Anti-wrinkle injections have become the most popular non-surgical procedure around the world and have revolutionized non-invasive facial rejuvenation. At our office in Melbourne, anti-wrinkle injections only take about 15 minutes yet produce predictable and highly pleasing results — smoothing wrinkles for 3 to 6 months. These involve precise and skilful injection of a purified protein solution which relaxes the excessive contraction of the muscles responsible for ‘expression’ wrinkles.
With advanced techniques we can now also treat areas previously considered untreatable such as wrinkles and lines around the mouth and neck. Skilful treatments will maintain your individual personality and the expressions you like your face to convey but can soften or remove those imperfections you feel are necessary to be treated.
The Liberty Belle Advantage
At Liberty Belle, our doctors and clinical nurse specialists have expert knowledge of facial anatomy and injecting technique. All injectors are trained in what looks good in a face so as to artfully administer tiny injections into the specific muscles that cause wrinkles or lines. Our treatment specialists will discuss the results you wish to achieve and take meticulous care to minimize the risk of any temporary side effects. Your clinician will select the appropriate amount of product necessary to treat your concerns yet retain all the desirable facial expressions which you feel are vital to expressing your character and personality.
The degree of correction can be tailored to your budget and desired result. If required, results can be either subtle or dramatic — the choice is yours!
- Crows’ feet around the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal frown lines on the forehead
- Drooping of the eyebrows
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Wrinkles and folds around the mouth and lips
- Smokers lines and vertical lip lines
- Gummy smile
- Neck bands
Here are some common questions our patients ask during their consultation.
What causes wrinkles?
Years of facial expressions like frowning and squinting cause the development of dynamic wrinkles including frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet around the eyes. When excessive, these have been linked to making us look and feel tired, angry or aged.
Many younger people use these treatments to stop the excessive muscle activity that causes wrinkles and thus slow down or stop the development of this ageing. Similarly, studies suggest that with regular treatments, even the deeper creases and lines of the face that are present when the face is relaxed will also repair, improve or even disappear.
What is the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers?
Anti-wrinkle injections ease the underlying muscle contraction which creases or folds the overlying skin, thus smoothing and preventing wrinkles.
Dermal filler injections are used to fill wrinkles and furrows in the skin. Special fillers are available at Liberty Belle that provide deep support, shape and fullness deep to the skin to enhance the lips, cheeks and chin plus treat hollows under the eyes, and mouth folds. Dermal fillers can also be used to provide long lasting replenishment of crepey, dry, sun damaged and ageing skin. Filler or anti-wrinkle injections can be used separately or in combination as part of a more holistically designed individual programme. The benefits you achieve are reduction in the signs of ageing in your face and skin, giving you a fresher, smoother, and more rested appearance.
Are the anti-wrinkle injections painful?
Anti-wrinkle injections are similar to tiny pin pricks and only small amounts of product are injected. They are done quickly but precisely and they feel somewhat like a small insect bite. Ice can be used to help anaesthetise the area.
When will I see the results?
You will first begin to notice a change after about day 3 and the effect develops over the next 7 days, with the peak effect seen after about 10 days. The effect usually lasts for 3 to 4 months.
How long will an anti-wrinkle treatment effect last?
The effect usually lasts for 3 to 4 months. There is some person to person variation in the amount of product required, the duration of effect and response to these injections. Repeat treatments, if desired, are usually recommended after 4 months, however many are happy with treatments twice a year. Clinical evidence indicates that regular treatments provide a continued improvement in the removal of static lines.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon and may include some redness, small bruises or mild swelling, which resolve quickly but can be easily covered with makeup. It is best to avoid alcohol and fish oils for 24 hours before and after the treatment to reduce the likelihood of these side effects.
Every cosmetic procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand this. Your decision to undergo any of these procedures is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit. Selecting a skilled and well trained injector who uses the highest quality injectable products is your best protection against such adverse effects. The possible side effects and complications depend on the exact product and treatment being used. Our team of doctors and nurses will be able to answer any questions that you may have before making a decision on your treatment options.
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