Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Botulinum Toxin is commonly used to relax facial muscles that cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin.
The most common areas that can be treated are frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines. More advanced methods of correction are used in the lower face, correcting conditions knows as gummy smiles, certain degrees of smoker’s lines and even asymmetry of the mouth.
Certain involuntary twitches can also be effectively treated with botulinum toxin.
Gone are the days of the frozen faced or ‘Mr Spock’ eyebrows.
At Aesthetic Centre Olympia a more conservative approach is taken, as we move towards a more sophisticated approach to neurotoxins, resulting in a natural and importantly an undetected corrected look.
What areas can be treated?
Frequently asked questions
What are Wrinkle Relaxing Injections?
Wrinkle relaxing injections involve the injection of a controlled neurotoxin, called botulinum toxin into specific muscles to temporarily relax muscle contraction that is causing dynamic lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Are results instant?
Visible effect of the injections are not instant. Results begin to show at day 4-5, with full effect at day 14. A two week follow up treatment is recommended if the desired effect is not fully reached after the initial treatment.
How long do the results last?
Most clients report 3-4 months of relaxation from their anti-wrinkle treatment. We recommend our clients book a touch up treatment before the full movement of the treated area returns, thereby prolonging the relaxed effect with each treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
An initial consultation will be completed with all new clients, with all paperwork and consent forms completed. An initial consultation appointment with treatment will take 30 minutes. All future treatments should only take around 10-15 minutes.
Does it hurt?
A small prick can be felt that most clients tolerate very well. Topical anaesthesia and/or ice can be used to numb the area if necessary.
Are there any side effects?
Although rare, the injection may sting for a short while and in some cases can cause some temporary localised reactions, like slight swelling or redness of the injection site. While every precaution is taken to prevent any complication, and that complications from this procedure are rare, they can and sometimes do occur. These are discussed with your personal consultation with our Aesthetic Doctor.
Who is not suitable for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
- Clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or undergoing IVF
- Clients with muscular or neuromuscular conditions, including Bells Palsy.
- Clients with particular autoimmune diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Lupus
Hyperhidrosis is the condition of abnormal excessive sweating of the under arms, palms of the hands or soles of the feet, that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise.
In severe cases this may disrupt a person’s normal daily activities, cause social anxiety or embarrassment.
Botulinum toxin can temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for stimulating the body's sweat glands. By blocking this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin "turns off" sweating at the area where it has been injected. Botulinum toxin injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains.
Repeated treatments show an improvement in the condition.