“Our anti-wrinkle treatment patients come from all walks of life. We see a great variety of men and women ranging from early 20s to late 60s.”
Dr James Chen
At Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, our experienced team can help you to undo the effects of wrinkles on your face by offering the latest and most effective treatments.
Anti-wrinkle treatments use only very fine needles so you can be sure that only minimal discomfort is felt. The injection blocks the nerve impulses in the injected muscles and this prevents them from contracting when facial expressions are made. Even if wrinkles don’t entirely disappear, they are able to be softened.
At Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, we have the best medical professionals available, With the experience necessary to perform anti-wrinkle treatments and ensure the successful and ultimately satisfying result you require from your treatment.
Experience effective wrinkle treatment for frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet
Anti-wrinkle treatments are primarily used by a professional to treat ‘frown lines’ which appear in your brow. The treatment works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles; allowing them to relax. Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles soften or disappear.
Treatment involves a simple, non-surgical procedure which takes around ten minutes
Initially, five injections are typically required for effective treatment. Normal activities can be resumed very swiftly after the treatment. The initial effects of an anti-wrinkle treatment will begin to appear in 2 to 3 days. Although the maximum effect may take from 1 to 3 weeks to become established. The effects can last from 3 to 4 months and may last longer with repeated treatments over time.
After the procedure, you may notice some swelling or redness around the injection points, which usually settles after a few minutes
Anti-wrinkle treatments should not be used while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It may not be suitable for you if you are taking certain medications or have any conditions that cause muscular weakness. You should ensure that you bring any such information to the attention of your treating doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wrinkles appear on our face for two reasons: age and facial expressions.
Wrinkles that have formed due to facial expressions are called dynamic lines. When we are young our skin springs back to its original position. As we get older dynamic lines remain and become static lines. Static lines are those that are visible when you aren’t making a facial expression.
This happens because the elasticity of our skin decreases with age. Read our Anti-Wrinkle 101 blog.
Anti-wrinkle treatments relax specific muscles that cause dynamic lines, once relaxed you cannot contract the muscles and continue to make the undesirable facial expression.
This way the lines will—over time—smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
No, anti-wrinkle injections are generally not considered a painful procedure. When we administer the treatment, we use only very fine needles so that you can be sure that only a minimal level of discomfort is felt. After the treatment, you might notice some swelling or redness around the injection points. This is nothing to worry about. In fact, these side effects are completely normal, and should generally settle within a few minutes. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities fairly quickly after the procedure, which generally only takes around 10 minutes to complete.
You can expect to start noticing the initial effects of your treatment within two or three days following your anti-wrinkle procedure. It is important to note, however, that the maximum effect can take between one and three weeks to become properly established. You can expect the effects of your anti-wrinkle injections to last between three and four months, although they can often last even longer if you come in for repeated treatments over an extended period of time. For maximum effect, we generally recommend that five injections are administered at your initial appointment.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerve impulses in the injected muscles. This then prevents the targeted muscles from contracting when you make a facial expression. Although wrinkles don’t always disappear altogether, the treatment effectively softens lines and wrinkles, improving the overall appearance of the skin. The anti-wrinkle formula is administered with the use of very fine needles, and targets specific facial muscles. The treatment works effectively in various parts of the face, including the forehead, around the eyes, sides of the nose, and around the mouth.
Ever thought about getting anti-wrinkle fillers but have been put off by the thought of that frozen look?
Anti-wrinkle fillers work specifically on the treated muscles meaning any muscle left untreated shouldn’t be affected by anti-wrinkle treatment. Your Ashbury Cosmetics doctor will discuss with you your desired outcome and determine which the best dose is for you.
Occasionally you may develop a small temporary bruise at some injection sites. A mild headache may also occur for 1 to 2 days.
A transient eyelid droop may develop but this is an uncommon event. Skin rashes including rashes at the site of injection are rare.
Depending on what your desired outcome is we may combine other cosmetic procedures with anti-wrinkle treatments. It is also best to talk with your Ashbury Cosmetics doctor to ascertain the best way to proceed with treatment.
After anti-wrinkle treatment, the frown lines are relaxed. The skin around the treated area will look smooth and less wrinkled. After anti-wrinkle treatment, you will still be able to smile, frown and laugh as normal just without as much wrinkling of the skin in treated areas.
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If you are interested in finding out more about our anti-wrinkle treatments please contact one of our clinics in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Our qualified staff are more than happy to accommodate you and inform on the treatments available.