Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
Depending on the area, your practitioner may offer to apply a bit of ice to the area to be treated to reduce discomfort. Most patients describe the injections as a mild sting and generally, minimal discomfort is felt during the procedure and usually none immediately following.
Are there any risks with anti-wrinkle relaxants?
Serious related reactions are very rare, this includes severe allergic reaction, drop of eyelids, difficulty swallowing, uneven smile. Minor side effects are common, these reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Sometimes a headache can develop after Tx. These resolve relatively quickly.
How long will my anti-wrinkle treatment last?
Typically the longevity of anti-wrinkle ranges from 3-5 months depending of the dosage and area treated. An individual's body factors and lifestyle may also play a part in determining how long it lasts.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?
Even though there is little risk of major complications, it is still imperative that you share your medical history fully and openly with your practitioner during the consultation, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can make treatment unsuitable for a patient. Can everybody use anti-wrinkle injections? Anti-wrinkle should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Anti-wrinkle relaxants have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with medical conditions that lower the body's immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure. During your pre-treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your treating practitioner.
Why doesn't this website talk about specific anti-wrinkle relaxants?
Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle relaxants are prescription medicines. The TGA prevents clinics from advertising the names of prescription medicines, so it is illegal for any clinic to mention the brand names on their website or otherwise. We do however have the leading brands of fillers and anti-wrinkle relaxants and the options can be discussed in your consultation.