7 Must-Know Facts About Anti Wrinkle Injections

by | Jun 7, 2021

When you think of facial ageing, the first thing you probably think of are wrinkles; the second, we hope, is anti-wrinkle injections at Austin Clinic. First developed for medical use, these face-saving injections are now mainstay aesthetic treatments for “expression wrinkles.” They have proven themselves time and again during their successful 40-year history.

If you’re thinking of visiting Austin Clinic for facial rejuvenation treatments with cosmetic injectables, there are some things you need to know.

Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are especially beneficial for:

  • Frown lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines

The muscle-relaxing injections take effect within 72 hours, but it may take up to a month for the full benefits to be enjoyed.

How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work

Anti-wrinkle injections use neuromodulators to relax muscles temporarily. “The injections block signals between nerves and the facial muscles they control,” explains Dr Austin. “It is the most common minimally non-surgical treatment for anti-ageing.”

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treat & Help Prevent Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles form when you make facial expressions. Static wrinkles develop over time due to repetitive facial motions such as smiling and crinkling your nose. “What makes this treatment so popular is its ability to prevent dynamic wrinkles from turning into static wrinkles,” says Dr Austin. “They can help delay the need for a surgical facelift.”

Limits to What Anti-Wrinkle Injections Can Correct

Anti-wrinkle injections only work on dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement. The treatment does not correct sagging or loss of plumpness due to depleted collagen. “Soft tissue fillers injected beneath the surface of the skin are the best way to add fullness and volume,” says Dr Austin.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are Prescription Medicine

Cosmetic injectables are cosmetic medicine and can only be prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner. “This is very important for people to understand,” says Dr Austin. “You simply aren’t safe attending an ‘injection party’ where you don’t know the contents of what’s being injected into your face.”

A Medical Professional Must Be On Hand

Your injections may be administered by a nurse practitioner, but the process should be overseen by a medical practitioner in a clinical setting. “If you’re walking into a place and there’s no doctor on the premises, what happens if you have an emergency?” a New York plastic surgeon told Huffington Post. “Who’s going to be the person to handle that? Who’s going to be the person to direct you to a place that is safe?”

A Thoughtful Consultation is Essential

“Patients are more than just their faces,” observes Dr Austin. For this reason, an in-depth consultation prior to treatment is critical. Your medical history as well as your aesthetic goals will be discussed to ensure anti-wrinkle injections are the right choice for you.

Ask the Experts

The medical skin experts at Austin Clinic are proud of their medical training and experience. If you would like to know more about anti-wrinkle injections at our Balgowlah clinic, please contact us with your questions, to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.