Lines around the eyes, forehead lines or wrinkles caused by laughing, frowning, smoking or worrying become more common with age. Anti-wrinkle injections can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by inhibiting the nerves that cause facial muscle contraction. By understanding the complex interaction of the many facial muscles, certain muscle fibres can be precisely targeted to achieve specific outcomes. Some patients may seek the treatment for eyebrow elevation, correction of down-turning at the corners of the mouth and correction of certain facial asymmetries.
Dr Quinn offers a personalised treatment program for the temporary relief of frown lines in people between the ages of 18 to 65. After one treatment, many patients see results within a couple of days that can last up to four months.
At your consultation with Dr Paul Quinn, he will thoroughly go over all factors on this treatment; including whether or not anti-wrinkle injections are a suitable treatment for the minimisation of your noticeable signs of ageing as well as what you can expect from the treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections can:
Dr Quinn will determine where to inject the anti-wrinkle injections by analysing your ability to move specific muscles in your brow and eye area. The size, location and use of the muscles that form eye wrinkles (‘crows feet’) or a wrinkled brow differ markedly among individuals.
No anaesthetic is required, but it is possible to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream if preferred. A series of fine injections will be administered while you relax in a reclining chair. Most patients compare the sensation to a pin-prick.
Severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with deodorants may be controlled by a series of tiny injections administered to the entire underarm area. By temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, the severe sweating may be inhibited.
A welcome side effect of our anti-wrinkle treatment is the ability to adjust the shape of eyebrows. Careful placement of the tiny injections above and below the brows enables the surgeon to create a rounded, arched or flared brow shape, depending on patient desires.
The procedure takes approximately ten minutes. There’s no recovery time needed, and normal activities can be resumed immediately. You may notice an difference in facial lines within days following treatment that can last up to four months. We recommend a treatment every four to five months to help maintain the results. If treatment is discontinued, the treated areas will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Possible side effects of anti-wrinkle injections include minor swelling, bruising, itching and redness at injection sites; these normally subside after one to two days. The anti-wrinkle injection process is generally well handled and recognised by the body with minimal risk, though patients are asked to refrain from massaging or rubbing the treated areas to keep the protein substance in the treated area. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Find more information here.
No. We will only treat the specific muscles that are responsible for your wrinkles, minimising any possible loss of facial expression.