There are many options when it comes to treating wrinkles and giving your face a fresh, youthful look. At Equinox Beauty and Cosmetic Clinic Perth we offer the two most popular types of anti-wrinkle injections which are ideal as they are quick to administer and specifically target the areas where wrinkles form. Moreover, we have recently launched an advanced non-surgical treatment (Thread rejuvenation) to give you more long-lasting results without the risk of surgery.
What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxers have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment.
Anti-Wrinkle products are a neurotoxic protein produced by the purified protein and temporarily block the signal from the nerve to the muscles ,as the injected muscle can no longer contract (tighten) as forcefully this causes the wrinkles to relax and lines soften.Due to the advertising laws in Australia, we are not permitted to disclose the brand names of wrinkle relaxers; however, Equinox offers both types of wrinkle relaxer products available in Australia and will be discussed in detail at your consultation.
Why Use Wrinkle Relaxers?
The facial expressions that you make daily can contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. When we laugh, frown or make expressive facial movements, the muscles contract and cause “dynamic wrinkles” (those that only show with facial movement) these wrinkles resolve when we relax the muscles. As we age these wrinkles become increasingly noticeable and will eventually form static wrinkles (visible even when not moving facial muscles) giving an older, more tired, stressed, anxious or angry look.
Wrinkle relaxer injections are the only treatment that directly tackles the cause of dynamic lines by weakening the muscle that causes the skin to wrinkle, resulting in a temporary relaxation of the facial muscles, thereby preventing the formation of new wrinkles and softening existing lines.
With repeated and regular treatments, your muscles become re-educated limiting the damage incurred by the skin’s natural collagen and reducing the development of new lines and wrinkles.
Where Can Wrinkle Relaxers be Used?
Three common areas that may be treated;
- The area between the eyebrows known as frown lines or “11’s”
- The horizontal forehead lines
- The sides of the eyes known as laughter lines or crow’s feet.
Equinox’s team of highly skilled cosmetic nurses also offer advanced techniques, which include the following treatment areas;
- Bunny lines (sides of nose)
- Vertical lip lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Lip flip
- Gummy smile
- Masseter muscle (slim jawline or to prevent teeth grinding )
- Nefertiti lift (neck tightening)
- Eyebrow lift
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What Does Treatment with Wrinkl e Relaxers Involve?
After the initial consultation and treatment plan, the actual procedure may take 10-20 minutes. Precise amounts of anti-wrinkle product are injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle and any discomfort felt is minimal and brief. Ice packs can be applied prior to the procedure if you find this too uncomfortable.
What are the Side Effects?
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and the possibility of side effects; however, side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection. Possible side effects include headache, pain, burning or stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, skin tightness and itching.
All side effects and risks will be discussed in detail at your consultation.
What is the Down Time and After Care Following Wrinkle Relaxers?
There is no downtime following wrinkle relaxer injection’s, however, there are some specific restrictions after the treatment and aftercare is extremely important in preventing unwanted side effects of wrinkle relaxers and to ensure optimal results.
It is recommended that clients avoid:
- Exercise for at least 24-48 hours after treatment
- Vigorous rubbing of the treated area
- Lying down for at least 4 hours after treatment
- Facials or saunas for at least 24 hours after treatment
Detailed after care will be provided following your treatment.
When Will I See the Results?
The effects will start to be seen as soon as 2-4 days following treatment, but full results are seen after 2 weeks. The effects will initially last 3-4 months, however, if you choose not to have further treatments, the muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will return.
Have You Thought About Other Treatments?
- PDO threads
- PRP Rejuvenation
- BB Glow Meso-Rejuvenation
- Laser Rejuvenation
- CO2 Therapy injection (Coming Soon)
- Dermapen/Skin needling
- Plasma Pen ( Skin rejuvenation and lifting)
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