Anti-Wrinkle Treatments in Darwin
Women of all ages deal with skin that is continually ageing, and the struggle to keep your skin looking its best can feel never-ending at times. It’s true that many factors can play a part in the appearance of your skin, including your age, lifestyle choices, and skin care routine. However, sometimes you need something a little stronger to make a noticeable difference in how you look, and anti-wrinkle treatments are one such choice that can delay the ageing process giving you the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.
Anti-wrinkle treatments involve injecting a purified protein, into the muscle to bring about a chemical reaction that prevents the release of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) at the neuromuscular junction, relaxing muscle activity. What this means for the person receiving the anti-wrinkle treatment is a fuller, smoother, more youthful appearance of the area of the face being treated. Typically, you’ll likely see noticeable results at about four days post-treatment, with the full effects visible at two weeks. These times are averages; the actual time it takes for you to see results depends largely on your individual response to treatment.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are quite safe; and TGA-approved for a variety of medical conditions, and now, in the prevention and correction of facial lines. There are two different types of facial lines: dynamic lines, seen during facial expressions such as smiling or frowning, and static lines, seen even when the face is at rest.
These treatments are also performed by highly qualified and skilled registered nurses under the direction of Dr. Enzo Floridia.
COMMON AREAS TREATED
What to Expect During Treatment
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Forehead lines
- Gummy smile
- Bunny lines (lines formed on the bridge of your nose)
- Drooping eyebrows
- Chin creases
- Lip lines
When you come in for your initial complimentary consultation, you will receive a full facial assessment and treatment plan tailored to your specific concerns and current ageing process. We’ll discuss your expectations for treatment and answer any questions you may have so that you know exactly what to expect.
You may choose to go ahead with your treatment on the day of your consultation or you may schedule your treatment at a future date. On the day of your treatment, we’ll schedule a follow-up review, too. Your consultation and treatment will take a total of around 45 minutes; returning clients will need only about 15-20 minutes per treatment.
Anti-wrinkle treatments can also be used to:
- Shape and contour the jaw line
- Reduce teeth grinding
- Reduce underarm sweating
What to Expect During Healing
One of the great things about anti-wrinkle treatments is that there is no downtime. You will have some slight redness immediately following treatment; this usually resolves within a few minutes. Discomfort during treatment is minimal and is sometimes compared to the sensation experienced when you pluck your eyebrows. These treatments are so fast and easy that many clients come in on their lunch breaks and go right back to work!
What About Price?
The price of your treatment depends on several factors including current muscle activity, the extent of ageing that has taken place, and the desired treatment area. Price is calculated per unit, and we will discuss this with you at your consultation. Pricing can also be found in our clinic brochure. Most clients require multiple units to achieve optimal outcomes. The results of your treatment will last for up to four months.
Specific injection techniques, accurate dosing, and your adherence to post-treatment care all help to keep side effects to a minimum. Potential side effects:
- Bruising – There are many tiny blood vessels in the face that supply oxygen to the tissues. Some of these are visible and can be avoided; however, the potential exists to come into contact with invisible vessels during treatment. The result of this is usually a small bruise which can be easily concealed with makeup, if desired.
- Brow drooping – Brow drooping, or ptosis, can occur when the purified protein migrates into a muscle not intended for treatment. This can create a temporary downward effect of the brow. However, this is rare, and can be further avoided through the use of special injection techniques and post-treatment care.
- Eyelid drooping – Just as with eyebrows, the eyelids may droop as a result of the purified protein migrating into the upper eyelid muscle – but this is also rare.
Product migration may also occur in other areas of the face. During your initial consultation, you’ll learn which muscles will be affected by your treatments so that you understand the specific risks. It’s important to note, however, that the risk of unexpected side effects is minimal, and your adherence to post-treatment care can further minimize any potential risk.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are most effective when used as a preventative measure. For pricing information, please see our treatment menu. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to book your complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, youthful appearance you deserve.