Wrinkle Relaxers Toowoomba
Over time, dynamic facial muscle movement can cause the overlying skin to crease where these folds occur, leaving you with unwanted lines and furrows. The eyes, mouth and forehead are just a few of the areas where these types of lines tend to appear, leaving you with an appearance that looks angry, worried or simply older than you really are.
At Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, we only administer purified ingredients to target these types of lines and wrinkles. To avoid a frozen appearance, we use advanced techniques to produce the most natural results possible. Along with using trusted techniques, we also ensure that adequate doses are being used to address each patient’s specific concerns. All the while, maintaining their natural features.
Younger patients may need fewer injections, where older patients generally need more. Each patient is assessed according to the depth and severity of their lines and a tailored treatment protocol is delivered. If the patient will benefit from additional procedures in order to achieve their desired outcome, these will be incorporated into the treatment plan.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Before treatment is carried out, your skin will be evaluated and your medical history will need to be reviewed. You can expect your first appointment to last about 30 minutes – any session thereafter is really quick and won’t last longer than 15 minutes.
In order to reduce the appearance of unwanted lines and furrows, wrinkle relaxer is injected into the muscles that are responsible for creating them using a fine needle. The proteins in the injections relax the relevant muscles, which helps create a smoother appearance.
Your treatment will be made up of several small injections spread out over various areas of your face. The number of injections that you require will depend on your age and several other factors that will be evaluated during your consultation at Allure Clinic in Toowoomba.
Many patients tend to be concerned about how painful their treatment will be but if you can handle a normal injection or acupuncture, you will definitely not find your treatment too uncomfortable. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to your treatment if you are concerned about discomfort though. Just be sure to mention this to your clinician so that your appointment time can be adjusted accordingly.
Prior to your anti-wrinkle injection treatment at our Toowoomba clinic, it will be of benefit to refrain from taking any non-medically required blood thinners or supplements, such as Ash Oil. This would include any blood-thinning medications or supplements such as fish oil or vitamin E. This is mainly because certain supplements and medications can intensify any bruising after your treatment, which is not ideal. Your clinician will discuss the list of medications and supplements with you during your consultation.
Can I combine anti-wrinkle injections with dermal fillers?
Many patients combine fillers with anti-wrinkle injections because of the individual benefits they offer. Anti-wrinkle injections are generally used to treat the forehead and frown and the area around the eyes. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are usually applied to the middle and lower areas of the face where volume loss is the most prominent. With this being said, it is recommended that you schedule an anti-wrinkle injection treatment first and a dermal filler appointment two weeks later. It’s also important to note that not everyone requires both filler and anti-wrinkle injections, which is why a consultation with a professional is necessary. In terms of combining anti-wrinkle injections with other treatments such as facials or micro-needling, patients should wait at least a week, if not a bit longer, before they book their appointment.
Do anti-wrinkle injections produce any major side effects?
There are very few side effects associated with anti-wrinkle injections but it’s still important to know what’s possible. Tenderness, bruising and swelling is common but will subside within a day or two. Over and above this, infection is possible after an anti-wrinkle injection session but this is only if the necessary aftercare instructions aren’t followed. It’s also not uncommon to develop a headache after your appointment but this is not a cause for concern. Lastly, allergic reactions are also possible but this effect will be ruled out once your medical history has been reviewed during your consultation. If you experience any numbness, severe pain or muscle drooping, it’s important to contact us immediately.
What should I expect after anti-wrinkle injections?
The results of your anti-wrinkle injection treatments will develop over the course of several days. And while the results of your sessions will last for three to four months, the effects are not permanent – top-up treatments will be required in the future. Some patients may require a top-up treatment sooner than six months – it all depends on how quickly your body metabolises the protein.
Anti-wrinkle injections have little to no side effects besides some minor bruising, swelling and redness, which subsides over 2 – 3 days. It’s also important to follow your clinician’s specific aftercare instructions to avoid other potential, yet rare, side effects such as infection. You don’t need to worry about having an expressionless face either as this only occurs if your treatment is administered by an inexperienced clinician.
The only thing that you should be aware of is that it’s not advisable to lie down directly after your treatment as this puts pressure on your face, which could cause the anti-wrinkle injection ingredients to migrate. Rubbing and touching the treated area should be avoided for at least 48 hours. Exercise and any activities that could cause excess sweating such as sitting in a sauna are also discouraged for 24 hours.
Massaging your face is not recommended, which means you should not massage any creams or cleansers into your skin for several hours to avoid migration.
Who is an ideal candidate for these injections?
Patients who are in good health and want to reduce the appearance of expression lines are potential candidates for these anti-ageing injections. Pregnant and breastfeeding women and those with a neuromuscular disorder will not be able to receive treatment. Lastly, it’s essential that all potential patients have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with this treatment. This is something that we will assist you with during your consultation.
What steps should I take to prepare for my injection session?
There are certain medications and supplements that should be avoided prior to your session as this will reduce excess bleeding and bruising. If you are prone to cold sores, it’s best to take medication for it as a preventative measure before your treatment. These are the two most important requirements. Over and above this, stay hydrated and healthy to ensure the best outcome and experience.
Are these injections truly safe?
Millions of people enjoy the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections. It is an FDA-approved treatment that has been around for decades and it is completely safe, provided it’s administered by a trained professional. It’s also important to only receive treatment in an environment that is sterile if you want to avoid complications. At Allure Clinic, patients can always expect the very best treatment and results because we operate according to the highest standards.