Are you curious about anti-wrinkle injections? Wondering how they work and what they can do for you? In this guide, we'll explore the world of anti-wrinkle injections and provide you with valuable information to make informed decisions.
What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections and How Do They Work?
Anti-wrinkle injections, composed of a natural, purified protein, are a popular choice for rejuvenating your appearance. These injections effectively relax specific wrinkle-causing facial muscles, resulting in a younger, softer, and more natural look. They work by inhibiting communication between nerves and muscles, preventing muscle contraction and the formation of wrinkles. Commonly treated areas include frown lines, the forehead, and crow's feet. Anti-wrinkle injections can even lift droopy mouth corners.
The treatment involves receiving several small injections in targeted areas. Tiny micro needles are used, ensuring minimal and well-tolerated discomfort. To further reduce any discomfort, a local anesthetic cream can be applied. Typically, the effects of anti-wrinkle injections become noticeable within 2-3 days, with maximum results achieved in up to two weeks.
Anti-wrinkle injections can address various areas and conditions, including upper facial lines (frown lines, forehead lines, and lines around the eyes), lower face lines (around the mouth and corners of the mouth), jawline (for a square jaw and to reduce teeth grinding), vertical neck bands, and medical conditions like hyperhidrosis, migraine, blepharospasm, and facial asymmetry from Bell's Palsy.
Possible Side Effects and Complications:
While most clients don't experience complications, it's essential to be aware of potential risks. Side effects may include slight swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection sites. Other rare side effects include asymmetrical results, lack of results (usually due to inadequate dosing), puffy eyes (for eye area treatments), and drooping mouth corners. In very rare cases, a 1% rate of partial eyelid droop lasting for one month may occur. All side effects are temporary and will resolve.
Addressing Static Lines:
Static lines which are lines that are present when the facial muscles are at rest, can also be treated with anti-wrinkle injections. However, dermal fillers or other forms of collagen producing treatments may be necessary to fill these lines effectively.
Duration of Results:
Anti-wrinkle injections offer temporary results, typically lasting 6-12 weeks after the first treatment. Regular treatments, as recommended, can extend the duration of results beyond 3-4 months. Allowing the results to wear off entirely may make it more challenging to achieve optimal results.
Resistance to Anti-Wrinkle Injections:
Some individuals may develop immunity or resistance to certain brands of anti-wrinkle injections. This means over time, those individuals can have less results from their treatment and in the case of complete resistance, has no results from their anti-wrinkle treatments. To minimize this risk, The Marr Clinic uses a brand without complexing proteins and employ best clinical practise or waiting at least 10 weeks before re-treatment.
Why Choose The Marr Clinic for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
At The Marr Clinic, we prioritize advanced injecting techniques and individualized dosing to achieve a naturally refreshed, youthful appearance. Each client receives a personalized assessment, with no standardized dosages. We emphasize open communication regarding goals, and our practitioners collaborate with clients to achieve desired outcomes. Documentation, including photos and treatment details, is standard practice. We also require a mandatory 2-week follow-up for consistency. Multiple treatment sessions, spaced 3 months apart, may be necessary for optimal results. Once the desired result is achieved, documented dosages and placement sites guide maintenance.
MEET DR. MAY MARR
Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.
Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.
The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.
“OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS LOOKING NATURAL – NOT ‘DONE’.”
DR MAY MARR