The number of people requesting to use anti-wrinkle injections is on the increase in Australia, with over 33,000 people asking for this treatment annually. Despite their popularity many people are still apprehensive about the procedure. In this article we walk you through the process of a typical anti-wrinkle injection consultation involving one of our actual patients.
Fiona is concerned about the frown lines on her face. So she has gone to Dr Garry Cussell for a consultation about the anti-wrinkle injection procedure.
Generally, the initial consultation involves the injector observing and listening to the patient’s concerns. In Fiona’s case, she is starting to become concerned about the frown lines on her face. From there, the injector will assess the patient’s muscle anatomy and to determine whether they are a suitable candidate for the procedure. There are some candidates who are better off using other procedures to maintain their appearance.
It is also important to know what the anti-wrinkle injections do. The idea of injections are to stop the muscles from creasing the skin, delaying the ageing process. The injector will also explain possible side effects along with this procedure, which can include slight swelling and bruising in rare cases. If administered correctly, the injections are not painful. The medicine in the injection is not dangerous or risky.
After the assessment, the injector will then advise you on the number of injections required for your desired look. For Fiona, she wanted to soften her frown lines without developing a ‘frozen’ look to her appearance as she did not want to lose her expression completely. The amount of treatment required will greatly depend on the individual and what areas they want to treat. A good idea is to view before and after photos of different people to give you an idea as to what look you are currently after.
“I don’t want to lose my expression completely…”
The cost of the anti-wrinkle injections will be dependent on the number of units used. For instance, Fiona needed 20 units to treat her frown lines and this will cost on average between $180-$230 Accurate as at time of publishing. However the amount will vary per person please see our wrinkle injection pricing here.
One thing you should consider when you are choosing somebody to administer this treatment is to ensure your injector is a qualified doctor or nurse, who has been taught about the specifics of muscle anatomy. It takes a few years to become an expert injector. Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia have been doing this for over 15 years, with over 100,000 injections over that period of time.
“Always ensure your injector is a qualified doctor or nurse”
From there, you will receive a consent form which details the process of the anti-wrinkle procedure, including a complimentary follow-up consultation which will be scheduled 2 weeks after the treatment. The importance of coming in for a consultation after the procedure is that while the treatment reaches its full effect an hour after the injection, the nerve endings that the anti-wrinkle substance are working on already have up to two weeks supply of nerve chemicals. Therefore, you will not see immediate results for this reason, especially if this is your first anti-wrinkle treatment. The initial results should begin to show 2-4 days after the injection as the chemical in store becomes depleted, and gradually your muscles becomes weaker in action.
Most people are happy with the results after the following consultation, however you can buy additional units if you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines even more.
The injection itself only takes 20 seconds and as part of the premium service offered by Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, you will receive a complimentary make-up application if desired.
The reason why the anti-wrinkle injection procedure does not require any down time is because the needles used are very fine. Therefore, it leaves no marks or bruising when the anti-wrinkle treatment is being injected.
Below you can see a picture of the results Fiona experienced 10 days after the anti-wrinkle injections: