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 an appearance that looks angry, worried or simply older than you really are.
At Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, we specialise in using natural, purified wrinkle relaxer protein to address these forms of wrinkles. We aim to produce the most natural-looking results possible, as no one wants to look overdone or frozen. We achieve this by treating each patient with doses that will adequately relax the muscle and wrinkle whilst 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.
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How 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 though if you are concerned about discomfort. 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, you will need to refrain from taking any medications or supplements that could affect your blood several days before your appointment. 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.
What to Expect after Your 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 six months, the effects are not permanent and 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 things 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. Exercise is also discouraged for 24 hours.
Massaging your face is also not recommended, which means you should not massage any creams or cleansers into your skin for several hours to avoid migration.