation period is complete the therapist can start the procedure the same day if the patient is happy to proceed. The practitioner will start by applying anaesthetic cream to the treatment area. The treatment is virtually painless but some patients have a fear of needles so this cream will help to reduce any feelings of discomfort. Once the cream has been applied the therapist will begin injecting the anti-wrinkle proteins into the muscles marked for treatment. Further photographs will be taken following the procedure to help therapists understand the patient’s progress and plan any further sessions which may be required.
When treatment has finished the patient is free to continue their normal everyday activities. They can return to work immediately, apply makeup in the normal manner and carry out moderate exercise.
While the process is simple it is important that patients choose a professional clinic with experienced therapists who understand the subcutaneous tissue around the face and forehead. If the wrong part of the muscle is injected this can lead to an unnatural look and awkward facial expressions which can result in the patient feeling uncomfortable and demoralised.
At The Derm Lab Brisbane, we only employ experienced practitioners with many years of experience providing non-surgical skin care. Prior to treatment, our experienced technicians will sit down with the patient to discuss the various options and provide advice about the realistic results that can be achieved using the treatment.
During the consultation, we will also carry out a thorough examination of the patient’s medical and skincare history to ensure there are no underlying factors which may reduce the effectiveness of treatment.
The treatment involves injecting protein directly into the facial muscles which causes them to relax. This prevents the muscles from being able to contract which is what causes wrinkles to form in the first place. The treatment lasts for about 6 months, after which the treatment will need to be reapplied.
As we get older collagen levels in the skin can become depleted, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity. This leads to fine lines and wrinkles forming on the face. There is nothing we can do about the natural ageing process but some activities can lead to excessive collagen breakdown. The following activities should, therefore, be avoided to keep a youthful complexion: smoking, excessive sun damage, excessive alcohol consumption.
No, our experienced cosmetic nurses will only target the muscles which affect various frown lines and wrinkles. Extra care will be taken to ensure the surrounding muscles responsible for smiling and other facial expressions are not affected. This gives the patient a natural look allowing them to smile, talk and even frown as normal.
The treatment is quick and simple. The actual treatment time is no more than 20 minutes, with the results beginning to show after 2 days and the full effect within 2 weeks. The treatment lasts between 3 and 6 months depending on the area being treated. You will be given more information about what results you can expect during your initial consultation.
Yes, this is a zero-downtime treatment which means patients can return to work immediately. However, there are some precautions which need to be followed, patients should:
No medical procedure is free from side-effects but these are minimal and are easily contained. Patients may experience slight redness around the injection site, but this usually disappears after a few days. In rare cases, swelling may occur but this can be controlled by applying a cold compression.
There is some truth to this; men have stronger facial muscles than women which may require more injections to achieve the same result. However, every patient is different, our professional therapists will be able to determine the exact dosage during the initial consultation period.
At the moment we only carry out anti-wrinkle treatment at our Brisbane clinic. We may expand this service to our Melbourne clinic at a later date but this will be dependent on us being able to find suitably qualified and experienced therapists. Please contact our Brisbane clinic on (07) 3857 4843 or email us at email@example.com to book a free consultation.
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