Fight frown lines and get a younger look
Anti-wrinkle injections step in where even top-quality skin creams can’t. It’s an unfortunate fact of aging that no matter how good your daily skincare regime is, or how much you avoid sun exposure, wrinkles will form on your face as time goes by. This is because as your facial muscles move, they cause permanent lines to form (especially around the mouth and eyes). These lines only get deeper as time goes by.
However, just because wrinkles and aging go hand in hand, it doesn’t mean you have to accept them. Fight back and banish those wrinkles – and stop them from forming in the first place – with our extremely effective anti-wrinkle (muscle-relaxant) injections. You won’t look ‘frozen’ – you’ll look fresh and smooth.
REDUCE FINE FACIAL LINES & WRINKLES WITH ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can About Face Brisbane get rid of my wrinkles?
About Face Brisbane has two health care professionals, an experienced doctor, and a registered nurse, who are experts in administering anti-wrinkle injections (muscle relaxants). These injections relax the muscles responsible for causing lines and wrinkles, and this causes the lines to decrease, or completely disappear. Routine muscle relaxant injections will also help prevent the wrinkles and lines from coming back.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium which naturally produces a chemical called botulinum toxin. This chemical is purified to make muscle relaxants. Botulinum toxin type A is approved for medical and cosmetic uses in 85 countries around the world, including Australia.
Anti-wrinkle injections make wrinkle-causing muscles relax. By doing so, the lines (wrinkles) that have formed over these muscles will improve dramatically, or even disappear completely. Regular use of muscle relaxants will not only help treat existing wrinkles but will help prevent the wrinkles from coming back.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
Anti-wrinkle injection costs start at $264 (including GST) for one treatment area and go up to $627 (Including GST) for three treatment areas.
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There is $65 including GST charge for the initial consultation for muscle relaxant injections with either Dr Campey or Marian.
Apart from wrinkle reduction, what other benefits are there?
Muscle relaxants can also help people who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding during sleep). It’s important to seek treatment for bruxism as the grinding motion can damage the temporomandibular joint (where the lower jaw hinges). Muscle relaxants for bruxism stop the nocturnal grinding and also soften the shape of the face.
Botulinum toxin type A (muscle relaxants) is also a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive localised sweating), especially for people who experience severe sweating under their arms. For more information on this great treatment, visit our Hyperhidrosis treatment page.
What other conditions can muscle relaxants treat?
- spasms or twitching of the eyelid (blepharospasm)
- neck muscle spasms
- localised muscle spasms such as in the face
- misalignment of the eyes (Strabismus)
- some types of incontinence (if they are caused by an overactive bladder)
- dystonia, spasticity (lack of muscle control), and pain in adults and children with cerebral palsy as part of their overall treatment program for muscle stiffness and over-activity.
What should I expect before, during and after treatment?
Before your first muscle relaxant treatment with About Face Brisbane, you’ll have a free consultation with Dr Colin Campey or our registered nurse, Marian Ferguson. Both Dr Campey and Marian have a wealth of experience giving anti-wrinkle injections and achieve excellent results. During this initial consultation, you’ll discuss your goals and expectations thoroughly, and a treatment plan will be developed for you.
You can either book in for your treatment at a later date after the consultation has been completed, or you can go ahead with the treatment then and there – there is no obligation on you either way. The most important thing is that you’ll receive all the facts you need to make a decision regarding whether muscle relaxants are right for you.
For the treatment, you’ll sit comfortably in a private treatment room. There is no need for the numbing cream to be applied. A tiny needle is used to inject the muscle relaxants into the target areas that were discussed with Dr Campey or Marian during your pre-treatment consultation. These injections are placed precisely in the right spot to make the wrinkle-causing muscles to relax so that the lines disappear.
There is no downtime following treatment so you can go about your day as you normally would.
After your very first muscle relaxant treatment, it can take a week or two for the treated muscles to completely relax. The lines on the skin above these muscles then keep softening for another month or two. Repeat treatments are usually needed after 4 to 6 months initially but intervals between treatments tend to increase over the years.
Is there any downtime?
What is a ‘unit’ of muscle relaxant?
How often do I need to have anti-wrinkle injections?
Will Anti-wrinkle Injections Make My Face Look 'Frozen'?
Do anti-wrinkle injections hurt?
What are the side effects from anti-wrinkle injections?
Muscle relaxants are a prescription medication, and like all medications, there is the chance some people will experience side effects along with the significant benefits. However, the side effects of muscle relaxants are rare and are almost always mild and temporary. These rare side effects can include:
- tenderness, pain, and bruising at the injection site
- a slight headache
- nausea and flu-like symptoms (very rare)
- a drooping eyelid lasting for a few days (very rare)
- Women who are breastfeeding or who are, or maybe, pregnant cannot be treated with muscle relaxants.
What is the science behind anti-wrinkle injections?
However, when acetylcholine is not released (due to anti-wrinkle injections), the affected nerve can’t send a message to the muscle it supplies. This means the muscle becomes weakened or paralysed (it can’t contract). If muscles can’t move properly, or can’t move at all, they can’t cause creases or lines in the skin on top.
After a couple of months, the nerve fibres that were affected by the muscle relaxants regenerate and start to send out muscle contraction signals again. This is why anti-wrinkle injections need to be performed in the same area after four to six months.
Anti-wrinkle injections target individual, specific muscles. This means most facial expressions won’t be affected, and your face won’t look ‘frozen.’
Can both women and men be treated with anti-wrinkle injections?
Are dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injectables the same thing?
For information on how About Face Brisbane can help you replace facial volume you’ve lost, or enhance the facial volume you have now, visit our Dermal fillers page.