Anti-wrinkle injections have revolutionised non-invasive facial rejuvenation and are now a common non-surgical procedure around the world.
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.
Our practitioners are carefully selected and trained by Plastic Surgeon, Dr Chris Moss. Dr Moss is an expert in plastic surgery of the face and is best known for his pioneering work in facial anatomy that helped revolutionise facial rejuvenation surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments. He remains passionately focused on modern techniques in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and continues to be a world-renowned expert in this field.
All practitioners hand-picked by Dr Moss are chosen for their injectables experience and excellence in aesthetic judgement. Unlike traditional training, Dr Moss provides all practitioners with training on aesthetics, facial anatomy, safety and superior injection techniques. Practitioners receive continual ongoing support and education to keep up-to-date with the most advanced and modern techniques, all while under the supervision of a premier medical practice.
Our team of doctors and nurses works closely with all patients to best achieve each individual’s desired results while avoiding any overdone or unnatural look. At every consultation we create a tailored treatment plan that works for the individual’s personal concerns and requirements.
Most facial wrinkles form mainly as a result of the continual contraction of the delicate facial muscles, which work continually to cause the different facial expressions like frowning and squinting. Anti-wrinkle injections work by precisely targeting and relaxing excessive contractions in the muscles of the face. After a treatment, excess movement and the appearance of unwanted expression lines are diminished. In expert hands the desirable features that give each person’s face its unique personality are preserved and the required more neutral facial expressions will still appear natural. Skillfully administered treatments will soften or remove imperfections, but not to a degree where it looks obvious or overdone.
Anti-wrinkle injections can treat:
- Crows’ feet
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines
- Drooping eyebrows
- Upper lip lines (‘smoker’s lines’)
- Frown lines around mouth corners
- Nasal tip drooping
- Gummy smile
- Neck bands
- Jawline concerns (to slim or define the Jawline)
- Pebbling or ‘orange peel’ look on the chin
Anti-wrinkle injections are also used for therapeutic purposes, and may treat excessive sweating or issues with teeth clenching and grinding.
Our practitioners have an expert understanding of facial aesthetics, anatomy, and injecting techniques.
Every treatment at Liberty Belle is customised. You will receive a thorough face to face assessment and consultation with our doctor and your treating clinician where we discuss your individual concerns and desired outcomes. This is a vital part of the superior success of our treatments. Your face to face consultation is the most safe and effective way to tailor your treatment plan to best suit your personal aims.
Anti-wrinkle injections involve no downtime. You can resume normal activities immediately following a treatment with us. The procedure itself takes around 10-15 minutes to complete, though naturally the consultation process is longer.
Because the needle is so fine, patients generally do not find the treatment too uncomfortable. It is often described as feeling like a series of pin pricks. Our nurses use a number of advanced techniques to reduce discomfort and make every effort to keep you comfortable.
You will notice a change after about 3 days, but best results will not emerge until 2 weeks after the treatment. At Liberty Belle we encourage you to return for a 2-week review where your treating clinician will assess the treatment to ensure we have met the expected results. Anti-wrinkle injections are medical treatments, and what works for one person may not work as well for another. At Liberty Belle we treat in a manner to minimise unwanted side effects. We encourage patients to attend their 2-week review so their treating clinician can advise on any areas that may benefit from further treatment.
Generally there is no downtime after anti-wrinkle injections, however there may be a small amount of bleeding, bruising or redness at the injection site, however this can be covered with makeup. In some cases, some residual bruising may take several days to subside.
Other rare but possible side effects may result from your individual response to the medication used. Depending on the area treated, such temporary effects could include; “Spocking” or over-active eyebrows (this is an indication that you clinician may need to adjust the distribution and dose of the anti-wrinkle injection, and is easily rectified at the 2-week review), Puffiness and “shelfing” around the eyes (this resolves itself over the 3-month period and is an indication that your clinician needs to adjust the dose and placement of the anti-wrinkle injection), and asymmetry including “slight drooping of lip position mouth” (assessed at the 2-week review).
The experience of our team is that side effects of anti-wrinkle injections have been temporary and resolve themselves. The doctor and treating clinician will discuss these possible side effects in more detail at the time of your consultation. Having your treatment performed in a professional medical setting with an expert and experienced injector is vital for the best results and safety.
There is no downtime and normal activities may be resumed post treatment. We advise that you avoid strenuous activity and exercise for approximately 6 hours post treatment.
To avoid unwanted side effects, you should avoid applying pressure or rubbing the treated area for the remainder of the day of treatment. Facials, eyebrow waxing, eyebrow tattooing/feathering and massage (specific to the treated area) should be avoided for 1 week post-treatment.
On average, the results of anti-wrinkle injections will last around 3 to 4 months however this is dose-dependent. Patients typically return around the third or fourth month to maintain their new look. The appropriate treatment interval varies from person to person. Your treating clinician will advise what is best for you.
The costs for anti-wrinkle injections depend on the number and extent of areas that need treatment. Please contact our clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements.
Patients who are/have;
- Pregnant, planning or trying to conceive in the next 6 months and/or breastfeeding
- Any infection present in the treating area i.e. coldsore etc.
- Myasthenia Gravis
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the targeted muscles that are apparent when making an expression or animating the face eg. frowning. This softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the area of concern.
Dermal fillers are performed by injecting a gel designed to fill wrinkles, restore volume and enhance hydration. They are injected into different layers of the skin to address a wide variety of individual skin and contour concerns.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with each other. Some areas of the face are better suited to anti-wrinkle injections, whereas others may require dermal fillers. At the time of consultation, your practitioner will advise you on which treatment best addresses your individual concerns.
Our cosmetic doctors and cosmetic nurses perform anti-wrinkle injections to the highest standards and have extensive experience in their application. We allow you ample time to communicate your aesthetic goals to us, and use our expertise to help you achieve your desired outcome. The experience you have with us is very important. We offer various ways to help alleviate any discomfort or anxiety from the procedure.
The first step is simply contacting us for your initial anti-wrinkle injection consultation, where we will discuss with you what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.
Making that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure can be a confronting task – many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you hope to achieve and ensure the treatment is appropriate.
The Australian therapeutic goods administration (TGA) guidelines do not allow the use of specific medical product names on the internet. Therefore, all references on this site refer to approved headings of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and lip enhancement. The practice uses only the highest quality and medically tested products available. As we cannot discuss the individual products, the details of adverse effects possible can only be discussed at your consultation. For further details on the exact treatments performed by our practice please contact us on (03) 9826 9988