About Anti-Wrinkle Injections
The most commonly used cosmetic injections come in two forms:
- Protein formulae injections using Botulinum Toxin and
- Dermal Fillers
The injections are used to temporarily fill out and smooth facial expression lines and wrinkles to provide a more desirable and youthful appearance.
The most frequently treated areas are:
- ‘Frown lines’ – the vertical lines and/or furrows between the eyebrows
- ‘Surprise lines’ – the horizontal forehead lines
- ‘Crow’s feet’ at the sides of the eyes
- ‘Bunny Crunches’ on the upper nose
By relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for these lines, the lines will either improve or completely disappear depending on how deep they are before treatment. However, even if they only improve and don’t completely disappear, you still have the benefit of preventing the lines becoming deeper from future contractions of the underlying muscles.
The effects of Anti-Wrinkle Injections will start to appear in the following 3-7 days after treatment. The effects start to wear off at about 3 – 4 months.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin is a special preparation of a protein for medical use and has been used for cosmetic purposes for many years.
Protein formulae injections temporarily paralyse the muscle of facial expression into which it is injected. This smooths the wrinkles caused by the muscles.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are a group of substances used to fill areas of skin to help smooth out wrinkles or increase volume.
Fees for Botulinum Toxin injections start at $400 and include the cost of your initial consultation.
Fees for Dermal Filler injections start at $720 and include the cost of your initial consultation.
Your surgeon will discuss what areas you would like treated, recommend dosing and the final fee will be discussed with you prior to any treatment performed.