Anti Wrinkle Injections
At Skin Revival your care is the most important consideration
when performing these procedures and we are not willing to
take short cuts to offer cheaper pricing. We have professionally
designed injecting rooms with proper medical lighting and
unquestionable hygiene to insure you the best results in the
safest possible environment.
Throughout life we laugh, frown and concentrate through the
many situations we find ourselves in. And over time, those
expressions leave their mark upon your face. Today it is a
relatively simple treatment to combat these effects with
What is it?
One of the best anti-wrinkle treatments available is
a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing
muscles creating a smoother,rejuvenated and more
youthful appearance. Although the substance
is derived from a bacterium (as many of our other
commonly used medicines are) it has the ability
of being able to be purified,making its safe to be used
in extremely small amounts that when injected it does
not spread outside the immediate muscles treated.
How is it used?
Over the past twenty years, this purified protein has been
used to help the terrible effects of spasms and facial tics
in children and adults with cerebral palsy, autism
spectrum disorder and turrets syndrome. It is this same
product in much smaller quantities that has successfully
used for eliminating or softening wrinkles
and facial lines induced by ageing or recurrent facial expressions.
Anti-wrinkle injections differ to treatments
such as cosmetic fillers or fat injections as the filling
substances are only able to plump or fill in the wrinkle,
not reduce the cause of the wrinkle.
$165 Forehead area
$275 Brow line
$120 Chin area
$250 Outside eyes
$35 Upper lip
$85 Bunny lines
$500 for 3 areas
The anti-wrinkle injection is administered using a sterile
disposable syringe and a very fine needle that is placed
directly into the muscles responsible for the wrinkle.
The number of injections required varies depending upon
what area is being treated. Ice is applied before and after
the treatment to numb the area, however the procedure is
quick and generally relatively painless. The area treated is
usually red for only a few minutes and then settles completely.
The anti-wrinkle injection usually takes effect up to
ten days following the procedure and lasts for approximately
three to six months. As the product wears off, the wrinkles
return slightly, but subsequent injections can result in more
prolonged results. It is important that following the procedure,
the patient remains in the upright position for four hours. It
is also necessary to exercise the muscles concerned to ensure
adequate circulation of the substance throughout the muscle.
However, manual manipulation of the treated area is not
recommended as this may transfer the injected substance to
Some of the most effective areas that can be
treated are the crows’ feet around the eyes, the
frown area and the forehead. Other areas can be treated
to varying degrees. It is important for the patient
to understand that this procedure will
make it difficult to frown, if the frown area is treated.
It is also important to inform the doctor
if you are pregnant, or if you have
any neurological diseases or disorders.
Possible Side Effects
The anti-wrinkle treatment substance has been used
for more than a decade for medical conditions involving
muscle spasm. Its use for cosmetic purposes is more
recent and growing. Allergies and complications are
rare but can occur. The most common complication
results from neighboring muscle weakness causing partial
eyelid droop, temporary double vision or transient headaches.
For a small group of clients with a history of muscle
disorders the treatment will not be suitable. It
is also not recommended in pregnancy.
Any background medical condition or current
medication should be discussed with your doctor.
Risks & Complications
Side effects from this procedure are minimal.
Bruising or numbness may occur at the injection sites.
In 2% of cases, the eyelid may droop when
forehead lines are treated. This can be corrected if
it does occur. This complication is temporary and usually
lasts for several days; very rarely this may last for two weeks.
In a very small number of patients, the injections do not work
as satisfactorily, or for as long a period as expected.
How does the treatment work?
A tiny amount of the wrinkle treatment substance
is injected into the muscle that creates the dynamic
(or movement) wrinkle. When the substance
is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve
impulse from reaching that area, and as a
result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the
dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away
softening the effect on the skin.
What does it feel like?
Ice is used to minimize the discomfort. Most people find
the treatment quick and easy and not too uncomfortable.
There may be an initial minor sting for the first few seconds at
the injection site as each muscle is injected. Some patients can
have a mild sensation of ‘fullness’ or ‘pressure’ for a while
afterwards, while some may get a headache or feeling of heaviness.
How long does it last?
The initial effect usually occurs within three to seven days,
with the maximum muscle relaxation reached within one to
two weeks, and lasting approximately three months. After this,
the option is to return for a repeat dose to maintain the effect.
Where is it offered and who performs the procedure?
Dr Nathan Beckman (MMBS, B-SCI (MED CHEM) UOW Australia)
At Skin Revival we offer cosmetic injecting at our Woonona
and Ulladulla clinics, we also inject at Ella Bache Nowra,
St Georges Basin Hair and Beauty and Ibah Spa Thirroul.
All procedures are performed by one of our doctors or registered nurses.